Not the Same for Everyone

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This week we are looking at time efficiency. We know we can’t create more time, so how do we use the time we have to our advantage. And yes, it can be done. Before we talk about time efficiency and time management, we have to talk about why something does not work the same for everyone.

I have a good friend who believed that people are lazy or frauds because they post as professionals and yet do not have protocols that would work equally across the board on everyone. The truth of the matter is, each and every one of us is different. Our DNA sequence is different, our genes and our thought patterns are different. And, all of our experiences are different because of the way we work differently in various situations.

Before anybody strives to help anyone else, they must first understand how the person works. They must know the person and how medicines react (if given) with the person, how situations affect a person, and how stresses react with that person. If you are not sure how these things react with you, it’s time to pay a little better attention to yourself.

This seems like someone is a grumpy old master sergeant today, yet I assure you that I am writing the things you should consider when you start trying to improve. I hate to see people who get excited, overcommit themselves, burn-out, and then look at themselves as failures. Nobody who attempts something is a failure, they just haven’t found the right formula yet.

If you want to do something, you can. Yet, if you burn out, you probably won’t go far. The trick is not to look at what other people are doing, you want to look at what you were capable of and how your work can be best situated to the problem. A master craftsman always understands his or her tools and what they can do for him. You should understand yourself and look at the person in the mirror as your greatest asset.

Some people are night people, and some people work best in the morning. Some people push hard for 72 hours, and others work best in spurts two or three times a day. If you put 100 people in a theater, I am sure you will find there are at least 105 different ways those people do things best.

We like to mimic others, and that is fine for some things. But when it comes to the way we do serious work, we each stand alone. Maybe not in the overall generalities, yet most assuredly in the fine details of genius.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.





Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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