Achieve More Doing Less

Mar 5


Cyndi Smasal

Cyndi Smasal

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Achieve More Doing Less
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The secret of achieving more with less is found by using the
80/20 principle.

The 80/20 principle demonstrates the difference between
efficiency and effectiveness. It emphasizes the effectiveness
that can be gained through simplicity.

For example:

* 80 percent of what you achieve at work comes from 20 percent of
the time you spend working.
* 20 percent of a company's products usually account for 80
percent of its sales. And 20 percent of its employees contribute
to 80 percent of profits.
* 20 percent of criminals account for 80 percent of crimes.
* 20 percent of motorists cause 80 percent of accidents.
* 20 percent of your carpets get 80 percent of the wear.
* 20 percent of your clothes will be worn 80 percent of the time.
* 80 percent of traffic jams occur on 20 percent of the roads.
* 20 percent of computer users purchase 80 percent of software.

Need to make money in your business NOW?
Determine which 20 percent of your customers are producing 80
percent of the profits. Now focus on keeping them happy and
increasing the amount of business you do with them. Tap into
them for referrals because these are obviously satisfied

Need new clients?
Determine which 20 percent of your prospects are most likely to
become customers. Focus your follow up activities on them.

Here are some other ways to apply the 80/20 rule:
- Look for short cuts.
- Be selective more than exhaustive.
- Delegate and outsource as much as possible.
- Target a limited number of goals and focus like a laser beam on

Don't do any of these things in a hurry. Patience will enable
you to spot the areas that need changing. Fast isn't beautiful.
Big isn't beautiful. Small isn't beautiful. SIMPLE IS BEAUTIFUL!
Use the 80/20 rule to keep it simple, and you'll start to achieve
more while doing less.


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