Was visiting a client last week and he was bemoaning the fact that his office was so messy he couldn’t find some info he really needed for a report. The report was due two weeks ago.
His work area was kinda junky, but I’ve seen a lot worse.
He pulled out two BIG notebooks and said, “I know the information I need for my report is somewhere in these things.”
I asked how long it would take him to write the report once he found the information and he said, “Not long at all.”
I pulled out my iPhone, tapped the clock app, tapped the stopwatch and held it up so he could see it. I said, “I’ll bet you can find the information you need in less than 90 seconds.”
I hit Start.
It took him 49 seconds.
I asked him to open the second notebook, held the phone up, tapped Restart and then Start.
Finding the second chunk of info took 12 seconds.
61 seconds to get a handle on getting a job done that he had procrastinated for TWO WEEKS.
What are you waiting for?
You can do as good or better….I’m tapping Restart on my stopwatch.