Take 3 minutes right now, turn on “do not disturb” for all electronic devices, and close your office door. Hey – you didn’t do that yet. Seriously, do it right now.

Ok, now that you’ve created a quiet un-interrupting space, do a quick self-assessment on your daily work.

Rule! Be radically honest. Answer not how you wish, or want, and imagine. Answer as it is.


  1. What tasks/things/items are you the worst at?
  2. What tasks/things/items are you the best at?
  3. What tasks/things/items can you do better than anyone else you know?

Right there! That. Do that. Whatever you answered for #3 is exactly what you need to be doing with your time. It’s how to get the most bang for your buck; the greatest return on investment of time. What you listed for #s 1 and 2 are wasting your time, draining your energy, and costing you money.

Delegate your answers for #1 to people who are the best at those things.

Delegate your answers for #2 to people who are just as good as you in those things. Then advise them as they go.

“An architect imagines what if. A builder figures out how to. Great structures emerge only when the two work well together.”

Know YOUR strengths and use them to your fullest. Anything less results in a flawed structure.