The Lazy Winner How to Do More With Less Effort and Succeed in Your Work and Personal Life Without Rushing Around Like a Headless Chicken or Putting in 100 Hour Weeks
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The Lazy Winner builds on the concept of 'productive laziness', developed in Peter Taylor's bestselling The Lazy Project Manager, which encourages people to apply more thought before leaping in to action and throwing effort at a problem or task. There are much better ways to progress in work and in life. With better planning readers can ensure that they are Lazy Winners and achieve success in what they do at work and in life—more impressive results with the minimum of effort.
my effort? Prioritise your valuable time and don't be persuaded to waste it just to please someone else. It doesn't mean you are being selfish, but sometimes you do need to put your own needs first. You might say ‘no’ for a good reason other than the fact that you don't want to do it, or need to do it. You might, for example, say ‘no’ because there is a much better qualified person who could do the job in a far more effective way in a shorter time than you could. The principle here is that
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that something seems very boring to you. If so, move on to something that doesn't seem so boring, something far more exciting. Come up with a list of things you could do that are important and productive and still exciting and go with those tasks. You will be avoiding something boring for sure, but you will be motivated to do the other, more exciting stuff. And when you have regained your energy and enthusiasm you will often find that you tackle the boring stuff with enthusiasm and success – you
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