” It’s like, the front door of the office is like a Cuisinart, and you walk in, and your day is shredded to bits because you have 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there, and something else happens, you’re pulled off your work, then you have 20 minutes, then it’s lunch, then you have something else to do. “


” You cannot ask somebody to be creative in 15 minutes and really think about a problem. You might have a quick idea, but to be in deep thought about a problem and really consider a problem carefully, you need long stretches of uninterrupted time. “


” I think that sleep and work are very closely related – not because you can work while you’re sleeping and sleep while you’re working. That’s not really what I mean. I’m talking specifically about the fact that sleep and work are phase-based, or stage-based, events. “


” Being a salesperson prepares you for just about everything in business: how to listen, empathize, and persuade, when to back off and when to step in, and, of course, how to close. “


” When you spend time with potential customers, you get to hear about their struggles firsthand. You see their eyes light up with excitement or darken with confusion. You learn things you would never find in a survey, database, or questionnaire. You learn why people buy. “


” Your employees have lots of opinions about everything – your strategy and vision, the state of the competition, the quality of your products, the vibe in the workplace. There are tons of things you can learn from them. “


” If you ask people where they go when they really need to get work done, very few will respond ‘the office.’ If they do say the office, they’ll include a qualifier such as ‘super-early in the morning before anyone gets in,’ or ‘I stay late at night after everyone’s left,’ or ‘I sneak in on the weekend. “


” It’s incredibly hard to get meaningful work done when your workday has been shredded into work moments. “


” Most work is not coming up with The Next Big Thing. Rather, it’s improving the thing you already thought of six months – or six years – ago. It’s the work of work. “


” When you can’t see someone all day long, the only thing you have to evaluate is the work. A lot of the petty evaluation stats just melt away. “


” It may be irrational, but if you’re local, the client often feels that, if worse comes to worst, they can knock on your door. They ‘know where you live.’ But when you’re remote, they’re going to be more suspicious when phone calls go unreturned or emails keep getting ‘lost.’ Stay on top of communications, and you’ll reap the benefits. “



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You cannot ask somebody to be creative in 15 minutes and really think about a problem. You might have a quick idea, but to be in deep thought about a problem and really consider a problem carefully, you need long stretches of uninterrupted time.


I think that sleep and work are very closely related - not because you can work while you
Being a salesperson prepares you for just about everything in business: how to listen, empathize, and persuade, when to back off and when to step in, and, of course, how to close.
When you spend time with potential customers, you get to hear about their struggles firsthand. You see their eyes light up with excitement or darken with confusion. You learn things you would never find in a survey, database, or questionnaire. You learn why people buy.
Your employees have lots of opinions about everything - your strategy and vision, the state of the competition, the quality of your products, the vibe in the workplace. There are tons of things you can learn from them.
If you ask people where they go when they really need to get work done, very few will respond
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Most work is not coming up with The Next Big Thing. Rather, it
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It may be irrational, but if you
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