“Spend as much time as possible doing the actual work (the thing that delivers value) and as little time as possible doing the ‘pre-work’ that fills the calendars of most people.”
It’s not often I come across a list of “rules” in which I agree with every single one, but this fits that description.
James Clear shares the 19 rules he set for his business including to optimize for time before money, optimize for reach over revenue, and continually reach out to people who do the kind of work you aspire to do.
Btw, I found this link in the Rad Reads newsletter.
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