Efficiency Involves Centralization
You’ve heard it a number of times, the greatest resource we have is our time. We make money to buy ourselves more time, or concentrate the value we can experience within a certain amount of time. More time means more freedom to do the things you want to do, with the people you care about, for the reasons that inspire you.
One of the most important ways to save time is to do things more efficiently. This involves getting the same amount done with less investment, which comes in the form of time, effort, and money. The more efficiently we can live our lives the more capacity we have for the other things.
Something I’ve found to be one of the most important tenets of efficiency is centralization. Centralization means that everything is concentrated, organized, and structured in a way where it is easily accessible and coordinated.
Think of the concept of the centralization of power in government - That has to do with concentrating the decision making power into a small committee. This is only effective when they have easy access to the information they need and the resources they need to execute key functions.
Now if you want to be more efficient in your life, managing all of your responsibilities seamlessly at once, you need to centralize things. It’s the harmonizing of your self-care, work, relationships, and passions that allows you to squeeze more out of life! And that’s only achievable when you have a strong centralized system to manage it all.
I’ve implemented this for myself in two ways, and it’s also what I have the people I coach do. First is I have a Self-Improvement Operating System. This is the engine and core process behind my development because it allows me to take in all data in one place, recognize patterns and trends, and make decisions to improve in key areas. This lives in a single, centralized place.
The second is about task management. By having a robust task management system and a process behind assigning priorities and urgencies, you can be intentional about how you fill your schedule and thus how you spend your time. I have a core routine in place that helps me keep this resource up to date as things are dynamic, and it helps me to centralize my thoughts, key projects, follow ups, errands, and everything else that helps me to live more efficiently.
If you think a little more structure and intentionality in your life will help you to manage responsibilities, increase your performance, and take better care of yourself and those you care about, then I’d love to help you with that. Again it’s one of the centerpieces to what I do in my coaching. If you want to learn more about that and see if it’s a good fit for you, click here to schedule a time for us to chat about it!