Construction Wisdom I learned a very valuable lesson while working for my dad’s swimming pool company. While the muscles I gained picking up 94 pound bags of Portland cement gave me feelings of confidence, and the tolerance for being sweaty/dirty/hot gave me a “get ‘er done” attitude, if you’d asked me what’s the biggest lesson I learned, it would be this: If you need to go to the truck to grab a tool, what can you bring BACK to the truck? We need to make the trip, yes, but that is a minute or three we’re not getting any work done. Is there a way to make that time count…
There are two abilities necessary for success in the New Economy: the ability to quickly master hard things and the ability to produce at an elite level. Both depend on your ability to perform deep work.