Sheryl Sandberg's Best Lesson In Growing a Business Like Facebook
By Kris Deichler, Associate Partner & Mentorship Coach, Lighthouse International
Whether you're trying to build a business, a career or even a family, things can be very challenging with so many things we want to focus on and that we know we need to do. So much so it can feel overwhelming at times trying to juggle it all. Recently on Inc.com, the COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, released a short interview sharing how learning to prioritise has been the best lesson she's learned in trying to grow a multi-billion dollar global company.
"I think sometimes people think of prioritisation as only doing things that will have a positive impact on your business, but prioritisation is higher order than that, prioritisation means doing the best things for your business."
It's true that Ms Sandberg is speaking about this in terms of business, but as I mentioned at the start, the same principle counts in every area of life, whether that's a career, a family or just in our personal lives. Being able to organise ourselves, balance our time well and be effective in achieving our goals is something the vast majority of us struggle with. The principle of Personal Management, which is the principle behind Ms Sandbergs' advice, means always putting first things first, but in order to do that we need to know what our "first things" are.
It means knowing what to say 'yes' to and what to say 'no' to and to know this we need to be clear about what our values are and what our goals are.
There's a lot more to this, but if you're the kind of person who's used to ticking off lost of completed tasks every day but don't feel like you're really getting anywhere, it's very likely you're not aligning yourself with this principle well enough. Drop us a line if you'd like some help...
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