May the Force Be With YouJan 02, 2023
It's really challenging to get done what needs to be done to make a better living while making a bigger difference.
I find this especially challenging as an independent freelancer and solopreneur.
However, I've learned that you can get more done in the same amount of time or with the same amount of effort you're already spending (and even in less time and with less effort).
Explore and exploit force multipliers.
Force Multipliers are a form of leverage. They're a tool, skill or combination of tools and skills that allow you to achieve more than you could without them.*
For those of us engaged in living our legacy in the second half of life as solopreneurs or freelancers, it can be easy to conflate productivity with progress.
Recognizing that adding more does not get us closer (and that less is more most of the time) is a force multiplier.
And if we apply first principles thinking and system reliability to our endeavors, the results can be exponential.
Here's a force multiplier in the form of three questions.
- What is the difference only you can make?
- Who are you making that difference with and for?
- What are the necessary steps needed to create that change?
The more clarity and confidence you have about your answers to these questions, the more exponential the force multiplier will be.
Force multipliers aren't about grit and grind.
Force multipliers are about knowing who you are, what you're good at, and where you belong, focusing on what's essential, and learning to do that in less time and more effortlessly.
What force multipliers can you employ to get the leverage you need ratchet your forward progress today?
h/t Nic Peterson
Scott Perry, Encore Life Coach at The Art of Encore Living
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