451: Stop Chasing the “False Summit”: Have Better Relationships and Results with Michael Hyatt
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Does it ever seem like working overtime is a competition? We often see people bragging about how they work 60 hour weeks, work on weekends, or spend the most time at the office or in front of their computer. Does this constant overworking actually accomplish something or is it more of a chest-beating competition?

Michael Hyatt argues that working crazy hours rarely does anything for our productivity, and if anything, can make our work sluggish and dull. He should know, in the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic as teams were working more than ever from home, Michael decided to do the opposite. Michael lowered his (and his team’s) working hours from 40 hours a week, to 30 hours a week. The result? A profit increase of nearly 100% and company-wide productivity boost.

Not only does your work quality benefit, but so do your relationships, your health, and your outlook on life when you are off of the “grind mode”. Michael believes this so much that he wrote a book about it. Win at Work and Succeed at Lifegoes through what Michael calls the “double win”: winning at life and work, with no tradeoffs!

Michael lists a handful of ways you can instantly improve your work/life balance. Tips on sleep, nutrition, and getting your “daily big 3” done so you can accomplish goals that matter, instead of just being productive. If you ever feel like a workaholic, these tips will help you align back to a productive yet enjoyable schedule.

In This Episode We Cover:

  • Fighting the “cult of overwork” especially when working becomes a bragging right
  • How to keep your business running at full speed while having time for your family
  • The importance of putting up “hard boundaries” so your day can be respected
  • Identifying the “big 3” tasks that you need to get done everyday
  • How to implement “double wins” in your life
  • Knowing which work is important and which work can be put on hold
  • And So Much More!

 Links from the Show

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