Before Breakfast - Solve each problem once

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Welcome to before breakfast a production of iHeartRadio.

Good morning. This is Laura. Welcome to the before breakfast podcast. Today's tip is to solve each problem. Once when we tackle attack thoroughly once and for all we can often find solutions that last we don't have to contend with the same problem over and over again.

This principle underlies many productivity tips and there are two manifestations of this idea to solve each problem. Once first if there's something you do repeatedly template eyes, it find a basic approach to the recurring tasks and repeated. I'm sure you can remember a lot of before breakfast episodes centered on this theme you create a work uniform you plan on meatless Monday and taco Tuesday meal routines you write up a list of frequently asked questions that you send to everybody who asks to pick your brain people tend to have the same questions. So answer them once and save the coffee dates for when there's an unanswered question that someone's curious about you don't have to have the same conversation a dozen times a year.

Bite empathizing responses to come and situations we can invest time and thoughtfully handling the issue once and then we're free to spend our time on other things and the Future II manifestation of this principle to solve each problem. Once is that if there is a recurring bottleneck or annoyance in your life take the time to fix it. Don't just work around it each time. It occurs. If all your workout clothes are dirty by Thursday every week, but you do laundry on Saturday buy more workout clothes if your boss is consistently late for your recurring meeting because the meeting before yours always goes late reschedule your meeting you might say I'm realizing that 3:15 on Fridays is a tricky time for you because you have a meeting right beforehand. What about rescheduling to 3:15 on Thursdays or 3:45 on Fridays?

If a colleague repeatedly struggles to get your materials on the schedule promised asked for them a little earlier than you actually need them. So you won't be left waiting. There's no need for you to be thrown off schedule every time you work together, you know, what's going to happen so plan accordingly.

Sometimes it takes a little longer to solve the problem entirely rather than just making do in the moment and kicking the problem down the road. But in the long run the time you invest in template eyes in the solution for eradicating an issue will pay off big-time.

In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time.

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