Working on a Train

Working on a Train

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Let’s face it, we’ve all travelled by train, sometimes with a clear conscience, sometimes feeling guilty. So what is it that makes the difference and what is it makes best use of your time? I’m not making a huge claim that this is the only way of maximising your train-time, but it’s certainly a good one. How do I know?  Because I’ve been using it myself for a few months and doing some pretty serious Reflective Practice to check it out. Some of it is pretty obvious but some of it isn’t. Stay with me. Think small Yes, really. Take a long, hard look at what you hope you can achieve and cut it in half. If you manage to get more than that done, celebrate, but my experience is…
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Productivity: Stop being such an egotist

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So what’s the big idea? There are times in our lives, I know, when absolute precision is needed. Let’s face it, when I ask my accountant how much VAT I owe this time, an approximate answer isn’t good enough.  I can’t pay the HMRC “about three thousand”. But let’s face it, for most of us, most of the time (and even my accountant some of the time) life’s not that important. Absolute accuracy and perfection aren’t critical. As the old saw goes “Good enough, is”. It might not be nice to admit it, but most of what we do isn’t so important to anyone that it has to be perfect - it has to be good enough and that’s all. Let’s take an example… if you’re an engineer asked to…
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