Whether you own a business or just want to be the best person you can, you may just subject yourself to change. While time may seem like the thing you need the most of, it turns out that isn’t true. We all get the same number of minutes and hours in a day to work, create, live and prosper. It’s how we use those hours that makes the real difference in terms of the quality of our lives and the value of our businesses. In order to create the kind of change that achieves truly meaningful goals, the focus must be on what is called the Critical Power Hour. This is not to say that there won’t be times when it is necessary to focus for longer than an hour; however, those times should be limited. The Power of an Hour works because it limits the amount of time used and is focused in a specific way.
"How often have you said, “If I only had more time, I would…” Many examples I have heard include “spend more time in the field,” “track and report on my efforts” or “do more proactive sourcing.” In reading Dave Lakhani’s book The Power of an Hour, you quickly reframe your thinking. It’s not about time, but about focus." Barlow McCarthy
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