Experiments of Lifestyle Architecture Lab
About This Show
Experiments of Lifestyle Architecture Lab is a show hosted by Himanshu Sachdeva. Himanshu Sachdeva is a lifestyle architect and a self-experimenter. Best known for his Blog – Lifestyle Architecture Lab. In this show he deconstructs personalities who have designed a great lifestyle for themselves, which consists of not only values but more importantly selflessness. This personalities range from entrepreneurs, lifestyle coaches, investors, professional athletes, etc. These conversations dig deep to find out thought process, tools, strategies and tricks that listeners can use. To Learn more go here: www.himanshusachdeva.com.
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Q&A Tuesday – 3
Q&A Tuesday – 3
Question is the new answer! Please enjoy and don’t forget to ask questions!
Transcript from the podcast –
It’s Q&A Tuesday! and I have a new question for this week, sent by Ankita from Mumbai.
Question. Being workaholic is not always being effective at the workplace, so how do I make myself more effective and keep my work more sorted?
Answer – A really interesting question sent by Ankita.
She has mentioned a really important thing, which is “Being Effective”. Being workaholic sometimes can mean “Being Efficient” and not “Being Effective”. These two words are very similar sounding but they have a huge difference. If you are being a workaholic and working all day long, there is a possibility that you are doing the thing you are paid for in the most efficient way possible.
For example – If your job is to slice potatoes, you might be the best potato slicer in the world that you can slice one potato in 10 seconds. But that’s just being efficient in slicing potatoes. However, being effective will mean what is the best way possible to get the job done the right way. So while being effective, you’ll have to expand your horizon and see what’s the real purpose. If the purpose is to manufacture 100 KG potatoes chips a day, and you are slicing a potato in 10 seconds in the most efficient possible. Still, it might not be suitable for the end goal which is producing 100 KGs of potato chips, so you’ll have to think of another way to get the job done, probably procure a potato slicing machine which can slice 20 KG potatoes in an hour. So you’ll be having all potatoes sliced in 5 hours and you can put it for drying the same day.
So the point is not to make you being effective in chips manufacturing but to show the difference between being effective and being efficient.
In a broader perspective Being Efficient is “Doing Things Right” which is tactical thinking and Being Effective is “Doing the right things” which is strategic thinking.
So Ankita, coming back to the question, to be effective, you need to figure out what are the right things for you to do your job in the minimum time frames. That can be using the right tools or networking with the right set of people.
In a practical example, you can start using a good todo list apps like todoist, to