You can’t outwork your problems

Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want to Miss:
  • There are some problems you simply can’t outwork. 
  • Leaders think they need to solve every problem they face. Builders know that not all problems are worth solving.
  • Be picky about the problems you choose to address. Not all problems are worth solving. 
  • Organizations rise and fall to the level of their systems. The better your systems, the fewer your problems. 
  • If the same problems keep cropping up over and over again, it means that you never really solved them. 
We were taught that sometimes you have to stay late at work, or take work home, or work weekends in order to do the job of being a principal.

But Builders realize that there are just some problems you can’t outwork. No matter how much extra time you throw at them, it won’t make a difference. All is not lost, however. You may not be able to outwork every problem, but the good news is that you don’t have to. 

In today's episode, I’m breaking down the 3 things Builders do to deal with all the problems that crop up each year and NONE of them require that you stay late, take work home, or work weekends. Instead of trying to outwork your problems, you’ll know how to handle them once and for all #LikeABuilder.

Check out these highlights:
  • Why you do not have to accept working late and weekends as part of the job
  • The problem-solving approach Builders use
  • Why you need to stop using band-aid solutions
  • How to find your points of leverage
  • Why systems are crucial to eliminate problems once and for all
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