Intelligence does not determine our level of focus and prioritization.
Companies spend a lot of time and money hiring smart people, but keep them inundated with routine activities which often masquerade as priorities.
I use to be a personal trainer and yet started to habitually question the result of my time/effort at the gym.
I was just spinning my wheels. I wasn’t making any progress.
I had quickly fallen into the fallacy of doing.
The more I do, the more I’m worth. I feel guilty when I’m not doing something.
There had to be a better way to work smarter and get back to the enjoyment of working out. I wanted to feel like I was winning again.
Then I started working with Kettlebells, the epitome of an 80/20 solution.
When 80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts
When 80% of your revenue comes from 20% of your clients
When 80% of your problems come from 20% of the people you know
You get the idea...
New inspiration was beginning to breathe into me; I finally felt like I was winning again, making progress and accomplishing results.
We love complexity and addition. But when we simplify and subtract, we start to produce at a higher level.
We breakthrough our ceiling of diminishing returns, where increased effort/time does not produce a higher level of output.
I see the mistakes I was making. We overtrain and overcomplicate.
We try to "do it all." We are on "information overload" and have no sense of what matters.
Kettlebell Thinking - or the 80/20 Principle - has become my belief, my work, and my way of life.
With that, I free people from the confusion and busyness that arises in living in a complex world.
Eric Papp is the founder of Agape Leadership, LLC is an intellectual capital firm focusing on leadership for business performance.
He develops custom concepts and strategies that are focused on application and results.
Since 2010 he has been evaluated as one of the top management trainers in North America.
He is the author of "Leadership By Choice" published by John Wiley and Sons.
Eric is a frequent guest on television and radio programs. He serves as a weekly contributor as the leadership expert on News Talk 1530.
His newest book "3 Values of Being An Effective Person." Establishing the Foundation for Personal and Organizational Leadership...helps managers
"Stop managing people and start managing their promises."
Partial Client List:
- Million Dollar Round Table
- American Dental Association
- FL Clerks and Comptrollers
- AAA Insurance
- National Institute of Health
- Homeland Security
- FL Realtors
- Nationwide Insurance
He received his B.A. at the University of Notre Dame and is a graduate of Tampa Jesuit.
"A trainer who has worked with thousands of managers." Adrian Gostick, NY Times bestselling author of All In
"Leadership, as Eric Papp points out, is always a choice. Make that choice to lead, AND read this book because it is full of wisdom." Barry Z. Posner, coauthor of The Leadership Challenge