The rule of 30 seconds changes life
How many bestsellers and blogs devote to a quick life change, effective work and the best results? You can literally levitate such literature from all sides, read hundreds of books, but never change anything. If this is about you, try just one rule for 30 seconds, because everything ingenious is simple.
About this rule will never write a book, except that a very eloquent manager rastatalyaetsya in order to create another bestseller. This rule is not drawn from modern motivational literature and was generally not born in our age of digital technology, universal cynicism and frustration.
He was expressed by an elderly gentleman born in the 19th century. He handed the rule to his grandson, who is now in his fifth dozen. This man is the “gray cardinal” of the business community and a very interesting person. At one time, he helped develop the concept of many well-known brands, and now he works only when he feels he can offer something.
Sometimes he writes speeches for CEOs and politicians,and writes novels at his leisure, but only for himself — after writing, he destroys them, and does not want to publish or advertise his works. Among his friends there are the most influential people of the planet, but if you type his name in Google, you will learn almost nothing - just get lost in the virtual spaces.
And this "gray cardinal" when meeting with the business woman and author Robin Scott, once expressed a short rule that can change the life of every person. And Robin, in turn, brought it to the general public.
The advice of a wise grandfather sounded like this:
Immediately after each lecture, meeting, or other important experience, spend 30 seconds - no more and no less - to write down the most important points. If you always do it, and even just write it down, never revising again, everything will be all right.
The boy followed the advice and spent his entire life 30 seconds writing important moments. Later he dedicated his sons to this secret, who had already started an excellent career. Just try to apply this rule for several months and see how your life will change. And here are some advantages and features of this method:
one.These are not detailed records.
Do not think that 30 seconds will be enough for you to record everything that happened, for example, at a 2-hour meeting. This rule is very different from the notes you take to remember important points or to describe the meeting in detail. Rather, it is similar to the interpretation, designation of priorities and decisions.
2. This is a tough job.
Deciding what is most important is really difficult. I really want to otmazatsya from the records that you already remember everything. As you dodge training in the gym, so your brain tries to dodge this “sprint for 30 seconds.”
3. Details - trap
We so often “remember everything” that this sorting out of details turns into real art. But a time limit helps us do it more efficiently. Only 30 seconds help to write down only the most important thing, without distraction to the details.
4. We must act quickly
If you wait a couple of hours after the event, you can remember the facts, but miss the nuances. And this is fraught with errors in the question “what is more important?”
For example, after a meeting, you may forget the tone of the interlocutor's voice, or the fact that most valuable ideas came after one simple sentence, in general, small but significant details.
5. Learn to listen and ask the right questions.
If you accustom yourself to the rule of 30 seconds, it will increase your concentration while you are listening to someone, and will help to immediately mark the main idea in his words, without verbal lace.
This is how to learn to hear one instrument in the whole orchestra, and determine the sound in full cacophony. You will listen better, ask the right questions and get useful answers.
6. You can help other people.
Since, thanks to the rule, you learn to hear the essence of the conversation, it will become clear what other people need and how you can solve their problems. And this, in turn, will help to establish contacts and better combine your interests in the future.
7. It gets easier over time
The first few times you will be quite difficult to put the whole point in a 30-second report, but the longer you practice this technique, the simpler, more useful and even fun it becomes.