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Attack the Week

Well today is Monday and I thought it would be a good idea to try something new. I’ve been reading the Tim Ferriss classic: “The Four Hour Work Week” and have looked at some normal everyday actions with a new set of eyes. Mostly in an effort to become more effective with my time, I was thinking this morning of a quote I like: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Usually when I tackle a large task this quote always runs through my head. So I decided to see how I can apply this quote and my quest for effectiveness to Mondays. As a result, today “Attack the Week” is born.

Most of us view the work week as a set of five equally busy days of business. However we tend to like Fridays better as they are closer to a non working weekend in a typical 40 hour work week. We also usually have the same routine for each of these five days, and chip away at projects or processes the same everyday. Well today lets look at Monday’s in a new light and plan to attack the week vs our typical “case of the mondays”

I will be working on a framework for Mondays rolling forward, but today I just wanted to share my new motto for Mondays and #AttackTheWeek a different way. If you have any ideas on how you approach the week, comment below and I may put them into my new framework. Happy Monday !

***Update: I’ve launched www.AttackTheWeek.com to start storing my ideas, make sure to subscribe if interested!

Rob Steele

About Rob Steele

Rob Steele is a Principal Systems Engineer with Roundtower Technologies specializing in enterprise data center architecture. For over 15 years he has architected, implemented, and supported data center solutions for Fortune 50-5000 customers. Rob holds multiple vendor certifications and is an active voice in the IT community. Current areas of focus include: Software Defined Data Center, Cloud Automation, Flash Storage, Big Data, Scale Out NAS, Third Platform, IoT - Internet of Things. Follow Rob on twitter: @RobSteele #EMCElect #CiscoChampion #vExpert

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