Do six things a thousand times
In this classic video, I talk about productivity and setting priorities. This Ivanism, “If you want to scale a business, do six things a thousand times; not a thousand things six times“, is one of my quotes that I’m asked to talk about a lot and I thought I’d post this video again.
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What I often find is that business people look for these bright, shiny object,” he says. “Oh look at this, this is a great idea, let’s try this, let’s try that… no. Do you want to be successful? You have to do things over and over and over again, consistently.
“We are what we do, repeatedly. Therefore excellence is not a single act — it’s a habit.”
What does this quote really mean?
- Focus on key priorities and making them perfect (or close to it) before moving on to other projects or tasks.
- Making your business the best at a few services, not simply OK at several.
- Success comes from being like a dog with a bone.
3 thoughts on “Do six things a thousand times”
I believe you are right about the handful of things which work successfully when performed repeatedly and consistently.
To be seen as consistent is to be seen as reliable particularly if the product or service is regarded as ‘value’.
You are the product of what you think about the most. Do your job with all your might!