Time is your most valuable resource. Spend it carefully.
You have to spend time to make time, but like compound interest, in the long-term, you will save exponentially more time than you invest
As Roman Stoic philosopher Seneca put it, “Life is long if you know how to use it.”
4. STOP TREATING ALL DECISIONS LIKE BIG DECISIONS It’s hard to talk about asynchronous communication without referring to what Amazon’s Jeff Bezos calls Type 1 and Type 2 decisions: Type 1 decisions are big, hairy, irreversible, and high-stakes. Type 2 decisions are reversible. If you screw up, you can make amends without too much, if any, harm having been caused. Most of our decisions are Type 2 decisions, and they should be made quickly. The fewer decisions that are treated as Type 1 decisions, the less time will get eaten up with meetings and communications.