These are my notes from the book as understood by me.
CHAPTER 7 – FOCUS ON KEY RESULTS AREA
“Why am I on the Payroll?” – This is one of the most important questions you can ever ask and answer, over and over again, throughout your career.
Clarity is essential.
Question – What one skill, if I developed and did it in an excellent fashion, would have the greatest positive impact on my career?
CHAPTER 8 – APPLY THE LAW OF THREE
Your ability to accurately identify these three tasks and then to focus on them most of the time is essential for you to perform at your best.
If you could do only one thing on your list all day long, which one task would contribute the greatest value to your company?
Then find second and third most important tasks.
90% of the value that you contribute to your company is contained in those three tasks. Everything else is either a support task or complimentary task which should be delegated, downsized, outsources or eliminated.
Don’t waste time. Every minute that you spend in idle chit chat with co-workers is time taken away from the work that you must accomplish if you want to keep your job.
CHAPTER 9 – PREPARE THOROUGHLY BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Begin by clearing off your desk or workspace so that you have only one task in front of you.
Setup your work area so that it is comfortable, attractive and conducive to working for long periods.
Get 80% right and then correct it later.
The only way to overcome your fears is to “do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain”- Emerson
CHAPTER 10 – TAKE IT ONE BITE AT A TIME
Discipline yourself to take one stop at a time. Your job is to go as far as you can see. You will see far enough to go further