09/23/20 When Slow is Fast

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Terri was discussing with her boss about how to get a potential client interested in talking with them. He suggested that Terri invite them to a conference as their guest. Terri immediately said yes.

As she hung up the phone she realized that it wasn’t as simple as writing an email. She needed to research the company, decide which people to invite, identify what would capture their interest and then carefully word the invitation.

Stress? Yes!

Why had she said yes so quickly? She now had to decide between disappointing her boss or risk not receiving a positive response from a potential client.

Sometimes we can get the idea that we need to move faster than everyone else and without thinking say yes to untenable situations.

Faster is not always better. Where would slowing down allow you to be more productive?


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