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Internal Scorecard #1

The Internal Scorecard

I think there's a tremendous amount of misconceptions regarding achievement, productivity, creativity, ambition, work, work rate, work ethic, and so on.

So I'm thinking of publishing some analysis weekly with examples of what happened in the week, successes and failures, noteworthy events, what I'm reading and listening to, and so on. If it goes well, I can give you a picture of a workweek for me, intermix tactics and techniques, and give you practical guidance about what's working well and what isn't.

Do you need sleep to make breakthroughs?

I laid down last night at 6:20PM for a 20 minute nap.

Knowing myself, I knew there was a real chance it would turn into a one hour nap. And that'd be good, too.

I woke up this morning at 7:50AM.

And I feel terrific.

I've become more conscious of how sleep interacts with other elements of life. There's certain types of days I can run well on without much sleep. The really grand secret of both managing people and of management consulting is that often, it looks like this --

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