James Schramko here. Today, I want to tell you how a constant self-tuning system can really help you get great results.
Many, many years ago, a couple of decades ago actually, I read a book by a plastic surgeon. His name was Maxwell Maltz and the book was called Psycho-Cybernetics and one of the core ideas in this book is that humans are goal-seeking devices. We basically get what we think about.
Now, I think there was a story about a missile controlling system. If we launch a missile and it’s got a controlling guidance system, it will constantly check-in to see if it’s on track or not to hit the target. That’s basically the system that I use when I go about my business. I think about where I’m heading and one way to do this is to get reporting. I get frequent reporting. In fact, my team puts out a report every day with some of our lead metrics and from that report, we can see if we’re on track or not with where we’re trying to go and we can make small adjustments.
Making small adjustments on an ongoing basis is much easier than going too far down the track and realizing that you are way off track. So hopefully this helps you think about humans as being a goal-seeking device and get regular reporting so that you know if you’re on track or not.
I’m James Schramko. If you like this you’ll probably like my book, Work Less Make More available on Amazon and Audible.
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