VBA Book Review:
It is summer time and many of our clients are enjoying some light reading. If you are one of those clients, or one who has way too many things going on to read a book, we would like to recommend the book Juggling Elephants.
This short read discusses how to prioritize and balance tasks in order to complete the most important ones timely and accurately.
The book compares people's lives to a circus and suggests each person is the ringmaster of his or her own circus. In life's circus there are three rings. The first ring is self which includes personal development and health. The second ring is family and significant relationships in a person's life. The third ring reflects work and career. The guiding principle is prioritizing the major acts for that season of life will lead to quality acts in all three rings of the circus.
People cannot be in all three rings at once, yet most people try. The author calls trying to complete all tasks at the same time "juggling elephants". When a person tries to juggle elephants, he or she will be unsuccessful and produce subpar work. The key to success is having quality acts in all three rings.
We found the use of the circus to be entertaining and consistently true. If you like business parables, this is a great read.