My friend disagreed about the Pareto rule or the 80/20 Rule Hmm!
Haa haaa my friend cracked me up as I rambled on about Pareto and her workplace! …. She’d never heard of the 80/20 Principle or the Pareto Rule or the Cause & effect rule et al. until I told her about it.
Here it is in brief if you have never heard of it: “80% of your results will come from 20% of your efforts”. You can apply this rule universally and its accuracy is near uncanny. It’s the secret to Achieving More with Less. But here is the juice, when I told my friend Lets call her “Hetty”, she looked at me blankly and said to me, who the heck is Pareto? Look here I go and work a 12-hour shift, and you are telling me 80% of what I do is BS as all I need to do is 20% to earn my 12hr shift pay?
I told her bluntly that YES 🙂
Then I asked her to elaborate …and this is where it got a bit hairy as she got a wee bit defensive.
She said Okay: based on the Pareto Rule. I can call my manager tomorrow and tell her that If I can deliver all I do in my shift in 20% of the 12 hours She should let me go home early so I can get in at least 6 hours of sleep!
I told her that could simply get her fired…! She said well then your rule doesn’t work in “All circumstances, does it?
Now I was stuck for what to say to her. Then I quickly asked her to give me a break down of her 12 hours shift. She did. I won’t bore you with the details but by Gosh I managed to show her how she could very effectively manage her time at work to deliver efficiently. Coz she gets only 1 hour tops for a cuppa and a bit of a break.
I showed her how actually she does most of the ESSENTIALS in about 20% of the time, the rest is time spent being “Busy” but not particularly productive!
Unfortunately, she can’t bunk off as she has to be on that ward Busy for the 12-hour duration! She works 12 Hrs a day/night 6 days a week. Her children only see her between shifts, groggy, tired, & oft time grumpy. She looks 10 times her age & yet she bears it all with a smile. But does she have to do this for the rest of her life?
I personally don’t think so and I introduced her to another way. How she could have a bit more fun with her rapidly growing brood and live her life on a more balanced keel.
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And I digress, but all in good faith 🙂
You should have seen Hetty’s face, it was like a light bulb went off in her mind. I was like her almost 6 years ago! 9-5 job during the day and changing my suit for a nurse uniform at night & weekends!
A Zombie was definitely having more fun than I was, I looked like death warmed over, I was getting obese for my size & height…coz I stuffed myself with all sweets, breads, leftovers at work, there was always something that staff could share & I partook.
I knew I should do some exercise and do something about my life but I was working every hour God sent, in denial and also very angry…!
Every time I picked up my little ones, the childminder told me they had said a new word, they were walking, and they did a work of Art… Doesn’t every parent think their child’s handprint is amazing art…Picasso can’t compete 🙂
Doesn’t every parent think their child’s handprint is amazing art…Picasso can’t compete
My children were being brought up by minders, different ones at that. One day I was so exhausted from a night shift & 9-5 thereafter I picked up my son from the Play center and was so absent-minded I drove into the road without checking traffic…and Bang!
Wake up call…That accident woke me up to a reality that Life is more precious and I need to choose my direction! Fast forward to 2012 and Internet Marketing found us…!
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Lots of people may “”think”” they want to “fire the boss” & work for themselves! Some have already been laid off by the economic conditions…But they just never get around to starting and investing in themselves. Maybe they don’t have the forthrightness or confidence to do it…the bills wont pay them selves etc etc.
Yet There are millions who are doing online or home-based businesses part-time and creating an extra income and slowly but surely growing closer to firing that boss!
Which person do you want to be? I hope you’re one to take your future by the horns today and use at least 2 hours a day MINDING YOUR BUSINESS.
Create Your Brand and Start Your Journey to working 20% of the time for 80% of the results and earnings that will lead to a level of freedom in 2-3 years. I can help you with this, so Lets Chat today.
Your 8-8 or 9-5 Job will never give you these things! Time to Focus and NO Quitting attitude! Be the 100% believer that the Pareto rule works, take action & You will achieve the results you need.
They’re the movers and shakers of the world. The people that make things happen, they follow the Pareto rule… Why not you?
In business, in life, even if you don’t see the immediate pay-off, even if it doesn’t seem fair that YOU are the one always doing things… Give 100% via the 80/20 principle!
With your family, with your friends, and with your work. It’ll always work out for your benefit and that of others. Now get out there and make things happen!
Call that person that you’ve been waiting to call you, start that business that you’ve been waiting on someone else to hand to you in a pretty little gift-wrapped box.
Put in 100% like you’ve never done before. Your absolute best.
You can thank me later 🙂
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Does the Pareto rule work? Yes it Does.
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Julie Syl Kalungi
I am a Business Transformational Strategist. The International author of three books, including The Art of Pinterest Profits and The Winning Planner. Each week, I send out a free newsletter with my best tips on Social media and Digital Marketing, Personal Branding, and a Winning or Leadership mindset to help your business or enterprise succeed.
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Robert Frank says
Awesome Julie, that was a great story of explaining the 80/20 rule and sharing a prospecting experience. I have found the pareto prinicple to be true with just about everything I apply it too. When you apply it again, this is where you find your 5%ers and 1 and 2%ers. Keep on rockin’ and giving us the good stuff!! 🙂
Julie & Paul says
Hey Robert, welcome back from Storm Working!
Good to hear from you. I am glad you like my explanation of the Pareto Rule. All I know is that It works. And My friend needed encouraging. We call can work more efficiently and get even better results, we call it smart working 🙂
Jeff McGeary says
Those are some awesome stats Julie – I’ll take it! Keep rockin’ 🙂
Julie & Paul says
Take it Jeff 80/20 works in all areas of life…different ratios but close. Cheers for dropping by!
Shannon Cobb says
I have heard similar concepts! I like it! More returns on my efforts. I’ll take it!
Julie & Paul says
You Know 🙂 Absolutely Me too Shannon, Gimme 80% results in 20% time…ANYTIME. Thanks for dropping in 🙂