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Productivity pron 2:
Zoo for a businessman
I like going to a zoo
very much -
communication with
animals makes us calmer
and friendlier. I have a
zoo of my own which ...
The zoo makes me an
efficient battle
machine which hits
targets. Please, meet
my animals and maybe
you’ll get some for
you...
Here they are, my
adorable ones: a
monkey, a dead
horse, an elephant
and a frog. I’m
sorry for the
horse... but I really
n...
Today I will tell
you briefly about
every one of
them, though,
they each
deserves a
separate article.
Monkey
You (a boss) are
walking along a
corridor and meet
your employee. He
says: “We have a
problem, the thing is
that...”
You understand that
you can solve the
problem, but you’re
busy now so you tell
the employee: “I
have no time right
now, bu...
He put his monkey on
your shoulder. Your
employee made a
subordinate out of you
and now he can come to
your office and ask...
Dead horse
There are
things that
have become
outdated but
it’s a pity to
throw them
away and you
have to waste
your energy on
them. F...
There are
relationships
which have
outrun
themselves,
but you still
have to
communicate
with these
people and
waste your
p...
A business with
no profit. You
spend a great
amount of energy
and time. You
don’t spend time
with your family
because you ...
Elephant
Sometimes we have
to solve really
large-scale tasks.
They are so big
that we don’t know
where to start
from. An elephant
i...
As the wise
suggest: divide and
concuer. Let’s
follow the tip,
divide the elephant
into "bite-size"
pieces and eat
them on...
Frog
Everyone has a small cart of
unpleasant tasks. For example:
● phone a customer and
inform him/her that
there’s a delay.
● ...
These are frogs. They are
unpleasant, but you have to
eat them. It would be
better to do it in the
morning. Because if you...
So, you know the animals dwelling in
my personal zoo. Here’s the way how
to get rid of them:
● place monkeys on your
subor...
About the author
Leonid Zverugo - 32dayz Co-founder & CEO
l.zverugo@32dayz.com http://32dayz.com @32_dayz
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Productivity pron 2: Zoo for a businessman

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I like going to a zoo very much - communication with animals makes us calmer and friendlier. I have a zoo of my own which is always with me wherever I go and whatever I do.
The zoo makes me an efficient battle machine which hits targets. Please, meet my animals and maybe you’ll get some for yourself.

Here they are, my adorable ones: a monkey, a dead horse, an elephant and a frog. I’m sorry for the horse, but I really need it.
Today I will tell you briefly about every one of them, though, they each deserves a separate article.

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Productivity pron 2: Zoo for a businessman

  1. 1. Productivity pron 2: Zoo for a businessman
  2. 2. I like going to a zoo very much - communication with animals makes us calmer and friendlier. I have a zoo of my own which is always with me wherever I go and whatever I do.
  3. 3. The zoo makes me an efficient battle machine which hits targets. Please, meet my animals and maybe you’ll get some for yourself.
  4. 4. Here they are, my adorable ones: a monkey, a dead horse, an elephant and a frog. I’m sorry for the horse... but I really need it.
  5. 5. Today I will tell you briefly about every one of them, though, they each deserves a separate article.
  6. 6. Monkey
  7. 7. You (a boss) are walking along a corridor and meet your employee. He says: “We have a problem, the thing is that...”
  8. 8. You understand that you can solve the problem, but you’re busy now so you tell the employee: “I have no time right now, but I will think about it and tell you what can I do”.
  9. 9. He put his monkey on your shoulder. Your employee made a subordinate out of you and now he can come to your office and ask how the monkey on your shoulder is doing. The most efficient method how you can get rid of monkeys is to delegate.
  10. 10. Dead horse
  11. 11. There are things that have become outdated but it’s a pity to throw them away and you have to waste your energy on them. For example, to wipe the dust off an old TV.
  12. 12. There are relationships which have outrun themselves, but you still have to communicate with these people and waste your precious time on them.
  13. 13. A business with no profit. You spend a great amount of energy and time. You don’t spend time with your family because you have to go on business trips to other cities. A piece of old Indian wisdom says: get off a dead horse.
  14. 14. Elephant
  15. 15. Sometimes we have to solve really large-scale tasks. They are so big that we don’t know where to start from. An elephant is here to help you.
  16. 16. As the wise suggest: divide and concuer. Let’s follow the tip, divide the elephant into "bite-size" pieces and eat them one by one.
  17. 17. Frog
  18. 18. Everyone has a small cart of unpleasant tasks. For example: ● phone a customer and inform him/her that there’s a delay. ● describe business processes which work for a long time in a corporate knowledge base. ● prepare a routine financial report.
  19. 19. These are frogs. They are unpleasant, but you have to eat them. It would be better to do it in the morning. Because if you don’t do it, these little frogs will turn into disgusting toads.
  20. 20. So, you know the animals dwelling in my personal zoo. Here’s the way how to get rid of them: ● place monkeys on your subordinates’ shoulders. ● get off dead horses. ● eat elephants in small pieces. ● have frogs for breakfast.
  21. 21. About the author Leonid Zverugo - 32dayz Co-founder & CEO l.zverugo@32dayz.com http://32dayz.com @32_dayz

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