Smart Work Beats Hard Work

Smart work beats hard work all day.

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I’ve lived my life by the following phrase: “smart work beats hard work.” Everyone has the ability to work hard, but not everyone has the ability to work smart. Set yourself apart from your competition by working smarter, and not harder. 

I bet you know some "hard workers" in your life. They are always busy and working, yet you’re still crushing them in business? This is because they are paddling or churning water. They might think that they are getting things done and growing the business. Really, they are just fooling themselves by completing tasks that can easily be delegated to someone else. 

What will separate you from the rest is your ability to work on the business and not in the business. You need to be able to use your knowledge of your industry and understand your business inside and out to be able to delegate tasks efficiently. 

The key to scaling a business is to focus all of your energy on growing the business instead of doing all the small, hard, tedious tasks that are involved in the daily operations of your business. When you can remove yourself from the “hard” work and shift your focus to scaling your business, you've mastered working smarter...and not harder.