Skip Steps

Do you have a process for doing something? Great. The next time you do it, skip a step.

I’m quite serious. Skip a step. Write down all the steps on paper and put them in a hat, pick one at random, and skip it.

Why? Because one of two things will happen: either the process will break, or it won’t. If the process breaks, then you may have figured out a weakness that you can improve. If the process doesn’t break, then you probably didn’t need that step.

Every process could benefit from a little streamlining. If you’ve been doing something the same way for a while, it’s very possible that some things aren’t needed anymore – or never were. Try skipping one. See what happens.

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