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Go Slow to Go Fast

The concept of go slow to go fast is about investing additional time upfront before jumping into action with the goal of achieving a better outcome in the long run. A common example of this is going to college before starting work so you can get a higher paying job.

Where are you making these investments? Here are few ideas to get you started.

Productivity at Work

  • Networking in and out of your company

  • Building reflection and strategic planning into your weekly schedule

  • Learning a new skill including making and learning from mistakes

  • Writing concise targeted emails, and waiting and doing a second review before sending


  • Prioritizing mental, physical, and spiritual restoration and growth

  • Regularly reflecting your work and life: Where are you heading? What’s important about that to you? What are you learning? What would you like to be learning?

  • Practicing self-compassion and unconditional self-love

  • Building fun into your routine


  • Being curious and empathetic

  • Listening deeply

  • Creating space for others to explore and learn

  • Making uninterrupted time to be together

If you’re inspired to invest in your personal development by going slow to go fast, I highly recommend planning for it.

  • What specifically will you do?

  • How will you know when you’ve accomplished it?

  • What if any tools/education/support would be helpful?

  • When will you do it?

  • What obstacles may arise and how will you address them?

  • How will you remind yourself to do this?

  • What will help you stay accountable?

One accountability trick is to publicly declare what you will do. Commenting below is one way of doing this!

You can find more tips by watching the talk I gave for EntrepreneurRx’s Start Up Scale Up Summit 2022

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