## Ahhh, the Pareto Principle

IF 80 percent of your business (wealth, satisfaction, success, ________) comes from 20 percent of your customers (associates, friends, family members, _________) it would make sense we'd take more and more advantage of that 20 percent!

Here's another way of looking at numbers:

GTD could be the link to the "missing 20 percent." What's that?

Well, some time ago, a client said this methodology would help them regain the 20 percent. (That is, few of us consciously taking on 30 or even 50 percent more than we *think* we can do. But, we will overcommit by 10 percent.)

Try this scenario:

Maybe you're given a task that you know you can do over the next couple of days in a couple hours. BUT, TODAY is already so full that you're going to be working an extra hour or so on that proposal (report, presentation, etc.) due next Tuesday. Well, the extra hours (let's call them 4 extra) add up to 10 percent of your work week...

So, if GTD could get you from 10% behind, to 10% ahead, then, you'd have an EXTRA four hours per week! Hmmm... what would YOU do?

Our coaching clients claim that the regained time the Workflow Process gives them equals to scores of hours per year. You can see some comments at:

http://www.gettingthingsdone.com/workflow_coaching.php