To give you an example… I love to travel and would often spend two weeks in the summer travelling to Africa or Asia. About 15 years ago I booked to go on a group holiday to Tanzania where we stayed with a wonderful Maasai community. We went on safari and saw lions, zebras, elephants and giraffes in their natural environment. During the trip, we were also put to work – creating the solid foundations to a new teacher’s accommodation block.
As we started work with the local team, I soon realised that most of the group were being given the same job, to carry a bucket of sand to a larger pile where the concrete would be made. I suggested that we form a line so that instead of each person walking to the pile, we passed a bucket along the line. The result – less walking to and fro carrying a fairly heavy bucket and the job was done in half the time, with ease and less effort.
I get a real buzz out of spotting inefficiencies and helping colleagues, friends, loved ones and clients alike to bring a greater sense of ease and flow to tasks, processes and daily schedules.
So that they come away saying: I feel like a load has been taken off (which was literally the case in Tanzania!), my day has more focus and flow, and my brain isn’t having to work quite so hard to help me get through everything I need to do.