A bumble bee has a lot to do, and not much time to do it in. Sound familiar?

I watched a bumble bee a few days ago, flying from flower to flower in a confusing array of geraniums. And then I noticed something.

> It was only harvesting from flowers that were the same colour, and ignoring other nearby flowers.
> It was landing on the flowers in what seemed like a methodical order starting at one side of the flowerbed.
> If, perhaps by mistake, it landed on a flower it had already harvested, it hardly touched down. It must have left a marker.

It occurred to me this was quite a lesson in being focussed and methodical.

What can we learn from that bumble bee?

Think how you can apply that focus to your to-do list, to your email inbox, to your activities.

Here are a couple of tips and a focusing technique you can try.

My best wishes, Paul


By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Expert on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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