Reduce Friction - (Bonus Topics: Habits of Mature Leaders, Attachment Theory, Synergy Maps, etc...)

Savvy Saturdays (6/26/21)

Savvy Idea: Find ways to reduce friction within a business, relationships, and life, and you will open a path for greater performance, greater effectiveness, and greater success.

One thing I’ve noticed while working on websites is the importance of reducing friction so that users can get what they need.

Whether it’s providing clear navigation, showing important content on the front page, or broadcasting the tagline for the website on a banner, the easier a user is able to comprehend and access what they need, the better their experience is, and the more likely they’ll return to the website.

This same idea applies to other areas in life:

  • If you can make a customer’s life easier by creating a tool to solve a problem, you can create a profitable business.

  • If you can improve your relationships by addressing conflict before it gets big, you can have healthy relationships.

  • If you can make knowledge transfer faster, you can quickly take action, and be 1% better than your competition.

Where you’re able to reduce friction, you can unlock doors for opportunities you couldn’t access before.

Questions to ponder: 🤔

  • Where do you have friction where you can reduce/remove to unlock opportunities that were once not there?

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Weekly Collections

A collection of resources for you to enjoy… 📰 🎬 🎙️

4 Rare Habits of Mature Leaders

  1. Remain relational

"No matter how big the problem, there is always a way to handle it in a way that values the relationship and not just the solution"

  1. Act like yourself

"The leaders we trust and respect are the ones who have a well-developed sense of identity and as a result, are free to serve others and take care of their people."

  1. Return to joy

The authors say most leaders are running on two types of fuel: the relational fuel of joy and the non-relational fuel of fear. As a motivator, fear is meant to give us energy in short bursts, which is not sustainable for our lives or businesses. Joy, on the other hand, is an endless motivator that should be prioritized when negative emotions threaten to shut down the fast track.

  1. Endure hardship well

"The great leaders of history are often held in high regard specifically because of their ability to navigate the hard times they faced."


Relationship & Attachment Theories (the anxious ones)

Attachment theory is focused on the relationships and bonds between people, particularly long-term relationships, including those between a parent and child and between romantic partners.

Was watching HealthyGamerGG’s video on relationships and attachment theory, and Dr. K explained the 2 anxious attachment theories very well (out of the 4 attachment theories). These attachment theories explain why you react in certain relationships.

  • Anxious-Ambivalent attachment: Considered the resistant attachment. They feel a mixed amount of emotions, whether anger, helplessness. Because of this, they tend to keep those at arm’s length, wanting to connect, but at a distance where they won’t be hurt.

  • Anxious-Avoidant attachment: Considered the emotional robot attachment. Fiercely independent, and tend to avoid parents and caregivers, usually from the result of abusive or neglectful caregivers. Children who are punished for relying on a caregiver will learn to avoid seeking help in the future.

One thing I appreciate Dr. K shared is that even if you find yourself in one of the attachments because of influence from childhood, it doesn’t define who you can become when you grow into an adult.

Who you socialize with has a primary effect on who you are at the beginning of your life, but what choices and decision you make becomes the primary effect of who you become as an adult.

If you have a chance to watch his video, though it’s quite long, it’s insightful, and I highly recommend it! (video)


Synergy Maps

Colin and Samir, a youtube group that educates creators share their synergy map, which gives insight on how different components of their company synergize with one another.


Weekly Tidbits

Learnings, verses, & quotes to chew on… 🧐

Verse of the Week

“As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.”

—Genesis 50:20

Challenging Quote

"What we become depends on what we read after all of the professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books."

—Thomas Carlyle


Weekly Update

Personal life stuff… 🔔

Hello friends,

Greetings from Austin! 👋 Let’s jump right in!

This past week has been eventful.

It’s the 3rd week trying to work out early in the morning, and the gym finally doesn’t require making reservations to workout, which is nice!

Finding a balance between exercising and saving enough energy for the rest of the day has been a process.

Also, I’ve been thinking about starting a podcast! There’s still a lot to hash out on the details, but the hope is to create a platform for people to share their stories and to learn game-changing ideas, tools, and concepts. Hopefully, by 2022, the idea will be fully executed.

The final thing that’s been taking a lot of time was an opportunity at work to co-lead a project for our company's internal hackathon! I got to learn a lot about delegation, and I’ll be presenting our project on Monday. (wish me luck!)

Anyways, here are several pictures from this past week: 📷

Thanks for checking in y’all. Let me know any way I can be praying for y’all!

With that, stay safe 😷, keep it savvy 😎, and I’ll see y’all in the next update 😊

Eric


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