Gio Talks - Sayings

“There’s gotta be a better way.”

I have said this to myself hundreds of times. To me, it represents the motivation to improve a process that is in place. My thoughts are always geared towards the most efficient method. It seems so intuitive to me, for whatever reason. I just need to make things better, or at least try. That has been my mindset. Explore all the options. A system in place is not always the best system or even the right system altogether.

“Necessity is the mother of invention.”

I have a hard time doing stuff just to do it. I need a reason that is practical. Sometimes, this gets in the way because there will be times where you need to learn a skill or a method before you are required to use it or put it in place. I am working on this and for good reason. Training myself is something I find to be very important. The motivation is all yourself. There is not deadline to force you or pressure from a boss. It’s just you. If you can keep yourself going, you will be unstoppable.

Ok, this one got away from me. I really meant for this saying to encourage you to take advantage of opportunities to create something useful. Any size need can turn out to be a useful skill you develop, a unique method, or just a learning experience.

This one is a double shot for you whether you use necessity to your advantage or push yourself to develop when there is no real necessity –- just your own encouragement.

“Work smarter, not harder.”

Simplicity is key in this case. The solution can be sitting right in front of you because it is so simple. I tend to overcomplicate things from time to time and that is not efficient. Don’t get me wrong, there are times when it is necessary and there is no way around a complex solution, but do your best to ensure a simple solution won’t do the same job before you waste your time developing crazy methods. I recommend doing that first. Either way, take the experience as something learned and move on.

“Practice makes perfect.”

Use your skills as much as you can, when you can. Don’t take them for granted. So many times, I have developed a tool or a method and the time between uses is so long that I forget part of my skill or process. I know it is hard to find necessity to keep your skills sharp, but I am working on that and so should you.