Type 1 and Type 2 people
Learn to prioritize people.
There are two types of people in your life - Type 1 and Type 2 people.
This concept is inspired by the idea of Type 1 and Type 2 decisions by Jeff Bezos. Let me explain how you can use this concept to improve your productivity and communication skills.
Let me first describe the original concept for those who are not aware of.
Type 1 and Type 2 decisions
Bezos categorized decisions based on their consequence and reversibility.
Type 1 decisions are most important as they are consequential and irreversible. So you should spend most time on those decisions.
According to Bezos, organizations use the same heavy-handed process while making Type 2 decisions, wasting lots of time. Hence they are unable to move quickly. They are fearful of losing smaller opportunities.
Now how we can use this principle in our personal lives?
Applying this in personal life
It can be applied in various areas - Allocating time to tasks, Deciding whom to help and whom to reject, Learning to speak confidently, etc.
We should not spend same amount of time thinking about what to wear and which subject to choose for our college studies. Time is limited so trade-offs are a must.
We can use the same idea while dealing with people.
We can't give the same attention to everyone in our life. You have to consider the Return on attention. Prioritize people who have more value in your life.
Also, you can take more risks while talking with Type 2 people.
Suppose you are a nice person and want to have stronger personal boundary? Start saying "no" to people who you can afford to lose.
You shouldn't prepare much before speaking to Type 2 people. That way you can practice being comfortable with sharing your sponteneous ideas, leading to more confidence.
Now I understand it's uncomfortable to think about people in this way.
However organizations have always treated employees as "resources" and don’t feel any guilt for firing people when they can’t perform. So you should not also feel any guilt for taking care of yourself.
Unfortunately, this is the way the world works.
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