Shortcuts are designed to get you to a destination in less time. The question is what are you gaining -or losing in this process?

Sometimes a shortcut is indeed, a more efficient use of your time and effort, conserving energy that can be better applied elsewhere. But taking shortcuts can sometimes cost you more. In your desire to be successful, you  may often take the quick route to success not realizing that shortcuts can jeopardize your goals.

Whether you are a CEO, stay home worker, coach, direct sales, internet marketer, focus your energies without letting things fall through the cracks. Create an environment that you can avoid burn out – keep yourself relaxed, refreshed, focused and productive.

What kinds of shortcuts have been helpful to you? Which ones have you regretted? Why have you taken the shortcuts to begin with  and what have you learned from the experience? The fastest and cheapest course of action may turn out to be the most expensive to repair.

Your life is an investment. Do not shortcut yourself.

Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world.

Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR,, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.

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