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Utilizing Your Time Efficiently with Jennifer Smith
If Jennifer Smith is right, the way anyone shares how-to knowledge is about to change forever. A former VC and McKinsey consultant turned accidental CEO, she interviewed more than 1,200 business leaders on a quest to understand everything there is to know about processes, best practices, and productivity. Now with her startup Scribe, she’s empowering people to own their processes by building the world’s first operating system for know-how.
For as long as she can remember, Jennifer has been fixated on finding better, faster ways to get work done. That obsession led her to a career in consulting at McKinsey, where she spent seven years getting paid to uncover the secrets and shortcuts behind companies’ highest-performing employees. From there she moved to Silicon Valley VC firm Greylock, picking the brains of over a thousand CIOs, CDOs, and CXOs in an effort to understand their biggest operational pain points.
She was shocked to find that despite advances in technology, not much had changed since her early days at McKinsey — to get a true picture of their operational best practices, companies still had to hire a high-priced consultant to look over the shoulder of some overstressed employee. So she teamed up with a former Google engineer and quietly set about building a tool that could automatically capture how employees work, allowing organizations to finally understand, document, and optimize how work gets done.
Growing by word-of-mouth only, Scribe has already become a hit at tens of thousands of organizations from tech startup unicorns to Fortune 500 companies. And with over $30M in funding from some of Silicon Valley’s most prescient VC’s, you can be sure the knowledge sharing revolution they’ve started is just beginning.
“Falling in love with the process is the way to overcome self-doubt and self-limiting belief.”
Episode Summary –
Do you spend your time being busy, yet end up having an unproductive day?
Do you ever feel like your to-do lists are getting longer daily, and you have no clue how to sort them out?
Do you find yourself focusing on the urgent all day long?
If any of the situations describe you, it probably means you need to look carefully at how you are managing your time.
The most common reason people struggle with their to-do list is that they tend to spend time on the tasks that are of the least importance.
There is a vast difference between being busy and being productive.
Being productive means you focus on how you can do more with less time and how you can make your work simple. It is also about identifying the tasks that are killing your time and getting rid of them.
In this episode, Jennifer Smith shares some productivity tips on utilizing your time more efficiently.
Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[02:25] Jennifer shares her background story and talks about why she started with Scribe.
[05:03] Jennifer talks about Scribe – What is it, and how it helps people be productive.
[09:30] Jennifer shares tips for having a productive workforce.
[15:57] Jennifer talks about the skillsets that have helped her succeed.
[19:35] Jennifer talks about an accomplishment that is most meaningful for her.
[22:41] How to overcome your self-limiting beliefs to boost your confidence.
[26:18] Jennifer talks about an obstacle she has faced and how she walked through it.
[32:09] The power of asking for feedback from customers.
[36:44] What does working from your happy place mean to Jennifer?
To upgrade to Scribe Pro, use the promo code “happy place” to get a discount.
About the Host –
Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster
She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her “Four Pillars of Success” system.
Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality.
Over the last 20 years, she has been expertly building her speaking and consulting business, Step Into Success.