Finally, it suggests that Not Urgent + Important = Decide when to do it. This is something we can agree with. This is, in fact, what most of our work should be. We should aspire for this to not be bucket #2, but bucket #1.
March 24 2020
It can be tricky to spot the important bits sometimes.
During a website project, we’re distracted by a particular font the boss wanted, who is going to take photographs and whether payment is Net30 or Net90. What matters is saying and visualizing the right things to the right people. That’s it.
During a house sale, we’re distracted by the escrow deposit, home inspection period and who the appraiser might be. What matters is having a house that’s worth the price and a buyer prepared to pay. That’s it.
During an advertising project, we’re distracted by the camera angles, caption text and fine-tuning of pixel tracking data. What matters is saying and visualizing the right things to those who will raise their hands if interested. That’s it.
Don’t overcomplicate this. Look for the important bits and for those who do the same.