We all know that being pragmatic about your work and business practices is useful when you’re refining your processes. It can help you to save money, reduce your workload and cut waste in more ways than one.
This is a valuable skill and asset that you have at your disposal during this stage in your life. If you’ve come this far, you can be confident that you’ve done it before, so you can do it again.
When thinking about making the transition into Half-Retirement, pragmatism will prove itself to be extremely useful yet again. It will help you to reach towards your objectives of regaining time and begin to move closer to a Half-Retired lifestyle.
How Being Pragmatic Will Help you Take a Step Towards Half-Retirement
Pragmatism is the process of evaluating things within your business without regard to emotions, difficulty, or personal relationships.. This is something that you’re going to have to do if you want to achieve your Half-Retirement goals. Half-Retirement offers many benefits, but those benefits come at a cost. You must do things the fast way vs. the absolute perfect way. Your reduced workload must be carved from many corners of the business. A pragmatic approach is one.
Reviewing what you already have and reforming it to suit your new objectives is also a necessary requirement – so buckle up, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
You will discover a love for things that you never thought you cared about, you will get frustrated, and you will want to go back to your old routines – Don’t! – Remember: this is a necessary process to get you into Half-Retirement.
The Benefits of Having a Pragmatic Attitude
Pragmatism is quite simply dealing with cold hard facts.
Does it work or doesn’t it? Is it necessary, or is it not? Pragmatism cannot be tested because it is simply the reality of the situation as opposed to what you want it to be.
Adopting this attitude early in the Half-Retirement process can save you a lot of time.
For the first time in a long time, you are attempting to eradicate your emotions from the equation and fully focus on what works most effectively – despite the way that you like to do things.
Given that the objective with Half-Retirement is to save time. A no-nonsense approach is exactly what you need to dispose of things that are outdated and no longer of use – pragmatism can give you that.
Furthermore, using a pragmatic approach can help you to adjust your mentality to being Half-Retired. During this time, you will begin to break down your processes and, along the way, you will instantly be able to recognize opportunities to offload certain tasks or remove them entirely from your workload.
Being pragmatic with distributing your workload
As you review the processes that you already have in place to contend with your workload, you will need to systematize them in order to make sense of the chaos.
This means segmenting everything that you do into digestible chunks.
When you have done this, you will be able to identify what you are doing, if it is necessary and what can be done slightly more efficiently. As you go along, by matching skills and experience to certain tasks, people may spring to mind that can take over certain stages of your processes – This is a good thing.
Providing you choose the most practical person for the job and not your favorite, you have remained pragmatic and are moving towards making bigger plans for your Half-Retirement.
This is just one example of how pragmatism can help you into Half-Retirement. If you’d like to learn more, please inquire about our courses and the additional support that we can provide you with.