I’m back in NYC after spending some time out in Los Angeles. I got invited to go to a great business event and here’s the big lesson I took away from it …

Sometimes you need to slow down to speed up.

I’m a runner and once one of my coaches told me the same thing. To get faster, you can’t just keep trying to run faster and faster. You have to run slow – really slow. I won’t get into the details, but I can tell you it works.

In business, it’s easy to get addicted to the momentum of producing, creating, and growing. We get into a cycle of working hard and seeing results.

The problem is that we’re going so fast that sometimes we don’t see the really ridiculous and sometimes embarrassing mistakes we’re committing or inefficiencies in our businesses and on our teams.

We’re too busy to notice how we could be working smarter. We’re stuck in the fast lane and don’t slow down so we look at things from a new perspective, spot problems, adjust, and then set ourselves up to move even faster.

For me, this specifically means that I need to slow down and focus on some things that I know are inefficient right now in my business as well as my design workflow.

Do you need to slow down so you can move faster?

What are some things that, if you’re honest, you know are inefficient on your team or in your business? Identify these things and set aside some time in the next 2 weeks to slow down and focus on these things.