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November 12th, 2018
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How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Less and Sled More

Chances are, right about now you are staring out a window anticipating the arrival of winter when you should be working. Maybe it’s one of those dreaded Mondays, when 10 minutes into your job you are already using the F-word like a comma. What’s a boondocker to do when you just want to be braapin’, not balancing budgets? It’s time to slide down the ethical slope guilt-free by convincing your boss that more time on the sled will boost your job performance this winter. Here’s how to talk your boss into letting you work less and sled more.

 

How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Work Less and Sled More

Improved Problem Solving

Navigating technical tree-lines can leave you feeling lost in the rhythm of the pines and two-stroke stoke. Meanwhile, under that carbon-fiber helmet your brain is absorbing massive amounts of sensory data and translating it into rapid-fire decisions, all while building faster neural synapses. Think of this like adding a turbo to your cognitive pathways.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, slow-thinking can also increase your creative problem-solving skills. Successfully figuring out how to get your buddy’s sled up that last 4 meters and out of Zippermouth Creek can take serious mental capacity. Sledders don’t make excuses, we find solutions.

 

Work Less and Sled More

 

Skill Proficiency

According to Malcolm Gladwell’s ‘Outliers Theory’, 10,000 hours of effortful study at a subject will equal mastery. Sharpening your proficiency saw in any lane of life can improve self-confidence, overall performance capabilities and engagement across the board.

 

Work Less and Sled More

 

If Chris Burandt can do it, then you too can darn well Jenny Craig an operating budget or reach that lofty sales goal. But remember, riding every weekend this winter will only get you 4% of the way there. So, the next time you get caught reading Mountain Sledder magazine during office hours, explain to your boss that you are simply levelling up.

 

Teamwork Skills

Understanding human behavior and how to create synergy in groups are skills which great leaders tackle every day. Watch your riding buddies; the ones who can rally people up that slope towards a common goal, delegate tasks during an avalanche rescue practice or compromise where to eat breakfast are likely to be the ones most successful in their careers. Befriending a local to tease out the details of their secret stash can also lend translatable relationship-building skills for those working in sales and marketing.

 

Work Less and Sled More

 

Remember, if you are not learning while you’re burning, you are cheating yourself out of the better part of your compensation. So go convince your boss to hand over that permission slip, and get to work out there.

 

Work Less and Sled More

#officeoftheday

 

– Nicole