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The Yes/No Book by Dr. Mike Clayton

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CHAPTER 2

Bury the Gopher

There is no doubt that Gophers are a nuisance. So you need to bury them and keep them out of your way, then you can focus on what is important and feel more in control. Let’s look at the why and the how of Gopher-burying, and then find some practical questions to ask that will help you to know when and how to bury your inner Gopher.

Why bury the Gopher?

There are lots of good reasons to bury your inner Gopher. Let’s take a look at some of them.

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Important things get done

The first thing you gain when you bury your Gopher is the time you need to do the things that matter. You will start to notice that the important ...

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