Was listening to the podcast interview of the ex-CEO of 1800-Got-Junk, who brought the company from $2 mil to $106 mil in a span of 6 years. Few key ideas here:
R&D stands for rip & duplicate. Don't waste your time reinventing the wheel, simply copy the best practices. Do this for important, everyday tasks like holding meetings.
Focus. Before you sleep every night, list down 6 priorities for the next day, in order of importance. The next day, work through the list and don't move on until you have finished a task. Credits: Think and Grow Rich