We're doing some minor renovations at the moment. Feeling my pain? I'm spending a lot of time painting and, in doing so, I'm spending a lot of time in my own head. It's a time consuming process, but strangely satisfying and it's taught me a few things along the way that are so applicable to so many things that we do.
1 Preparation is key
There's nothing like a fresh coat of paint on a wall to show up all of the lumps and bumps! Just considering the process, rather than rushing in headlong, could actually save time and increase productivity.