The Mental Model Behind Every High-Performer I Know
During my first college internship, I completely replaced myself with Visual Basic scripts. Let me explain.
I had been working in Excel for the first month of the internship. Basic market analysis stuff for a government consulting firm. I was annoyed by having to do the same things over and over again, and while cell functions were helping, they weren't handling as much of the work as I thought the computer could.
Then I got some advice from another intern doing some programming work for them:
"If you're doing something manually on a computer more than once, there's probably a way to make the computer do it for you."