80/20 Rule Unmasked

80 percent of everything is created by 20 percent of everything. 80 percent of every situation is controlled by 20 percent of the processes.

The Pareto Principle, or better known as the 80/20 rule is the most productive rule known, and using its power as leverage produces extraordinary results. The best part is that the 80/20 rule can be applied by anyone and everyone in all situations.

Applying the 80/20 rule to what you do in life and in business produces the optimum return on investment (ROI) for everything you do including use of time and financial success.

80 percent of the value you create will be determined by 20 percent of your activities.

Sample Situations

20 percent of us do the 80 percent of the cheating in relationships

20 percent of us commit 80 percent of the crimes

20 percent of us control 80 percent of the wealth

80 percent of your wealth comes from 20 percent of your clients

80 percent of your time is controlled by 20 percent of the content

20 percent of your clients are responsible for 80 percent of your problems in business

Fixing 20 percent of the causes will eliminate 80 percent of the problems

20 percent of patients use 80 percent of healthcare resources

80 percent of leadership success is achieved by focusing on 20 percent of the activities

*The 80/20 rule is an average– most situations are not perfectly 80/20. Instead they are rounded off to 80/20. Examples: 79/21, 72/28, 85/15, 90/10, 70/30.

Identify what provides the fastest return on investment and focus all your time and resources on doing only that.

Identify what activities take up most of your time and stop doing it.

Make these two changes to the way you do things and watch your free time increase, your happiness grow, and your success flourish.


Keith Lawrence Miller, M.A., PCC, BCC, CPRW

Elite Pro Coach | Ivy League Resumes

ICF Certified & Credentialed Coach (PCC) | Board Certified Coach (BCC)

M.A. Columbia University | Organizational Psychologist

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Leadership coaching is dedicated to enhancing leadership skills and abilities by enhancing the leader within and creating self-awareness. Targeting and understanding the underlying processes that dictate predictable behaviors creates a necessary awareness in alignment with reality that enables superior leadership. All leadership is not equal, but rather, fluid, flexible, and adaptive to the situation and environment. Implementing the correct developmental process proactively separates the good from the great. Our leadership coaching processes develops great leaders. However, facing perceived fears, accepting critical feedback, and managing emotional highs & lows in alignment with universal laws is required for maximizing personal and professional growth.

Everyone is capable of being a leader and that leadership begins with leading the self. The material offered goes above and beyond generic leadership content found on other leadership sites such as mission, vision, and tactics of leadership. Rather, we expand on these processes and include the real human aspect and psychological foundation of creating valued connections that by association inspire followers to exceed performance expectations. Additionally, these writings are geared to elicit behaviors that make leaders more follower-friendly, and attempt by diffusion, to refine the skills needed to lead successfully.

Keith Miller

Keith Lawrence Miller, Organizational Psychologist, Board Certified Coach (BCC), Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC), with subject matter expertise in executive career & leadership coaching and management consulting supported by a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

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