Experience, experience, experience ... I've been doing this for 17 years, and keep changing the "how" all the time. I shudder at how I was doing some tasks, even a few years ago. I always look for more efficient ways, and often find them. I did things this season I have never done before, and was more productive.
You have a start, but most likely, in five years, you will look back, "Was I really doing that?"
Normally, I am a very structured, disciplined individual. I do things the same way, time after time, looking to be more productive this time than the last. However, with leaves, I abandon some of that thinking, and never do the same property the same way twice. Each visit has something unique that means the strategy is different.