“You have been invited to heed your call and now it is up to you to decide where you go from here.
You are the result of the choices you make every single day, and what you choose, you become.
To choose wisely, be a witness to your thoughts and actions, both positive and negative.
Observe each and every one with neutral emotion.
Avoid judging or being critical.
Just examine your thoughts as they pass through your psyche.
Consider the source, then act or don’t act on them.
How you choose to respond to this call is what will define and shape your future.”
Regardless of the call you are heeding, as a Business Owner, you come up against this stuff all the time.
It’s no exaggeration to say that your decisions will determine your success.
So what have you decided?
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Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin?
Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized?
Are you often busy but not productive?
Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas?
If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the “Way of the Essentialist.”
The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting “only the right things” done.
It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a “systematic discipline” for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.
By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.
Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. It’s about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives.
Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.”
Following on from yesterdays post, doing “busywork” is not living the life of an “Essentialist”.
Is what you’re right now essential to the revenue generating aspects of your business?
If not, then stop and do that instead…
“Imagine everything you do could fall into one of three buckets:
I’m not talking about the quality of the work you deliver – I’ve no doubt that’s fine.
I’m talking about the meaning the work has for you and the impact it makes.
Most of us have found that the goal of our current working lives is simply to get through the stuff
it has got to stop…”
What appeals to me about this manifesto is that the logic works for a business owner equally as well.
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