“Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” – Steve Jobs
Living in an ever increasingly complex world, we find ourselves trying to cram even more in to the hours we have. From running businesses that can take us away from our families, to leading teams that require us to think about the development of multiple team members, time is becoming a super precious commodity we need to manage effectively.
Simplifying how we use our time and what we choose to focus on is key. “Less is more” can often be one of the hardest things to implement, yet making time to simplify how you do things will maximise your return.
3 Tips to Simplify things
So how then, do we make this happen? Here are three tips to help
Do the basics and do them well – those things that have got you this far are skills you already have. The relationship building, the hard work, the making quality decisions are things that you have and are already using
Stick to your structure – setting a routine, creating quality habits and maintaining structure shows you have the discipline to get awesome results
Play to your strengths – you know what you are good at, use these strengths to create momentum and at the same time develop the extra skills that will take things to the next level
So how complex do you make things? In what areas could you shift your focus and simplify your days? If you need to simplify what you are doing then these tips will help.
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Have an awesome week!