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[There’s] more support, more awareness. But at the same time, a lot of apathy. The big message I take around is: every single person makes some impact on the planet every day. And you get to choose what you buy, where it comes from.
The thing you have to do first to make this work is to alleviate poverty. Because if you’re really poor, you’re going to cut down the last tree because you’ve got to live.
...how is it possible that the most intellectual creature that’s ever walked on the planet, that sent a rocket to Mars from which a little robot crept to take photos, is destroying our only home? It seems to be a disconnect between the clever brain and the heart, love and compassion.
Yep that's right, I was eating my own vomit.
Like anything in life and business everything can be improved by adding, or by subtracting. Typically adding is associated positively with enhancing something and subtracting is associated negatively with detracting from something.
The race is always for bigger, better, more. Do more, teach more, share more. We are told to keep adding - be on more committees, say yes to more experiences, strive for more money and definitely aim for more friends and likes. My kick in the pants reminder today is that more doesn't always deliver more, in fact all it often gives us less clarity and more stress.
I have a theory:
Business is pretty simple.
Humans make it complicated.
What if instead we started to focus more on subtracting?
We think the key to productivity is to find ways to get more done. We multitask, we attend productivity workshops and how to manage your email better webinars.
What if the real secret to optimum productivity is to do less while achieving more.
Here are four ideas for how you can implement this:
Subtract Low Value Tasks - Linda and I worked through all the ideas I had one by one and identified which ones on my list which were the most commercially viable, would have the greatest impact in helping my clients and were in alignment with my big WHY and goals. It became pretty obvious, pretty quick which low value tasks didn't deserve my attention right now (sorry I wont be launching the Minimalist Leader podcast for a while).
“When have you ever felt or acted like an imposter?”
How would things be different if instead of focusing on popularity they instead focused on helping, problem solving or impacting the next million people they met instead?
“If you can quit social media, but don’t, then you’re part of the problem,” Jaron Lanier says.
Guru Singh said
"Don't be a commodity. Be an oddity."
1 - Stand Out - Be outstanding
2 - Stand Under - Be understanding
3 - Stand UP - be upstanding
“You are so full of knowledge that you have acquired, that there is no space to retrieve the truth which is waiting to enter.”
“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~Joseph Campbell