Lurking in the shadows somewhere nearby is your sense of overwhelm. You’re doing your best not to catch its eye – keep moving and maybe it won’t catch up – but part of you is wondering if 2016 has already spiraled out of control. Here’s how to get back on track.
Do you want to live your best life; to make your greatest contribution to the world and experience the greatest joy possible? I sure do and I love books that offer me wisdom to make it happen.
If you are changing jobs, being promoted, or taking on a new project, be sure to think through how your time management must change.
So what exactly is essentialism? The author defines it best as “a discipline you apply each and every time you are faced with a decision about whether to say yes or whether to politely decline. It’s a method for making the tough trade-offs between lots of good things and a few really great things.”
When we bring a Primal perspective to the fore, just what is a healthy and productive relationship to time and money? And how much of each do we need to be happy?
Rather than continuing to search for that mythic grail we call work/life balance, we need to learn how to shift gears and slow down. Instead of focusing on being busy all the time, or feeling frustrated that we aren’t accomplishing enough, we need to find the gears that allow us to slow down and connect with the people who matter most.
There are many useful concepts here to choose from but for this summary I want to focus on the idea of connection as a more powerful tool than competition in business. Competition is a win-lose proposition that creates exclusions, a sense of scarcity and it closes doors. Connection is an “everyone plays” proposition that creates acceptance, a sense of abundance, and it opens up possibilities.
The average person is sleep-deprived, overstressed, and not making enough time for things he/she wants to do. What about you? Some of us are doing better than others. Daniel Levitin shares, in The Organized Mind, what they are doing.