Learning how to subtract, to let go, delegate, outsource, reduce—eliminating to be stronger—is easily lost when the talk tilts towards “more on the plate to do”.
This is not meant to a counter intuitive Zen-like blog post, and we will now chant mantras virtually. It is a reminder that we can all subtract certain things to improve ourselves, a ‘clean-out-the-clutter’ blog.
We all aspire to be better than we are; more charming, knowledgeable, efficient, respected.
In bettering ourselves, many will try to up their game; on-going education, strategic training and workshops, professional certification, or simply running a race faster, all self improvement steps to gain a new insight or capability.
With more goals, objectives, project deadlines, targets, profitability, (not to mention the repugnant acronym “KPI”), the ‘to-do’ list adds up quickly.[list style=”circle”]
Do you have projects/clients/staff/deadlines that are:
Think about subtracting them.
In jazz, knowing what not to play and how to use musical space is a sign of a true artist, usually accomplished after decades of playing..
Less can be better as you progress in your career. Once you learn how to subtract, only then you can add. Carefully.
Written by Neal Horwitz, MD of Henry Hale Maguire
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