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Muli-tasking is out.

June 11, 2017

For the month of June we're focusing on being healthy - physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, and/or spirtually.  It's understood, of course, the change begins with one area.  Right?  What is most important to you.  Consider what part of life is so out of control you feel like you're in the middle of a pin ball machine, being bounced here and then there.

If multi-tasking has been your MO (method of operation), let me kindly suggest it doesn't work long term.  Many people talk of "mindfulness" - slowing down and learning to live in the moment.  A great practice, yet it is only a small part of what life can be.  I'm asking you to entertain a new paradigm shift guaranteed to turn your thoughts upside down or inside out.  Or maybe you're like me and it just makes sense from the get go.  Essentialism.  It's not what you think.

Author Greg McKeown explains, "Essentialism is not about how to get more things done; it's about how to get the right things done."  It means setting priorities, right?  Surprisingly, the word priority began in singular form and became pluralized in the 1900's.  "We reasoned that by changing the word we could bend reality.  Somehow we would now be able to have multiple "first" things."

A Non-essentialist thinks almost everything is essential.
An Essentialist thinks almost everything is not essential.

  • Do you feel over worked, but not productive?  
  • Do your plans get pushed to the back burner with other requests?  
  • Are you living by design or default?

I highly recommend this book and paradigm. Each day I look forward with anticipation to learn more.  The person who introduced me to it, listened first on audio, then with his kindle, and now a hard copy to highlight and mark up.   
  • If you're too busy to read, it's just what the Dr. ordered.
  • If you believe you can do it all, the timing is perfect.
  • If you need to dejunk parts of your home, chances are there are areas of life in need of CPR, too.
Hold on to your hats and get ready to explore a whole new world!

Thanks for listening . . . I enjoy good company.


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