WANT A CHALLENGE?
Want some practical steps towards eliminating the noise? Try the 21-Day Challenge from the author of the book, Greg McKeown, when you subscribe to their email list. I’ve highlighted my favorite ones here.
Write down the most important six activities for today. Put them in priority order. Now cross off the bottom five.
Spend one day watching for when you use the words, “I have to.” Replace them with, “I choose to.”
Pause once today and ask, “Is this the most important or valuable thing I could be doing right now?”
Catch yourself when the thought crosses your mind, “I will do both.” When you do: stop, pause and pick one of the choices.
Today, if it isn’t a clear yes then make it a clear no.
Before going into your next meeting, pause and ask yourself, “What is the one thing I really want to achieve coming out of this meeting?”
Establish a new rule for today: if you want to add a new activity you need to edit out two existing activities.
Start an essentialist journal: you’re only allowed one sentence for the whole day.