Eliminate Every six months, I clean my whole house. I divide everything into piles of "meh" "forever" and "I gotta go!" As I sort through the "meh" pile, I ask "When am I going to use it again?" and "How much should I pay now?" I can't answer these two questions with a high value, that's okay. I want to surround my life with things that will make the greatest possible contribution to my success. It not only provides clarity, but reminds me of my future personal goals of wanting to travel.
Advertising Continue reading below Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison to become an essentialist. He focused on ending hair masking service apartheid in South Africa, and now his name lives on. Whereas I am not Nelson Mandela. He inspired me to compromise in my life to determine what is most important. Do I want to have trinkets in my house? Or stay minimal to be able to pick up and move where and when? By eliminating what is not essential in my life, I am able to open myself more to the essential.
Execute Remember that time you took on a new client and realized it would be a LOT more work than you expected? Yes, this has happened to me several times. I underestimated the time it would take to complete the work the client needed, so I ended up wasting dollars in my pocket. Now I spend 50% of my time on each project. Why? Think about all the emails, phone calls, reports, and then do the necessary work. Advertising Continue reading below I also learned not to forget the small victories.