Declutter Your Life: Essentialism by Greg Mckeown
Do you feel both overworked and under-utilised? Do you feel busy, but you're not productive? Like you're in constant motion, but you're not getting anywhere?
If you answered yes to any of those, it is time to declutter your life and become more efficient.
We've been taught from a young age that hard work is the key to producing results. In fact, many of us are rewarded for productivity. The problem is that this has led to a cultural norm where work equals good. It's a work-equals-good cycle. We've lost sight of the fact that certain types of effort yield higher rewards than others. And we end up working for work's sake.
In this lesson, we're exploring the concept of "Essentialism" and putting it into practice. We'll get laser focused and eliminate the stuff that's just not helping you reach your goals. This is not a time management strategy. It's a system for deciding what is essential. By focusing only on the essentials, we can regain control of our choices and focus on the things that matter.
In this video, you'll learn:
- About the 80/20 principle and how to implement it in your life
- The importance of both play and sleep to healthy brain function and productivity
- What essentialism is, and how it can help you
- Why focus is necessary
- Why you sometimes need to cut your losses to progress
- How good time-keeping and planning can help make you more efficient
- What essentialist leadership looks like
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How to Create A Profitable Creative Businesswith Charlie Bradley Ross
Whether you're a one-person band or managing a team of ten, it can be easy to lose sight of your finances with the day-to-day juggle of running a business. Research from the JPMorgan Chase Institute found that many small businesses exist month to month, and the average small company has only enough cash saved to last 27 days. Small and medium-sized businesses don't have the deep pockets that large enterprises do, which is why even short-term cash flow problems can sink an otherwise successful business.
Inspired by Mike Michalowicz's book, "Profit First", this lesson is about getting a handle on your business's finances. With cash in the bank and, most importantly, a company generating PROFIT, year on year.
In this lesson, you'll leave with a financial structure and system to build and grow a healthy, profitable business. It's suitable if you have not yet started your business or are years in. If your business is facing financial strains, this will be a fast way to identify what the issues are so that you can fix them.