The Simple LifeAug 27, 2021
Moments after I wake each morning, I greet my love:
My bride won’t be out of bed for another hour.
In light of my passion for a good cup o’ Joe, I recently purchased a coffee maker with all the bells and whistles.
Digital display, time zone settings, filtration automation situation—you name it.
But that’s not how I actually use it.
My method = push button, make coffee.
When I noticed a crack in the glass decanter, I looked around for a fancy pants replacement, but I couldn’t find one.
My new hero is a low-key $25 Mr. Coffee classic.
Push button, make coffee.
Simplicity never tasted so good.
As I head out for a week of vacation, I’m on a mission to simplify other parts of my life and my leadership.
Here are a few examples:
> My calendar—too many meetings. Uncle.
> My reading list—LinkedIn is littered with “look what I just read”. Too much.
> My surroundings—time to declutter. Not sparking joy.
> My goals—too many and too varied. Do fewer things better.
> My techniques—back to basics. Tried and true essentials work for a reason.
You don’t need to overthink your leadership approach.
You’ll find more strength and clarity by stripping away than piling on.
How have you simplified some part of your world? What’s next?
I’m planning on re-reading Greg McKeown’s “Essentialism” and “Effortless”. Any other related reads that you’d recommend when it comes to the simplification situation?