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Simplify Something

19 March 2012

I’m on my travels shortly as I have a Keynote conference speech to deliver in Australia. This will be huge fun and I’m racing to pack and prep and sort out tickets, visas, slides, invoices, expenses, clients, meetings…the list is endless. I’m also flying on to Canada to do book PR work, so in reality have a world tour to organise. In order to avoid drowning in a sea of to-do lists I’ve been asking people for help and trying to simplify things.

And I thought I’d experiment with simplifying this blog and avoiding adding photographs for a while, to speed things up.

Pictures are great because they help to ‘sell’ a story and they also add an hour to the time it takes to post the blog each week. I don’t have a spare an hour at the moment so have decided that for the time being a blog without a picture is better than no blog with a picture.

And as I’m talking about ‘Change’ to my Australian audience it seems a appropriate to make a change as part of my Change talk!

It’s good practice to ask ourselves why we do things and if they add value or just soak up time. If we find ways to simplify what we do we make life easier for ourselves and nobody really wants unnecessary complexity …do they?

So, what can you simplify this week?

What do you do that looks ‘pretty,’ but doesn’t add any value and just steals an hour of your time?


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