Say No! More Often
A while back I mentioned the importance of having guidance and a rhythm, a setting where people understand how to contribute and what.
This is important, especially where people have freedom and autonomy to do their best work. Again and again, I see them struggle with information overload, or even burning out because it’s simply too much to choose from.
In such a setting coaching is very important and there needs to be someone guiding them to protect their most important asset, their brain. But on the other side, there is also the responsibility of the people themselves. Ultimately, only they can say a clear no to things.
The book Essentialism is a book I often recommend when I see people feel busy but not productive. People that pursuit the right goal, at the right moment, in the right way are feeling much more utilized, valued and productive. A quote from the book which strikes me is: “If you don’t prioritize your life, someone else will”
See the author himself explain this book much better than me ;)
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