Essentialism

By Wendy White-McCown

Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you ever feel busy but not productive?  As you know, running a salon can swarm you with many details. Our "To Do" lists can get very long and leave us feeling overwhelmed. The question is, which of the tasks that you are investing your time into are essential to your success?

Recently, I listen to a book on audible called "Essentialism", the disciplined pursuit of less (but better). Wow, it brought so much clarity to what is important and what's not to everyday tasks. One of my strengths has always been "multitasking", well this book shed a new light on the subject. Instead of trying to do it all, how about making your highest contribution to what really matters?  Less but better is a good way to describe essentialism.

Ask yourself this, "Am I investing in the right activities?" It's not about getting more things done, it's about getting the right things done?

  • An essentialist eliminates the non-essential.
  • An essentialist makes a high level of contribution to the things that really matter.
  • An essentialist has more time for what's important to them.

It's about pausing constantly to ask, "Am I investing in the right activities?" We want to be operating at our highest level of contribution.

Are you operating at your highest level of contribution or are you working on things that are non-essential? We would love to hear your thoughts on Facebook.