As we head into week two of our Stop the Madness theme, we want to talk about simplifying – at home and in life. When you remove stuff physically and mentally, you allow room for new things to enter. This is a great time to clean out your closets, cabinets, and garage and donate 20-25% of the “stuff” you’re not using to a needy cause. It’s also a great time to step away from any relationships that are toxic or no longer serving you! Clearing the clutter is an amazing way to feel lighter, more focused, and less stressed.
Something to Think About
Why do we keep so many things that we don’t use? If you’re like most, you may be thinking of that “someday” use for things. If you really like something you aren’t using, give it to someone who would really appreciate it and use it. They will embrace it and think of you each time they use it.
Clean out some of your “stuff”, including toxic relationships, and simplify.
Words of Wisdom
The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. – Hans Hofmann
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness, weakness. – Henry David Thoreau
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci
The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed – it is a process of elimination. – Elbert Hubbard
Simplicity is an acquired taste. Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life. -Katherine F. Gerould
Have all agents clean their desk and organize their working spaces, in the office and at home this week. You can have the office cleaned and de-cluttered this week. Think clean and simple. Stage the entrance area with a few new things to give it a fresh look. You could also hire a service for a huge shredding event and invite clients to participate.
Talk to 15 agents this week and invite them to come in for a conversation on how you can help them simplify their business, allowing them to work more effectively.