“Work simply. Live fully.” This week CMLE focuses on the following work productivity tip from Work Simply, Carson Tate’s popular book. At CMLE, we’ve boiled down Tate’s wealth of knowledge from Work Simply to a few key points; please see the book for more detail and resources. At the bottom, see links to earlier tips in the series! Let’s all be our best selves….
This week’s activity: Free yourself from the pull of constant “busyness” by focusing on achieving your best life.
In the final chapter of Carson Tate’s book Work Simply, she describes an activity she uses with her clients. She has them imagine their lives with all aspects – personal and professional – just the way they want it to be. She has them think how this would look, how they would feel, who they would be with. This exercise creates feelings of “excitement, joy, fun, meaning, and purpose.”
Want to make that fantasy a reality?
Take all the tips and strategies you’ve learned from this series, and put them into action!
In case you need a quick review: Set your READY goals: Realistic, Exciting, Action-oriented, Directive, and Yours. Take a look at the tasks you complete each day and evaluate whether they will help you come closer to achieving your goals. Next, learn better ways of investing your most valuable resource, time. Finally, ask for help! Realize that you actually don’t need to do it all yourself, or all on your own.
Looking for more resources for streamlining your life and living with more meaning and purpose? Check out www.carsontate.com for more strategies and information.
If you missed it, discover your Productivity Style with a simple assessment. See our earlier posts in the series for personalized tips on working with your Productivity Style in order to transform your work and personal life.
Previous tips in this series
- Getting started with Work Simply: An introduction to the series
- Tip 1: Direct your attention
- Tip 2: Setting your READY goals
- Tip 3: Spend your time wisely
- Tip 4: Create your Master task list
- Tip 5: Ways to accomplish more
- Tip 6: Control your inbox
- Tip 7: Modify your work space
- Tip 8: Get a handle on paperwork
- Tip 9: Better delegation
- Tip 10: Work productively with your team
- Tip 11: Meaningful meetings