Chris Oakley is a friend of mine who works with companies on leadership and productivity. Chris has a saying that I really like: "Doing less, better."
When you think about all the stuff we do, whether it's designing a new process, writing an email, creating a new configuration, or planning an event, isn't it more productive to do "less" better?
People want to overthink or overanalyze to try and make something better and more successful. But in the end, they just overcomplicate the task. In today's hectic world, we are in a battle for people's attention and when we try and do too much we can lose that valuable attention.
Unfortunately, this saying is much harder to accomplish than it sounds. What do you cut out, what parts do you not include, how will you get your point across? All valid concerns. “Doing less, better” is difficult. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Try focusing on what really matters and not overanalyzing. Your gut instinct is usually the right answer.
As you focus on your next project, your next event, or write your next email, remember to "do less, better." I think you will be surprised by the results.
Until next time…I'm Marty, make every minute count.