Recently I had the rare opportunity to take a long road trip with my husband. We’ve done long trips with the kids in tow, but this time it was only us, and we decided to listen to the book Essentialism – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. It had been on our list to read for a long time, but this seemed like a great opportunity to knock it out together.
I was hooked from the beginning when Greg defined essentialism as, “less but better,” with his basic value proposition being, “Only once you give yourself the permission to stop trying to do it all, to stop saying yes to everyone, can you make your highest contribution towards the things that really matter.”
This concept seemed so relatable to me in my personal and work life, yet at times so hard to put in motion. We could all use tips on how to get the right things done, but how do we know what is essential?
At Purple Ink, we continually review our services and make sure that we add value to each client. Our HR Assessment has proven numerous times to help organizations get back on track. We target critical items that must be done to prevent legal issues and we recommend ways for the department to run smoother. It could be you need a new recruiting strategy, a new HR Assistant to handle daily requests, or just reassurance that you are, in fact, doing the right things well.
If we can assist and help you strategize so your HR team can focus on the essential or coach you how to say no, if your team is being pulled in too many directions, please reach out. We thoroughly enjoy each and every opportunity given to us at Purple Ink.
And lastly, I’d highly recommend the book or audiobook; it brings focus to taking time to explore, realizing you have a choice, defining your purpose, saying no, and SLEEP. Who can argue that sleep isn’t essential? Just try a little more of it and see!