If you want to save the world, clean your garage first. – Stephen Covey

Incomplete tasks and projects take us space in our brain. It can cause added stress to our day to day lives and tend to never be as daunting as they feel. This month’s Tips & Recommendations are here to help you get started on those tasks. 

3 TIPS FROM DOUG

1. Start Somewhere

One of our biggest hindrances to starting something is knowing where to start. When it comes to cleaning your garage, it can feel like such a big, overwhelming task. At times we feel like we must have every step planned out to be successful, but in reality if we just start somewhere, anywhere, it becomes less intimidating and more obtainable to accomplish.

2. Seek Guidance

Have you ever felt stuck? At times, once we have started something, we get to a point where we don’t know exactly how to move forward. The best advice we can give is to reach out to someone else who will provide a different perspective and objectivity allowing us to see blind spots we were unable to see. Seek their guidance and ideas. This will help you connect with them along with getting yourself more comfortable with the process of tackling the task. 

3. Don’t Let The Current Situation Be An Excuse 

We all know this is an unusual time; life feels different. Decide what you want to do moving forward and take the first indicated step even if you don’t know how to complete the project. Let the extra time you have be an asset. You are fully capable of accomplishing whatever you want!

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

How often you find yourself stretched too thin, overworked and overwhelmed? How often do you feel busy but not productive? Too often, right? In the book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, Greg McKeown‎ present us with a way to become better at doing fewer things – The way of the Essentialist. By focusing on the essentials, we can finally become more productive and more satisfied with our lives.

https://www.amazon.com/Essentialism-Disciplined-Pursuit-Greg-McKeown/dp/0804137382