It is still January and many of us are still feeling fresh and optimistic about the New Year. Productivity author and expert David Allen offered some great advice and reasons to clear out your surroundings.
Want more business? Get rid of all the old energy in the business you’ve done. Are there any open loops left with any of your clients? Any agreements or disagreements that have not been completed or resolved? Any agendas and communications that need to be expressed?
Want more clothes? Go through your closets and storage areas and cart to your local donation center everything that you haven’t worn in the last 24 months or does not look or feel just right.
Want to be freer to go where you want to, when you want to, with new transportation? Clean out your glove compartments and trunks of your cars.
Do you want more wealth? Unhook from the investments and resources that have been nagging at you to change.
Do you want to feel more useful? Hand off anything that you are under-utilizing to someone who can employ it better.
Want some new visions for your life and work? Clean up and organize your boxes of old photographs.
Want to know what to do with your life when you grow up? Start by cleaning the center drawer of your desk.
You have to clear and organize your stuff anyway, right? Narrowing what you see, use and interact with down to what is really wanted, useful and desired is better.
What about your marketing messages? Is it time to let go of what is not working so you can focus on what is working to bring new customers?