A lot of Silicon Valley executives have. But essentialism usually get them back on track again. Watch this short interview with Greg McKeown telling Stanford University what he found when evaluating them:
Interesting video, isn’t it? The problem in a nutshell, according to McKeown, is that we believe we can do it all. An abundance of successful entrepreneurs and executives become overwhelmed by expectations and options. As a result they often lose the single-minded focus that led to success.
Focus on less
McKeown is of the opinion that focusing on essentialism, i.e. the disciplined pursuit of less, often is what makes them successful again. His recipe is hence to start by figuring out what’s most important, eliminate the trivial and establish routines for effortless execution.
Can you relate to what’s stated in the video? Has it happened to you that success has made you lose your single-minded focus? Have you like the Silicon Valley executives swiftly gone from success to failure? Did you ever try essentialism to get you back on track again? Are you after watching the video going to try focusing on less next time you need to? Or maybe you have found another strategy to get you back to the single-minded focus that deliver fantastic results?
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