I don’t believe that a good productivity flow is made only of apps, tools, charts or graphs. Behind every person has a story and a different behind the scenes. Declutter is a one in a lifetime discovery that I learned with Josh and Ryan from the minimalists.
In today’s post I will tell you what triggered my first move in this self improvement subject in my 9-5 job.
From time to time I absorb, read or listen about new things that may improve, not just my productivity, but improve me.
This began in my first office job.
Years ago I was in my early days at the market of construction as an Assistant Planner of Construction Budget. I didn’t know nothing about it.
Unexperienced. Naive. How to start or do anything without knowing?
My boss at the time was a very strong and organized woman that helped me to find my path in the company. She didn’t just helped me on excel or related things to my position at the time. She helped me to get organized and faster, she knew that I would need this to follow their pace. So, she taught me.
The one thing that I will tell you about today is one of the lessons that I learned from her.
One day, at the office, my mouse broke. It was a USB microsoft mouse with a long wire.
I had to request another one and ask for her approval before the purchase. I sent her an e-mail and she replied with one sentence.
Get a wireless one.
I said ‘Alright’. Why refuse?
That’s how I got my first wireless equipment. Oh god. It was great. I felt like a kid. From now on I just want wireless stuff.
In the meantime I realized something that changed my life since then.
One less wire made my desk look crazy organized. It increased my feeling of ‘now I can accomplish things’.
From this I jumped to the point that every single thing in my desktop is needed and organized.
No more mugs, organizers, paper, folders or things that I didn’t need.
Declutter NOW your desktop.
Why to do it?
For the most of us, this is a hard step but once is made it’s easier to keep up the pace.
There so many quotes saying that a cluttered desk is good for creation, but that doesn’t help to get the job done. It also doesn’t have many support in science.
To get the job done, keep your mind, heart, desk and house decluttered. ALWAYS.
Tell me. When you go to work, how will you find your desk?
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Bye folks. 🙂