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Simple Can Be Harder

“That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity.  Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.  But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” –       Steve Jobs Steve Jobs’ passing represents a huge loss, but he leaves behind a tremendous legacy.  One could go on for hours about that legacy, but today I just want to address Job’s quote above, because it has a lot to do with effective organizing. Getting organized is always about taking the less important stuff out of the way so that you can get to the most important stuff.  This is what I have been most successful at helping people with.  The really challenging part, however, is setting up systems that depend on “focus and simplicity.” We can establish organizing systems that start with focus and simplicity, but they fall victim to the old habit of adding extra stuff that just interferes. This phenomenon can be illustrated by another cultural icon, Frasier.  In Episode 13, […]

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