Stop me if this sounds familiar:
You’re a brand new employee at a company that values teamwork and collaboration. Eager to prove yourself, you come out of the gate swinging. You do good work early on, and garner a reputation as a high contributor and team player.
This reputation results in more people from across the org asking for your assistance on all sorts of projects. You, of course, say yes (you are a team player, after all).
Before long, you feel yourself spread thin. You make a millimeter of progress on a thousand different fronts, but no significant progress on any. Your “priority” list is thirty items long. In an ironic twist, your early success has now undermined your ability to contribute at a high level.
The quality of your work goes down, while your stress level skyrockets.
It’s a surefire recipe for burnout.
Luckily for us, today’s Awesome Office guest has developed a solution - Essentialism.
Greg McKeown is a renowned speaker, author, and the CEO of THIS Inc, a company