The Art Of “Strategic Subtraction”

Hot take: with just 6 weeks left of the year, my team and I have decided that “finishing strong” does NOT mean scrambling to the finish line at breakneck speeds.

It means finishing the year with clarity, purpose, and a sense of accomplishment.

In fact, instead of cramming in as many tasks as we can from now until December 31st, we’re embracing what I’m going to call the art of “strategic subtraction”.

As my team and I look at our to-do list right now, we’re asking questions like:

  • Does this task contribute to our bigger vision? 
  • Will this add real value or is this just busy work? 
  • Can this be postponed for better timing?

The beauty of this approach is that it’s not about doing less for the sake of being lazy…

It’s about doing more of what matters and less of what doesn’t.

And frankly, it’s a great approach all year long!

So, what’s something you can take OFF your to-do list right now?

What’s a project that CAN wait until after the new year that you’ve been trying to squeeze into these last few weeks (even though it’s kind of stressing you out)?

Let’s end the year not just “strong” but HAPPY.

Make it an amazing day,


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