how much is too much?

I have to admit, I’m exhausted just looking at this cover… 174 gadgets rated! 100 best apps! Now don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of novelty and cool, useful, creative, innovative stuff as much as the next person.

But when I read these headlines, my brain shuts down. I can’t even entertain the idea of sifting through the lists to see if there might be anything I would like to engage with or consume. Too much choice and information overload made me walk away.

When we hold too much mental clutter, we lose the capacity to think clearly and make good decisions. And the higher up in the organization we are, the bigger the consequences and the higher the costs of poor decision-making.

How much unnecessary mental clutter are you carrying? How much valuable brain space is taken up by it? And how are you enabling your teams to focus only on what is actually important?

If you are stuck in the clutter and want a thinking partner to help you see clearly again, get in touch and let’s talk.