Are You prepared to “Unbundle It”? Uncomplicate Your Life and Business

unbundle it “So much to do, so little time, I would not have to house this! “

It’s the continued mantra of each business owner and many employees to boot.  You’ll be glad to understand that it doesn’t need to be that way and that there’s something we’ve all done that’s the culprit to making overwhelm in our lives – bundling.

I’m not only talking concerning the marketing form of bundling which you find as “Happy Meals” or “Buy One, Get One Free” offers.  I’m talking a couple of more insidious form of bundling that we create in our businesses and in our lives.

But I’m not the expert on that sort of bundling.  For that, you’ll need to turn to a fascinating book that I received the opposite day called Unbundle It: Simplify Your Perspective to Live a stronger Life an Release the facility of Your Team by C. Elliott Haverlack (@Unbundleit on Twitter), an experienced consumer products executive.

Unbundling: Easy methods to Get What You would like in Life and Business

The idea of bundling came to Haverlack as a kind of epiphanies which you get after playing a similar silly game once too often coupled with life experience.  He defines bundling as being an:

. . .idea tied up in related, but ultimately immaterial nonsense. i discovered that if lets unbundle the postulate or matter from each of the stuff that was confounding progress, business can be more successful – and profitable.

Granted, that may be a rather nebulous definition.  Let me bring it home with an example Haverlack writes about early within the book – the “meeting.”  You all know this meeting because you’ve been portion of it.  There’s a room filled with those that aren’t really completely clear on why they’re there.  Whilst you state the point handy, at the very least 1/2 them really don’t belong. Then there are a pair who even have a solution to an easy question that they are able to answer in all of 3 minutes and leave.  Then there’s a much smaller core group who can most likely workout the important points and be done with it in not up to thirty minutes.   Haverlack covers simplified meetings in Chapter 6.

But the recommendation doesn’t stop there.  Haverlack also has unbundling strategies for living a healthy life.  That’s actually what he starts with, your health.  He goes on to bust through the conversations you have together with yourself about not having enough time to exercise, how exercise hurts and the myriad of other things we “bundle” in our heads that keep us stuck in the muck that we like to call our complicated, overwhelmed lives – as if there is some kind of reward for having the most overwhelming life.

There isn’t. And Haverlack is more than happy to burst that bubble in every corner of your life:

  • Your Team: How to see through the (dare I say) BS that gets in the way of optimal team performance.
  • Strategy:  Strategy doesn’t have to be this complicated, overwhelming.  You’ll love Haverlack’s straightforward take on how to develop a strategy that works for your business – and it only takes a couple pages.
  • One Size Doesn’t Fit All: Structure your business in a way that allows unique approaches for unique people.

There are fifteen chapters in all and each one is filled with the kind of insights and short cuts you can only get by being there and buying the t-shirt.

Haverlack Shares His Business Owners Cheat Sheet

This book is nothing short of a potpourri of business owner short cuts, insights and maybe even cheat sheets directly topics ranging from exercise to negotiation and all the little life lessons in between. You may not agree with Haverlack’s point of view, but that would have value as well, because just disagreeing will uncover YOUR unbundling truth.

Normally, I give a summary of the author’s biography, but today, I’m going to share Haverlack’s personal unbundling epiphany within the hopes that it will inspire you as much as it did me.

It’s June 5, 1981 and Haverlack is 23 and going to yet another job interview.  But today, he decides he’s not leaving that office without the job.  He just decides.  And in that moment, every insecurity, every concern, every doubt simply leaves him.

After a long day of interviewing, he’s called in with the executives where they tell him that they like him.  Instead of being satisfied with that, he shares his decision to get the job on that very day.  And he gets it.  He asks for what he wants and gets it.  He decides to never lose control of who he is – to never try to make himself into something he thinks might work or that he thinks others will want to look.

You might think that Unbundle It is a list of Haverlack’s lessons – and in some ways it is.  But after you read Unundle It, you will discover your strengths, your best self and be within the position to make your own decisions and to finally own your life as well as what you are promoting.

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