You know those people who you meet who you can tell are good people. Joe Calloway is one of those guys. Joe helps organizations focus on what is truly important, inspires constant improvement, and motivates people to immediate action (I stole that from his site). He's the author of nine books, a business coach, and a keynote speaker.
Joe and I met for a coffee a while back and we instantly hit it off. His long speaking, consulting, and writing career has certainly inspired me to keep pushing forward, even when the going gets rough. It gets rough sometimes, anyone who says it doesn't is a liar, don't trust them.
I recently reached out to Joe to check-in and to say hello. Just a day after our email exchange, a package arrived at my door. I was excited to find a sweet letter and his latest book, Keep It Simple: Unclutter Your Mind to Uncomplicate Your Life.
Just as the title suggests, Keep It Simple is a short and simple book about simplifying your life. I highly recommend picking up a copy for yourself. I’m going to buy a few to give to friends who need to simplify things in their own lives too.
10 Joe Calloway Quotes That Will Inspire Simplicity
The following are ten quotes from Keep It Simple. Use these to start moving yourself in the right direction by simplifying your business, career, and life.
"In order to get to simplicity, you have to have focus."
"Focus means clarity. Clarity means knowing what is most important."
"Getting focused is the path to simplicity, and simplicity is the path to success and fulfillment."
"Successful people have the ability to make the complicated simple."
"Our goal should always be to do that which creates value for our customers."
"As we simplify, we increase the likelihood of success."
"Complication freezes you into uncertainty and inaction."
"The quality of your life is largely determined by the quality of your relationships."
In addition to the inspiring ideas in his book, Joe recommends several thought-provoking exercises. Two of my favorites are the following.
"Create a “let-go-of list”. There is great wisdom and power in this idea, as you can’t accomplish the things you aspire to until you clear the space for them to happen."
"Think about every person in the past three days that has made a favorable impression on you. What was the common factor?"
I highly recommend picking up this little gem and putting it to work for yourself. Leave me a comment if you do, I'd love to hear your thoughts.