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Business, Life, and the World:
We’ve talked about automation and delegation already and a bit about simplification, but what about elimination?
What are the things that drive you bonkers that really don’t need to?
One of the things that makes me bonkers is when I see people post on Facebook “Don’t add me to your stupid games or I’ll unfriend you!”
I actually find it sad and childish to see people posting that for two reasons.
1. An invite to a game means that someone cares enough to invite you – and that person is usually pretty lonely. (At least in my experience.)
2. You can easily block invites without sounding like a middle schooler calling people out who oftentimes don’t know any better.
If you want to know how to block games and really all annoying notifications – all you have to do is follow these quick instructions:
So now when I get added to a FB group and get notifications that are unwanted OR I get game requests – I just take the half a second that it requires to turn them off instead of letting it bug me or ruin my day. I definitely do it before it bubbles over and I post something that makes me look like I’m throwing a temper tantrum like a big meanie.
What other things can you eliminate?
Register here: https://www.catalogchoice.org/
Emails from people you don’t want to hear from.
- Step one: Unsubscribe (if there’s an option)
- Step two: Set up a filter so that any emails in the future from that company or person skip your inbox and go directly to the trash. Easy peasy.
Annoying negative people on your phone?
Change their contact info in your phone to “Do not answer” and their ring tone to “Do not ring”. 🙂 Problem solved.
If you are on the iPhone and get an unwanted call, just click on the little “i” and then tell your phone to “Block this person”. You can unblock at any time.
See? Here’s one on my phone that I’ve blocked:
Then if it’s a telemarketing call, also be sure to register here: https://www.donotcall.gov/
Getting added to group texts?
If you’re on the iPhone, just turn off notifications so you’re not being bothered.
What else can you eliminate?
Some people have taken elimination to a science and I admire them for it. Here’s one of my favorite blogs:
If you don’t know HOW to eliminate things that take up your energy, just ask in the group. We’ve got a pretty smart bunch of folks in there.
Big hugs and high fives,