‘Via negativa’ is a fancy Latin phrase that, among other things, is a way of describing something by focusing on what it is not. Instead of focusing on what you do, you shift your focus on what you don’t do.
As a business owner, defining what your business is not helps you stop doing the things that are hindering your business or helps you avoid them altogether. Similarly, Michael Porter felt that the most important part of a company’s strategy is choosing what not to do.
As a business professional, concentrating on what you do not do helps you see and then remove the bad habits and situations in your life. Removing the bad things gives you the time and energy to focus on what helps you get more of what you want.
So, this week, start making a list.
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