spring clean

In 2 Minutes 18 Seconds… Spring Clean Your Life

No big sermon here. No best practices. No How To listicle. (A thought if you’re really jonesing for that, check out Top 20 Motivational Tips by Zen Habits, Eight Steps to Continuous Self-Motivation by LifeHack, or 10 Ways to Recharge Your Motivation by Marc and Angel.)

Just a Request…

Give yourself 2 minutes and 18 seconds to think about:

  • What boxes am I stuck in?
  • What’s keeping me stuck in somebody else’s box?
  • What rules (my own or others’) must I start breaking, bending or ignoring?
  • How can I best spring clean my life?

Why 2 minutes, 18 seconds?

Do all that while listening to a Malvina Reynolds’ classic, Little Boxes, first made popular by Pete Seeger.

Five different artist’s renditions. (My faves: the first two, by Blake Stokes, and Walk Off the Earth.)

Enjoy while pondering what you’ll clean up and out this spring!







Bill’s last two books are Disrupt! Think Epic, Be Epic, and Future Strong.


See more from Bill Jensen on Switch&Shift: To Thrive: Become a Global Citizen, Choose Your Parents Wisely, and Audacity Matters.


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Bill Jensen makes it easier to do great work. He helps companies and teams double their productivity and pursue their passions. Bill has spent the past 25 years studying how work gets done. (Much of what he’s found horrifies him.) Bill is an internationally-acclaimed thought leader who is known for extremely useful content, with a passion for making it easier for everyone to work smarter, not harder. His first book, Simplicity, was the Number 5 Leadership/ Management book on Amazon in 2000. His eighth book, Future Strong, is available on Amazon. Bill is CEO of The Jensen Group. Among his clients are Bank of America, Merck, Pfizer, GE, L’Oréal Italia, Genentech, NASA, The World Bank, BBC, Philips Lighting, the US Navy SEALS, the government of Ontario, Singapore Institute of Management, Guangzhou China Development District, and the Swedish Post Office. Bill’s personal life fantasy is to bicycle around the globe via breweries.

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