As we wake up in the morning, all of us are met by emails and other demands for our attention. This continues all day until you put the phone down, or computer on standby, just before going to bed. You then realize that another day has passed. What did you achieve today?
It’s impossible with the phone, email, texts, messages, snail mail not being aware of who you are, to know what’s going on around you, and how to spend your limited awake time in the most productive way possible. You are being pulled in every direction.
Our brain stops thinking when we are doing something familiar by letting our subconscious takeover. If we have done a job before we can function perfectly well doing what we have always done.
We all need this subconscious memory otherwise we would be exhausted.
However, to be a creative leader you need to recognize that every opportunity is unique to that moment and to not merely look at what worked last time. You have to be able to think out of the box and really see things as they are. To make your time count you must make sure your unique talents are best used to create the work of legends; stuff that really creates an impact rather than just fills up your schedule.
Some experts suggest you stand up or go walk every hour to get your blood pumping and more oxygen into your brain. This will help assure that you are ready for the next decision you make.
Sensitivity, awareness and consciousness are what sets the best leaders apart from the average. When you can really answer each question you know you are adding great value to your success.
What is certain is that you have to somehow smile, laugh, love and make every day count.
My day starts early, without looking at the phone. I love to walk the beach and think what example I can give my kids and grandkids to make their lives more fun. I try to do at least one thing each day I have never done before. Finally I have found that it’s important that you donate or do charity work for the love of it and not for the money, but for peace of mind. Enjoy tomorrow and be creative.