Every champion needs some rest, some hand holding, some reflection time and most importantly constant doses of how to think differently. I am super excited to share with you 7 such tips over the next few blogs to re ignite you and get you going on that route to chasing those dreams and making them a reality.
TIP 1/7 – GET AWAY FROM YOUR WORLD
Do this to help you build mastery like never before. You can’t do the finest work of your career staying in your city. I’ve found I get big things done when I’m on airplanes or transiting cities, or staying at a hotel. It’s a total needle-mover to book a fantastic room in a place you adore and then put the “do not disturb” on the phone and door for a week. Yes, take it off so your room gets cleaned 😉 And put your devices in a plastic bag with a label on it that says “My Masterpiece is more important than my email!”
Just think about it: in a hotel room, no one can distract you, you can order room service when you need to, sleep when you need to, you can work out when you need to work out and you can isolate yourself so that Transient Hypofrontality [the neurobiological state of genius that we ALL have but so few know how to access] just shows up and helps you think beyond where you are envision a life you so want to make a reality.Some people say “but a great room and holiday costs too much.” Think of what Warren Buffett says: focus on value versus cost. If you do work that wows a whole industry and makes you a legend in your field, was the investment returned 1000 times over? You can’t become a history-maker stuck in tiny thinking. You just can’t.
TIP 2/7 – FIGHT TO BE DARK
I get that people need your attention and your time at work. And finding time to do work that truly matters is lost in being available to others. Go to war. Fight to go dark and be completely unavailable. Distractions are costing you your genius. The business won’t burn down and your team will figure it out. You doing masterful work is all that matters here. Trust me on this. Be nearly totally unavailable. Just watch what ideas start downloading and just see the quality of your output. Yes i can hear your resistance – saying it’s impossible, this is fictitious advice, wishful thinking – just for today, what if you choose to go dark and see what happens when cut out all distractions…it will be there for you to see.
You’ve got one life, live it well, with your priorities right. There will be times when things go awry, how soon can you bounce back on course…and get back to fighting to make sure you get your time block to do your genius work.
TIP 3/7 – BECOME A SPARTAN
Don’t fill your work space with things you don’t need! De clutter your desk of those stacks of papers, files, visiting cards, notes and post its that have been there for months. All they do is gape at you day in and day out, make you feel guilty for not having competed those tasks…and there goes your chance to any kind of mastery!
You’re like a Spartan soldier now. Keep as little in your personal work space as possible. The place where you breed the ideas and execute on the concepts so you raise the entire world. Keep it pure. Keep it lean. Make sure you de clutter your work space before you begin work each day. It’s a great way to clear your space of negative vibes and allow space for positive work to get done.
I hope you find these tips epic as I did. Each one is a gem and a complete game-changer should you choose to work with them, slowly and steadily each day.
Credit: Robin Sharma, one of my favorite legendary thinkers of all time.