THINK TIME (Part VII)

This final installment addresses the question of how to turn annual intentions (Parts V-VI) into actions. We all know what the Road to Hell is paved with so, let’s move to actually getting things done! For your annual priorities (business and/or personal), I’ve seen 4 very useful approaches and tools. They are not mutually exclusive…

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Think Time (Part VI)

In the last publication, we started looking at the annual commitment to Think Time and focused on looking back to learn. In this episode, we’ll talk about dreaming or visioning to gain focus and perspective. Vision is often an abused and maligned term in today’s world…and for good reason. But a vision is actually quite…

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Think Time (Part V)

In this fifth installment of Think Time, we’ll focus on the annual time set aside to think, reflect, adjust, and plan. This is not New Year’s Resolution time, the impact of which lasts about 30 days on average. No. This is a time to examine the past year–where you’ve been–and plan for the next year–where…

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Think Time (Part IV)

In this fourth installment of Think Time, we want to look at building it into your daily routine. It can be very abstract to talk about your “Starbucks Time” and your “Extended Times of Thinking.” These are powerful and necessary but they’re also very easy to plan and ignore. Daily Thinking, on the other hand,…

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Think Time (Part III)

In the last installment, we explored getting an hour or two a week to “go to your Starbucks chair” and think. We even provided an outline of things to think about. But, an hour a week is not enough. Few can give more on a regular basis; yet there are things to be mused over…

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Think Time (Part 2)

THINK TIME (Part 2) In our last post, we discussed the WHY of dedicated think time. In this installment, we’ll begin to look at practical ways to actually make this happen. The place to start (that is both practical and effective) is a weekly slot of time set aside for this purpose. Many of my…

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THINK TIME (Part 1)

I don’t even have to ask the rhetorical question, “Do you get enough think time?” We both know the answer. No! None of us does and we are the poorer because of it. The discipline of time set aside to think, to muse, to ideate is a thing of the past. Instead, we fill our…

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Are You Getting Time in Your Starbucks Chair?

This blog is by no means an advertisement or endorsement for Starbucks. It is an endorsement of “time in your Starbucks chair.” It’s about thinking—something we do far too little of in our day. We are much more about amusement (not thinking) than musement (concentrated thought). We need to change! On of the prescriptions I…

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