In this digital age of email, Twitter, blogs, Facebook, LinkedIn and still more means of communication, it’s hard to remember that a large part of business is still about relationships.
I remember working for a particularly tyrannical boss. Although I did not want to be like him in any way, he did one thing that stuck with me. He would hand out handwritten notes when you did something he was pleased with. And he was EXTREMELY hard to please.
I hated the guy but I wanted one of those notes more than anything.
We live in a world of noise. If you want to stand out, do something different and deeply personal. Send a note.
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Distance runners, cabinet makers, cyclists, solo musicians all have something in common. It takes time to be good at what they do and no one else can do it for them.
Taking on a hard, physically demanding avocation will help focus your mind and build your internal confidence. Plus it will give you time to think.
You need time to think. Away from everything and everyone.
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Get away, get quiet, go run or ride or walk, get some coffee, shut the door, disappear… Shut down the noise for a few minutes and let your mind work.
Sometimes, answers come when you reflect.
You should make time for it. Your day will fill up because there’s never enough time to get everything done, so plan on your thinking time.
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Take care of yourself.
Eat well. Get enough sleep. Exercise 4-5 days a week. Make time for it.
Entrepreneurship is a tough job and you will never have enough time to get everything done. This means you will have to choose and taking care of yourself is often deferrable. But don’t. An hour long aerobic workout gives you time to think and sort things out. A double benefit.