Big Ask Question of the Day
Big Ask Question of the Day

Episode 183 · 1 year ago

The space in between


Today's question is...

What if I made thinking/creative time a priority?

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... Welcome to you can't just stop the place for quietly stubborn entrepreneurs with big goals and dreens. After encountering hundreds of high achieving athletes, entrepreneurs and world changers, I've discovered that many times their impact comes from the questions they ask as much as the actions they take. That's why I invite you to answer a question each and every day to reach your goals. And now for today's question. What if I made thinking creative time a priority? Well, one of the ways I can measure a win for the day or the quality of my day or my accomplishments for the day. I is one way to say it, is whether or not I had my thinking creative time. And I started doing this, I don't know, about a year ago, and it's kind of what led to this whole podcast where I would sit down every morning with...

...the Journal and I would ask myself a question and then I just think for ten minutes, fifteen minutes, thirty minutes, maybe an hour if from really going, if you know the thoughts are coming, I'll sit there and drink coffee in the morning look out the window with a notebook and a pen, like physical notebook and physical pain, and actually write in a book the old fashioned way and just let the thoughts flow. And if I don't do that each morning, I'm off. There's been times recently where I got really busy and I said I'll skip that and I skipped it for probably a couple weeks at a time and then I just wasn't on my game anymore. I wasn't as creative, but thoughts weren't coming. I wasn't having ideas that were making money for me, for my clients. I wasn't I just wasn't myself. And so I think this for me, I know this thinking creative time is...

...very important. So what if you made it a priority? What if you add it in those extra fifteen minutes each morning where you could just allow yourself to think and create? I think in our society we judge people by what they're doing. Right like, if we're not moving, we must be we must be lazy. If we're not actually out there working, if we don't have a shovel in our hand or or a keyboard in front of us, we must not be working. We must be lazy. And I don't think that's true. I think some of my my best work has come when I'm not, quote, working, when I'm just in space, like letting my mind go, you know, when I'm out walking outside, when I'm just sitting there, like I said, with a notebook and coffee. These are some of my best ideas, these are my most valuable ideas have come to me at these moments. They don't come to me when I'm sitting there working on a spreadsheet or, like I said, digging a hole or whatever it..., you know, and they don't come to me in these moments of actual work. They come to me in the spaces in between. So what if we what if we allowed for more space in between. So today I'm kind of making a case for you to do this, but, you know, how can you? The question was what if I made, but maybe we should make the question how can I add this time into my day? So maybe that's the plan. You know, how can you do this? How can you make the supriority and how can you actually get it on the cop calendar and accomplish it each day? Somewhere in there? See You tomorrow.

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