Pic of the Week
Are you a “busy bee” or a “productive bee”?
I have this beautiful avenue of Manchurian Pear Trees along the driveway to my home. Pulling out yesterday morning I paused to look at their magnificence (and take this picture) as the spring weather takes hold. I didn't realize it at the time, but one of my bees was being productive. The saying is “Busy Bee” but bees are not actually busy, they are productive. For many of my business coaching and chiropractic clients, they have also started to get the productive buzz. This is a great time of year to start taking massive action prior to Christmas to set up your business and health for 2020. Are you going to be busy or productive?
Here are the top three things that have made a difference in my week.
They might also be useful for you, or not.
1) A book I’m reading...
The Road Less Stupid. Absolutely loving this book. Ever heard of the book “Rich dad poor dad”? Well, the author of this book, Keith Cunningham is the rich dad. He starts the book with the statement “Smart people do dumb things”. That made me feel just a little better because I’ve done heaps of dumb things in business. The principles and structure suggested in this book will enable anyone, (regardless of the size of the business, the currency or the industry) to run their business more effectively, make more money, and dramatically increase the likelihood of keeping that money. It all hinges on Thinking Time. This is a business book for business readers who want to learn the principles and strategies of making great decisions and minimizing risk. It’s all about making Critical thinking time. This is the real "secret": The chance of success goes up when you think, plan, consistently executes the right things.
2)Something I’m finding super useful...
Pomodoro Technique. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. Each interval is known as a Pomodoro, from the Italian word for 'tomato', after the tomato-shaped kitchen timer that Cirillo used as a university student. It’s been great to feel good about taking a short break rather than slog it out drifting slowing into a computer/book/task coma. I highly recommend it if you have a big project to get done that will take you greater than an hour.
3) A cool thing my son Logan showed me last night...
Cool Thing.This amazing YouTube Channel "People Are Awesome" is dedicated to people who thrive on pushing the boundaries of human endeavor and achieving the seemingly impossible. They feature videos that celebrate human physical ability, ambition, and ingenuity. If you are ever wanting inspiration and wondering if it's possible to lift your game watch a couple of their videos.
Ps. My favorite quote this week is"You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way”
- Walter Hagen
I would love your feedback on what had an impact on you and the lesson in it, moral of the story, or learning you would share.
Have a ripper finish to your week.
Cheers Dr. Ben
Dr. Ben Carvosso
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