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September 12, 2014

Are you too Busy to Improve?

by Damian McConnell

Are you too busy to improve

As you may remember our last update focused on the power of Mental Rehersal for Performance Improvement. Using mental tools to improve performance from Ordinary to Extraordinary.

This time we continue by focusing on another Ordinary guy born in London in 1950 who has gone on to do some Extraordinary things. You may have heard of him!

Thank you for making the time to read this, and I encourage you to look into our mental tools for improving performance for you personally and for the people in your organisation.

Every time I hear someone in a business meeting tell me how busy they are, I think of this guy.

The man who recently said he makes time in his daily schedule to talk a walk for an hour every morning to think about his day.

He walks around Necker Island  which he owns in the Caribbean and his name is Richard Branson of the Virgin Group of Companies.

Now you would have to agree that he is a busy guy and that time is his most precious commodity.

branson as airline hostess

YET he sees the value of taking time out to think every morning during his walks.

Now if someone who many call extraordinary is doing this, who are we to say we are to busy to do this?

MindStore members will be familiar with this idea of taking time out on waking to think about the day and to “program their day

He also, like Mindstore members around the world, take’s time to Catnap and Day dream, this enables him to re-energise his mind and body as well as making time to dream about his passions.

And the last secret of his success is that he carries a note pad to take notes whenever they come to his mind and to clarify his thinking. Just like our MindStore Night Book based on Edisons Pad.

Hopefully in this short update you can see that if someone who is very busy and very successful does exactly the same things that our MIndStore course participants do, and he can make time to do it because he sees it to be important, then we too can learn to make time in our busy lives for these important routines.

Wouldn’t you like to have these tools too?

Imagine how you could improve your personal and professional performance at those critical times if you had the tools to mentally program your day, take catnaps to re-energise and reduce stress and operate at your peak performance outside your comfort zone.

Well you can by inviting MindStore into your workplace to deliver a custom designed workshop for you, your leadership team and your people at all levels.

As I keep saying, Organisations are groups of people, when you inspire and empower the people you transform the organisation.

We too can learn to improve our performance. One of our best MindStore tools is within what we call our House on the Right Bank. This for those who have not attended one of our workshops is a place we create in our minds, on the Right side of our brain , the creative intuitive imaginative side. Where we can mentally rehearse our day, see our goals and manage our stress.  Contact us to find out more.

If you think this is out there and different, then you are right. Einstein said two things, one is that “Imagination is more important than knowledge” and this is what  we are using in these tools.

and secondly he said that “we can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”.

So what we do is deliberately designed to be different, out of the ordinary, because if the ordinary things we have done in the past still worked we would all be doing much better.

At MindStore we are passionate about helping everyone to rekindle that way of thinking to improve performance from Ordinary to Extraordinary, so think about contacting us to be involved in your next Learning and Development event. Feel Free to contact us now on the form  below or use it to comment on this post.

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