#475 42. Create a window of reflection. by creating a little quiet time. Close your door and think.
 Create a window of reflection. Most small-business owners spend a lot more time reacting–to employee issues, customer requests, market conditions, etc.–than they do reflecting.
Eliminate 20 or 30 minutes of reacting time by creating a little quiet time. Close your door and think. Better yet, go for a walk. Exercise does more to bolster thinking than thinking does; walking just 40 minutes three days a week builds new brain cells and improves memory functions.
And don’t worry that something bad will happen while you’re gone–most of the time the issues you “avoid” will solve themselves.
QUESTIONS for thinking it through:
How could this clarify my Reality?
How could this benefit if added to my Disciplines?
Who needs to hear this?
 #42, from Jeff Haden, “90 Smart Ways to Radically Boost Your Productivity: An epic list of ways to increase your personal productivity and be a lot more successful.” It was published on Inc.com on1/9/2017. https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/first-90-days-90-ways-to-boost-your-productivity.html
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