‘Daydreaming is what makes us organised’ Eric Klinger
Daydreaming switches on the parts of the brain we use for complex problem solving, instead of switching them off as most people assume. One of the wonderful things about your subconscious is that it continues to process problems or ideas while you are working on something else or even asleep.
If you have a problem to work through then go and do a simple task, or stare out of a window for a while. Having your head in the clouds is not a waste of time, it’s important for thinking. You may look pretty vacant, but you are harnessing the power of your Subconscious Superhero.
Excerpt from Chapter 3, Top Ten Tools
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‘Action is the foundational key to all success.’
A strategic plan outlines where you want to go, what you want to achieve, by when. A tactical plan defines how you will do this.
Once you have a clear strategy in place, you can work backwards to plan your next steps. It helps to set a deadline or series of milestone dates, and it’s never too early or late to add skills, tools and experience to your life kit.
There is a short questionnaire at the end of this chapter to map out your own personal strategy, but start by asking yourself:
Where do I want to go? Where am I now? How will get there?
Excerpt from Chapter 2, Strategy, Identity, Action
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