Over at under30ceo.com, a great entrepreneurial blog site, Michael Adams has some great thoughts about handling your “always on” brain.
Here are some of his key points:
- Do a brain-dump. Don’t carry it in your head. Trying to remember keeps you from focusing.
- Let it marinate. Get away from the list, let your brain rest, and take a fresh look at things. You may be surprised at what you see.
- Narrow the list. Entrepreneur? Which ideas will make you money? Not an entrepreneur? Which ideas truly advance your values and provide the greatest opportunity to live your values in the largest way?
- Create POW–Piles of Wow.” Tackle your list and keep a record of the great things you have done. John Maxwell calls that “The Law of Victory.” Celebrating our victories, large and small, reminds us of the value we are creating for ourselves and others,