As we all continue to settle into the New Year, I took time to visit the blogs of some of my colleagues and found great advice being offered on how to be more productive and successful in 2011. One of the excellent posts I read was written by my friend Todd Schnick and discusses the “Five Intrepid Game Changers” that we should integrate into our lives. While not expressly written as a New Year’s post, all of his great suggestions are perfect to implement at this time when many of us are making an effort for positive change in our lives.
Included in Todd’s recommendations, the one he deems most important, in fact, is the idea to read at least 30 minutes every day without interruption. I could not agree more. This exercise works to keeps our minds engaged and also helps us to keep up with the latest news, trends in your profession, or novel that several people in the office keep mentioning. I don’t think it really matters what you read; just give yourself that time each day with the written word. If you are looking for book suggestions, you can find my favorites right here.
I highly suggest that you read the entirety of Todd’s post, as well as the links he provides for further information. His ideas certainly made me reflect on the way that I spend my time each day. Should I disconnect from my phone and Twitter more often and enjoy those moments of solitude when my mind can wander and imagine? Am I taking care of my body in a way that will not only make me a healthier person but also a more productive entrepreneur? You may find yourself asking these same questions after spending time on Todd’s site.
If you want to, in Todd’s words, “grow happier, grow wealthier, grow stronger, grow stronger,” then check out what he has to share!