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Kaihan Krippendorff shares an article that identifies how to take better control of your subconscious to become aware of valuable information. 

We have heard the adages like “work on your business, not in it” and “come up to see the forest for the trees.” At McKinsey they urged us to continually take the “top management perspective” by zooming up to look at the business overall before jumping into the details.

But we know Bill Gates used to lock himself in a cabin for a week every year just to read and think during his “Think Weeks”. My friend Tony Crabbe, an organizational psychologist, has written two outstanding books with practical advice for clearing out the busy to give you time to think. Cal Newport goes deep into the need for us to clear space for “deep work” in his book.

Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, gets up to write at 4 a.m. 365 days a year. Stephen King clears his calendar to write 2,000 words every day before he allows himself to engage with the outside world. Great athletes envision the game before they get on the field (indeed, my friend and former roommate who served as captain of the US national rugby team told me he would spend hours envisioning every moment of the game before a match).

In other words, maybe the old adage should be reversed to “don’t just do something … sit there!

 

Key points include:

  • Identifying what you want
  • Instructing your mind 
  • Structuring your thinking process

 

Read the full article, Activating The Subconscious Power Of Strategy, on Kaihan.net.