In Defense Of Daydreaming
Aug 29 2019
I know what it’s like to be super-busy. There’s an adrenaline to it. A satisfaction. But I also believe in spending time at work day-dreaming. Yes, day-dreaming. It may seem like gratuitous non-busy time. But trust me, it’s actually extremely productive. Letting yourself dream about the possibilities of tomorrow can help you find insights that you can implement today.
I lay out some tips on how to structure dreaming time into your work life in my latest Forbes article. Don’t worry. You don’t have to go to the top of a mountain or go on a retreat to do it. You can start it by just shutting off notifications and closing your door, or going for a walk.
Try it. It not only feels good but it may be able to help you lead your organization to new vistas. Go ahead. Float away for a bit. Happy traveling!
Aug 27, 2019
I so enjoyed my discussion with Tina Richardson, the proprietor of Hometown Candle Co (formerly Reclaimed Heart) in Arlington, WA. She has one of the most fun jobs I can imagine for a small business owner. She makes beautiful candles, right there in her store. It takes her 72 hours to pour a candle to selling it and she shows me the process and even lets me try my hand at it. So fun. I didn’t even burn my fingers.