Zoom, Zoom

speedtookapicpixabayCan you increase your speed in a world that is moving faster than ever? Speed can wreak havoc with you, if you let it. You must come from a strong center to navigate to where you want to go. It’s like being within the eye of a hurricane, in its still point, rather than being tossed around by it.

Here are some ways you can find that strong center. Identify how speed currently creates stress in your life and work. Carefully observe how you deal with that stress – whether you stay centered through it or you let the stress push you out of balance. Find your own still point. What do you need to do when things are going way too fast?

When I come up against stress caused by speed, I stop and touch my center again. I mentally and emotionally keep myself in my center and calm my physical reactions. I do my best to stay in control of myself, knowing I am limited in being able to control what is going on around me. Your still point is for you to find. There is no one way to do this. When you find that still point, you will have what you need to zoom, zoom with the world.


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Do You Rest?

Our speeding world does not preclude rest, it demands it. Someone said to me that the world          is speeding up to such an extent, that it forces us to find the still point at the center of the storm. How do you rest? Do you crash when you can go no further? Do you schedule time to rest? Have you created a flow between rest and activity? As a manager, rest is an asset, not a distraction. Rest refuels you to go out there again. Rest creates space for creativity and fun and rejuvenation. You are not a machine. Rest, and you will be a better manager.


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