Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mind Sweep

When I am at my best, there is a very visible line for me between my business and professional lives. And when the distinction is clear I am more effective at both. I am able to give each of them everything I’ve got in their own segments of time.

When the distinction is less clear (like ALL THE TIME RIGHT NOW) I am not very good at either one of them. I spend a good deal of my business day chasing personal tasks and most of my personal time (read “time with my family”) dwelling on the business items I neglected. The outcome proves to be toxic and unproductive at every level.  Enter my beautiful friend, Alexis.

I met Alexis when our professional paths crossed a few years ago in San Francisco. She is the most pleasant person to be with and it was an added bonus that she is fantastically professional. We hit it off right away and have maintained a relationship over the course of time even when we didn’t have any business on the table.

The last time I saw her was at a meeting over the summer in Vancouver. I was thrilled that she was there and so excited to have a chance to spend some time with her. She hinted to me that she was considering making a change in her life and shared a little of the detail about her passion. Then . . .


She left her comfortable, predictable job with a salary and benefits for her family and followed her passion. I was then, and still am, so impressed with her.

Her vlog today was about a Mind Sweep.   You can watch the 1 minute video HERE.  Guess who needed that?!?! I love the concept. She suggests that you take a piece of paper and write down everything on your mind - business and personal. In no particular order and with no rhyme or reason. Just write it all down. I did it right away and then shared it with another friend who I really think could use it. Just saying on paper that I know it needs some attention was a huge relief to me. And when I asked her if I could blog about her idea she sent me a link to share that outlines how to use the Mind Sweep to create an action plan for yourself.  Go here for that handout

I love simple things that make a big difference.  And I love good people that manifest the good things they deserve.  Thank you, Alexis.  I can finish the week now with some clarity and purpose and make sure that my weekend is all about what matters . . .


Lourie said...

I am going to do this. Thanks for the links. ;)

Dabalack Family said...

This is wonderful... thank you for sharing I look forward to trying this. Can't wait to see you Sat!!!

Emmy said...

Oh definitely going to have to check this out!

Jules said...

What a great idea. I am going to check this out right now. Thanks


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