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Agile Santa Claus

Even during his hectic Christmas work, Santa always takes time to pause and recharge his mind. He advises you to do the same.

🎄 Let your subconscious mind appear to bring out your creativity

🎄 Find your own way to empty your mind

🎄 Book creative time into your calendar

🎄 Let the magic flow through you

One of my favorite things is to park the sleigh on top of a mountain, sit back, relax, enjoy the view. Enjoy the world. I'm a big fan of taking that time, that space to decompress because even when you're working decompression is good. Because it gives your subconscious mind an opportunity to appear. How people talk about "ah, the great ideas come in the shower or my great ideas come from when I'm running or a friend of mine sees his best ideas is when he's swimming.", wherever they come from, the reason they appear is because you create the space for them to appear. Because you empty your mind of all of the things that would interfere with that creativity those ideas those concepts coming forward. If you think about the Easter Bunny right the Easter Bunny is awesome. Big rabbit, lots of chocolate. Oh, Easter's my favorite time. I don't have to do any work but I get lots of chocolate. It's really good. Anyway, one of the Easter bunny things that Easter Bunny does, is he has this focus time in his calendar, the same day every week at the same time, to make sure he has that decompression space. He gives himself some space. He gives himself a task but he makes sure that it's time for the creative juices to come forward. I want you to do the same thing. So find a way that creates some space book it into your calendar. Book your creative time for the work that you do. Let the magic flow from your subconscious to your conscious into the organization to make the organization better than you could possibly dream of.

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Beginner / Intermediate



Last Updated

Dec 24, 2022

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