Lessons from the Edge:
I had the good fortune to produce a meeting where the great Tony Schwartz spoke. LINK
He reminded us that people are not computers and that in order for us to function at our optimal potential we need to – ready for it … REST. The essential message was that if we all treated ourselves more like professional athletes, balancing stress – rest, focusing on a healthier diet and sleep for 7-8 hours a night not only would we be more effective and productive, but happier too.
None of this is new information. It has all been said many, many times. The attack on our attention from email, conference calls and a constant pressure to work more hours is actually reducing our productivity and is making us very unhappy.
So, my holiday message to you is this, take advantage of a world that has slowed just a hint and put down your smart phones for 72 hours. Enjoy your families and get some very well deserved rest.