I wrote about letting go of my iphone and blackberry over the summer, I think that the best way to find energy is to be present here and now and switch off my constant running, sprinting towards the future. Here is Scott Stratten telling this story in a much more powerful and personal way on TEDx (RSS: link to video on blog). This is worth 15 minutes of your time.
I have been writing an article on “the cult of busy-ness” for the last few weeks. I believe most business has replaced productivity and smarts with “busy-ness”. I listen to conversation after conversation that go:
“How was your week?”
“Terrible. Busy. So many emails… got to get urgent proposal out…”
“And you? good week?”
“Really busy. Too much stuff. Meetings… emails… my boss doesn’t understand…”
We need to break this cycle. It is killing us. It is killing intelligence and innovation and it is killing human beings.