I neglected this blog while travelling largely because we didn’t have a laptop, a decision I regret as per this previous post. Wordpress.org does have an iOS app but typing on a small touch screen feels like I’m pecking away like a chicken. The process of writing doesn’t have any flow for me using a smartphone. Plus I like to see the words on a decent size page after I’ve finished.
Anyway, back in England now. New year. New intensions.
First, a post-rationalisation on why travelling is both enjoyable and useful [Full disclosure: I love travelling]: Continue reading Why travel?
It’s easy to over-complicate decisions in business and in life.
Too much information. Too many choices. Too many stakeholder voices. No clear winner.
How to strip away all the noise? How to create time and space for sense-making so that the end decision is sound?
A trip to the great outdoors always helps me get things in perspective. I’m not really sure why… Maybe because being surrounded by the forces of nature reminds me of how short life is. Being at sea or up a mountain is humbling because I am at the mercy of mother nature.
The great outdoors energises me and helps me see things more simply, more intuitively.
I probably knew the right decision from the start but now the choice is obvious.
I’m interested; how do you create time and space to get things in perspective? Does location play a part?
PS – If you haven’t already heard Steve Jobs’ speech at Stanford then I highly recommend it; “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” (VIDEO from 9:00 minutes)