Another great deep dive into topics that can help us do better in our lives. Daniel uses lots of research to support “when” to do things. He talks about when our energy is best (it’s a little different for all of use) and most people have a drop in energy in the afternoons. *(Guess what? If you interview late in the afternoon your
chances are diminished in getting the job because the interviewers are not at their best)
He gives tips on how to counter this. Interesting one of them is
Ending a decade is motivational 49 years old, 59 years old are all times when people will be looking to “end well”. Interestingly this week I am typing up my notes I had a friend who climbed Mt. Katahdin because he never had and wanted to do it before he turned 60.
I picked up a client who happens to also be 59 and says he needs a change.
The premise of this book is to pay attention to “time of day” and choose the projects that need heavy thought in the mornings. (There are things you can do in that late afternoon low times too). Pay attention to beginnings (like what happens in a new team as they get going) and what happens at ends.
He really has me thinking about “time” now and trying to choose when to do certain things and when not to. By the way…I’ve started taking his recommendation and I take a 25 minute (no more no less) nap/meditation time every day at 2:30. So…don’t call me between 2:30-3pm please 🙂
There is so much more but for now, I say, read it.
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