Chris Ogden’s 8 top tips to find your work Zen
I minimise leftover emails in my outbox. Leftovers mean the pile is queuing up for tomorrow. Instead, I forward any emails I am not directly needed for to the right team member internally.
Be healthy. Do what pleases you on this level, but be active in some way: it clears your mind and obliterates unimportant things.
Support your “other” passions, not just the work one.
Practice what you preach – failure to do so makes you a bad leader.
Plan tomorrow tonight, from diary items to your “to do lists”.
Flush your mind – don’t do the same thing every day. Mix it up, go to a seminar that isn’t exactly in the same space as you, drive a different way to work. Don’t get stuck in a rut – it makes you stale.
Learn to prioritise. So often we get stuck in the meaningless stuff purely for comfort reasons.
Have a mentor, No matter how big you think you are, there are always bigger fish with something to teach you.
- Chris Ogden heads up innovation house RubiBlue. www.RubiBlue.co.za