I had a client meeting in #Barbados this month and decided to extend my trip, take an AirBnB for five days on my own and focus on the “Deep Work” (Cal Newport style) that would really matter to the business in the months and years ahead.
If you decide to do the same, here are a few do’s and don’ts…
– do have super discipline to focus only on the really big, chunky parts of what you need to do.
– do recognise that your normal motivators and quick wins won’t be available. Restore your daily motivation in other ways
– do be honest enough with yourself in solitude to find and unravel your limiting beliefs (I explain one technique that worked for me in the video)
– don’t plan anything rigidly apart from what’s super necessary and even then, take a “Deep Work” approach
– don’t think (or act) like you’re on holiday. It’s an investment in the future of your business that totally depends on you
– do break your day up (and particularly with some form of physical activity)
Also, a couple of points about Barbados:
– under 300,000 population
– 843,200 cruise ship passengers arrived into Bridgetown port last year which was a 3% increase on the year before
– no visa needed
– 8 hours flight from (a very well served) London
– music is in the Barbadians’ bones!
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