When I walk around the corporations I work with, what strikes me is how busy people’s minds are. It is very difficult to get people’s full attention. ~Sandra Krot
When I reflect on my past work of leading software development projects and corporate transformations, this quote teleports me right back to that time.
My mind was a constant buzz—dancing back and forth while I tried to juggle a dozen or more priorities while trying to get work done.
The relentless interruptions—emails, meetings, calls, unexpected events… an endless list.
There was never enough time to get it all done. It was a constant rebalancing and replanning to get the most important things done.
Then there was all the other stuff that happens in even the best of workplace environments that threatens to sabotage your state of mind and well being.
What happens when another co-worker makes an offhand unsupportive comment in front of your boss?
How creative, collaborative and productive are you when this comment becomes the loudest voice in your mind? Maybe for hours, days, weeks… or longer?
What would it mean if you could turn down the volume on all this activity?
This is all possible.
I’ve experienced it.
If you’re not there yet, there’s a good chance that our interview with Sandra Krot will help you see the paradigm of how the mind actually works.
If you’d like to know more about my own experience and any of the other insights we’ve uncovered in our interviews, just send me a message to start a conversation.
To your great work life & success!
Bill Fox, Co-founder