Crazy Busy

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Crazy Busy by Mind Map: Crazy Busy

1. 2. Creating Routine

1.1. 1. As we practice anything the planning and execution moves from the frontal lobes of the brain to the cerebellum

1.2. 2. This gives the front lobes the freedom to be creative

2. 3. Freeing up time

2.1. 1. Warren buffet sits at his desk in Nebraska and just thinks

2.2. 2. Bill Gates takes off 2 weeks a yr to disconnect from information and just thinks

2.3. 3. We all need to take the time to slow down and think deeply rather then frantically increase the overall information coming to our brains

3. 4. The two states

3.1. 1. C state

3.1.1. 1. Calm cool collected

3.2. 2. F state

3.2.1. 1. Frenzy flustered frustrated

3.2.1.1. 1. Constantly in motion

3.2.1.2. 2. Always in a rush

3.2.1.3. 3. Many projects going on at the same time

3.2.1.4. 4. A constant feeling of overwhelm

3.2.1.5. 5. Chronic feeling of underachievement

3.2.1.6. 6. Tendency to be easily bored

4. 5. Your attention

4.1. 1. Deciding where to direct your attention is one of the most important decisions you can make

4.1.1. 1. However it is a decision that is most often left to chance

4.1.2. 2. Only by deliberately deciding where to focus your attention can you make real progress

4.1.3. 3. Attention is like money if you don't manage it you waste it

5. 6. Bold thinking

5.1. 1. If you keep looking for more data you will never synthesize what you already know into something meaningful

5.2. 2. What separates the great thinkers from others is the ability to stop gathering data and think about what has been gathered.

6. 7. Overcoming negative emotional states or inertia

6.1. 1. Your brain simplified

6.1.1. 1. The limbic system

6.1.1.1. 1. Emotional regulator

6.1.1.2. 2. Usually rules the brain

6.1.2. 2. Frontal lobe

6.1.2.1. 1. Center for higher thinking

6.2. 2. Trick the limbic system by engaging your frontal lobes in a very simple task

6.2.1. 1. As your frontal lobe engages it will take back the neurons that were being used by the limbic system for engaging in negative emotions or inertia

6.2.2. 2. Once your cerebral cortex which includes the frontal lobes and the top layer of the brain, has taken back those neurons you will be able to engage in more complex thinking without interference from the limbic system

7. 8. Deep thinking

7.1. 1. You have to look past the deluge of information and carve out time on a daily weekly and monthly and annual basis to think deeply

7.2. 2. You have to take a break from the short-term action oriented work in order to be able to think deeply

8. 9. Do what matters most to you

8.1. 1. Don't spread yourself too thin. People often enter a day like a spray ..... Spraying their attention all over the place

8.2. 2. If you don't deliberately protect the time to do what matters most it is most likely that it will never get done

8.3. 3. Cultivate your lilies and get rid of the leeches

8.3.1. 1. You have to give yourself permission to get rid of things that hinder you whether they are projects people or ideas

9. 1. Give up Control

9.1. By trying to control life as much as possible you can run yourself ragged losing control in the process