As its leader, you need to lay down the foundation of your organization using your own Values and Vision. Start with going deep within yourself, then define or redefine it for your organization.
To create an organizational culture that aligns with your values and vision, you need to make such choices that lead to that culture. To make those right choices there are two prerequisites:
The world is noisy and distracting, so you might be living your life largely focused on the outside world. Because of this,
The 8-week Founder Decelerator program for business founders, CEOs and Executives will:
I suggest to all of you to start this journey without prejudices or mental blocks in order to grasp the essence of this training. If you are here, you are tuned into this way of living at least a little. In life, it is important to have a clear priority list in mind. Have a nice journey
Digesting all the content might feel a bit overwhelming but take your time to chew on each concept and make contemplation a constant habit. Don't be intimidated and practice, one day at a time. Watch the previous sessions again after a few weeks and you might find very different perspectives from the same sessions. I’m doing that now.
It’s a little uncomfortable at first, because we are all used to just react to and get distracted by external stimuli, but daily practice and clarity on ADIOS principles make contemplation a really effective way to take a step back and find answers to some of the questions that have been sitting unanswered in the back of your mind.
Learn from various Adios members across the world as to how they went about this program, what worked for them, the challenges they faced, the solutions they found, and more…
I use Contemplation every evening to think about how my day went, the challenges we faced as a team and how we can overcome them. This analysis when discussed with the team the next day has generated real solutions at work. These are many a time small challenges, or just questions, but they add up eventually so getting them right is necessary.
Just increasing my calendar Contemplation slot from 30 to 45 minutes helped me go to around 40 mins per session.
Starting to write down my thoughts has helped a lot. Writing has the ability to declutter your mind. Earlier my thoughts used to be jumbled up and I could not retain them for long. I have started making bullet points now. It has helped. Now I need to start writing in detail.
My Contemplation slot is in the evening. Every evening you have some burning issues relating to work you are thinking about, things to be delivered tomorrow. I have been able to find clarity and also been able to plan what needs to be done and how exactly it must be done a lot better with my evening Contemplation.
Peace of mind has clearly increased, unnecessary mental clutter has reduced, which has helped me to work more and deliver more.
It has allowed me to break the chain of thoughts and helped me to respond to my team members as against reacting to them. Many things are now set right because I have that power to control my restlessness to say something immediately. I can now take a step back, think about it and reply appropriately. Sometimes I respond the next day after I have thought through in the evening.
Spending 20 to 25 minutes immediately before I start work at office and another 25 minutes before I go to bed has been working for me.
I am now revisiting the principles again and that is definitely helping me think a lot more and consider various perspectives before I respond.
I am in Week 3 and have been contemplating for about 15 mins a day, listening to the bedtime reviews regularly and making a lot of notes. Some answers have started to come so it is definitely working. I plan to increase the Contemplation time to 30 mins a day now.
It has now become a part of my daily routine. I find 40 mins for Contemplation usually during the evening, very rarely during the morning. It is definitely helping me choose between the heart and the mind at various junctures, in both personal and professional situations to ensure that peace of mind is maintained.
I tried doing it during my morning walks but because my walks are quite brisk, it didn't work. Now I have earmarked around 10:30pm for Contemplation. It ranges between 20 to 45 mins depending upon the subject matter that day. I handle one particular issue in each session.
There was a lot of unplanned thinking earlier. It is now much more structured now. Because of Conemplation, I also like to go deeper into certain topics and not depend on others all the time. Get the information yourself and take charge.
I have found an answer to two of my questions. It took two Contemplation sessions of around 30 mins each. Still thinking on two more questions.
I was struggling with Contemplation initially but journalling has really helped me focus my energies and now my thinking is a lot deeper and more structured. I can sit longer too because I am thinking and writing. This is helping me directly to find answers at work which then provides the motivation for regular Contemplation.
Contemplation helps me become more aware about things during the day, and that helps with many things automatically. I used to talk before I listened but now my awareness ensures that I don't do that. I didn't know that just being aware can bring about so much change.
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