Running as fast as I can…but getting nowhere.

In today’s busy world we are often pressured to do more with less. There is a way to increase capacity, but it’s not by putting your nose to the grindstone…find out how in this video.

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In today’s work world, we’re so often expected to do more with less. We get the news that there will be a reduction in workforce, and poof… your team starts to disappear.

We’re already running at break-neck pace, and so, responsible human beings that we are, we run faster. But it can feel like we’re dragging a huge weight behind us.

And then with less people-power, we put in more hours … and yet we don’t feel like there’s enough time in the day to do all the things that need to be done.

And so, dedicated human beings that we are, we run faster.

And then we learn that the budget has been cut … we have to deliver the same or even bigger results with fewer resources.

And so, caring human beings that we are, we run faster.

Faster and faster, harder and harder, longer and longer … to get it all done.

But there’s a better formula for increasing capacity: one that doesn’t involve force, and one that doesn’t involve exhaustion.

It’s the Connect-and-Create process.

First, connect with yourself. Deepen your breathing, calm your mind, be uber-compassionate with yourself. This can help shift your brain state from beta to alpha waves, from Narrow Focus to Open-Focus.

Next, connect with others. Science tells us the social-bonding hormone of oxytocin helps both build trust AND helps us think better.

And, the research on collective intelligence tells us that when people come together and collaborate, they have a higher IQ than just the average of the IQs in the room. Literally, two or more heads are better than one.

So with this formula of Connect-and-Create, you have brighter ideas for working smarter, AND happier, not just harder. 

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