I did write a lot down and I did happen! Also in the recent years, after I changed my field of activity from law to yachting, every time I have a project - let's say buying few boats - I print an image with the boats and eventually we manage to get them. Buy the book. We'd love to hear your thoughts, so leave a comment: Click here to cancel reply.
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Log in Log in. You don't have an account? Across the front of each little book I wrote each student''s name and the word "tidbits. By the second day, they told me warmly that having a place to record their impressions was keeping all their senses alert. It was helping them notice more, be more aware. It was encouraging them to think. I still chuckle when I remember how I''d see my students everywhere on the island, making "tidbit" entries -- on the beach, at the taverna, at the folk museum.
One night we all went dancing at a nightclub on the edge of the Aegean called Skyropoula. There was Briano, a member of the class, in the midst of all the merriment, sitting in a corner with a glass of retsina, as eager as a cub reporter, capturing his fleeting thoughts on paper. What a happy look he had on his face. By the end of our two-week session together, they knew this wasn''t just something to do for a summer course, but for the rest of their lives.
They were astonished at how carrying those little books in their pockets had changed their entire experience of being in Greece. Having a wheel book or a tidbit book ready at hand stimulates your thalamus to alert the cortex: Wake up. Open your eyes.
Look and see. Be present to the signs all around you. Life is on your side. And keeping track of these signs by noting them makes them mount up. Changing the Conversation The "suggestion box for the brain" does not have to be a spiral or a sewn, bound book. It is just as effective -- for some, more so -- when the "ahas" you experience are captured and corralled on loose index cards. During a recent business trip to Manhattan, I had the opportunity to visit with John Sexton, the energetic and charismatic dean of New York University Law School, and my former high school debate coach.
I had read an article about John Sexton in The New York Times Magazine that mentioned his peripatetic habit of noting on the go, and was curious to learn more about it. He was happy to tell me about the "Sextonian suggestion box," which is both portable and potent. The dean carries a stack of unlined, white, jumbo index cards in his breast pocket. He pulls out one card at a time to make a note as something occurs to him, recording only one comment per card, with the card held vertically.esarynezivak.gq/map10.php
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Once he has written something down in black ink on the white card, he is free to move on to other considerations. It is, as he himself likes to say, "a done deal. Or maybe I''m trolling to see if there is anything that I ought to be doing, or I ought to have done, at home, or to set something up at school. The dean says he gets his ideas while walking through Washington Square Park, or when he''s in a car going to an appointment. Sometimes an idea hits him in the middle of the night, or while shaving.
He grabs one and writes down the elusive thought. Sometimes those ideas survive discussions with a colleague, and sometimes they don''t, so what I will do then is write the idea on a card to make sure it survives. For John Sexton, however, his system of index cards is dramatically more important than a running "to-do" list, easily dispersed and delegated. They are integral to his whole style of leadership.
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The dean has profound philosophical reflections on the part they play in his vision of community leadership at a great university and the whole notion of a leader. He calls it his "aspirational mode.
Making it concrete actuates it. If you articulate something that is within the community''s reach but not yet actuated, the articulation of the goal can move the community toward that actuation. And the same is true of yourself. If you articulate a need, an opportunity, or a concept, you''ll start your mind going through the various stages.
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The job of the leader, he says, is to force the community to ask the right questions. I am not going to get answers unless I am asking the questions, and unless I am putting myself under the burden constantly to want to know why, or how. Collecting Compliments: You Can Bank on It As anyone knows who has ever had a collection, from bottle caps or baseball cards to rare coins or stamps, things seem to multiply when you have a place to put them. Before I ever published my first book, I went to the bank and opened an account called "Bestseller" for depositing book payments.
I was nervous about doing that, and felt silly at the time -- it had a zero balance for a while. But because I had a place to deposit them, I soon found myself collecting those advances and royalty checks. Today it gives me great pleasure when I am selling books at a convention and a new fan asks, "To whom do I make out this check? They both give you a sense of security and they build up a nest egg you can draw upon in times of need.
Designate a container to hold them, a place for them to go, and you will watch your deposits grow. With his usual good cheer and exuberance, Marc Acito once showed me a tall, faded green antique accounting book he found unused in a secondhand bookstore. He told me he had fired his inner critic, and hired a cheering squad instead. I''ve got two hundred and ten names here. So far. The first time I ever sang in front of the class, a woman in the front row sighed.
That''s on the list of successes. It''s a moment, a tiny moment. Somebody says something nice after a performance; a fan asks for my autograph; I get a flattering letter from a friend; I record it in my Accounting Book. I put quote marks around the words, with their names at the bottom, just to remind me, to give again the boost I got when I first heard it. I started one for myself and gave one to each of my children, challenging them to fill the book up with all the nice things people say about them. As Marc discovered, a Compliment Book can foil the Critic, the inner voice that sows the seeds of doubt and despair.
When you falter in your dream, consulting a compliment book reminds you of the character traits that others notice about you.
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