A Note From Rene’
What do you know about neuroscience? Do you know that it impacts how you run your company? The two articles I’ve chosen this month are about emotional intelligence and being “present” and how neuroscience plays a part in Warren Buffett’s calendar habits. Hey, if it is good enough for Warren, then I think we can learn something from it.
I hope you will learn a few nuggets of knowledge from one or hopefully both of these articles.
If you would like to discuss them further, or if I can be of any further assistance, please let me know.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and take time to recharge your batteries!
Emotionally Intelligent People Use a Brilliant 4-Word Phrase to Be Present, Remember More, and Learn From Every Moment
As someone who runs a small business, it can be challenging to get away. Even if I take a vacation, the temptation’s always there to check email, make sure everything is running smoothly, or step in and solve even minor problems.
But there I was, sitting on the living room floor of our vacation rental, a cute place on the beach in my hometown. I had managed to get away…and as I listened to my brother and daughter strum the guitar, I was absorbed.
Neuroscience Helps Explain Why Warren Buffett’s Weird Calendar Habit Is So Effective
Warren Buffett keeps some days on his calendar completely free of appointments. Bill Gates learned this a few years ago when the Oracle of Omaha showed the Microsoft co-founder his calendar. At the time, Buffett was teaching Gates one of his most important lessons, namely to be more protective of his own time.
In those days, Gates said in an interview with Charlie Rose, he would fill his schedule with appointments, believing that was how to use his time most effectively. Buffett made him see that saying no to most things and giving himself more free time was a more successful approach.