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MRKTRS WKLY #45
HOW TO CURATE YOUR OWN ‘THINK WEEK’
Bill Gates is widely known for his twice-yearly ritual he calls his “Think Week,” where spends seven days at his secluded, hideaway cottage. Other top entrepreneurs have since followed in his footsteps.
It’s a time for deep thought, reflection and relaxation. Gates uses this time to ponder his own thoughts and a pile of thought proposals. To think of new ideas for his company. As well as completely disconnecting from family members, friends, and employees.
Before embarking on a Gates-inspired thought retreat, there’s some considerations that need to be made ahead of time.
Here’s 3 important guidelines to consider:
- Set firm rules on connectivity: Can you afford to disconnect completely? If not restrict internet access to set periods of the day. Turn off at all other times.
- Decide on your objectives: what do you want to get out of your ‘Think Week’? Determine your focus area for the year ahead, find inspiration for a new venture? Establish these goals before you start.
- Gather reading materials: Feed your mind with a reading list collated ahead of time.
Taking time to unplug and recharge is critical for our mental and physical well-being. But it can work wonders for your business as a way of slowing down, questioning then reaffirming your direction.
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