As a business owner and investor, the returns from Adventure Capital have been profound and consistent. Those “AHAA!” moments that hard-working capitalists crave do not happen by accident. They are unlocked by peace of mind.
“When you press the pause button on a machine, it stops. But when you press the pause button on human beings, they start. You start to reflect, rethink your assumptions, you start to reimagine what is possible.” - Dov Seidman, CEO of LRN (a firm hired to lead corporate leaders)
Adventure Capital is not a luxury expense, I would argue strongly that you can’t afford NOT to invest in pausing on purpose.
Many of your most important decisions are cued up after it’s been agreed to “sleep on it.” Our best mental files are stored in our subconscious cabinet waiting to be sorted out when you’re NOT thinking about them.
The front of our brain is overflowing with every input we cram in there. Overnight, one of those files in the back occasionally gets slipped underneath the door to the front of mind ready to be revealed at some point the next day.
“Our rational and analytical brain has access to about 2 feet of information. We access this when we are thinking through a problem. Our limbic brain, which is our subconscious, has access to the equivalent of about 11 acres.” - Simon Sinek
What if you could unlock that door to your subconscious to reveal “AHAA” moments during the day?! Breakthroughs from peace of mind happen outside, away from the office, when NOT adding more inputs.
Anyone like me that is blessed with a family and career they truly love is wonderfully starved for free time. But it does not take much to make a big difference. Wonder a lot, then wander even a little. Look at how much you can light up the circuitry board of your subconscious with just one quiet 20-minute walk outside.