Time to work far smarter?
You've heard of
20 Min Tabata Protocols - designed to help Japanese Olympic speed skaters increase their fitness in very short period of time
7 Min Workout - as popularised by the New York Times. Same principle as above. Intensity, short duration and frequency = more likely to do it.
4 Hour Work Week, Body & Chef - thanks Tim Ferriss for helping us focus on the Minimum Effective Dose - not too little, not too much, but just right.
Pomodoro Technique - focus for shorter periods of time, so you can stay focused for longer. An oxymoron if I ever heard one! But it works.
And now I give you Bo Forbes (neuroscientist, psychologist and yoga teacher) and her Tiny, Two Minute Tools - two minute specific activities you can (and are more likely to) do, more frequently (because they're super easy) to shift the dial on your health and wellbeing.
Her research initially proved that a daily 20 minute yoga practice delivered far more benefit than 90 minute classes twice per week.
It went on to demonstrate that, despite their diminutive title, Tiny, Two Minute Tools punch above their weight on both health, hormones and happiness.
But Amanda! You don't write a fitness blog. Why are you sharing this?
Because the way that you do anything is the way you do everything.
Because the plan that you do, is better than the perfect plan that sits in the cupboard and never sees the light of day.
Because I feel for every executive woman who is trying to have it all, be it all, and create a career that really counts but who gets to the end of the year and is exhausted and wonders if it's worthwhile.
Because we all do it! We work hard at something until we don't (or can't) because it's no longer working.
Because I was disappointed to read this startling statistic from former Australian Prime Minister The Hon. Julia Gillard in a speech she gave at University of Adelaide in September 2018.
"The number of women in senior management globally has risen just 1% point in 10 years”
We've been working hard at gender equity for years. It's time for both men and women to work far smarter.
As Albert Einstein is widely quoted as saying
“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.
Because the Tiny, Two Minute Tool is a metaphor for paradigm shift, and instead of trying to fix all companies everywhere so we get overwhelmed and don't bother, let's start in our own backyard with things that don't seem threatening and are easy to put in place and do more frequently.
Let's find an equivalent of the Tiny, Two Minute Tool and implement it in our own careers in 2019.
Perhaps 2019 is the year of being far smarter about how we tackle gender equity and feminine empowerment collectively and our own careers individually.
So what will you do differently moving forward?
Drop me an email if you have a big idea, that might benefit from baby steps. I'd love to hear.
Vive la révolution! #ambitionrevolutionrocks #LookOutCSuiteHereSheComes #feminineambition