Two key hacks for problem solving and productivity

Jack DorseyIn a world of constant change, unexpected events can sometimes knock us off balance. Inner Leadership recommends meditation and exercise as two key practices for connecting us deeply with what matters most to us. Jack Dorsey agrees.

Dorsey is the CEO of Twitter and Square (the payments processor). He also sits on the board of Walt Disney. What does he do that enables him to handle the major issues affecting not just one but three major corporations?

Dorsey says the two “essential hacks” he uses are Meditation and exercise!

He starts each day at 5am with 30 minutes of meditation. Then he exercises for around 20 minutes, has his first cup of coffee, and gets on with the rest of his day.

Dorsey says this consistent routine provides him with:

… a steady state that enables me to be more effective when I do have to react to something out of band.”

A churning world brings us more issues to deal with, makes them more difficult to address, and increases the urgency for finding solutions. But meditation and exercise can bring the inner stability to counter this.

Do you have a consistent routine that keeps you stable? Does it include meditation or exercise?

If you don’t want to start your day at 5am (like this writer at Business Insider) you might still find it useful to adapt Dorsey’s approach to meet your own needs.

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