You have probably read loads of self improving literature such as Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® or Edward de Bono, the author of The Six Thinking Hats even if I think for example Plato or Heidegger has more to give in terms of human purpose or thinking.
What I really like with Arianna Huffingtons initiative “Thrive Global” is that they help you translate all that self-improvement insights into actionable outcomes in todays changing society.
“Thrive Global’s mission is to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance well-being, performance, and purpose, and create a healthier relationship with technology.”
You might already have heard about some of their apps where your phone will stop your feeds and even let others know about it
The THRIVE App gives you the tools to take a break from your phone so you can connect more deeply with yourself and others.
One of their posts actually triggered this post and is about how Deep Thinking In The Age of Distraction with the subtitle: “Disconnect. Your imagination, creativity and next big idea depends on it.”
It made me reflect that the time I spend on researching and writing my post and articles is one of my ways to log out and spend focused time on thinking and reflecting and from time to time come up with new thoughts, ideas and perspectives.
It also reinforced my view that I want to offer you as a reader a site that is not overly busy, free from ads and neither is selling you something. I also want to create content that triggers your own reflection and to do that I try to avoid to push a very strong opinion and instead offer more of: “On one side and on the other side”
It is often tempting to create material that is more of a click bait with “5 steps to the Smart Society” or “This is why most companies will fail to become Smart Companies”.
I also realize that I am far from maximizing my social media use in terms of creating provocative material that will raise comments (that will increase the post exposure) or go in and like other post in an expectation they will do the same back.
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