Deena Fischer

E-Business Law Group / Just1Group - Managing Partner/ Principal and CEO
Yardley, PA

    The Inertia Project Challenge

    June 9, 2009

    If you read my last Savor blog, you'll know that I've been having a hard time getting over the inertia in my life.  Apparently, I'm not the only one...

    So, I've started a Savor café called "The Inertia Project".  The point is to get over our inertia by making ourselves accountable to others, setting out our plan and checking in and let everyone know how we're doing.  If you'd like to join, I'd love to have you.

    I'm not going to list all of my accomplishments and failures for the week here (that's what the café is for), but I wanted to share a couple of thoughts that I've had over the past week that might help you to push past your own inertia.

    And if not, they're certainly something to think about. 

    The first is from Tim Ferriss' book, "The Four Hour Workweek" (which I got in the gift bag at the Savor The Success Rock The World Event.  See, you should sign up early). 

    Now, I know that it's not possible for me to have such a thing.  Not with the business model that I currently have.  The bigger my business gets, the more of my attention it's going to need. 

    But that's not relevant to this conversation.  One of the points that he made was interesting and I thought I'd share it with you, because it's made me think and re-think my list of things I'm going to do in my plan.

    Let's assume that you could only do one thing from your list in a day. 

    Ask yourself, "If this was all I accomplished today, would I feel that I had a productive day?"

    There should be one of those things in your plan each day.  And you should do that first.  Just my $.02...

    The other thing I wanted to share was something I read in Real Simple Magazine (which I also got in that gift bag... Yeah, I know.  I'm a little behind in reading). 

    This one I'm not suggesting as inspiration, just something I thought was interesting.

    It said that dieting is not good for brain function.  Hmmm. 

    The article said:

    "It turns out the prefrontal cortex, the are a of the brain responsible for willpower and cognitive thought, is a rather feeble bit of flesh and easily depleted.…It's important to realize that you can do everything, just not all at once."

    So, it's what I've always really expected.  To succeed in this world, I need more BROWNIES!!!

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