The Sound of Silence

Your-Communication-Connection-Speaker-Colette-CarlsonI’m always impressed when I walk through a chaotic airport and see someone diligently working on their laptop. Why? I need peace and quiet to be creative or think strategically. If there’s music on, I find myself drifting off or taking a trip down memory lane. My daughter is just the opposite. She becomes Walter Mitty when it’s too quiet, and loud music keeps her on task. As she said, “The quiet takes me away and the music makes me stay.” Being aware allows us to set ourselves up to succeed. For me that means having a clean workspace, only checking e-mails at pre-planned times (sound off!), and reciting the mantra “Back to Work!” when I feel myself stray. What works for you? Do you need to turn off your cell phone in order to turn on your creativity?


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  1. Sometimes I need quiet. But I spend so much time in airports that I got tired of staring at walls or reading a book. So now I find things to do that don't take mental energy – like responding to Facebook friends – or culling through emails – or documenting expenses. I have actually found that there is a lot more time I wasn't seeing to catch up on mindless tasks and free me up for those quiet times when i can focus on the heavy stuff. 

  2. I'm with you, Colette, I need to turn everything off. With that said, sometimes I can actually escape the noise by playing a few mind games with myself and reeeeeeeally focusing on what I'm doing. But I perfer the quiet.

  3. I like noise around me, music, TV, other people, as long as it's not too loud.  I do get distracted though…too much TV, dance music and other people!!!!

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