entrepreneur, Pleasure, Productivity, Uncategorized, Work

Pleasure Centeredness and Productivity

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The Wikipedia free encyclopaedia defined pleasure as s a broad class of mental states that humans and other animals experience as positive, enjoyable, or worth seeking for . It includes more specific mental states such as happiness, entertainment, enjoyment, ecstasy, and euphoria.

The experience of pleasure is subjective and different individuals will experience different kinds and amounts of pleasure in the same situation. Many pleasurable experiences are associated with satisfying basic biological drives, such as eating, exercise, hygiene, and sex. The appreciation of cultural artifacts and activities such as art, music, dancing and literature is often pleasurable.

Pleasure can foster productivity or become damaging to it depending on the types of pleasure one seek and the duration. Some forms of  innocent harmless  pleasures in moderation  including humor can provide relaxation for the body and mind and foster family bonding and other relationships while some forms such excessive drinking can damage health and also foster breaking of relationships and loss of lives.

vacationToday’s world encourages instant gratification and it is available everywhere as never before: television stations operating twenty-four hours for every single day  of the year; every form of movies, both on televisions and online are now available. Internet sites with different forms of video games for  entertainment are also major influence in increasing people’s expectations. They graphically portray what other people had and can do in living the life of ease and fun.

Little is portrayed on these media of the impacts of these activities on the inner person, productivity and relationships.According to Stephen Covey, “The pleasure centered person soon get bored with each succeeding level of pleasures and fun and constantly cry for more and more excitement with bigger ‘high’, resulting in too many vacations  and undisciplined  pleasures”.  When one starts  to constantly indulge in excessive pleasure, life  gradually starts  wasting .

The negative effects of excessive pleasure-seeking include reduction of  the  productive capacity of the individual  and  most of their talents to remain undeveloped; the mind and spirit become lazy and the heart becomes unfulfilled.

The pleasure centered person, therefore, become insecure, loses confidence and start  avoid real work. And gradually it will impact on their income, relationships and may even break them up if unchecked.

humor.pngA good dose of labor is needed by every entrepreneur for becoming and also remaining successful while internment non offensive pleasure enables him to refresh his mind and body. It is should be done very wisely. Humor is one form of pleasurable activity that naturally provides harmless fun.   Humor and other positive emotions foster greater mental flexibility (creativity). Non-aggressive humor can even increase feelings of being eager to work. When we hear or see something funny we feel a desire to tell someone about it and laugh together. Laughter is contagious, even when we do not understand its cause.On laughing together we feel identified with others (cohesion effect)and  when shared, laughter  has the effect of bringing people together or closing distances, or even of reducing conflict; it helps us to relate to others in a more relaxed manner, it helps us to deal with our fear of making a fool of ourselves (to avoid being laughed at, it is better to laugh at ourselves, so that humor acts as a remedy for shyness), it can help us to find solutions to the problems of every-day life, and  reduces feelings of frustration we encounter  when going about our daily chores.

 

 

 

 

 

Reference:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleasure

Stephen R. Covey, 7 Habit of highly effective people, Simon & Schuster,UK

http://www.psychologyinspain.com/content/full/2011/15002.pdf

Collaboation, enterprises, entrepreneur, strategy, Uncategorized

Collaboration

action-2277292__340The online Cambridge dictionary defined collaboration as the situation where two or more people work together to achieve the same thing.

Collaboration can occur between people working  in  diverse areas  such  as  research projects,music production, film production and even start-up enterprises.

The reason for collaboration is to fast track the achievement of better  solutions  than ordinarily what one person can accomplish.

According to Bob Mudge, “Collaboration is no longer just a strategy: it is the key to long-term business success and competitiveness. Businesses that realize this sooner rather than later, will be the ones who win the game and succeed in the new global economy.” Many of us recognize intellectually that we need others’ knowledge to solve big problems, yet we still lack the motivation to collaborate.

According to Heidi and Herminia,”Collaboration is a way of working that attracts and involves people outside one’s formal control, organization, and expertise to accomplish common goals”.

Heidi and Herman believed that the two of the biggest barriers to collaboration are ignorance about others’ expertise and mistrust in their ability to meet required expectations.  They also believed that building good network can help solve both problems.

Many of today’s most important challenges are so complex and multifaceted that they can only be tackled by teams of experts from disparate domains. To solve them, professionals must be able to harness ideas, people, and resources from across disciplinary and organizational boundaries. Finding a first project to work on is the best way to start.

 

 

 

References

http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/collaboration

https://www.fastcompany.com/3024246/why-collaboration-is-crucial-to-success

Heidi K. Gardner  and Herminia Ibarra

https://hbr.org/2017/05/how-to-capture-value-from-collaboration-especially-if-youre-skeptical-about-it

actions, distractions, entrepreneur, life style, Productivity, social media, Uncategorized, Work

How to deal with with distractions

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Life is such that we strive from our early days to become  successful  and many of us have invested  thousands of hours  in to various work and talents to improve our lives and financial conditions. But the  Newtons third law  of motion which states  that “actions and reaction are equal and opposite” does not automatically apply to success as in physics. As we travel along  our life-cycle, it becomes clear that it is not all the quantity of  energy we invested actually resulted in increased profitability or productivity as some percentage of them  were  invested in things we did not plan or things that interrupted what we planned.

Definition of Distraction

The Oxford dictionary defined distraction as a thing that prevents someone from concentrating on something else.

Causes of distractions

Lack of discipline

Disciplined  culture is great tool to fight distraction. Ensuring that we are disciplined to start and finish our work go a long way to reduce distractions and enables us to follow through on  rules we set to achieve our desired goals . Lack of discipline on the other hand makes us veer  off the tangent  and leads to incomplete or poorly finished works that will ultimately reduce our productivity.

Lack of Planning and prioritization

An African proverb states that , “ you should  look for your  missing  black goat in the daylight or it will be too late in the night when the color of the goat will blend with the color of the  night “

Lack of planning and prioritization makes us to start working on our low valued goals first instead of concentrating on our most valuable goals that will make most impact on our  bottom lines .

Learning to perform  the more arduous tasks first,  ensures that  we have maximum return on our energy and frees up time for less important tasks later, therefore ,minimizing the distraction that would have stoppedthe important tasks in the first place.planning

 

Environment

The surroundings or conditions in which a person, lives or operates can be a source of distraction.

Those that work in crowded areas need to increase their concentration and focus to avoid distractions more than those that work in closed offices. It is therefore, very important to work in environment that will enhance  our productivity or develop ourselves to be able to tune out the distractions where we have little or no choice  in order to maintain our level of productivity

Tiredness

When we have exhausted our energy but could not have proper rest and sleep before engaging on new projects, we are bound to be distracted as we will be weary and wishing  for sleep or rest.

Consequently, for us to perform well, we have to observe proper rest and sleep to be alert and maintain focus and so overcome distractions.

Life style

Those who are extroverted are more prone to be distracted that introverts. The extrovert finds it difficult to maintain focus for longer period of time than introverts who loves routine work and can enjoy working on a project for longer period of time

Mobile phone

Mobile phone makes it easy to reach out to people and people to reach us anywhere and anytime. This property makes it a tool for distraction as we keep getting e- mails, text messages calls at time we scheduled for other busy tasks. To minimize the distraction, it is advised to switch off the mobile device or put them in silence when doing busy work.

Social media

The total amount of time we spend on social media is on increase and could serve as distractions.

To avoid such distraction, one should set time probably at the end of the day to check on friends and chat with them

 

Reference

 

https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/distraction