It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.
— Rene Descartes

How much time do you currently spend each day in deep and unfiltered thinking? The kind of thinking that allows your brain to fully function past the daily to-do list or things you automatically (almost robotically) do each day?

Artificial intelligence has recently become a trending topic as it continues to enter our lives in so many ways. Is this new technology a positive or negative to our world? I see it as a positive, because it frees us from the robotic jobs that can suck the purpose right out of you.

Robotic human jobs are starting to disappear in record numbers. Jobs such as cashiering or data entry make way for more cost effective computerized systems to be put into place.

This is a delicate topic, but I believe robotic automation opens up the opportunity for each of us to become more innovative in the ways to earn a living. It’s time to utilize our natural human creativity - something that robots will never be able to reach.

With creativity comes fulfillment. No more coming home and watching TV after a brain-numbing day of the same tasks over and over. We are now being forced to start to think like entrepreneurs and spend our time making our world a more creative place. We can come home knowing that we played a key part in creating the future.

Being a successful entrepreneur requires a lot of clear thinking. This month as we dive into the mastermind principle of Accurate Thinking here in the Victory Circles we will be discussing ways to harness deeper and more rewarding thinking.

We can talk about theory all day long, but I want to give you something practical that you can use today to get the greatest results. The best place to start is with something I call morning momentum… 

Morning momentum gives you the time and space to start your day with a morning practice that allows you to fully fuel your mind in a way that a robot or computer can’t. Take the time to allow your thoughts to start the day in a positive and meaningful way. 

Here are a few examples to build your morning momentum. You don’t have to do all of these – just find something that gets those creative juices flowing.

Morning Momentum Examples

• A 10-minute meditation (yes you can do it).

• Watch the sun rise. 

• Enjoy a healthy breakfast for yourself and/or your family.

• Text your gratitude to 5 people.

• Write 1 page in a daily journal.

• Take a brisk walk before going to heading to work.

• Play your favorite song and have a little dance party.

Usually when I first mention this idea to my clients I get resistance. Time is always the issue. No time to stop and think when there is so much to do! 

Do you really have to check your email within 5 minutes of waking up? What if you waited 30 minutes or until after you had breakfast? Or even until 9 or 10? The fires that needs to be put out will always be there and your ability to handle them depends on how well you have built in your morning momentum. 

The thoughts we think determine the life we live. Everything around you in your world started as a creative idea. Your chair, the clothes you wear, or even the computer you read this on were all just a creative thought once upon a time.

I encourage you to find ways to fully utilize the creative strengths that you possess – it could lead to that next great idea that just might change your future.

Happy Thinking!  

To Your Success and Victories,

- Cheri

Cheri Ruskus
Business Strategist and Founder of the Victory Circles

Phone: 303-652-1718