Musings this week on Cal Newports idea of ‘Deep Work’, how to build your own personal Bollingen Tower and why its ‘me time’ and not toilet paper we should all be hoarding.
Locked in my own Bollingen Tower
I found myself deep in work last week with few distractions because many in the office were working from home. Social distancing left me with an entire boardroom, a huge table, plenty of space and no distractions. It was just me and my laptop bag staring back at me.
For the first time in a long time this situation allowed me to tune out from the day to day flurry of attention from other staff, emails, slack messages and social media and instead focus on one large important task that required my attention.
What struck me was just how effective I was that day, and that left alone in my Californian equivalent of a ‘Bollingen Tower‘ I could get not just more but more effective things done in 7 hours than I usually get done in 7 days . Carl Jung handbuilt his own place of solice block by block into what became the Bollingen Tower. Mine was built from circumstance and opportunity but it was just as effective. combined with a combination of NAD, CBD and Nootropic products I was the best I could be.
By accident I had found my own ‘tower’ and had delivered that day to my full potential and it felt more than great. It felt fantastic.
Deep Work – Professional activity performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate.Cal Newport – Deep Work
A Deep Dive into Deep Work
Trubrain have spent years literally peering into peoples brains to see what makes them tick and how people can grab more life by augmenting their lifestyle with our products. This week was a great reminder that Cal Newports explosive blog from 2012 was also a factor in our success alongside the effective science based nootropics that Trubrain champion.
Cal believes that effective people should do their best to avoid ‘shallow work’ at all costs and give their mind the professional space it needs to dive deep into complex tasks without distraction. Cal also believes that the ability and opportunity to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. As a consequence, the few who cultivate this skill, and then make it the core of their working life, will thrive.
Deep Work in your own Bollingen Tower
If you can nurture the environment directly around you to facilitate deep work you can then let nature augment your performance with biohacks like our Trubrain Boost, Keto Wingman or Flow products. Instead of stockpiling hand sanitizer and toilet paper build a protective wall of ‘your time’ around you to give you the protection from lifes demands.
A combination of your own personal ‘Time Bollingen Tower’ with Cals ‘Deep Work’ philosophy and our nootropics grants you access to the fantastic feeling I got from my best days work in ages.
Until Next Time ….