Top Ten Sleep-killers …

The basic brain software taught by SOT which can be stated in ten keystrokes as cvsx10=bvs/ and was once described by Jack Welch of GE as “the simplest idea in the world”.

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Business people use cvsx10=bvs/ to solve business problems instead of losing sleep.

Here are the top ten issues that business leaders are saying keep them awake at night …

– “the constant pressure to meet and beat my quarterly targets”

– “how to balance my work pressures with the needs of my family and my health?”

– “how can I recruit smarter, more productive people?”

– “I’m losing good people. How can I keep them from leaving?”

– “I need to develop a lot more leaders in our enterprise”

– “to better manage a much more competitive culture”

– “we need to find a more effective communications strategy”

– “our metrics are not up to scratch. How to better analyse sales and KPIs”

– “I worry about whether our security is OK”

– “how to ensure the survival and succession of my business”

Today’s Big Question:

What kept YOU awake last night? (Post your answer below)

50 thoughts on “Top Ten Sleep-killers …

  1. I couldn’t wait to get up and take a look at what the market did on the overnight and review my trading plan and positions.

  2. I was thinking (worrying!) about my financial situation, my personal situation (court for access to my daughter) and my career prospects which are in a state of flux, hmmm 🙂

  3. Work stuff doesn’t keep me awake – worrying about the custody suit I have been in for the last 6 years does.

  4. All these days I have devoted myself fully to company, But personally not improved both either financially or healthwise, what am I doing, where do I land up?

  5. Rising early to make lunches, prepare dinners or merely think and write in silence is more accurate than insomnia.

  6. How can I waken my team to their adaptive leadership challenge and grow their capabilities to meet that challenge.

  7. Recently, it has become apparent that in order to survive, business volume needs to increase dramatically. Survival means new sources of work must be identified together new strategies, etc. Last night I was awake most of the night weighing up everything I could think of and come to the realisation that survival may also mean shutting one door (CVS) so I can clearly focus the BVS. How this is gonna be done? I am sure that’ll be keeping awake tonight.

  8. Visualizing myself facilitating Training Sessions assisting Hairdressers to move to the next level. However as soon as I ask my unconscious mind to take over, I soon go to sleep.

  9. Excitement and enthusiasm kept me awake! If I’ve got an important idea on my mind, I want to be sure I take some action on it. So I write everything down – the pros and cons – then I go to sleep on it much easier – and wake up in the morning raring to go and improve on the ideas!

  10. Nothing keeps me up at nights, for different reasons, i love sleep, sleep is important so i face the next day, i’m a morning person and if i dont have a good sleep, my day takes on a different turn. I would go to bed at 11 and wake 5:30, i work best in the mornings and i dont let problems or situation keep me from sleep and resting, thinking and worrying way into the night would only make it worse.

  11. Nothing keeps me awake at night. If I have problem I write it down on a piece of paper and leave it to solve in the morning. However, my most important concern (when I am at work) is how to get people to accept that they need to improve their performance in small steps day after day and every day, and a commitment to that.

  12. last night I slept tight, buggered from a long weekend. Some of the things that keep me awake is my mind wandering and focusing on things that are beyond my control.

  13. How to attract and retain good people in this low unemployment environment. On a more personal note – the threat of the US recession and how it may affect my employment prospects and asset values.

  14. What might help me focus my attention on finding the ‘what and how’ I’m missing, to start my own enterprise this year?

  15. I’d like to boast about how excited I was about the future and portray myself as this incredibly motivated individual who can’t sleep because she is so tuned into the possibilities of tomorrow, but then I’m really only fooling myself aren’t I. I mean, none of you even know me. The truth is, I was horny.
    Yep, – that’s about it….

  16. Not a thing. I did a couple of performances of a play I’m in and crashed afterwards, happy about the day’s activities.

  17. Nothing kept me awake last night. Worked from 2.00pm till 1200am, watched some tennis, then, slept until 9.30am. to start another great day.

  18. I dont lie awake at night sleeping helps me fix the challenges I face as I only have challenging experiances not problems every experiance is a good one live every day as if it is your last.

  19. If I’ve got an important idea in my mind, I want to be sure I take some action on it. I write everything down – the pros and cons – then I go to sleep on it much easier – and wake up in the morning raring to go and improve on the ideas! if i don’t have a good sleep, my day takes on a different turn. I would go to bed at 11 and wake 5:30, i work best in the mornings and i don’t let problems or situation keep me from sleep and resting, thinking and worrying way into the night would only make it worse.

  20. what kept me awake was an important but slightly complicated project proposal I was to deliver today. Also the thought of one recalcitrant and ill-motivated employee did bother me.

  21. Even when I have worries, I tend to sleep well at night. I guess a lot has to do with my meditation practice, which, in the long run, aims to bring me a deep state of well being in spite of what I must face in daily life.

  22. Being able to ensure we meet our deadlines and keep our clients satisfied in what we are delivering to them.

  23. luckily my 11 month old daughter kept me awake. Now that i have her all business matters seem less relevant. after a stressful day all i need to is come home make her laugh and my world takes a different perspective. Business problems take a back seat and can be worried about at work.

  24. Nothing – I slept easily. My checklist of things completed to date is exceptional! The last most pressing item on that list was to return my son to varsity – this is his second year and he moved into a flat with 4 of his mates. This year is looking up to be a fantastic one – work projects are on target, house renovations beginning March. bring it on!!!

  25. Last night I was too much worried about my upcomming results..so I guess this is what disturbed my sleep.

  26. I tend to be wakeful, but is because i enjoy my own time searching the interwebs, following my interesting leads and sleep when am fulfilled.
    Then sleep well generally. I can wake up through the night like a switch, but no apparent concerns, believe more physical responses to altered times of season changes.

  27. Most nights, i say a little thanks for all of my current challenges, and turn over sleep deeply. Good sleep is pure gold without it all basic problems are more difficult to face. If i have major problems i right them down put in a box and ask my creative mind to work on it while i sleep. It works.

  28. Usually its those things which we are unable to handle it properly on that particular day. There are various reasons for that, ranging from deadlines, lack of knowledge, lack of manpower, lack of listeners. Adding to this we always personal /family issues. Not easy to empty our thoughts before sleeping, hence we use various ‘fast’ remedy like watching movies, TV, taking pills, drink alchol, but they all temperory solution and then we get addicted to them. The solution for this not easy but can be done. ‘Past experience’ (the one which we are unable to solve) has a habit of coming in various forms in different period we need to indentify and handle it differently. It will keep on coming till we solve it.

  29. i actually slept very well and usually do. i worry more during the day if I sense something is not quite right and I should do something about it

  30. Nothing. Although I didn’t fall asleep last night, so much as passed out. A long and productive day at work followed by great sex is the perfect combination to a sound and dreamless sleep.

  31. Will I ever have enough money to be comfortable in retirement or will I have to work seven years after I’m dead.

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