What a great day it was to have met a great leader, Willie Low, CEO & President Director of Niro Ceramics Indonesia.
Pak Willie wakes up at 4.30 each morning, spends 45 mins from Kota Wisata Cibubur to his office Mega Kuningan, all set behind his work station at 5.30 AM. He said if he’s late for only 15 minutes, he will have spent 2 hours on the streets.
Long before anyone shows up at the office, he has always been the first one arriving at the office.
Perhaps it’s one of his traffic strategies to avoid of a long jam of bumper-to-bumper cars and other vehicles. You know how hard it is living in suburban area of Jakarta, right? 🙂
A CEO and President Director is the first man to arrive at the office? That is extraordinary, I’d say. But I remember I once read an article about habits of highly-successful and great leaders, they mostly wake up early in the morning.
Perhaps morning is the best of moment for every leader, it’s his chance to make a to-do list of what needs to be done by priority, since he only has limited time but still have to manage so many things inside his head.
And one of the best things of starting early in the morning is to breathe and talk to himself in peace.
To find peace behind all routines, a moment of solitude.
It’s true that solitude is brain food.
Even scientific research has found that your brain needs solitude just like it needs social interaction.
Disengaging from work projects and the goings-on around the office is sometimes necessary when you’re trying to find meaning.
When we’re not focusing on anything in particular–instead letting the mind wander or dip into our deep storehouse of memories, ideas, and emotions–the brain’s default mode network is activated.
Again, I got another quick leadership course every episode of this business program. I could never be more thankful. By the way, my business program, Indosat Ooredoo Insight airs on Metro TV every Tuesday and Thursday at 6.55 AM.
Remember, solitude is food for your brain, like how right now I’m enjoying my solitude up at this hour while listening to a fine tune “Love at second sight” of David Foster.
I’d call this a moment of detach, a truly precious for a daily work slave like me.
Hope you’ll manage to find your own solitude too out of those life pressures.