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Juliet Funt on Why It Is Vital to Have a Minute to Think

In this episode, Juliet Funt and John R. Miles discuss why it is so important to have a minute to think. We’re talking about the power of white space, how to use it to your advantage, and more. Juliet Funt is the CEO of WhiteSpace at Work, a training and consulting firm that helps organizations, their leaders, and employees flip business norms to reclaim their creativity, productivity, and engagement.

Juliet is the author of A Minute to Think: Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, and Do Your Best Work.

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What is White Space?

What we need to be reinserted in our lives is the missing element of white space, which are brief stretches of unobstructed, unscheduled time that, when recaptured, change the very nature of how we work. White space is the interlude, strategic break, and oxygen that allows our ideas to catch fire. Simply put, white space is the time you dedicate daily to living intentionally and passionately. This simple concept can change your entire life if you’re willing to put in the work. So don’t wait. Start living intentionally today!

We all know the importance of having a moment to think, but do we ever take the time to really review what’s going on in our lives and why?

Juliet explains why reinserting “white space” is vital in our days. This is the time when we can breathe, contemplate, prepare, and create.

The name came from looking at the literal white spaces on a lightly scheduled paper calendar and discovering that those open blocks reveal how many opportunities that day could hold. To access it, you take a strategic pause. Stop what you are doing, and white space will rush in.

The challenge is to not use time off as a reason not to change time on.

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In This Episode, Juliet Funt And I Discuss Her Book, A Minute to Think, and the Importance of white space.

A Minute to Think by Juliet Funt for Passion Struck podcast book list

Is it possible to reclaim creativity, conquer busyness and do your best work – at work? Juliet Funt generously shares her deep understanding of the principles, protocols, and tactics that provide us an escape route from the overwhelming amount of low-value tasks and the daily avalanche of e-mails, meetings, decks, and reports that fill our days. If you’re looking for ways to increase your productivity, clarity of thought, and overall sense of well-being, then this video is for you! Juliet Funt and John R. Miles will teach you how to become present and available to achieve your goals and live a more fulfilled life.

Juliet uses memorable stories, easy-to-use tools, and razor-sharp instruction to carve an escape route from the overwhelm of low-value tasks and the daily avalanche of emails, meetings, decks, and reports.

  • Recover control of your overloaded, caffeinated, inbox-worshiping workday
  • Extricate yourself and your teams from burnout and busywork
  • Reclaim creativity and focus despite the chaos around you
  • Bring thoughtfulness into organizing your next work norms
  • Conquer the beast of email and escape the mire of meetings
  • Find your precious minute to think
  • Learn to simplify your life
  • Unhook from the culture of now.
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share? Drop us a line at [email protected]m!
  • And much more…
210 | Why It Is Vital to Have a Minute to Think | Juliet Funt | Passion Struck with John R. miles
210 | Why It Is Vital to Have a Minute to Think | Juliet Funt | Passion Struck with John R. miles

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About Today’s Guest, Juliet Funt

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Juliet Funt is a tough-love advisor to the Fortune 500 and a warrior on a mission to decrapify work. Her book A Minute to Think: Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, and Do Your Best Work, was nominated for the Next Big Idea Club and was Michael Hyatt’s LeaderBook November feature.

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John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the PassionStruckPodcast. The show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world’s most inspiring people to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact.

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