Don’t Mind the Noise

I was listening to an audio recording of a conference the other day and I heard the speaker pause. Apparently there was some kind of commotion going on in the hallway outside the conference room and apparently all the people in the audience were distracted by it and that’s what caused him to pause. He said, “I don’t mind the noise,” and to that he added, “You know, if you’re going to have a baby, you’d better not mind the noise.”

It hit me like, this is some sort of a metaphor for other things in my life. Where could I apply that to my life? So I started looking: where is there “noise” in my life that distracts me, that takes me off track? One thing that came up is this: when I wake up in the morning, there’s noise in my head and sometimes throughout my day there’s noise in my head that I sometimes pay attention to and I’m distracted by. It’s typically not powerful, useful things. It’s usually telling me what I’m not, what I can’t do, or I shouldn’t do.

Well, what if I could stay on track and not mind the noise?

I invite you to look for yourself. Where in your life, where in your business are you distracted by the noise? Where could you be with that noise, where could you “not mind the noise” and stay on track and be productive?

My name’s Jim McLaughlin and I’m inviting you to get off the treadmill and go somewhere.