My 12 Favourite Problems

You have to keep a dozen of your favourite problems constantly present in your mind, although by and large they will lay in a dormant state. Every time you hear or read a new trick or a new result, test it against each of your twelve problems to see whether it helps. Every once in a while there will be a hit, and people will say, “How did he do it? He must be a genius!” ~ Richard Feynmann

Here are the problems that are currently at the top of my mind. They're in no particular order but I've tried to make sure there's a balance between the personal, professional and “sharpen the saw”.

How can I:

  1. Better develop strategies to maximise impact on my organisation's mission?
  2. Create an energised, committed and effective team that repeatedly delivers success?
  3. Make sure I retain my individual competitive advantage in my career?
  4. Stay plugged into what’s happening around me, within my organisation, my industry, and my profession?
  5. Utilise mental models to improve my thinking and decision-making?
  6. Develop systems and processes to optimise my productivity?
  7. Create a portfolio of income streams to sustain the lifestyle I want for my family?
  8. Continue to build a loving and committed marriage that gives us the strength to handle whatever the world decides to throw at us?
  9. Raise my children to make sure they're equipped with the skills they'll need to grow into happy and successful adults?
  10. Foster relationships that compound with strength over time?
  11. Seamlessly incorporate exercise and nutrition into my daily life to ensure I remain at my peak for as long as possible?
  12. Use mindfulness and meditation to maintain my focus and control my attention and emotions?