What happens when we aren’t able to put down our phones and find time to just think, be innovative and creative?
“One of the biggest casualties of our digital lifestyle is we’ve lost the ability to daydream,” said Neil Hughes, author, columnist and podcaster in today’s episode of Freedom Mindset Radio. “And I challenge anyone watching this, or listening to it later, if they sit in their favorite armchair for 10 minutes, or they’ve gone out for a walk, how long do they leave it before they pick up that smartphone? Because there’s always a notification just waiting to give you that next dopamine hit. Some people can’t even go to the toilet, the lavatory, without taking their phone in there.”
Hughes, author of the Amazon bestseller, Great TED Talks: Innovation: An Unofficial Guide with Words of Wisdom from 100 TED Speakers, joined Freedom Media Network founder Curt Mercadante for an interview about the book, innovation, and Hughes’ top-rated podcast, Tech Talks Daily.
A common theme in Hughes’ book is the importance of quiet, casual, thinking time to creativity and innovation and feed our curiosity.
Listen to the full conversation above or on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.