Power Play: Know the difference between isolation and solitude

Rose Herceg /


Power Players get that being alone doesn’t mean being lonely. Solitude is a critical ingredient in the cake called success.

Power Players always make time for sitting on their own, working on their own and being on their own. It’s this time away from the crowd that is crucial to honing one’s thinking skills and problem solving skills.

There’s absolutely nothing isolating about sitting alone for a few hours a week – or even one hour a day and speaking (or collaborating) with absolutely no one. On the contrary, Power Players know that people who cannot be by themselves or work by themselves are usually high maintenance types – and nobody thinks high maintenance is sexy.

Take a cue from the best Power Players out there: block our solitude time as often and as regularly as you can. It’s this quiet that will provide with the answers to life’s biggest questions


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