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Launch Group’s Rebecca Wallace shares her secret in new CEO series

Australia’s best CEOs to feature in exclusive new mini-docs; CEO Signature Series

Launching today, The Growth Faculty’s new CEO Signature Series; candid glimpses behind the scenes with Australia's biggest CEOs.

In their own words, CEOs will tell their stories, and, in the process, bring to light the often hidden and valuable nuggets of information only experience can offer.

Filmed by celebrated visual storyteller, Pete Longworth, two-time winner at the New York Independent Film Festival and headliner at Sydney's famous Vivid light festival, the CEO Signature Series will tell Australia’s CEO stories in a unique way.
Heading up the series, Rebecca Wallace, founder and Director of recruitment giant Launch Group, who tells us her secret for capturing those ideas that seem to pop into the head of every leader at random moments.  

And the secret is….waterproof notes in the shower.

It seems the woman at the helm of the 2018 Medium Recruitment Agency of the Year (SEEK’s Annual Recruitment Award) sets out her ideas and goals while having her daily scrub.

 “My only alone time really is in the shower and….that’s where I do my affirmations in the morning. I’ve got waterproof notes where I come up with ideas that are going to potentially play out through the day, or bigger ideas that I’m going to make into reality.”  

Named in CEO Magazine’s 10 leading businesswomen, alongside business leaders such as Gina Rinehart (Owner and Executive Chairman, Hancock Prospecting Group), Melanie Perkins (Co-Founder & CEO, Canva), Carla Zampatti (Executive Chairman, Carla Zampatti) and Ronni Kahn (Founder & CEO, OzHarvest), Rebecca Wallace says it’s important to be constantly reminded of the long term goal of the company and the self.

Shower notes work for Rebecca. They may work for you.

So why do so many of us have great ideas in the shower?

According to Harvard researchers and neuroscientists, and explained in an article by Buffer’s founder and COO Leo Widrich, three key elements needed for creativity are present in all of us while taking a shower.  
  • Dopamine. Triggers like exercising, listening to music, and, yes, taking a warm shower, contribute to increased dopamine flow.
  • Distraction. Distraction gives our brains a break so our subconscious can work on a problem more creatively.
  • Relaxed state. We’re finally able to hear the quiet voices in the backs of our heads telling us about the insight.

On a practical note, Rebecca says waterproof pens and notes come with her into the shower.  We’ve found Aquanotes, but you may find a better system that works for you. If you do, let us know and we’ll publish your idea.  

Members of The Growth Faculty can watch the CEO Signature Series at The Growth Faculty's On Demand. 

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