Ray Dalio (meditator and billionaire) 2 Minute Rule to Reduce Stress in Communication

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Ray Dalio 2 Minute Rule to Reduce stress in Communication

Ray Dalio is a long term meditator and one of the worlds not so well known billionaires.
He has developed principles though over forty years of meditation practice and business practice that has enabled him to create a highly respected and valued company called Bridgewater. I believe his business clarity in investing in companies is due to his calmness of mind.

My first exposure to Ray was Tony Robbin’s book MONEY Master the Game (amazon link) and now I have listened to Ray in a number of interviews where he has been talking about the principles and guidelines that are applied by everyone in his company. One of many guidelines all members of his team apply got my attention for its simplicity and effectiveness.

It is called the Two Minute Rule and it goes like this. There is a business discussion taking place and there are lots of interactions going on but one person wants to share something without interruption. They say ‘two minute rule’ and everyone present must stay quiet for those two minutes. Comments and feedback take place afterwards.

Simple and powerful this rule can help a heated debate keep itself on track and help reduce the stress than can take place during deep discussions.

Sure this idea is not unique it is used in some excellent school and home environments but its application in a business environment, in my awareness, is rare. Thank you Ray Dalio.

Ray shares his life principles in a soon to be published book called Principles: Life and Work (amazon pre-order link)

“Ray Dalio has provided me with invaluable guidance and insights that are now available to you in Principles.”
—Bill Gates

“I absolutely loved this book. It’s beautifully written and filled with such wisdom.”
—Arianna Huffington

“I found it to be truly extraordinary. Every page is full of so many principles of distinction and insights—and I love how Ray incorporates his history and his life in such an elegant way.”
—Tony Robbins