Regaining Control, SavingYour Life
4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 1
Mobile: 876.383.5627 Skype: LSemaj
Office: 876.942.9057 Twitter: LSemaj
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Work-life conflict
an increasing problem
Impacting on both
business and individual
health issues
4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj....
 We need innovative initiatives
that can be developed
to suit the work-life balance
needs of employees
 and the busines...
4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 5
 as a consequence of the growing
epidemic of chronic disease,
 Approximately 5% of capital s...
 When the cumulative
demands of work and
non-work life roles
 are incompatible in
some respect
 Participation in one
ro...
 Produces work-related stress
 Working conditions such as
 heavy workloads,
 lack of participation in decision-
making...
 Erodes the mental and physical well-
being of workers,
 affects the quality of their personal
relationships outside of ...
has negative
impacts on
employees'
relationships
with their
children and
their spouse
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 Has consequences for an organization's
bottom line
 Employees experiencing high levels of
work-life conflict are likely...
 An active process of becoming aware of
and making choices toward a healthy
and fulfilling life.
 "...a state of complet...
What’s the alternative?
Health Card or Sickness Card?
4/15/2014www.LTSemaj.com 13
 The pursuit of a healthy,
balanced lifestyle
 for an optimal state of health
 Facilitating a healthier
workforce
 and...
where are you going to
live?
 starts with 'Healthier choices first'
 Creating a self defined daily
routine that includes
 healthier nutrition,
 ade...
 involvement in creative or
structured activity that
counteracts negative stress
responses
 Discouraging the use of
 tobacco, drugs, excessive alcohol
consumption and other negative
habits.
 Paying attention to...
 Learning to assume personal
responsibility and care for
your health
 knowing when professional
medical attention is nee...
20
 A relatively small percentage of the
population consumes the vast
majority of the health-care budget
 for diseases t...
21
 are sick because of how they choose to
live their lives
 Not because of environmental or
genetic factors beyond thei...
22
 We know that 80% of health-care budget is
consumed by 5 behavioral issues
 too much
 Smoking
 Drinking
 Eating
 ...
Actions
Consequence
benefits
Costs
 “Garbage in garbage out” ~George Fuechsel
 “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and
bounds if green vegetables smelled ...
 “Physical fitness is not
only one of the most
important keys to a
healthy body, it is the
basis of dynamic and
creative ...
 “The best 6 doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
 These 6 will...
 “If you don’t take care of your body, where
are you going to live?” ~Unknown
 Healthy is merely the slowest rate at whi...
 “Don’t eat anything your
great-great grandmother
wouldn’t recognize as food.
 There are a great many
food-like items in...
 “The best doctor gives the
least medicines.” ~Benjamin
Franklin
 “The doctor of the future will
no longer treat the hum...
 “A man too busy to take care of his health
is like a mechanic too busy to take care of
his tools.” ~Spanish Proverb
 “T...
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There are
no victims
Only
Volunteers
4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 40
 Your talents and
skills are God’s gift
to you
 What you do with
them is your gift
to God
4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 41
 “I wish that I had spent more time at
work?”
April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 42April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 42
We Must
Accept
Responsibility
for Ourselves
Is Good
You Have SomethingTo Learn
 Despite the
worldwide quest
forWork-Life
Balance,
 very few
acceptable
definition of the
concept
4/15/2014 45www.LTSema...
 Work-Life Balance does not mean an
equal balance.
 Trying to schedule an equal number of
hours for each of your various...
 Your best individual work-life balance will
vary over time, often on a daily basis.
 The right balance for you today wi...
 There is no perfect, one-size fits
all, balance you should be
striving for
 The best work-life balance is
different for...
 At the core of an effective work-
life balance definition are 2 key
everyday concepts that are
relevant to each of us
 ...
 These two concepts takes us
most of the way to defining a
positiveWork-Life Balance
4/15/2014 50www.LTSemaj.com
 Answer the big question "Why?“
 Why do you want a better income?
…a new house?
…the kids through college?
…to do a g...
have a good
grasp on the
meaning of
Achievement
But let's
explore the
concept of
Enjoyment a
little more
4/15/2014 www.L...
 does not just mean "Ha-Ha" happiness
 It means
Pride, Satisfaction, Happiness,
Celebration, Love,
A Sense of Well Be...
 The front and back of the coin of value in life
 You can't have one without the other,
 Trying to live a one sided lif...
 Achievement and Enjoyment
every day in life helps you avoid
the "As Soon AsTrap",
 the life dulling habit of planning
o...
 “I just want to achieve something
today and I want to enjoy
something today.
 if I do both of those things today,
 I'm...
 Life will deliver the value and
balance we desire
 …when we are achieving and enjoying
something every single day
 …in...
WORKING DEFINITION
 Meaningful daily
Achievement and
Enjoyment in
each of my four
life quadrants:
THE QUADRANTS
Self Fami...
 when was the last time you
Achieved AND Enjoyed
something at work?
 What about Achieved AND
Enjoyed with
 your family;...
 Do something just for yourself
 When you get home, before you
walk in the door,
 think about whether you want to
focus...
 you can create your own best Work-Life
Balance by making sure you not only
Achieve,
 but also reflect the joy of the jo...
List the 10 most important
relationships in
your work life
your personal life
4/15/2014 63www.LTSemaj.com
 The first thing to realize about
these individuals is
they have a major impact on your
▪effectiveness
▪achievement
▪and...
 Improving these relationships can
only lead to a greater flow of
 critical information,
 happiness,
 success
 and a ...
 1. Define Success
 How much is enough?
 without some kind of
yardstick it’s difficult to
know how well we are
doing or...
 Working in an environment unable to
manage things the way we would like is
stressful
 Someone else is pulling all the s...
April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 6868
 Your reaction to others
 Your to-do list (and the number of items on it)
 How y...
April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 6969
 The age or stage of development your children are in
 The way you were raised
 ...
 Take on ‘stretch’ tasks
 get you thinking
outside your usual
frame of reference
 This is how you grow
4/15/2014 70www....
 Try to learn 1 new technological
thing each month
 Start with your cell phone
 It’s only a matter of time before
many ...
 Clear-out some of those existing
preconceptions, activities, outdated
knowledge, (and people)
 to create space for new ...
 If you don’t challenge your
present behavioural traits,
 You will not grow
4/15/2014 73www.LTSemaj.com
 As our careers evolve, so
do the things that make
us happy and more
fulfilled
 Finding the tasks that
improve our self-...
 Evaluate people you deal with by their
results only
 not how long they spend at their desk
 or how quickly they get in...
 Anyone who thinks
they have seen the
tail-end of this
workplace
revolution, needs to
hold onto their hat
 The ride will...
 Try to spend
more time with
people who are
positive,
 get things done
and open to
change
4/15/2014 77www.LTSemaj.com
April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 78April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 78
 You cannot change
the people around
you....
 B...
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Identify who really
cares about you
Allocate your time
accordingly
Regain Control, SavingYour Life
4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 80
Mobile: 876.383.5627 Skype: LSemaj
Office: 876.942.9057 Twitter: LSemaj
Email: Semaj@LTSemaj.com Facebook: Leahcim
Semaj
B...
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  1. 1. Regaining Control, SavingYour Life 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 1
  2. 2. Mobile: 876.383.5627 Skype: LSemaj Office: 876.942.9057 Twitter: LSemaj Email: Semaj@LTSemaj.com Facebook: Leahcim Semaj Blog:TheSemajMindSpa.Wordpress.com www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 2
  3. 3. Work-life conflict an increasing problem Impacting on both business and individual health issues 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 3
  4. 4.  We need innovative initiatives that can be developed to suit the work-life balance needs of employees  and the business demands of employers 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 4
  5. 5. 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 5  as a consequence of the growing epidemic of chronic disease,  Approximately 5% of capital spent on workforce is lost to Disability Absenteeism Presenteeism
  6. 6.  When the cumulative demands of work and non-work life roles  are incompatible in some respect  Participation in one role is made more difficult  by participation in the other role 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 6
  7. 7.  Produces work-related stress  Working conditions such as  heavy workloads,  lack of participation in decision- making,  health and safety hazards,  job insecurity,  and tight deadlines  are all associated with work-related stress 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 7
  8. 8.  Erodes the mental and physical well- being of workers,  affects the quality of their personal relationships outside of work,  and increases costs to businesses  Employees with high levels of work- life conflict  are more likely to experience poor health 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 8
  9. 9. has negative impacts on employees' relationships with their children and their spouse 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 9
  10. 10.  Has consequences for an organization's bottom line  Employees experiencing high levels of work-life conflict are likely to  miss more work days per year,  less committed to the organization,  less satisfied with their job,  more likely to intend to leave their job 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 10
  11. 11.  An active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.  "...a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being,  and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." ▪ - The World Health Organization
  12. 12. What’s the alternative? Health Card or Sickness Card? 4/15/2014www.LTSemaj.com 13
  13. 13.  The pursuit of a healthy, balanced lifestyle  for an optimal state of health  Facilitating a healthier workforce  and a higher quality of life 4/15/2014www.LTSemaj.com 14
  14. 14. where are you going to live?
  15. 15.  starts with 'Healthier choices first'  Creating a self defined daily routine that includes  healthier nutrition,  adequate sleep and rest,  appropriate levels of activity and productivity
  16. 16.  involvement in creative or structured activity that counteracts negative stress responses
  17. 17.  Discouraging the use of  tobacco, drugs, excessive alcohol consumption and other negative habits.  Paying attention to physical and physiological signs of stress
  18. 18.  Learning to assume personal responsibility and care for your health  knowing when professional medical attention is needed
  19. 19. 20  A relatively small percentage of the population consumes the vast majority of the health-care budget  for diseases that are very well known and by and large behavioral
  20. 20. 21  are sick because of how they choose to live their lives  Not because of environmental or genetic factors beyond their control
  21. 21. 22  We know that 80% of health-care budget is consumed by 5 behavioral issues  too much  Smoking  Drinking  Eating  Stress  Not enough exercise  And accidents and violence
  22. 22. Actions Consequence benefits Costs
  23. 23.  “Garbage in garbage out” ~George Fuechsel  “Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.” ~Doug Larson  “If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it” ~Common sense
  24. 24.  “Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” ~John F. Kennedy
  25. 25.  “The best 6 doctors anywhere And no one can deny it Are sunshine, water, rest, and air Exercise and diet.  These 6 will gladly you attend If only you are willing Your mind they'll ease Your will they'll mend And charge you not a shilling.”  Wayne Fields
  26. 26.  “If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live?” ~Unknown  Healthy is merely the slowest rate at which one can die. ~Unknown  “No one wakes up in the morning and says, 'I want to gain 150 pounds and I will start right now!” -Tricia Cunningham
  27. 27.  “Don’t eat anything your great-great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.  There are a great many food-like items in the supermarket your ancestors wouldn’t recognize as food.. stay away from these” ~Michael Pollan
  28. 28.  “The best doctor gives the least medicines.” ~Benjamin Franklin  “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” ~Thomas Edison
  29. 29.  “A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.” ~Spanish Proverb  “Those who think they have no time for exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.” ~Edward Stanley
  30. 30. April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 39April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 39 There are no victims Only Volunteers
  31. 31. 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 40  Your talents and skills are God’s gift to you  What you do with them is your gift to God
  32. 32. 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 41  “I wish that I had spent more time at work?”
  33. 33. April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 42April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 42 We Must Accept Responsibility for Ourselves
  34. 34. Is Good You Have SomethingTo Learn
  35. 35.  Despite the worldwide quest forWork-Life Balance,  very few acceptable definition of the concept 4/15/2014 45www.LTSemaj.com
  36. 36.  Work-Life Balance does not mean an equal balance.  Trying to schedule an equal number of hours for each of your various work and personal activities is usually unrewarding and unrealistic.  Life is and should be more fluid than that 4/15/2014 46www.LTSemaj.com
  37. 37.  Your best individual work-life balance will vary over time, often on a daily basis.  The right balance for you today will probably be different for you tomorrow.  The right balance for you when you are single will be different when you marry,  or if you have children;  when you start a new career  versus when you are nearing retirement 4/15/2014 47www.LTSemaj.com
  38. 38.  There is no perfect, one-size fits all, balance you should be striving for  The best work-life balance is different for each of us because we all have different priorities and different lives 4/15/2014 48www.LTSemaj.com
  39. 39.  At the core of an effective work- life balance definition are 2 key everyday concepts that are relevant to each of us  They are daily Achievement and Enjoyment 4/15/2014 49www.LTSemaj.com
  40. 40.  These two concepts takes us most of the way to defining a positiveWork-Life Balance 4/15/2014 50www.LTSemaj.com
  41. 41.  Answer the big question "Why?“  Why do you want a better income? …a new house? …the kids through college? …to do a good job today? …to come to work at all? 4/15/2014 51www.LTSemaj.com
  42. 42. have a good grasp on the meaning of Achievement But let's explore the concept of Enjoyment a little more 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 52
  43. 43.  does not just mean "Ha-Ha" happiness  It means Pride, Satisfaction, Happiness, Celebration, Love, A Sense of Well Being  …all the Joys of Living 4/15/2014 53www.LTSemaj.com
  44. 44.  The front and back of the coin of value in life  You can't have one without the other,  Trying to live a one sided life is why so many "Successful" people are not happy,  or not nearly as happy as they should be.  You cannot get the full value from life without BOTH Achievement and Enjoyment. 4/15/2014 54www.LTSemaj.com
  45. 45.  Achievement and Enjoyment every day in life helps you avoid the "As Soon AsTrap",  the life dulling habit of planning on getting around to the joys of life and accomplishment "as soon as…." 4/15/2014 55www.LTSemaj.com
  46. 46.  “I just want to achieve something today and I want to enjoy something today.  if I do both of those things today,  I'm going to have a pretty good day.  if I do both of those things every day, for the rest of my life…  I'm going to have a pretty good life” 4/15/2014 56www.LTSemaj.com
  47. 47.  Life will deliver the value and balance we desire  …when we are achieving and enjoying something every single day  …in all the important areas that make up our lives  Life is to be enjoyed, not endured 4/15/2014 57www.LTSemaj.com
  48. 48. WORKING DEFINITION  Meaningful daily Achievement and Enjoyment in each of my four life quadrants: THE QUADRANTS Self Family Work Friends Life 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 58
  49. 49.  when was the last time you Achieved AND Enjoyed something at work?  What about Achieved AND Enjoyed with  your family;  your friends?  how recently have you Achieved AND Enjoyed something  just for you? 4/15/2014 59www.LTSemaj.com
  50. 50.  Do something just for yourself  When you get home, before you walk in the door,  think about whether you want to focus on achieving or enjoying at home tonight  Then act accordingly when you do walk in the door 4/15/2014 60www.LTSemaj.com
  51. 51.  you can create your own best Work-Life Balance by making sure you not only Achieve,  but also reflect the joy of the job,  and the joy of life, every day.  If nobody pats you on the back today,  pat yourself on the back  And help others to do the same 4/15/2014 61www.LTSemaj.com
  52. 52. List the 10 most important relationships in your work life your personal life 4/15/2014 63www.LTSemaj.com
  53. 53.  The first thing to realize about these individuals is they have a major impact on your ▪effectiveness ▪achievement ▪and Happiness 4/15/2014 64www.LTSemaj.com
  54. 54.  Improving these relationships can only lead to a greater flow of  critical information,  happiness,  success  and a greater sense of reward. 4/15/2014 65www.LTSemaj.com
  55. 55.  1. Define Success  How much is enough?  without some kind of yardstick it’s difficult to know how well we are doing or where we really want to be  One thing is for sure, money is not the same as success! 4/15/2014 66www.LTSemaj.com
  56. 56.  Working in an environment unable to manage things the way we would like is stressful  Someone else is pulling all the strings Over time reduce as many of these elements as possible 4/15/2014 67www.LTSemaj.com
  57. 57. April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 6868  Your reaction to others  Your to-do list (and the number of items on it)  How your day is spent  Your goals  How much time you're willing to spend on a particular project  Your self-esteem and self-worth  How you treat others  Your exercise and eating habits  The communication of your needs to others  Telling people when you're stressed out and need time alone or help with projects  Whether or how much you smoke or drink alcohol  How old you act  The way you raise your children
  58. 58. April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 6969  The age or stage of development your children are in  The way you were raised  Whether the stoplight turns red or green  How fast other cars are driving  The number of hours in a day  Other people  The timing of your teenager's mood swings or your toddler's temper tantrums  Your age  When work or a project takes much longer than expected  Waiting for your doctor 30 minutes after your scheduled appointment  A death, illness, or accident in the family  The calendar (helpful to remember when holidays are approaching)  Being laid off from a job  Messes made right after you have cleaned the house
  59. 59.  Take on ‘stretch’ tasks  get you thinking outside your usual frame of reference  This is how you grow 4/15/2014 70www.LTSemaj.com
  60. 60.  Try to learn 1 new technological thing each month  Start with your cell phone  It’s only a matter of time before many become useful 4/15/2014 71www.LTSemaj.com
  61. 61.  Clear-out some of those existing preconceptions, activities, outdated knowledge, (and people)  to create space for new things  If you do not let go and open your hands  you can’t get more and new experiences 4/15/2014 72www.LTSemaj.com
  62. 62.  If you don’t challenge your present behavioural traits,  You will not grow 4/15/2014 73www.LTSemaj.com
  63. 63.  As our careers evolve, so do the things that make us happy and more fulfilled  Finding the tasks that improve our self-esteem and confidence is a continual moving goal, needing to be tracked 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 74
  64. 64.  Evaluate people you deal with by their results only  not how long they spend at their desk  or how quickly they get in contact 4/15/2014 75www.LTSemaj.com
  65. 65.  Anyone who thinks they have seen the tail-end of this workplace revolution, needs to hold onto their hat  The ride will get even more bumpy! 4/15/2014 76www.LTSemaj.com
  66. 66.  Try to spend more time with people who are positive,  get things done and open to change 4/15/2014 77www.LTSemaj.com
  67. 67. April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 78April 15, 2014 www.jobbank-ja.com 78  You cannot change the people around you....  But you can change the people you are around!
  68. 68. 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 79 Identify who really cares about you Allocate your time accordingly
  69. 69. Regain Control, SavingYour Life 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 80
  70. 70. Mobile: 876.383.5627 Skype: LSemaj Office: 876.942.9057 Twitter: LSemaj Email: Semaj@LTSemaj.com Facebook: Leahcim Semaj Blog:TheSemajMindSpa.Wordpress.com www.SlideShare.net/LSemaj 4/15/2014 www.LTSemaj.com 81

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