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    Optimize Your Life Seminar Optimize Your Life Seminar Presentation Transcript

    • Accenture Audiocast Dual-Career Parents Managing Professional And Personal Ambition
    • Are you a boiling frog? 2
    • My Defining Moments • August 1994 – Left my family and friends in Nigeria to pursue a college degree at Boston University • May 1998 – Graduated college and passed the CPA exam • December 2000 - Got engaged • March 2001 – Gained admission to Harvard Business School • December 2001 - Got married • May 2003 – Graduated from HBS What happened and became a mother here? • July 2007 – Resigned from my corporate career and began life as an entrepreneur 3
    • Introducing 2Hats Network • At 2Hats Network we equip busy professionals with the tools, resources and skills they need to be successful at work and at home. • Launched in 2007 we have several clients in professional services, financial services, publishing, non-profit and academia • We offer seminars, coaching and consulting services 4
    • Optimize Your Life The unexamined life is not worth living – Socrates Accept Your Definition of Success Become Time Savvy Collaborate with Your Stakeholders Delegate with Abandon Energize Yourself 5
    • Accept Your Definition of Success • Write down the following: – Your favorite food – The most successful person in America Bill Gates Warren Buffet Barack Obama 6
    • Accept Your Definition of Success • Do you know the answer to this question: – By the end of my life, what do I want to have accomplished? • This is your definition of success • Accepting your definition of success requires you to: – Be conscious – Be courageous – Be confident 7
    • Become Time Savvy Notable Quotes • To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. – Emily Dickinson • The time is always right to do what is right – Martin Luther King Jr. • How long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on. – Zall’s Second Law • If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got. – Lee Iacocca 8
    • Become Time Savvy • Time is Money Life – What are you spending your life on? – Are you getting your life’s worth? • Time Allocation vs. Time Management – Time Management focuses on organizing your time while Time Allocation focuses on your level of satisfaction with the time you are spending on your priority activities • Beware of “Tyranny of the Urgent” – Can only be overcome by relentless prioritization 9
    • Become Time Savvy • Time Allocation Process 1. Identify your priority activities 2. Assess your level of satisfaction with your priority activities 3. Evaluate the appropriateness of the amount of time you are spending on these activities • If just about right, leave as is • If not enough time, identify an activity to reduce time spent in order to make time for this priority activity • If time spent on activity could be reduced without impact, identify an activity that needs more time and allocate some of that time to it 10
    • Become Time Savvy Priority Level of Time Reduced Increased Action Activities Satisfaction Allocation activity activity Spending 9 Could be Spending Set aside time with reduced Time Saturday the kids without with evening as impact Husband date night Writing 2 Not TV Set aside Book enough Thursday evenings to work on book Church 9 Just about volunteering right 11
    • Collaborate with your Stakeholders • It is essential to partner with your stakeholders to ensure that your life runs smoothly at work and at home • As a Dual-Career Parent your primary stakeholders are typically your spouse and your boss 12
    • Collaborate with your Stakeholders • According to Dr. Xavier Amador, Columbia professor and clinical psychologist, the key to getting people to cooperate with you, is to: – Be clear on what you need from them – Listen reflectively in order to fully understand their position and expectations – Empathize with any hesitancy to buy into your idea – Focus in on the areas of agreement – Partner to work on solution that works for both parties 13
    • Delegate with Abandon The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it - Theodore Roosevelt • Anything that needs to be done but is not on your priority list should be a candidate for delegation • Overcome the underlying thoughts that hinder delegation – “It is quicker, easier or cheaper if I do it myself” – “No one else can do this” • Lack of delegation is the primary reason why we succumb to the “Tyranny of the Urgent” 14
    • Delegate with Abandon • Successful Delegation Tips – Assign the task to the best person for the job – Do not micromanage – Be very clear on your expectations – Communicate any dissatisfaction promptly 15
    • Energize Yourself • Time is limited but energy is boundless • The key to increasing your energy is to develop positive habits that directly impact your energy level • According to Energy Gurus Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, there are 4 main sources of energy: – Physical Energy – Mental Energy – Emotional Energy – Spiritual Energy 16
    • Energize Yourself Energy Maximization Tips Physical Energy Mental Energy •Go to bed as early as you can •Check voice mails and e-mails at •Exercise at least 3 times a week designated times •Take short breaks throughout the day •Prioritize daily •Eat small meals and light snacks •Perform your work in order of priority Emotional Energy Spiritual Energy •Focus on the positive things in your life •Live your core values in your daily •See things from a learner’s point of view activities •Defuse negative emotions through deep •Proactively find ways to engage in abdominal breathing activities that leave you fulfilled 17
    • Got Motivation? If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. Henry David Thoreau • Expect inertia or homeostasis to set in – Inertia: Natural resistance to change – Homeostasis: Tendency of a system or organism to stay the same • Don’t let these resistance factors keep you from making the changes you desire 18
    • We’re Here to Help • 2Hats Network has coaches on staff to help you develop a customized program to achieve your goals • We will take you through the Learning Journey as you learn to live an Optimized Life – Unconscious Incompetence – Conscious Incompetence – Conscious Competence – Unconscious Competence • Contact us at info@2hatsnetwork.com, 972-989-2770 or visit our website at www.2hatsnetwork.com 19