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Hot spots are a simple metaphor for thinking about what’s important. Imagine your life as a heat map with Hot Spots. Hot Spots are the key investment areas or choice points that need your ...

Hot spots are a simple metaphor for thinking about what’s important. Imagine your life as a heat map with Hot Spots. Hot Spots are the key investment areas or choice points that need your attention. Hot Spots are a lens and each Hot Spot can represent pain or opportunity or pleasure.

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    Hot Spots Hot Spots Presentation Transcript

    • Hot Spots
      • J.D. Meier
      How To See the Forest from the Trees
    • Agenda
      • What are Hot Spots
      • Why use Hot Spots
      • How to use Hot Spots
    • The Problem
      • Where do you need to spend your time?
      • What do you need to focus on?
      You have limited time and energy to spend. You need to spend it wisely.
    • Hot Spots
      • Key Concepts
      • Imagine your life as a heat map with Hot Spots.
      • Hot Spots are the key investment areas or choice points that need your attention.
      • Each Hot Spot can represent pain or opportunity or pleasure.
      Hot spots are a simple metaphor for thinking about what’s important. Hot Spots are areas of focus.
    • Hot Spots as Your Portfolio Think of your life as an investment portfolio or a heat map.
    • Why Hot Spots
      • Key Benefits
      • They give you a simple lens for looking at your life.
      • They help you set boundaries.
      • They help you focus and prioritize.
      • They help you balance your life.
      Hot Spots provide a simple way to invest your time and energy across significant areas of your life. By looking at your life in terms of a heat map of pain, pleasure, and opportunity, you can better invest your time and energy to improve your results.
    • How To Use Hot Spots
      • You can use hot spots several ways:
      • Achieve work-life balance - set boundaries in terms of how much time or energy you spend in a given area of your life. You can set minimums or maximums.
      • Ask better questions - Ask key questions about significant areas of your life using Hot Spots as a lens.
      • Focal points for improvement - Use hot spots as focal points to improve. For example, you can find and test best practices for a given area of your life.
      • Analyze your time and energy - Analyze your investment of time and energy across your portfolio of Hot Spots.
      See the forest from the trees. Balance and focus your life.
    • Key Take Aways
      • Think of your life as a portfolio or heat map.
      • Use Hot Spots to invest your time and energy.
      • Set minimums and maximums in terms of time or energy in your hot spots.
      • Achieve work-life balance by investing across your hot spots.
    • Call to Action
      • Read the Guide – Getting Results.com ( http://GettingResults.com )
      • Share it with a friend
      • Share your success story ( [email_address] )
    • About J.D. Meier
      • J.D. Meier …
      • Principal Program Manager on the Microsoft patterns & practices team
      • Focus - Software Development, Project Management, and Effectiveness
      • Research, author, run teams, and ship stuff
      • 10+ years deliberate practice in “best practices”
      • 750+ software architecture and design reviews
      • As a hobby and passion, I study success across Microsoft up and down the chain.
      • Key Projects (Blue Books and Software)
      • Blue Books for Microsoft (Technical Books)
      • Application Architecture Guide 2.0
      • Improving Web Services Security (The WCF Security Guide)
      • Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications
      • Team Development with VSTS/TFS (The TFS Guide)
      • patterns & practices Security Engineering
      • Improving Web Application Security (Threats and Countermeasures)
      • Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability
      • Building Secure ASP.NET Applications (The first Microsoft “Blue Book”)
      • Software / Tools
      • Guidance Explorer (“ITunes for Knowledge”)
      • Practices Checker (“Building Codes Inspector for Software Best Practices”)
      • Blogs
      • J.D. Meier on MSDN (My Microsoft Blog): http://blogs.msdn.com/jmeier
      • Sources of Insight (My Effectiveness Blog) - http://SourcesOfInsight.com
      Guidance Explorer
    • The End