Meetup preso may 2012

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  • We don’t learnWe don’t understand what we’ve accomplishedWe don’t improve
  • But these things are all related to our physical wellness, nothing to our emotional wellness
  • Meetup preso may 2012

    1. 1. 5Minute Journal John CaddellNew Tech Meetup of Central PA 7 May 2012
    2. 2. Core issue:• No time to process moment to moment or even day to day activities
    3. 3. Implication:
    4. 4. Analytics can help raise our awareness
    5. 5. Tools make activity & patterns visiblePhysical activity Emotional activity measurements: measurements:• Distance • Accomplishments• Time • Mistakes• Weight • Gripes• Tools – stopwatch, • Tool – journaling, pedometer narratives
    6. 6. Journaling is a way to emotional wellness• “Journaling is mindfulness of thoughts & emotions”
    7. 7. Journaling + Analytics• Marking ongoing work progress• Finding patterns in mistakes & areas for improvement• Quicker perspective on emotional events• Check & balance on happiness assessment
    8. 8. Why I’m Passionate About This• Workplace demands self-improvement• Self-improvement requires self-knowledge• Job satisfaction requires regular, small progress (“small wins”)• Marking progress in the workplace requires a daily log of activities
    9. 9. 5Minute Journal• Web app – mobile-accessible• Prototype site up• 60 users – 10 active• Also experimenting on myself• DEMO
    10. 10. Next steps• Develop initial product – Two tines of a fork • Assessment/measurement tool for consulting • Consumer product – More beautiful front-end; integrated, complete site – Integrated analytics on the back end • Personal analytics • General summary analytics – Need a technical partner

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