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Achieving Work/Life Balance Keynote Address

  1. 1. achievingWork|Life balance
  2. 2. (a.k.a. your hypocrite)
  3. 3. 5 MythsStrategies myTools
  4. 4. HypothesisIf we enjoy our work and we enjoy our non-work, we’ll be happy.
  5. 5. HypothesisBalance is not the issue.
  6. 6. Myth #1 Work & Lifeare Separate
  7. 7. achievingWork|Lifeharmony
  8. 8. Myth #2Everyone Works the Same Way
  9. 9. Loud vs.Quiet
  10. 10. Inside vs.Outside
  11. 11. Standing vs. Sitting
  12. 12. Talking vs.Listening
  13. 13. Paper vs.Computer
  14. 14. Morning vs.Afternoon
  15. 15. Piles vs.Files
  16. 16. Whiteboard vs. Notebook
  17. 17. Group vs.Alone
  18. 18. Execution vs. Strategy
  19. 19. Prepared vs.Last Minute
  20. 20. If it wasn’t forthe last minute, nothing would get done.
  21. 21. Myth #3Multitasking is Possible
  22. 22. Multitasking Walking andChewing Gum
  23. 23. Multitasking Read. Speak. Write. Walk.Listen. Process.
  24. 24. MultitaskingShift betweentasks quickly
  25. 25. Multitasking More tasks.Smaller steps.
  26. 26. Quality decreases.Stress increases.
  27. 27. Multitasking Unitasking
  28. 28. Tips Clean off deskClean off desktop One program One screen
  29. 29. 30/30 :30 minutesWork Undistracted:30 Minutes for Fun
  30. 30. Myth #4 Must Alwaysbe Connected
  31. 31. Email
  32. 32. 5 minutes24,000 per year(1,095 meals per year)
  33. 33. Turn OffAutomaticChecking
  34. 34. How Often?When you pee :)
  35. 35. How Often? After you pee :)
  36. 36. Myth #5You must be on Twitter
  37. 37. Strategies
  38. 38. SimplifyA Life of 3’s
  39. 39. PersonalIf you could focus your life on only 3 things, what would they be?
  40. 40. Unnecessary Activities Protect Private Time Schedule Fun! (my 15.5 hrs)
  41. 41. AlternatingOutsourcing BundlingTechflexing
  42. 42. Professional What are your 3priorities for the year? Share them.
  43. 43. IssueOpportunity Challenge
  44. 44. Make A New List To Don’ts
  45. 45. __% at your desk__% in meetings__% with your team__% with your customers__% in the bathroom
  46. 46. PriorityOne thing that is not allowed to die.
  47. 47. Regularly hire consultants Difficulty scheduling meetingsCommittee to create committees Frequently missing deadlines Discussion inward focused Failures of past stall new ideas
  48. 48. myTools
  49. 49. MacBook Gmail Droid :( BusyCal iPad EvernoteUSB Drive Feedly Nikon TripIt Clicker Delicious
  50. 50. GettingThings Done or “GTD”
  51. 51. Every time you feel like trying a newToDo app, turn offyour computer andcomplete one task. Merlin Mann
  52. 52. If you’re not confused,you’re not paying attention. Tom Peters
  53. 53. Something has changed within me. Something isnot the same. I’m throughwith playing by the rules of someone else’s game. Defying Gravity, from the musical Wicked
  54. 54. Surround yourself withtalented, passionate people. Close your eyes ... and leap.
  55. 55. Thank you for your time. Peace.
  56. 56. achievingWork|Life balance

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