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Wellbeing event, Enterprising Donegal Business Week 2012


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Three presentations delivered at the Wellbeing event at Solis Lough Eske on March 9th as part of Enterprising Donegal Business week 2012

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Wellbeing event, Enterprising Donegal Business Week 2012

  1. 1. Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  2. 2. ‘Maximising your potential ’ (Presentation by Gerry Duffy)
  3. 3. ‘Maximising your potential’ (Presentation by Gerry Duffy)
  4. 4. John F Kennedy‘Physical fitness is notonly one of the keys to ahealthy body........ It is the basis of a creative and intellectual activity....’
  5. 5. 8 Get/Stay Fit and Fuel to maximise your performance
  7. 7. 6THINK TIME
  11. 11. Surround yourself with great people
  12. 12. BARRY MURRAY
  15. 15. Surround yourself with great people
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  17. 17. WEEK 1 (1-7) 4Hrs 36 Mins 32 Marathons in 32 DaysWEEK 2 (8-14) 4 Hrs 23 MinWEEK 3 (15/21) 4 Hrs 20 Mins WEEK 4 (22-28) 3 Hrs 55 Mins Marathons 29/30/31 and 32 3 Hours 32 Minutes
  21. 21. Surround yourself with great people
  22. 22. Recap• How to solve • Be Different worrying situations • Surround yourself• Go away and THINK • Tough Days don’t• If someone else can, last, tough people do I can• 3 Steps to achieving any goal
  23. 23. 1 ‘YOUR MINDSET’ (def)A set of beliefs or a way of thinking that determines ones behaviour, outlook and mental attitude
  25. 25. Gerry Duffy Thank You
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  27. 27. a day in the life …Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  28. 28. agenda• Introduction• Productivity challenges• Productivity questionnaire• Tools• Your own personal changes• Questions Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  29. 29. my own challenges• I dislike paper• I work remotely• Email• I regularly experience information overload• I get distracted• I overload Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  30. 30. a few notes…•Stop trying to besomething you arenot.•Not all productivitytools suit everyone.•Work according toyour natural rhythminstead of against it.•Recognise thepatterns of others andwork within them. Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  31. 31. productivity score • 27 points • Goal: 20/27 • ‘in order’ • Not all applies Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  32. 32. toolsCopyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  33. 33. tool 1: master list•• master• weekly• daily• What to schedule?• 2 profit items• 3 admin Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  34. 34. tool 2: end of day check in•• Accountability• Tracking for invoicing• Celebration Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  35. 35. tool 3: weekly reading•• Distractions• Application versus reading for the sake of it• Categorised to share with others Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  36. 36. tool 4: client management•• No email // Messaging• Notebooks• Files• Tasks• Time• Milestones• Resources• Billing• People Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
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  38. 38. tool 5: budgeting••• Personal• Business• Online• Time tracking• Printable reports Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  39. 39. tool 6: email management RULE: IT DOES NOT DETERMINE MY DAY. EVER.• No email for personal mails• Move to social media• Separate mail boxes• Move to project management tools• Nesting• Finding mails due to subject line mismatches• No email before 12pm• One week turnaround• No subscriptions Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  40. 40. tool 7: downtime Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  41. 41. implementation 3 actions Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
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  43. 43. Facebook: @getorganised // @claireburgeWeb: Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  44. 44. www.donegalenterprise.ieFacebook: Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012
  45. 45. Flourishing WorkshopThe Art & Science of Being at Your Best Dr. Maureen Gaffney Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Society UCD March 2012
  46. 46. What is Flourishing? Being at your personal bestFeeling good, doing good & doing well
  47. 47. The Four Common Elements of FlourishingRising to a ChallengeConnectivityAutonomyUsing your most personally valued competencies
  48. 48. Flourishing related to Emotional IntelligenceEI – being intelligent about your emotions& using your emotions intelligentlyEI is what enables you to fully use yourintelligence, talents, skills & life experienceLongitudinal studies – IQ contributesabout 20% to life successLeaving 80% due to other factorsEI is one of those very significant factor
  49. 49. The Problem ?Only 20% of individuals & 20% ofbusiness teams flourishing20% are ‘languishing’ – functioning wellbelow par, blocked, frustrated,‘running on empty’
  50. 50. What Blocks Us from Flourishing? Flourishing is dependant on achieving a very precise ratio of positivity to negativityWhat blocks us from flourishing is losing that critical balance
  51. 51. Critical positive-negative ratiosJust to manage day-to-day - the minimum platformfor normal functioning requires a ratio of 3:1Three invisible thresholdsBelow 3:1 – triggers a downward vicious cycleAchieving a ratio of 5:1 - triggers upward virtuouscycle– For individual success in life– For happy & stable marriages– For flourishing teams at workAt a ratio of 12:1 dynamics of flourishing break up
  52. 52. What Drives Positivity & Negativity? Basic Emotions Liking/Love Anger Joy Fear Gratitude Sadness Contentment Shame Interest Guilt Hope Envy Pride Jealousy Humour Contempt* Inspiration Disgust* Awe
  53. 53. Why Do You Need so Much Positivity?Brain hardwired to prioritise negative as signalof threatSo negative more powerfully than positive,‘stickier’ & more contagiousOnly way to counter the negative isnumerically
  54. 54. The power of the negativeNegativity is highly contagious - the power of‘contamination’Any loss has more powerful negative impact than‘equivalent’ gainNegative first impressions very difficult to reverse –need 9 ‘bits’ of positive information to reversenegative impression but less than 4 new ‘bits’ ofnegative information to reverse positive impressionStronger & longer lasting effects of negative moodsNegative interactions more predictive of long-termoutcome relationshipsTrust in relationships & organisations easier todestroy than create
  55. 55. Two Basic Principles of FlourishingConsciously & actively build the positive – in yourself, in others & in organisation WhileConsciously & actively de-limiting the frequency & intensity of the negative – in yourself, in others & in organisationSo as unavoidable negativity rises -as long as you ramp up positivity to maintain the right ratio you can still flourish
  56. 56. Building the positive
  57. 57. How to build the positive: overall principles3. Build your capacity for happiness & work to make others happy4. Set yourself goals - ‘personal projects’5. Learn to get control over your attention & spend your units of attention wisely6. Define your positive purpose in every important interaction7. Take charge of your mood8. Master the art of vital engagement9. Work to create & clarify meaning10. Build your resilience - Be ambitious about set-backs, failures & adversity11. Stop sabotaging yourself – you can’t be driven crazy without your full cooperation12. Create a compelling future vision
  58. 58. 1.Be happy & work to make others happyAre more successful in virtually every domain in lifeHave long lasting & fulfilled marriagesHave better relationships with friends & colleaguesHelp others more frequently, volunteer more & contribute to societyEnjoy better mental & physical health & more vitalityLive 7.5 years longer (irrespective of age, sex, socioeconomicstatus)Positive feelings more important for health than body mass,exercise or even smokingSmoking knocks 5 yrs off man’s life, 7.5 off woman’s life. Persistentnegative feelings knock 10 yrs off your life
  59. 59. How do you experience the ten basic positive emotions in your life day-to-day?Are you aware of what arouses each emotion in you? Do you register them as they happen? Do you have a conscious strategy to build their frequency & intensity in your work?If you cant do it for yourself, you can’t do it for others or in your work
  60. 60. Liking/Love AngerJoy FearGratitude SadnessContentment ShameInterest GuiltHope EnvyPride JealousyHumour Contempt*Inspiration Disgust*Awe
  61. 61. 2. Personal Projects Life circ 10%Genetic 50% Personal projects 40%
  62. 62. 3. Spend Your Units of Attention WiselyYour attention is your most precious resourceWhat you pay attention rather than events determinesyour experienceBut the negative has automatic first call on attention So attention has to be consciously directed to the positiveby the right questionsPositive feelings NOT opposite of negative feelingsSome choice involved paying attention to positivefeelings especially when feeling negative & build on them
  63. 63. 4. Define positive purpose in every important interactionYour brain is an anticipation machine. Once you give it apurpose it automatically does half the work for you – Alerting you to opportunities to achieve your purpose – Motivating you to take avail of them when they happen in the moment – Helping you to avoid distractions or the temptation to be drawn into other agendas – Generating other options when you are running into set-backs –Positive Purpose focuses your unconscious attention on‘Am I missing an opportunity here? ‘ vs. narrow taskfocus
  64. 64. 5. Actively manage your mood Feelings provoke mood Moods typically last 2 hours & mood affects (nearly) everything Feelings & mood are contagious – particularly the mood of the person you depend on for anything So you can’t leave your mood at the door of your life
  65. 65. ‘Mood’ of OrganisationEmotional contagion happens in groups & spreads likevirusThe more emotionally interconnected a group, the longer worked together, the stronger the moods expressed byindividuals – the more contagionMood at work counts – to individuals but also toproductivityWhen negative mood in organisation performance ofentire team affected – In cardiac unit where the nurses’ general mood depressed, death rate among patients four times higher than on comparable units.
  66. 66.  ‘At work do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day?’ When employees answer ‘strongly agree’ to this question  50% more likely to work in organisation with lower turnover  38% more likely to work in more productive organisation  44% more likely to work in organisation with higher satisfaction in those they serve
  67. 67. 6. Live a Life of Vital Engagement Creating experiences of ‘Flow’ Builds strong capacity for sustained attention & concentration Facilitates the perfect balance between automatic & conscious behaviour Auditing experiences of ‘Flow’ – in work & leisure Growing experiences of ‘Flow’ into a life of vital engagement
  68. 68. 7. Work to create & clarify meaning Meaning bookends flourishing – drives commitment Four sources of meaning in our lives  Purpose – sense of heading somewhere you want to be  Values – sense of goodness about what you are doing  Efficacy – belief you can control & influence things to make them better  Self-worth The role of narrative – personal & organisational
  69. 69. 8. Building Resilience FlourishingfunctioningLevel of recovery Survival TIME
  70. 70. Building ResilienceBuild a portfolio of coping strategiesThe role of positive feelings in stress resistanceRe-write your story– ‘Redemption’ vs ‘Contamination’storiesActively look for the lesson & find some value in set-backs & failure – ‘stress-related growth’Learn the ask one important question Is there anything about this situation that allows me to do something positive that I otherwise would not or could not have done?
  71. 71. 9. Stop sabotaging yourselfYOU CAN’T BE DRIVEN CRAZY. WITHOUT YOUR FULL. COOPERATION
  72. 72. The Rules of Entrapment Self-imposed ‘if-then’ rules Give us short-term relief of anxiety or guilt But prevent us from facing a painful truth about ourselves or a relationship & from taking responsibility for our own lives
  73. 73. 10. Create a Compelling Future Vision for Yourself & Your OrganisationVision is deeply emotionalFacts convince. Emotions motivateSo Vision has to inspire strong emotion in you & thoseyou leadVision hampered by being too anchored in the present & by fear: We expect future changes will affect wellbeing much more they do - forget our extraordinaryability to adapt to new circumstances
  74. 74. Lesson?Lesson? Don’t compare the present to the past - more likely tomake mistakesInstead compare the present to the possibleNegative emotions draw you into past.Remember this – when thinking about present or immediate past - regret ‘acts of commission’ – things we did that we wish we hadn’t – when thinking about the more distant past –regret ‘acts of omission’- things we could have done but didn’t
  75. 75. 8. Cultivate OptimismRemarkably little evidence that optimists are EVERworse off than pessimists.Realistic Optimism = Strong expectation that thingswill turn out alright in the end– Despite frustrations/set-backs– With effort– And with no guaranteesOptimists brains work differently – alert to boththreat & opportunities
  76. 76. Give the Future the Benefit of the Doubt1984 Economist experimentThe classic experiment – 284 expertsmaking 27,000 long & short termpredictions‘Foxes’ & ‘Hedgehogs’–
  77. 77. Cultivate ‘positive illusions’Cultivate the ‘illusion of wellbeing’A slightly exaggerated view of your ownstrengthsA slightly exaggerated sense of personal controlover situationsA slightly exaggerated optimistic view of thefutureIs a formula for success in all aspects of lifeBeing relentlessly ‘objective’ associated withbeing mildly depressed
  78. 78. Good Leaders are Optimistic‘In this world the optimists have it, not because they are always right, but because they are positive. Even when wrong they are positive, and that is the way of achievement, correction, improvement and success. Educated eyes-open optimism pays; pessimism can only offer the empty consolation of being right. The one lesson that emerges is the need to keep trying. No miracles. No perfection. No millennium. No apocalypse. We must cultivate a sceptical faith, avoid dogma, listen and watch well, try to clarify and define ends, the better to choose means’.
  79. 79. Copyright Get Organised Ireland 2012