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How I Learned to Stop Panicking and Love My Job

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Enthusiasm and devotion to your job are just the first tools you'll need to achieve your working potential. Without discipline and practical processes in place around your working methods, it's easy to get overwhelmed and lose your way, with your output being among the first things to suffer. This talk will suggest practicable processes to help you work better and happier.

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How I Learned to Stop Panicking and Love My Job

  1. How I Learned to Stop Panicking andLove My JobBen Bodien - Neutron Creations
  2. “I’ve got more work than time.”
  3. “It was all going fine until...”
  4. “I’m just doing the same thingagain and again.”
  5. Processes
  6. Some processes...
  7. 1.Planning
  8. 1.Planning2.Task Management
  9. 1.Planning2.Task Management3.Defining Goals
  10. 1.Planning2.Task Management3.Defining Goals4.Self Maintenance
  11. 1.Planning2.Task Management3.Defining Goals4.Self Maintenance5.Post-Project Analysis
  12. 1. Planning
  13. Break down
  14. Pick target dates
  15. Write it down
  16. Don’t over-engineer
  17. Plan simple
  18. Plan simpleUse flexible, basic tools
  19. Plan simpleUse flexible, basic toolsCheck back regularly & update
  20. Plan simpleUse flexible, basic toolsCheck back regularly & updatePlans can be made at any stage
  21. 2. Task Management
  22. Time inward vstask outward
  23. Time units
  24. Sensible task granularity
  25. Tick boxes!
  26. 3. Defining Goals
  27. Focus on the next apex
  28. Make a goal list
  29. Goals must be SMART:
  30. Goals must be SMART: Specific
  31. Goals must be SMART: Specific Measurable
  32. Goals must be SMART: Specific Measurable Achievable
  33. Goals must be SMART: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant
  34. Goals must be SMART: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time-framed
  35. Review regularly
  36. Write down one goal now.
  37. 4. Self Maintenance
  38. Not looking after yourself will:Turn your brain to mushy purple plastic*Reduce productivity by as much as 75%** facts may not be true
  39. Sleep
  40. SleepDrink (water)
  41. SleepDrink (water)Eat properly
  42. SleepDrink (water)Eat properlyUse performance enhancing drugs*
  43. SleepDrink (water)Eat properlyUse performance enhancing drugs*Exercise
  44. 5. Post-Project Analysis
  45. Stop & think
  46. What made me...
  47. What made me... Happy?
  48. What made me... Happy?
  49. What made me... Happy? Proud?
  50. What made me... Happy? Proud?
  51. What made me... Happy? Proud? Excited?
  52. What made me... Happy? Proud? Excited?
  53. What made me...
  54. What made me... Bored?
  55. What made me... Bored?
  56. What made me... Bored? Frustrated?
  57. What made me... Bored? Frustrated?
  58. What made me... Bored? Frustrated? Want to crush baby squirrels with my fists?
  59. What made me... Bored? Frustrated? Want to crush baby squirrels with my fists?
  60. What did I learn?
  61. Thank you! Questions? @bbodien ben@neutroncreations.comPhotos:Dr Strangelove: Columbia Pictures Corp.Pancake Machine: W H RobinsonThe Matrix: Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.Forza: Microsoft Game StudiosEmotional Expressions: Presenter’s ownQuit Your Day Job: Zac Gorman

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