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200229 PMDays Kharkiv 6 Questions to Change Your Life

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What really matters? How can you spend more time on things that are important or that you care about? How can you spend less time on things you don't care about? How can you beat procrastination? Includes new material on how to figure out what really matters to you or your stakeholders. As presented at PMDay 2020 in Kharkiv

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200229 PMDays Kharkiv 6 Questions to Change Your Life

  1. 1. 6 Questions to Change Your Life Peter Stevens Kharkiv PMDay Workshops
  2. 2. Meet Peter Stevens “Mr. What Really Matters” HB-DGI photo courtesy of Hervé Girard
  3. 3. When were you first asked about your life? What do you grow up?when you want to be
  4. 4. When were you first asked about your life? Who do you grow up?when you want to be
  5. 5. When were you first asked about your life? Who do you want to be
  6. 6. When were you first asked about your life? Who are you?
  7. 7. When were you first asked about your life? Who are you? What you do
  8. 8. When were you first asked about your life? Who are you? Whoyou are What you do
  9. 9. This was my life
  10. 10. What if you could be the person you wanted to be?
  11. 11. The challenge of getting things done Focus & Knowing when to say No Six questions to change your life Let’s pretend for a moment that you can… Let me show you how you used Agility to do it:
  12. 12. Do any of these sound familiar?
  13. 13. I can’t get started! Photo by Pedro da Silva on Unsplash
  14. 14. Source: © fotolia.com I have too much to do but not enough time to do it.
  15. 15. Isay‘yes’totoomany things. Source: © fotolia.com
  16. 16. Source: https://imgflip.com/memegenerator/57445655/Juggling-Meme
  17. 17. The question is not will you say no, but How will you invest your capacity? Capacity Demand “to do’s”
  18. 18. By stretching yourself to thinly, things slow to a crawl Demand “to do’s” Cap acit y
  19. 19. Speed comparison This is you working on one thing at time 1 week
  20. 20. 1 week Speed comparison This is you working on five things at once 1 2 3 4 5 20 weeks
  21. 21. By stretching yourself too thinly, things slow to a crawl Demand “to do’s” Cap acit y
  22. 22. By stretching yourself to thinly, things slow to a crawl Demand “to do’s” Cap acit y Waste Stuff That Matters!
  23. 23. Impact means doing what matters Stuff That Matters! Waste Capacity Demand “to do’s”
  24. 24. Focus & Knowing when to say No Let’s pretend for a moment that you can… Let me show you how you used Agility to do it:
  25. 25. To get the right things done, master three basic skills Doing Work QuestioningSetting Priorities
  26. 26. Scrum defines a role to address each aspect Solves the Problem – Development Team Voice of Common Sense Scrum Master Voice of the Customer Product Owner
  27. 27. Head, Body and Heart must cover all three Doing Work Body Questioning Heart Setting Priorities Head
  28. 28. The objective is to say “yes” to what matters Demand “to do’s” Stuff That Matters!
  29. 29. Stuff That Matters! The objective is to say “yes” to what matters and ignore the rest! Demand “to do’s”
  30. 30. What makes it difficult to apply these principles to your situation?
  31. 31. Imagine you’re the captain of a sailing ship…
  32. 32. What happens if you are caught in storm?
  33. 33. Your Life is the Ocean…
  34. 34. Your Life is an Ocean… and Personal Agility is your GPS
  35. 35. You are the captain of your ship!
  36. 36. Six questions to change your life Let’s pretend for a moment that you can… Let me show you how you used Agility to do it:
  37. 37. 6 Questions of Personal Agility Stuff done, Closer to who you want to be Celebrate & Choose Who you are, What you did 3. What could I do this week? 5. What do I want to get done? 1. What really matters? Do 4. What is important, urgent or 😀? 6. Who can help? 2. What did I do last week? 🎉
  38. 38. Visualize on your Priorities Map
  39. 39. Summary: How to change your life Every week: Ask yourself the 6 questions of Personal Agility Visualize the answers on your Priorities Map Your answers guide you to do what matters
  40. 40. “This really works” Hartmuth Gieldanowski
  41. 41. What did you do last week?
  42. 42. I turned my life around (and my business)
  43. 43. What benefits are people reporting? 1. Focus and Clarity 2. Gateway to Agility 3. Rethinking priorities / Alignment with self 4. Beating Procrastination 5. Feeling better about themselves 6. Reducing Multitasking 7. Simple questions lead to deep insights 8. Able to say yes to the right things 9. Able to set and achieve long term goals 10.Better relationships with spouses and family
  44. 44. How do you figure out what really matters? Photo © leonardo viti - Fotolia
  45. 45. How do you figure out what really matters? • Ask yourself Photo courtesy Andre Mouton@unsplash
  46. 46. How do you figure out what really matters? • Ask yourself • Look at how you spent your time Photo courtesy anja_r @unsplash
  47. 47. How do you figure out what really matters? • Ask yourself • Look at how you spent your time • Look at how you plan / must / want to spend your time Photo courtesy yuki dog@unsplash
  48. 48. How do you figure out what really matters? • Ask yourself • Look at how you spent your time • Look at how you plan / must / want to spend your time • Eureka Moments Photo courtesy Niki Sanders @unsplash
  49. 49. How do you figure out what really matters? • Ask yourself • Look at how you spent your time • Look at how you plan / must / want to spend your time • Eureka Moments • Listen to and strive to understand your stakeholders Photo courtesy Isabella Jusková @unsplash
  50. 50. Personal Agility is A Simple Coaching Framework An Attitude Towards Yourself and Others A Simple Leadership Framework Based on Unifying Purpose
  51. 51. Our goal is to inspire you to transform your world
  52. 52. Get a FREE copy of the Personal Agility Guide And a FREE 1-HOUR Training https://cutt.ly/PersonalAgilityPeter
  53. 53. Your questions? • peter@saat-network.ch Photo © leonardo viti - Fotolia
  54. 54. • This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- NonCommercial 4.0 International License. • Some images are subject to copyright.

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