Achieving Work|Life Balance

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Achieving Work/Life Balance: Lessons from a Hypocrite

When it comes to today's technology, these days it's all about "more." More tools, more networks, more passwords -- and more "to-do's" than ever. But how can you keep up with important trends amidst your already-overloaded personal and professional responsibilities? Where can (and should) you draw the line? This keynote will focus on helping you use technology to simplify your life and work smarter. You'll hear practical tips from a self-proclaimed "hypocrite" who has learned valuable lessons in his quest to achieve work/life balance while indulging his inner geek.

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Achieving Work|Life Balance

  1. 1. achieving Work|Life balance
  2. 2. (a.k.a. your hypocrite)
  3. 3. 5 Myths Strategies myTools
  4. 4. Hypothesis If we enjoy our work and we enjoy our non-work, we’ll be happy.
  5. 5. Hypothesis Balance is not the issue.
  6. 6. Myth #1 Work & Life are Separate
  7. 7. achieving Work|Life harmony
  8. 8. Myth #2 Everyone 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 for the last minute, nothing would get done.
  21. 21. Myth #3 Multitasking is Possible
  22. 22. Multitasking Walking and Chewing Gum
  23. 23. Multitasking Read. Speak. Write. Walk. Listen. Process.
  24. 24. Multitasking Shift between tasks quickly
  25. 25. Multitasking More tasks. Smaller steps.
  26. 26. Quality decreases. Stress increases.
  27. 27. Multitasking Unitasking
  28. 28. Tips Clean off desk Clean off desktop One program One screen
  29. 29. 30/30 :30 minutes Work Undistracted :30 Minutes for Fun
  30. 30. Myth #4 Must Always be Connected
  31. 31. Email
  32. 32. 5 minutes 24,000 per year (1,095 meals per year)
  33. 33. Turn Off Automatic Checking
  34. 34. How Often? When you urinate :)
  35. 35. Myth #5 You must be on Twitter
  36. 36. Strategies
  37. 37. Simplify A Life of 3’s
  38. 38. Personal If you could focus your life on only 3 things, what would they be?
  39. 39. Unnecessary Activities Protect Private Time Schedule Fun! (my 15.5 hrs)
  40. 40. Alternating Outsourcing Bundling Techflexing
  41. 41. Professional What are your 3 priorities for the year? Share them.
  42. 42. Issue Opportunity Challenge
  43. 43. Make A New List To Don’ts
  44. 44. __% at your desk __% in meetings __% with your team __% with your customers __% in the bathroom
  45. 45. Priority One thing that is not allowed to die.
  46. 46. Regularly hire consultants Difficulty scheduling meetings Committee to create committees Frequently missing deadlines Discussion inward focused Failures of past stall new ideas
  47. 47. myTools
  48. 48. MacBook Gmail iPhone BusyCal iPad Evernote USB Drive Feedly Nikon TripIt Clicker Delicious
  49. 49. Getting Things Done or “GTD”
  50. 50. Every time you feel like trying a new ToDo app, turn off your computer and complete one task. Merlin Mann
  51. 51. If you’re not confused, you’re not paying attention. Tom Peters
  52. 52. Something has changed within me. Something is not the same. I’m through with playing by the rules of someone else’s game. Defying Gravity, from the musical Wicked
  53. 53. Surround yourself with talented, passionate people. Close your eyes ... and leap.
  54. 54. Thank you for your time. Peace.
  55. 55. achieving Work|Life Balance Brian Wm. Niles niles@targetx.com

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