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CREATIVE LIFEHACKS
TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY,
HEALTH & HAPPINESS
Willo O’Brien ~ @WilloLovesYou
WilloLovesYou.com
LET’S GO ON AN
ADVENTURE
We are all innately creative.
Creative Sustainability
WORK/LIFE INTEGRATION
• Work	

• Friends	

• Family	

• Home
Kick Ass Build Things
Feel Awesome
#STARTUPLIFE
Kick Ass Build Things
Feel Awesome
Protect your Creative Energy
ENERGY MANAGEMENT
Physical Energy (Body)
Mental Energy (Mind)
Emotional Energy (Emotions)
Spiritual Energy (Spirit)
The En...
HOW DOYOU WORK BEST?
• Morning person or night owl?	

• What do you love to do vs procrastinate on?	

• Collaboration or S...
Where do you need support?
LISTEN & REFLECT
• What’s coming to mind?









• Get clear & make it a priority.

“How can I best take care of myself ...
Where can I let the pressure out?
Create time for serendipity.
People, Processes
&
Systems that Support You
Optimize Your Process
(Save your Mental & Emotional Energy)
Make email easier!	

Following up on leads	

Setting up meetings or consults	

Client misses a call	

Saying no	

Optimize...
Make email easier!	

Following up on leads	

Setting up meetings or consults	

Client misses a call	

Saying no	

Make eve...
Make email easier!	

Following up on leads	

Setting up meetings or consults	

Client misses a call	

Saying no	

Make eve...
Asana 	

Evernote	

Google Docs	

MailChimp 	

WaveApps	

!
ScheduleOnce 	

Insightly	

Harvest	

Stitch Labs	

ToutApp
➸ ...
WE ARE
RAPIDLY
EVOLVING
INDIVIDUALS
Zone of Genius
Zone of Excellence
Zone of Competence
What tapes
are playing?
Photo by Daniel C
asking for support is absolutely
paramount for success.
asking for support is absolutely
paramount for success
!
Your number one job
is to keep yourself as
Healthy & Happy as possible
T H A N K Y O U
@WilloLovesYou
WilloLovesYou.com
Creative Lifehacks to Increase Productivity, Health & Happiness [Updated for True U 2014]
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Creative Lifehacks to Increase Productivity, Health & Happiness [Updated for True U 2014]

  1. 1. CREATIVE LIFEHACKS TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY, HEALTH & HAPPINESS Willo O’Brien ~ @WilloLovesYou WilloLovesYou.com
  2. 2. LET’S GO ON AN ADVENTURE
  3. 3. We are all innately creative.
  4. 4. Creative Sustainability
  5. 5. WORK/LIFE INTEGRATION • Work • Friends • Family • Home
  6. 6. Kick Ass Build Things Feel Awesome #STARTUPLIFE
  7. 7. Kick Ass Build Things Feel Awesome
  8. 8. Protect your Creative Energy
  9. 9. ENERGY MANAGEMENT Physical Energy (Body) Mental Energy (Mind) Emotional Energy (Emotions) Spiritual Energy (Spirit) The Energy Project ~ Tony Schwartz Defined in physics as ‘the capacity to work,’ 
 energy comes from four main wellsprings:
  10. 10. HOW DOYOU WORK BEST? • Morning person or night owl? • What do you love to do vs procrastinate on? • Collaboration or Solo? • What inspires or motivates you? • What takes the wind out of your sails? • How do you stay connected?
  11. 11. Where do you need support?
  12. 12. LISTEN & REFLECT • What’s coming to mind?
 
 
 
 
 • Get clear & make it a priority.
 “How can I best take care of myself 
 the best way I know how?”
  13. 13. Where can I let the pressure out?
  14. 14. Create time for serendipity.
  15. 15. People, Processes & Systems that Support You
  16. 16. Optimize Your Process (Save your Mental & Emotional Energy)
  17. 17. Make email easier! Following up on leads Setting up meetings or consults Client misses a call Saying no Optimize Your Process with Templates
  18. 18. Make email easier! Following up on leads Setting up meetings or consults Client misses a call Saying no Make everything easier Various Bios Talent Referrals Getting Started Testimonials/Feedback Optimize Your Process with Templates
  19. 19. Make email easier! Following up on leads Setting up meetings or consults Client misses a call Saying no Make everything easier Various Bios Talent Referrals Getting Started Testimonials/Feedback Optimize Your Process with Templates Triage with Stars, Unsubscribe, or Delete like mad Forward notes to Evernote + Tasks to Asana, 
 or use aVA for Scheduling, etc. Email Tips
  20. 20. Asana Evernote Google Docs MailChimp WaveApps ! ScheduleOnce Insightly Harvest Stitch Labs ToutApp ➸ WilloLovesYou.com/pioneers/ (a few of my favorite) Systems to support you Download this list & more: Two more helpful time-saving Mac apps/utilities, inspired from the talk at TrueU: JumpCut TextExpander Have any more? I’d love to hear about them! willo@willolovesyou.com
  21. 21. WE ARE RAPIDLY EVOLVING INDIVIDUALS
  22. 22. Zone of Genius Zone of Excellence Zone of Competence
  23. 23. What tapes are playing? Photo by Daniel C
  24. 24. asking for support is absolutely paramount for success. asking for support is absolutely paramount for success
  25. 25. ! Your number one job is to keep yourself as Healthy & Happy as possible
  26. 26. T H A N K Y O U @WilloLovesYou WilloLovesYou.com

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