Episode 415: Upgrade Your Work

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Every day is a chance for us to implement strategies that will change the way we work and live. On today’s 1 Simple Thing, Dave Recaps his conversations with author Anne Grady on episodes 411-414 where she shares some simple and effective strategies from her book; “52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work: Transforming Your Life One Week at a Time”

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Episode 411: Forget the Idea of Balance

1 Simple Thing Action:
Write down a list of your top 5-6 priorities and make sure your schedule incorporates, at least, a few of those things into your routine this week. If family is a priority, make sure you schedule a time to have a sit-down meal with your family where screens are off, and it’s dedicated time focused on your family. Identify your priorities and make sure there’s alignment between that list and what’s in your calendar.

Episode 412: Plug the Leaks

1 Simple Thing Action:
Keep track of your leaks. Pay attention to your interruptions. Who’s interrupting you? Is there a time of day where it happens most often? Identify your biggest leaks – pick one, and start to protect your time around it. We train people how to treat us. If someone interrupts me and I stop what I am doing and give them undivided attention, even if internally I am feeling frustrated by it, I am sending the message that it’s okay. Then I build up resentment and become passive-aggressive. If you identify that as a significant leak, offer them an alternative time that is more convenient for you to go over their issues and start retaining people. This way you are still able to be available, but you are not getting derailed when it’s not critical.

Episode 413: Boost Your EQ

1 Simple Thing Action:
Take an EQ assessment test to find out what your EQ is. And a simple strategy to raise your EQ is to breathe. The next time you are in a conversation, and you feel yourself getting defensive, take a couple of deep breaths and pause before you respond. Take time to regulate your emotions, so you are clear headed and focused on getting it right, rather than being right.

Episode 414: Keep The Batteries Charged

1 Simple Thing Action:
Schedule 10 minutes on your calendar to recharge; use those 10 minutes of uninterrupted time to let your mind clear.


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