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5 Strategies for Staying Productive and Happy in an Age of Shiny Objects, with author Amy Blankson

Total Duration 49:26

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Is Tech Making Life Better or Worse?

Tech is ruining our life. Or at least that's what plenty of people are suggesting. There's evidence showing that culturally we're more depressed and distracted than ever, and tech has at least some responsibility for that. Yet at the same time tech is providing rich opportunities to grow and learn. So which is it? Is tech making it more difficult to thrive? Or is it helping us thrive?

According to Amy Blankson, the answer is both, depending on how you use it--today and in the future. Amy joins us to talk about her new book The Future of Happiness: 5 Modern Strategies for Balancing Productivity and Well-Being in the Digital Era. In Amy's research, she's found that ultimately the most balanced, satisfied, and happy individuals use five key strategies, not just to survive but also to actually thrive in the Digital Era:

  • They stay grounded in the face of distraction.
  • They use technology to know themselves on a deeper level.
  • They know when and how to use technology to train their brains to reach their full potential.
  • They structure their surroundings to create a habitat for happiness.
  • They innovate consciously to enrich the world around them.

I look forward to sharing Amy's insights with you in this episode. Learn more about Amy and her company at GoodThinkInc.com.

The Dirty Little Secret of Business

Project managers know that managing our stakeholders is critical to our project success. But how can we take time to develop relationships when we're slammed with an overwhelmed schedule? Check out our Dirty Little Secret of Business e-learning course. Learn practical skills to develop stakeholder relationships by visiting http://courses.i-leadonline.com/courses/the-dirty-little-secret-of-business. Thanks!

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Why Playing It Safe is Holding You Back, with Extreme You author Sarah Robb O'Hagan

Total Duration 43:20

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What Could the Extreme Version of You Do?

What if you didn't play it so safe? What could a more extreme version of you acccomplish? In this episode, Sarah Robb O'Hagan joins us to talk about her new book Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat. The provocative title gives you a sense of Sarah's style, and I trust this interview will spur you on to stop playing it so safe. Learn more about Sarah at https://extremeyou.com/.

Invest In Your Administrative Assistant

Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated by companies around the world each April, and I have an idea of how you can celebrate the admins who serve your area! Check out our Effective Administrative Assistant Webinar Series. It's a 5-week course that I've shared with admins around the world, and I would love to help the admin who serves your team. We help your admin grow in areas, such as influence, conflict management, time management, and even project management! Visit http://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/Admin today to learn more and sign-up.

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In this episode, I invite you to send me your favorite breakfast spot in your town (it will make more sense when you listen to the episode!). Also, I invite you to send me a video of you or you and your team introducing an upcoming video episode! Let's do this! Just email me an .mp4 file from your smartphone--no editing or high-production value required! Include your name, where you're from, and a welcome to the podcast. That's it! Email the file to show [AT] peopleandprojectspodcast [DOT] com. Thanks!

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(Video) What You Need to Know About Critical Path

What's So Critical About Critical Path?

If you're preparing for taking the PMP®exam, you need to know how to calculate critical path by hand. Beyond the exam, what's important is to truly understand how critical path can help you manage your project. Too often, critical path is a red line on a Gantt chart, with little attention paid to it. In this episode, I share a video from our project management e-learning course entitled The Essentials of Project Management. Here's what you need to know about critical path!

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Total Duration 21:24

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(Video) All the Good Stuff For Leaders Is On The Other Side of Fear

What I Learned This Week

We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week we discuss a quote I heard from Michael Hyatt, that "all the good things in life are on the other side of fear".

Let Me Hear From You!

What examples can you think of that relate to Michael's quote? What have you been learning? Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). What have you been learning? I look forward to hearing from you!

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Total Duration 4:13

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(Video) Ideas for When You Sense Your Confidence Slipping

What I Learned This Week

We continue our series of short videos talking about an idea or observation that was learned this week. This week I share an experience about a workshop participant that was struggling with confidence.

What Did You Learn This Week?

Please e-mail me (show [AT] PeopleAndProjectsPodcast [DOT] com) or leave a message on our Listener Feedback Line (847-550-3747). What have you been learning? I look forward to hearing from you!

Please give us feedback about The People and Projects Podcast! Take our Listener Survey at http://PeopleAndProjectsPodcast.com/ListenerSurvey. Thank you!

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