Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time

High-tech culture is obsessed with managing time. In fact, if there’s one thing that we spend as much time on as actual work, it’s getting the most out of that work time. But here, like elsewhere, choosing the wrong optimization does more harm than good. Wringing every minute out of your day is more likely to burn you out than to turn you into a code-producing machine. Instead, we need to get better at managing our energy. Put down the kitchen timer, because in this talk you’ll learn about better research-driven approaches to get more out of work and life.

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Joseph Mastey

November 16, 2015
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  1. MANAGE YOUR ENERGY, NOT YOUR TIME JOE MASTEY | @JMMASTEY

  2. Joe Mastey @jmmastey OH HI THERE

  3. Joe Mastey @jmmastey SOMETHING ISN’T WORKING

  4. Joe Mastey @jmmastey I DON’T GET ENOUGH DONE :(

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  6. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 10X!

  7. Joe Mastey @jmmastey I THINK YOU HAVE THIS PROBLEM TOO.

  8. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 25% OF SALARIED AMERICAN WORKERS WORK 60+

    HOURS PER WEEK. Gallup - The "40-Hour" Workweek Is Actually Longer
  9. Joe Mastey @jmmastey MORE THAN HALF OF AMERICANS HAVE GONE

    MORE THAN 12 MONTHS WITHOUT A VACATION. Al Jazeera - Unused vacation time in US at 40-year high
  10. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 65% OF WORKERS EAT AT THEIR DESKS

    OR DON'T TAKE A BREAK AT ALL More workers work through lunch or eat at their desks
  11. Joe Mastey @jmmastey WORLDWIDE, 13% OF EMPLOYEES ARE ENGAGED AT

    WORK. Worldwide, 13% of Employees Are Engaged at Work
  12. Joe Mastey @jmmastey WHEN DEMAND EXCEEDS CAPACITY, WE MAKE THE

    EXPEDIENT CHOICES THAT GET US THROUGH OUR DAYS AND NIGHTS. The Power of Full Engagement
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  15. Joe Mastey @jmmastey THE FIVE-MINUTE LIST CAN HELP YOU BE

    PRODUCTIVE EVEN DURING THE TIMES YOU HAVE DIFFICULTY CONCENTRATING. Forbes - 10 Easy Ways To Be More Productive At Work
  16. Joe Mastey @jmmastey EVALUATE ANY CLUBS, SUBSCRIPTIONS, AND GROUPS OF

    WHICH YOU'RE A MEMBER. IF THE TIME SPENT ON THEM CAN'T BE JUSTIFIED, DROP OUT. Inc.com - 30 Quick Tips for Becoming More Productive
  17. Joe Mastey @jmmastey IT'S NO SECRET THAT THE MORE TIME

    YOU HAVE AVAILABLE FOR PRODUCTIVE WORK, THE MORE YOU CAN ACHIEVE. Inc.com - 30 Quick Tips for Becoming More Productive
  18. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 4. IDENTIFY YOUR TIME THIEVES Lifehack.org -

    Be more Productive – 4 Ways that Really Work
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  23. Joe Mastey @jmmastey SUMMARY: TO BECOME A 10X UNICORN, CHASE

    DOWN YOUR TIME THIEVES & RESCUE YOUR TIME.
  24. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 32% 21% 21% 26% mind body soul

    work
  25. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 1% 99% work brush teeth

  26. Joe Mastey @jmmastey WE CAN DO BETTER

  27. Joe Mastey @jmmastey ▸1. felt cared for by someone at

    work, ▸2. got positive feedback in the last 7 days, ▸3. someone at work encourages their development, ▸4. works really hard Gallup - About Great Workspaces
  28. Joe Mastey @jmmastey Gallup - About Great Workspaces ▸1. felt

    cared for by someone at work, ▸2. got positive feedback in the last 7 days, ▸3. someone at work encourages their development,
  29. Joe Mastey @jmmastey IT’S ABOUT ENERGY

  30. Joe Mastey @jmmastey NOT QUANTITY OF TIME, BUT QUALITY OF

    ENERGY.
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  32. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 32% 21% 21% 26% mind body soul

    work
  33. Joe Mastey @jmmastey PROTIP LIFEHACKZ

  34. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 1. GET ENERGY, 2. SPEND IT WISELY,

    AND 3. RECHARGE IT BETTER.
  35. Joe Mastey @jmmastey GET ENERGY https://www.flickr.com/photos/56227271@N03/5204475317

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  37. Joe Mastey @jmmastey QUALITY + QUANTITY

  38. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 80% OF 18-24 YEAR 0LDS SLEEP WITH

    THEIR CELL PHONES. Time - Mobile Tech Special
  39. Joe Mastey @jmmastey TWO HOURS OF IPAD USE AT MAXIMUM

    BRIGHTNESS WAS ENOUGH TO SUPPRESS PEOPLE'S NORMAL NIGHTTIME RELEASE OF MELATONIN. SciAm - Bright Screens Could Delay Bedtime
  40. Joe Mastey @jmmastey ALCOHOL SHORTENS THE TIME IT TAKES TO

    FALL ASLEEP, INCREASES DEEP SLEEP, AND REDUCES REM SLEEP. Reviewing alcohol's effects on normal sleep
  41. Joe Mastey @jmmastey …DETRIMENTAL EFFECT ON CONCENTRATION, MOTOR SKILLS, AND

    MEMORY. Reviewing alcohol's effects on normal sleep
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  43. Joe Mastey @jmmastey SHORT 10 TO 40 MINUTES BURSTS OF

    EXERCISE LED TO AN IMMEDIATE BOOST IN CONCENTRATION AND MENTAL FOCUS Boston.com - 4 Ways to Use Exercise to Boost Brain Power
  44. Joe Mastey @jmmastey ADEQUATE NOURISHMENT CAN RAISE NATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY LEVELS

    BY 20% Does The Food We Eat Affect Our Productivity?
  45. Joe Mastey @jmmastey MODERATE, SHORT-LIVED STRESS CAN IMPROVE ALERTNESS AND

    PERFORMANCE AND BOOST MEMORY. Berkeley - The Surprising Benefits of Stress
  46. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 32% 21% 21% 26% mind body soul

    work
  47. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 1% 99% work brush teeth

  48. Joe Mastey @jmmastey SPEND IT WISELY

  49. Joe Mastey @jmmastey WILLPOWER CAN INDEED BE QUITE LIMITED —

    BUT ONLY IF YOU BELIEVE IT IS. Willpower: It’s in Your Head
  50. Joe Mastey @jmmastey IQ SCORE DECLINES THAT WERE SIMILAR TO

    WHAT THEY’D EXPECT IF THEY HAD SMOKED MARIJUANA OR STAYED UP ALL NIGHT Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career, New Studies Suggest
  51. Joe Mastey @jmmastey THE SOONER YOU DO SOMETHING, THE MORE

    OF YOUR LIFE YOU GET TO SPEND WITH THAT THING DONE. 16 things I know are true but haven’t quite learned yet
  52. Joe Mastey @jmmastey RECHARGE IT BETTER

  53. Joe Mastey @jmmastey REST IS NOT IDLENESS, IDLENESS IS NOT

    REST.
  54. Joe Mastey @jmmastey BRAIN SYSTEMS ACTIVATED DURING REST ARE ALSO

    IMPORTANT FOR [ACTIVE PROCESSING]. Implications of the Brain’s Default Mode for Human Development and Education
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  56. Joe Mastey @jmmastey

  57. Joe Mastey @jmmastey EAT BREAKFAST TAKE A WALK LISTEN TO

    MUSIC
  58. Joe Mastey @jmmastey ALTERNATE ACTIVITY AND REST

  59. Joe Mastey @jmmastey I BET I CAN WORK 95% OF

    THE YEAR, 60 HOURS A WEEK, WITH NO BREAKS, FOR FIFTY YEARS. Me, apparently. And possibly you.
  60. Joe Mastey @jmmastey EVERY DAY FEELS LIKE TUESDAY.

  61. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 0 25 50 75 100 What I

    Thought I Wanted
  62. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 0 25 50 75 100 What Works

  63. Joe Mastey @jmmastey TAKE SOME DAMN TIME OFF

  64. Joe Mastey @jmmastey 0. PAY ATTENTION TO ENERGY, NOT TIME

    1. GET ENERGY, 2. SPEND IT WISELY, AND 3. RECHARGE IT BETTER.
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  66. Joe Mastey @jmmastey THANKS!

  67. Joe Mastey @jmmastey REFERENCES *http://www.gallup.com/poll/175286/hour-workweek-actually-longer-seven-hours.aspx *http://alj.am/3w37 *http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/workplace/story/2012-04-15/lunch-at-work/54167808/1 *http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/0743226755 *http://www.forbes.com/pictures/fdee45ehhg/create-a-five-minute-lis/ *http://www.inc.com/sujan-patel/30-quick-tips-for-becoming-more-productive.html

    *http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/more-productive-4-ways-that-really-work.html *http://www.gallup.com/poll/165269/worldwide-employees-engaged-work.aspx *http://www.gallup.com/topic/about_the_q12_items.aspx *http://techland.time.com/category/mobile-tech-special/ *http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130122162236.htm *https://www.boston.com/dailydose/2013/03/07/ways-exercise-can-boost-your-mental-performance/ nI4DA55GaKDZbdrAk9EmiO/story.html *http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/opinion/sunday/willpower-its-in-your-head.html *http://www.raptitude.com/2013/12/16-things-i-know-are-true-but-havent-quite-learned-yet/ *http://onforb.es/1kPg0Dj *http://pps.sagepub.com/content/7/4/352 *http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/the_surprising_benefits_of_stress