As part of an internal workshop at Forter, I needed to do a 5 minutes talk about something that's relevant to our day to day. This is it :)
You’re not really busy
Bonus: there is no solution in this talk
-- Oren Ellenbogen, a not-busy person on planet earth
“How are you?”
100 out of 99 people will tell you
that they’re “busy busy busy”
It’s a fucking epidemic
Busy? Let’s solve it!
Busy is for chumps
You need to be happy :)
Happy? You’re high
Because 3 is a happy number: <3
leads to more and eventually
People are terriﬁc at adding to your todo list
(just look at your Inbox or Calendar)
People are terriﬁc at adding to your todo list.
You’re terriﬁc at accepting it.
Probability for high-quality, joyful work:
p(planned work) > p(internal interrupts) > p(external interrupts)
We all work; Work is work; We all die
Better go down with a huge fucking smile on
our face, like this:
Feeling busyhappy: planned work
Decide what it is before the day starts.
Pick one big item.
Feeling busyhappy: how did I do?
Did you work enough hours on the
one thing you planned for the day ?
Mark your calendar before going home
Did I work enough hours on the
one thing I planned for the day?
Green if so, Yellow if so-so, and Red if FUCK no.
Optimize for happy
Celebrate green days. You made it!
Understand triggers for yellows & reds. Act diﬀerently.
Have a terriﬁc
There is no busy,
just feelings and perspective