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You’re not really busy

You’re not really busy

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 :)

Oren Ellenbogen

July 24, 2019
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  1. You’re not really busy
    Bonus: there is no solution in this talk
    -- Oren Ellenbogen, a not-busy person on planet earth

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  2. “How are you?”
    100 out of 99 people will tell you
    that they’re “busy busy busy”
    It’s a fucking epidemic

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  3. Busy? Let’s solve it!
    Busy is for chumps
    You need to be happy :)

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  4. Happy? You’re high
    3 AXIOMS
    Because 3 is a happy number: <3

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  5. Axiom I
    Work

    Work

    Death
    leads to more and eventually

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  6. Axiom II
    People are terrific at adding to your todo list
    (just look at your Inbox or Calendar)

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  7. Axiom II
    People are terrific at adding to your todo list.
    You’re terrific at accepting it.

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  8. Axiom III
    Probability for high-quality, joyful work:
    p(planned work) > p(internal interrupts) > p(external interrupts)

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  9. We all work; Work is work; We all die
    Better go down with a huge fucking smile on
    our face, like this:
    How?

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  10. Feeling busyhappy: planned work
    Decide what it is before the day starts.
    Pick one big item.

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  11. Feeling busyhappy: how did I do?
    Did you work enough hours on the
    one thing you planned for the day ?

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  12. 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.

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  13. Optimize for happy
    Celebrate green days. You made it!
    Understand triggers for yellows & reds. Act differently.

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  14. Have a terrific
    green day
    There is no busy,
    just feelings and perspective

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