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Work to Live, Don't Live to Work

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June 14, 2012

Work to Live, Don't Live to Work

A prevalent trend in our industry is that to make it, you must kill yourself at work. Startups have been the culprits in evangelizing the idea of working till the wee hours of the night. Why do tomorrow what you can do today? However, as people, what makes us happy isn't work. This presentation talks about what's really important and how setting priorities straight can drastically affect our quality of work.

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Tim Smith

June 14, 2012
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  1. Work to Live, Don’t Live to Work w/ Tim Smith

    · @timothybsmith
  2. I’m a Designer, Talker and Coffee Addict.

  3. I Work at Lullabot. lullabot.com // @lullabot

  4. I host The East Wing. theeastwing.net // @the_eastwing

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  6. “ —Unknown Never, ever lean deep into business advice given

    to you by someone who doesn't have a fulfilling and healthy personal life.
  7. Work/Life

  8. Loosey Goosey

  9. Today’s Agenda

  10. Today’s Agenda » What are people doing?

  11. Today’s Agenda » What are people doing? » How does

    it affect me?
  12. Today’s Agenda » What are people doing? » How does

    it affect me? » What do I do?!
  13. Today’s Agenda » What are people doing? » How does

    it affect me? » What do I do?! » Questions
  14. Today’s Agenda » What are people doing? » How does

    it affect me? » What do I do?! » Questions » Bowling!
  15. An Awesome Stat!

  16. An Awesome Stat! » More than 31% of college-educated male

    workers are regularly logging 50 or more hours a week at work, up from 22% in 1980.
  17. We love what we do.

  18. Give your mind time to think.

  19. Another Awesome Stat!

  20. Another Awesome Stat! » Forty percent of American adults get

    less than seven hours of sleep on weekdays, reports the National Sleep Foundation, up from 31% in 2001.
  21. Lack of sleep disrupts every physiologic function in the body[...]

    We have nothing in our biology that allows us to adapt to this behavior. “ —Eve Van Cauter, University of Chicago
  22. Now I know why I’m fat.

  23. Let yourself sleep

  24. Another Awesome Stat!

  25. Another Awesome Stat! » About 60% of us are sometimes

    or often rushed at mealtime, and one- third of us eat lunch at our desks, according to a survey by the American Dietetic Association.
  26. Try eating slower

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  28. What works for me

  29. Spend less time working

  30. Under Commit. Over Deliver

  31. Take time to think

  32. Don't work on weekends

  33. Get out!

  34. Let’s Bowl! @ timothybsmith