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BusinessWomenExperts sur Twitter : "How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done @BizWomenExperts #success #worklife. How Successful People Work Less and Get More Done. As co-founder of and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work. What’s the one thing that Spencer refuses to do on the weekend? Work—at least, in the traditional sense. Rascoff says: “I never go into the office on weekends, but I do check e-mail at night. My weekends are an important time to unplug from the day-to-day and get a chance to think more deeply about my company and my industry. Weekends are a great chance to reflect and be more introspective about bigger issues.” A new study from Stanford shows that Rascoff is on to something. The study found that productivity per hour declines sharply when the workweek exceeds 50 hours, and productivity drops off so much after 55 hours that there’s no point in working any more.

Successful people know the importance of shifting gears on the weekend to relaxing and rejuvenating activities. BusinessWomenExperts sur Twitter : "12 Ways to Infuse Your Work With Purpose @alizasherman #purpose #work. 12 Ways to Infuse Your Work With Purpose. At some point in your career or business, you’re probably wondered where you’re going or why you’re going there. As human beings, each of us seeks meaning in what we do in life. At certain points of our lives, we may also look for a higher purpose to what we do for work. Here are 12 action items that can get you closer to understanding what drives you or to shift your habits and work with more focus, purpose and drive. 1. You may have a mission for your company, but do you have a mission for your life? 2. Your mission statement is an overlay to the way you conduct yourself in business and how you choose everything from clients and projects to the services or products you offer. 3.

For some, the best way to stay on track is to have an accountability partner or team – others who can hear your mission and vision and check in with you at regular intervals to see how you’re staying the course. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Complacency can be the enemy of purpose. Charmane sur Twitter : ""Social Media from A to Z" w/@ShelliDallacqua, #SheltanMedia & @alizasherman #EWawards2015. Aliza Sherman sur Twitter : "Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself. #creativity #worklifetechzen...

Email Goodness. Aliza Sherman sur Twitter : "Have you tried @humandotco #app? Tracks your movement. #fitness #worklifetechzen. ?utm_content=buffer1da32&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter. Aliza Sherman sur Twitter : "I'm using @hellofax. Also check out their doc signing app. #app #worklifetechzen. Top-Rated Online Fax Service | HelloFax. Aliza Sherman sur Twitter : "Ready to start my day... #worklifetechzen... Aliza Sherman sur Twitter : "Pause. Take a breath. #worklifetechzen... Zen of Being Digital | Finding Peace in the Spaces Between.

Aliza Sherman on Twitter: "It's all in the breath. #worklifetechzen... Aliza Sherman sur Twitter : Have a good day. #worklifetechzen... Alizasherman : Make time to make art #creativity ... Work/life/tech/zen: RescueTime to rescue your time. Email Goodness. Email Goodness. Email Goodness. Email Goodness. Pause - Pause the digital. Start the real. Balance. Email Goodness. Email Goodness. Aliza Sherman. Aliza Sherman - Known for Worklife, Writing, Apps on Wefollow. Email Goodness.

Boomerang for Gmail | Plugin for Firefox and Chrome. Email Goodness. Work/life/tech/zen: Asana brings a little zen to tasks, projects and teams. We are constantly seeking the elusive “balance,” aren’t we? We want more “zen” in our work and our lives. I believe that thoughtful choices about the technology we use and how we use it can bring us closer to a flow that is less stressful, less overwhelming, less confusing. I’m starting a series of posts, online courses and podcasts to explore bringing more calm and clarity into our ultra connected and techno-driven lives.

This is something I need to do for my own life. I hope you’ll join me on this journey. Here’s the first post… Teamwork without email. I’ve tried many project management, task management and people management applications. I’m always hoping to find the application that works with my brain. Asana may hold the key. Like any productivity guidance system, you have to get into a good habit of using it, find your rhythm, but so far I find Asana to be intuitive with a good flow.

Why use Asana? Know or have an app that brings a little zen to work/life tech? Get my Email Goodness. Email Goodness. Work/life/tech/zen: Breathe…just breathe. I was just emailing with a friend about breathing. The importance of meditation and simply breathing. She is around my age and recently had a heart attack. Suddenly, the act of breathing takes on even greater importance when viewed through our lens of mortality. When I was living in New York City, I took a women’s self-defense course called Impact/Prepare where they gave women permission to beat the daylights out of padded assailants. One of the biggest takeaways of that course for me was this: If you are in danger, breathe. When I was held up at gunpoint and kidnapped with a friend on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, muscle memory from that course caused me to breathe slowly, more deeply, as the ordeal unfolded. As I sat in the courtroom and testified against the assailants, I knew my facts were straight because my mind was clear on that terrifying night.

We’re overworked, over-connected, overwhelmed. The more you let go, the more room you’ll have for the important stuff. We Are All Part of the Work/Life Revolution - Stew Friedman. By Stew Friedman | 1:00 PM March 12, 2013 The Twitterverse has been aflame with a lot of noise about Sheryl Sandberg, Anne Marie Slaughter, and Marissa Mayer. But a lot of this talk is knee-jerk criticism that misses the big picture: our nation’s failure to address the issue of integrating work and the rest of life has finally emerged as a critical economic, social, political, and personal issue affecting not only women, but all of us, and it’s capturing deservedly serious attention and accelerating experimentation with new models in our brave new world.

For the first time in the 25 years since I’ve been studying the intersection of work and life, it’s now front-page news and everyone has an opinion — because for the first time everyone feels that they have a stake and a voice. It’s no longer only a women’s issue. The key word there being heat; not light. Each is speaking out, on the basis of her experience, about why and how change must come. Let’s not lose the forest for the trees. 7 Ways to Juggle Better and Stress Less. (This is my second blog post for PGi, the creators of iMeet. This post originally appeared on the PGi blog .) In our ultra-connected world, the lines between our work and our home lives are blending. Without the right tools or proper preparation, work and life can collide and the results usually aren’t pretty. When it comes to mastering the juggle of work and life, it helps to be prepared, draw some boundaries, leverage available tools, and above all, ask for help.

Here are a few tips to hone your skills at juggling work and life to have less stress for yourself and those around you. 1. Carve out a space of your own. If you work from home or bring work home, you need a workspace. 2. If you expect your teens to put their cellphones away at dinnertime or that your kids put down the electronics when you want them to pay attention to you, check your own behavior. 3. “I can’t find the time” is a common complaint as we all juggle many roles, responsibilities and activities. 4. 5. 6. 7. Seven Ways to Juggle Better and Stress LessPGi Blog. In our ultra-connected world, the lines between our work and our home lives are blending.

Without the right tools or proper preparation, work and life can collide and the results usually aren’t pretty. When it comes to mastering the juggle of work and life, it helps to be prepared, draw some boundaries, leverage available tools, and above all, ask for help. Here are a few tips to hone your skills at juggling work and life to have less stress for yourself and those around you. 1. Carve out a space of your own. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. There is no real “balance” when it comes to handling work and life issues and tasks.

Photos courtesy of Flickr users puresolitude and dvortygirl. VIP Corner: Nancy Koehn on reasons family must be a part of business values | SmartBlog on Leadership. SmartBrief is partnering with Big Think to create a weekly video spotlight in SmartBrief on Leadership called “VIP Corner: Video Insights Powered by Big Think.” This week, we’re featuring Nancy Koehn, a professor of business administration at Harvard University. The business community is due for a change in the way it values families and work-life balance, Koehn says. She addresses this in three parts. Large companies are struggling to retain top talent, half of whom or more are women, Koehn said. Big Think is a forum in which top experts explore big ideas and core skills defining the 21st century. Related Posts. Blog » The New Workstyle: Leaving the Old Behind.

We’ve been talking about the new workstyle and how work is evolving now for several months including laying out the ten characteristics that define it and four reasons why it’s mobile. We’ve gotten so much great feedback and interest on the topic that we decided to create an infographic that provides a snapshot of what the new workstyle is all about along with a few interesting data points that support it. Enjoy the image and please share it!

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Parenting. So You Got an iPod Touch This Holiday Season: Now What? This post is part of the Mashable 10, Mashable's gift guide of the 10 hottest gadgets that our editors think should be on everyone's wish lists this holiday season. If you were lucky enough to receive one of those gifts, our handy quick start guides should get you up and running. To view the entire gift guide, click here. So you've received an iPod touch this holiday season. Bravo! Whether it was a surprise gift or the result of months of thinly veiled hints, your next move is to get your new gadget kitted out. It's certainly true that the iPod touch is the funnest iPod ever, but it can still be improved with some choice accessories and, of course, some fantastic apps. See below for our lists of five must-have accessories for the iPod touch and five must-download apps, and let us know your recommendations for the iDevice in the comments. 5 Must-Have iPod Touch Apps 1.

Want to make free Skype-to-Skype (and cheap regular) calls on your iPod? Cost: Free 2. 3. Cost: $0.99 4. 5. Cost: $2.99 1. 2. Zzzzzz: 15 reasons you need more sleep. Zeo Personal Sleep Coach - Home. How to be happy in business – venn diagram. 03 Jun, 2009 – 327 comments click the pic for a full size image UPDATE! : I’m blown away by how this spread, the comments I’ve received back, and the links across the web. In almost every post about the image, someone asked for a poster, or mentioned printing it out to hang somewhere close by. So I’ve created a poster, using Zazzle, with a much higher res image:Get the smaller (and cheaper) version ORGet the larger size with better paper _________________ I’ve been working at start-ups and small businesses since I was 14 years old.

I doodled this little venn diagram in my notepad the other day when we were talking about our own kung-fu and I realized it’s basically the conversation I’ve had for the last 12 years. Over the years, I’ve found myself facing the following scenarios. We can’t determine how to make enough money from the things we want to do, and do really well. We’ve found things we want to do, and can be paid for, but we’re not the best game in town. Have I missed anything? Big Rocks First: Double Your Productivity This Week | zen habits. Every Monday is Productivity & Organization Day at Zen Habits. If your week is seven buckets, and you go into each bucket without planning ahead, and you fill it up with little pebbles and grains of sand and whatever other debris comes your way … soon there will be no room for the Big Rocks.

Your buckets fill up faster than you know it, and once your buckets are full, you’re done. You can’t get bigger buckets. What you can do is put the Big Rocks in first, and fill in the pebbles and sand around them. The Big Rocks are the major things you want to get done this week. A report, launching a new website, going to the gym, spending time with your spouse and kids, achieving your dreams. These Big Rocks get pushed back from week to week because we never have time to do them — our days fill up too quickly, and before we know it, weeks have passed and the Big Rocks are still sitting on the side, untouched. Plan your week ahead of time, placing your Big Rocks first. Make a list. See also: How Many Points for Inbox Zero? Most of us have a long list of things we’d like to do—get more exercise, keep a cleaner house, spend money more responsibly, and deal with e-mail more effectively. But it’s notoriously hard to change behavior when it comes to such tiresome chores.

On the other hand, a compelling computer game can inspire you to stay up late at night trying to complete a tricky, and essentially pointless, task. Several successful startup companies, including Foursquare and SCVNGR, have harnessed the principles at work in games—so-called “game dynamics”—to motivate people to perform particular location-based tasks. And there is growing interest in finding other ways to harness game dynamics. However, one startup’s experience shows that game dynamics can be an unpredictable, and sometimes blunt, tool. “We’re trying to make the behavior around e-mail better,” says Alexander Moore, the company’s CEO.