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Are You Living The Life You Love?

In this podcast, I ask, are you living the life you love?Do you know what your purpose is?

I share a little of my own life and how I am now living the life I love as I have discovered my purpose.

Are you confused about what you are meant to do?

Are you stuck in an unfulfilling job either because you don’t know what else to do, or you’re too afraid to take the steps necessary to change jobs?

Are you stuck in some other area of life, and are not sure what to do next?

Please comment and let me know, as I passionately want to help you find out what you’d love to do and gain the courage to do it!

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Coping with redundancy And Job Loss

When the Commonwealth Public Service job cuts started in late 2013, I used to laugh when people would ask me if I was worried about redundancy. “of course not,” I would say, “the government will always need legislative drafters. And besides, I’m blind, a woman., and a union delegate. They wouldn’t dare!” I couldn’t have been more wrong.

In this podcast, I will share what happened to me and how it felt.
If you are facing redundancy or job loss, visit http://amandaheal.com.au to contact me, and let’s talk about it.

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How I dealt with being bullied at work

Bullying at work is defined as

“repeated, unreasonable behaviours, where the behaviours create a risk to health and safety”.

Bullying can include such behaviours as:

    • Abusive, insulting, or offensive language;
    • unjustified criticism or complaints; and
  • setting unreasonable timelines or constantly changing deadlines.

http://beyondbullying.com.au

Have you ever been bullied at work or anywhere else? Are you stuck in a job where you don’t feel appreciated? What are you going to do about it?

Contact me, and let’s talk about it.

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Top Tips for Greater Productivity

Time management:
* As time is fixed and energy isn’t, managing energy is far more effective than managing time;
* we are at our most creative when we are most relaxed;
* Most adults need 6–10 hours of sleep per night.

Productivity tip: Manage your energy rather than your time.

Multitasking:
* We don’t multitask, we really just switch between tasks;
* We lose momentum every time we switch tasks;
* We lose 20 minutes each time we switch tasks.

Productivity tip: Do one thing at a time, and remove all distractions

Task lists:
* 80% of the tasks on our lists shouldn’t be there;
* The most important tasks aren’t necessarily the most urgent ones;
* Don’t spend more time managing the list than doing what is most important;
* If a task will take more than 2 minutes to do, don’t add it to the list, but just do it.

Productivity tip: eliminate, delegate or automate as many tasks on your list as possible.

Disorder:
* Disorganised workspaces, hard drives and inboxes increase stress and decrease efficiency and productivity;
* Order makes us feel good, and increases productivity.

Productivity tip: Restoring order, while taking time in the short run, will save time in the long run.

Accessability:
* Being constantly accessible leads to constant distractions;
* Turn everything off when you need to focus – this is only temporary;
* Giving access to everyone reduces your accessibility to those who need it most, so prioritise your accessibility.

Productivity tip: Set aside periods of the day when you are not accessible.

Responsiveness:
* Prioritise who to respond to, and resist the pressure to answer immediately;
* Periods of unresponsiveness are necessary for focus;
* A study conducted by Adobe showed that US workers spend 6.3 hours per day checking email.

Productivity tip: Set aside periods during the day especially for responding to email and social media, and limit responses to these times.

Technology:
* It takes time to adopt new technology , as there is always a learning curve;
* Constant switching can limit productivity;
* If your approach to productivity is broken, new technology won’t fix it;
* New technology doesn’t guarantee improved productivity.

Productivity tip: Evaluate your approach to productivity rather than the device that supports it.