I attended the Digiwomen Unconference event in the Guinness Enterprise Centre recently and the topic for the day was Time. It sparked many ideas for me on how to value time and here are 3 top insights I took away may inspire you to take a fresh look at how time works for you.
1. Unleashing creativity
To my surprise there was no set agenda at the event. We got to agree and create the agenda as the day unfolded. It worked a dream and we even finished early. For me it was collaboration in action, seeing the creativity being unleashed and hearing the different conversations and ideas being formulated. Going into a room full of technology makers and users unleashed my own creativity.
Take time out to do something different as it will energise you and help you to open up your creativity.
2. Love Time
Throughout the day we had many different conversations about time that highlighted how we all have different beliefs influencing how we perceive time. I was able to share my insights at the event that I used to ‘hate’ time in my earlier days in technology, as I was always under pressure and working hard to deliver projects on time. Now that I am older and wiser I love time and value it more, I get things done a lot quicker and everything falls into place at the right time.
Change your beliefs about time and influence things to happen right on time.
3. Different Choices
One conversation that stood out was about the cowboy culture that exists in organisations where you are expected to work after 5pm or it shows you are not really committed or may even be slacking off.
From my own experience peak performance does not come from slogging over your computer for long hours and my work practice in my earlier technology career had a lot to do with my own beliefs.
Become aware of your own habits around time and be open to making different choices.
Fidelma Greene is a Leadership Mentor and Coach helping business people to step up and accelerate their results. She is passionate about helping you to unlock your potential and harness your own intuition and gifts to create exceptional results. She has a proven track record of getting results and brings over 20 years of international corporate experience in the technology and financial services sector. She managed multi-million£ software development projects and SLA’s and delivered first class customer service globally.
Photos taken by Clare Mulvany @onewildlife and courtesy of Digiwomen.