10 Work-Life Balance Insights for Moms | Katrina Alcorn

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Tune in at http://33voic.es/in3q0xe Katrina Alcorn is a writer and an experience design consultant. She holds a master's degree in journalism and documentary filmmaking from UC Berkeley, and is a regular blogger at WorkingMomsBreak.com and for The Huffington Post. Since 1999, Alcorn's day job has been leading design projects with corporations in a variety of industries to help them put technology in the service of people. This work has given her an insider's glimpse into dozens of companies--from Fortune 500s to small startups--and she has spoken at more than a dozen design conferences internationally.

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  • Powered by insights from Katrina Alcorn
  • This presentation consists of 10 highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou, founder & host of 33voices.
  • Katrina Alcorn Katrina Alcorn is a writer and an experience design consultant. She holds a masters de- gree in journalism and documentary filmmak- ing from UC Berkeley, and is a regular blogger at WorkingMomsBreak.com and for The Huff- ington Post. Since 1999, Alcorns day job has been leading design projects with corporations in a variety of industries to help them put technology in the service of people. This work has given her an insiders glimpse into dozens of compa- nies--from Fortune 500s to small startups--and she has spoken at more than a dozen design conferences internationally. @kalcorn
  • 1 If you sense that your life is out of whack, then it is.think hard about the consequences if you dont change course.
  • 2 Think of balance, not just from the perspective of time, but more so from the perspective of priorities.
  • 3 Keep in mind that your time and energy are finite resources; allocate them appropriately.
  • 4 As you contemplate a career transition, your personal economy will undoubtedly be impacted. be cautious, smart and plan ahead.
  • 5 If youre stressed at work,the odds are greater that youll have tense relationships at home. be clear on what brings more joy to your life, work or martial harmony?
  • 5 If youre stressed at work,the odds are greater that youll have tense relationships at home. be clear on what brings more joy to your life, work or martial harmony?
  • 6 Feeling stressed, burned-out or anxious? Try physical exercise, connecting with a friend, or just appreciating the value that you bring to the world.
  • 7 When youre truly an advocate for yourself, youll seek out opportunities that will give you more autonomy, flexibility and freedom at work.
  • 8 If you could take away all the activities that you do during the course of a day except 3 what would they be? Identify them and eliminate the rest.
  • 9 Do you know that working moms who telecommute have 27% greater productivity?
  • 10 As a working mom, next time you feel trapped, commit to taking one of these actions:
  • 10 As a working mom, next time you feel trapped, commit to taking one of these actions: Practice saying No to things that are less meaningful
  • 10 As a working mom, next time you feel trapped, commit to taking one of these actions: Being an ally and supporting other women in similar circumstances
  • 10 As a working mom, next time you feel trapped, commit to taking one of these actions: Telling your partner what you need in order to enhance your relationship
  • 10 As a working mom, next time you feel trapped, commit to taking one of these actions: Telling your boss youd like to work from home
  • 10 As a working mom, next time you feel trapped, commit to taking one of these actions: Recommending ROWE (Results-only Work Environment) to HR manager
  • 10 As a working mom, next time you feel trapped, commit to taking one of these actions: Starting a Babies-at-work program
  • 10 As a working mom, next time you feel trapped, commit to taking one of these actions: Joining and participating in MomsRising
  • 10 As a working mom, next time you feel trapped, commit to taking one of these actions: Starting dialogue
  • When you sense tension or stress creeping into your life, what do you do? REALLY REFLECT...
  • Connect WITH US! Tell us what you think Chase@33voices.com

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