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[HUB Workbench] Building Balance: Supporting Yourself While Red-lining Your Project
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, United States
About the class:
"Why I should take care of myself while working on my project ?"
"How to create balance in my life in order not to become miserable after 2 years on my project?
"How to understand what truly enhances my creativity and productivity?"
This class is aimed at entrepreneurs and early stage startuppers passionate about their projects and under tons of pressure to succeed. Choosing a meaningful dream occupation requires a lot of hard work..work hard, play hard.Students will learn that this cliche ends up hurting their innovative skills and energy. Innovation needs care and discipline.
Lifestyle and discipline allow one to focus on oneself and in turn allows us to :
- give more to our community
- inspire people from our entourage
- makes us a better person
Tiredness and stress are over evaluated in the entrepreneurship world. Startuppers and freelancers should never forget that happiness is the key to building a great product. These skills helped us understand that happiness leads to success, not the opposite.
1- The cliche : Entrepreneurs: The only people who work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hour weeks.
When working hard hurts more than it helps: stress overcomes passion, pressure replaces pleasure
2- Solving the equation of the entrepreneur : Freedom and Happiness
Working on what you like is freedom. Many of the students chose this path.
Liking what you do is happiness.
How to be sure you love your work, while not forgetting yourself in the process ?
3- Why Happiness leads to success : Enhance your productivity and creativity
In order to take care of the world, start by taking care of yourself. What makes you happy.
The FLOW theory.
4- How to restore balance and take care of yourself.
About Axelle Tessandier:
Startup advisor, Scoop it's Evangelist, curator, thinker, reader, writer, sharer by instinct, veggie by choice, yogi by heart www.axelletess.tumblr.com/
When & Where
HUB Workbench helps changemakers develop the skills they need to succeed. Our teachers are activists, artists, and social entrepreneurs who envision a new kind of economy and a new definition of success in business. Our community will help you learn skills, build your project, and change the world.
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