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Change Your Day, Not Your Life: A Realistic Guide to Sustained Motivation, More Productivity and the Art Of Working Well



Change Your Day, Not Your Life: A Realistic Guide to Sustained Motivation, More Productivity and the Art Of Working Well

Andy Core

ISBN: 978-1-118-81598-4 March 2014 240 Pages


Increase your employees'—and your own—productivity at work

If you look out over today's workforce, you'll find millions of hard-working people who are overly tired, overly stressed, and less than enchanted with work. For organizations around the globe, this represents an incredible opportunity to improve productivity, talent retention, innovation, and overall profitability.

The great paradox here is that when you take hard-working, responsible adults with a desire to succeed and a sense of responsibility and drop them into our demanding work culture, they tend to default to a way of life that sabotages their ability and best efforts to reach their goals. That's where author Andy Core comes in. Change Your Day, Not Your Life offers a proven strategy to help you become energized at work. This book is designed as a resource for work-life balance, a tool to help you increase productivity during the final two hours of work by up to 47 percent, content to fuel employee communication, and a curriculum that departments can use in weekly or monthly meetings to keep everyone working at their best.

  • Author Andy Core is a credentialed, award-winning thought leader on increasing employee engagement, productivity, and wellness motivation; his talent lies in helping hard-working, conscientious adults thrive at work and in their personal lives

Turn wasted hours into tasks accomplished by following the methods found in Change Your Day, Not Your Life.

Preface ix

1 A Secret behind the Magic 1

2 Behavioral Momentum 9

3 Hope Like a Thriver 21

4 Stay in the Day 31

5 The Big Picture of Balance 43

6 Jettison the Junk Hours 53

7 Greater Self-Awareness 63

8 The Pursuit of Patterns 77

9 Breaking Down the Change Process 93

10 Checklists and Big-Box Management 105

11 Triggers and Patterns 119

12 Emerge from the Fog of Fatigue 133

13 Maximizing Your Mini-Patterns 149

14 Tips for Times When Demands Are Exceptionally Great 161

15 Staying in the Flow of the Process 175

16 Motives and Meaning 185

17 The Power of Attitude 199

18 From a Change Underdog to a Challenge Winner 209

About the Author 217

Change Your Day Resources 219

Index 221