Shakeema Harris, Purchasing Manager, Automate
My biggest take away is that “Dropping the Ball” is a phrase that generally has a negative connotation, but allowing yourself to “drop the ball” has its benefits. We hold on to things that are not as important as we perceive them, and such things can hinder us from achieving something greater.
Gemma Allen, Senior Engineer, GE Power (Last person to stand and ask a question.)
My question to Tiffany: How to prioritize and work out what to ‘drop’ when there are so many things you’re excited about doing/being involved in?
I work 4-days a week at GE Power as a Senior Engineer focused on power plant value pricing. I have 3 young kids aged 9, 7 & 4. I teach Nia dance and meditation, which I adore and keeps me sane I sit on the Boards for some of my favorite local organizations… the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Girls Inc of the Capital District, and Women@Work magazine… all organizations doing good, impactful work in our community. My days are full, but I struggle with where I can ‘drop the ball’ when there is so much I would like to do!
Tiffany advised going through the exercise of assessing what activities give the most value to the world. By reflecting on what is the “highest and best use” of your time, you can be sure to align your values with your impact. If we make a list of everything we would like to achieve in a 24-hour cycle, the chances are it sums up to more than 24 hours of activity. It is only through getting clear and specific on your values, and prioritizing your activities, that you can ensure you are making the greatest impact on your life mission.
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