Today one of the Chief Security Officers from my university came to speak in an educational technology workshop that I have been involved in all week. He cautioned everyone NOT to log into public computers because that computer could then hold your private credentials, which could potentially be stolen. So, this means...Internet cafes, presentation work stations, etc. It is best practice to use your own computer, laptop, or phone to check your email, and not log on to someone else's machine or a public work station. How many times have you logged into your email on someone else's computer or at an Internet cafe? I won't be doing that anymore.
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One of my colleagues just told me about this podcast, and after listening to my first 8-minute podcast, I am still thinking about the lessons that were packed within it. Short lessons that teach me how to work less and do more--YES! I am intrigued.
In his podcast, "Sometimes Doing a Perfect Job Means Stopping at 60%." Stever Robbins recalls a story about how he delivered a high quality project once that totally impressed his boss. His boss commented that his work was nearly perfect and display 97% quality level of work - amazing!
However, the boss also pointed out that Stever spent 90% of his time getting the quality of your work from an 83% level to a 97% level, and most people are satisfied with a 60% level. Perhaps Stever should have settled for 83%?
97% ~ 83% ~ 60%...this has made me REALLY stop to think about how I use my time. I am a perfectionist. I aim to deliver the highest quality of work always, often to the detriment, I must sadly confess, of my own health and wellness. This podcast has made me rethink how I invest my time. Could it be that a perfect job means stopping at 60%? I'm willing to find out!
Lessons from this podcast that have stayed with me:
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