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Concrete Plans vs. Flexible Goals | Practical Advice to Improve Life

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well Being and Peak Human Performance.

When it comes time to map out the kind of lifestyle design you want for yourself, leadership speakers such as Andy Core say it may actually be a bad idea if you plan it out too carefully. While it’s always good to have a solid plan for moving forward, sticking too closely to it means that you can cut yourself off from possibilities and opportunities that may arise.

Keep it Flexible

Start with a skeleton idea of what you want. Is it a big beachfront property? A yacht? Winters in Florida? Figure out where you want to spend your golden years and how much it’ll cost to achieve that. Next, budget how much money you’ll have to sock away each month to make it happen and allow room for it to change. Chances are you’re not going to spend the rest of your life without receiving promotions, so make sure you change your lifestyle design each time that happens.

At the same time, this skeleton idea may very likely be different in a year. That’s okay. It’s more important to strive to improve than to have a concrete idea as to what you’re going towards.

Save Your Money

Put away as much money as you can to make it happen. With inflation and changing interests, it’s always better to end up with more money than less money. All leadership speakers know that when it comes to their own lifestyle design, they start off loosely and firm up towards the end line.

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Consider Giving Your Employees Flexible Schedules for Improved Productivity in the Workplace


Flexible work schedules reduces employee stress levels and lead to improved productivity in the workplace

Flexible work schedules reduces employee stress levels and lead to improved productivity in the workplace.

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Well  Being and Peak Human Performance.

Supervising your employees is almost all about how to maximize their potential, efficiency and productivity in the workplace. You want to make sure that there is nothing standing in the way of their workflow. You want to make sure that they remain happy and comfortable during their work hours, because happy employees are hard-working employees. One way to make sure they are comfortable is by removing restrictions of set-in-stone work hours.

Consider removing the constants of the workers needing to be at their workplace by 9:00 am, and having to be off by 5:00 pm. This will help reduce your employees’ stress levels, especially during days that they will be tardy because of outside factors that they cannot control. This most especially means that they won’t have to deal with rush hour traffic that adds a high degree of stress among workers immediately just at the beginning of their shift. In addition, of course, reduced stress leads to a boost in productivity in the workplace.

Give your employees a leeway. Consider letting them choose their hours of work as long as they complete eight hours per day. Allow them to arrive at work at 7:00 am if they want to beat the traffic, and not consider it overtime. They can leave at 3:00 pm and they would have completed their 8 hours. Alternatively, one of your employees may need to go to a PTA meeting in the morning and came to work at 1 pm. Do not consider it a half-day, and instead let them work their 8 hours and leave at 9:00 pm. This will even get work done, as you consider normal hours what would have been overtime.

You will find that the extra scheduling freedom will help keep your employees happy, and this will result in even better productivity in the workplace.

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