On this episode, I spent time with Kris McPeak. Kris is the author of “Elevate Your 8: 21 Days to Prosperous Time Management” and the CEO of SilverPeak Development, an online career coaching community. During the day she also works at the foundation of a community college. Kris loves swimming, knitting, binge-watching TV, and learning new things. Kris McPeak is a self-appointed guru on work-life balance and finding your dream job. Kris worked successfully and happily in higher education, specifically College Housing. She came to a point in her career where the late hours and high touch students are parents started sucking the life out of her. Kris made a claim that she was going to be a housing officer who worked a 40 hour work week and stick to it.
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- What are the “8”? (2:47)
- What can be done with hours after the “8”? (5:06)
- On measuring time spent on doing things (13:59)
- Things that needs to be done now vs. Things that can be done later (20:10)
- Scheduling the weekend (27:37)
- The concept of pairing activities and journaling things (30:47)
- What can one do to help them elevate their 8? (33:19)
“If we are only working 8 hours a day and we are getting a full 8 hours of sleep at night, what remains is 8 hours. So when I say elevate your 8, that is where you are taking the time to prioritize and utilize those other 8 hours to really ramp up your time management and productivity.” ~ Kris McPeak
- Book: Elevate Your 8: 21 Days to Prosperous Time Management
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