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Saturday, November 11, 2006

Busting myths about too much work


David Fischman wants to bust the myth held by many managers. You know, the myth that you have too much work and that the days aren't long enough.
Fischman, author of The Secret of The Seven Seeds, lives in Lima, Peru and will speak at the Miami Book Fair on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 4:30 p.m.
Fischman was a stressed out entrepreneur who had an emotional breakdown. He's turned his life around, slowly. He is big on meditation but beyond that, he offers this advice:
*Managers allow themselves to be interrupted all day long because it makes them feel important. "They become stressed out puppets manipulated by circumstances." Block out time for work tasks you enjoy -- creating presentations or just plain thinking -- and don't let anyone interrupt you during that time. You may want to give your staff a couple of your schedule.
* Delegate. People like believing that if they don't do things themselves, everything turns out wrong. Concentrate on the work you like doing, and let others do they routine things you don't need to do. This requires putting the ego aside.
Says Fischman: "Before, I wanted to be most prestigious business man, have money, be famous. Now, just want to kick back and be happy with myself.''

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