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“I wanted to let you both know how much I enjoyed the workshop. It was a great experience – I learned a lot and actually enjoyed most of it! It may be the best single day workshop I have attended in my professional career.” — Aidan C., San Francisco, California
Are You Fully Giving Your Gifts To The World?
There’s no doubt that you’ve got a lot to offer. You’re not just smart and creative — you genuinely care about people, and you have a unique vision for manifesting that creativity and caring in the world. So why isn’t it happening? Why, when you sit down to bring that grand vision to life, do you find yourself wasting time on e-mail and social media? Why do you keep choosing to do minor chores, instead of work that really matters? Why do you keep arriving at the end of the workday and realizing, to your dismay, that nothing important got done? I think we’ve all asked ourselves these questions at some point, and the answer often seems maddeningly unclear. What is clear, however, is that the usual organization and time management literature doesn’t shed much light on it. Some people recommend making yourself “just do it” — but, as I think you’ve experienced, trying to force yourself to work usually just creates more resistance inside. Others offer neat tricks and “hacks” for organizing your e-mail, color-coding your folders, and so on. But as I think you also know, those tricks are useless if you aren’t focused and motivated enough to put them into practice.
What This Workshop Offers You
Since you’re here, you probably know that I wrote a book called Inner Productivity: A Mindful Path to Efficiency and Enjoyment in Your Work. Inner Productivity, which Getting Things Done author David Allen calls “a great read and a useful guidebook for turning the daily grind into something much more interesting and engaging,” is all about learning to allow – rather than resist — the thoughts and sensations that disrupt our focus. In this full-day workshop, we put the book’s ideas and techniques into practice. You’ll come out of the workshop with an increased ability to focus on your work, a stronger sense of mission, and a deepseated knowledge that you’ve got what it takes to face the challenges that come up in what you do. I’ll be joined by yoga instructor and course leader Rosy Moon Schlussel. Basing our approach on meditation, yoga and other mindfulness practices that have improved people’s lives for thousands of years, we’ll help you notice, and transform, the patterns of thinking and behavior keeping you from contributing to the world in the way you know is possible. This workshop is unlike any other seminar on organization or time management. I’ve designed the course to be small — limited to ten people — to make sure each person gets the individual attention they need, and the breakthrough they want. This won’t be a lecture — you’ll be diving right into exercises that make you aware of the places where you’re limiting yourself.
qi gong and tai chi when looking for techniques to help him let go of the stress of his job. this course will radically change the way you think about and relate to what you do. At the same time. bestselling author of Leave the Office Earlier: The Productivity Pro Shows You How to Do More in Less Time .” – PETER WALSH. . without even leaving his desk. he thought he could only do these practices “on his own time” at home. It’s a great read and a useful guidebook for turning the daily grind into something much more interesting and engaging. . California “Chris Edgar has taken an exploratory dive into the procrastination pit and come up with a cogent explanation of this phenomenon as well as an elegant set of techniques to transcend it.P.I’d recommend this workshop to people who are ready to take a deep look at what’s really holding them back in their work. bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity “Inner Productivity will show you how to clear your inner clutter and create a pathway to success!” – MARSHALL GOLDSMITH. bestselling author of Enough Already!: Clearing Mental Clutter to Become the Best You About Chris Edgar Chris began his career as a corporate lawyer. I also gained deeper insights into myself and my relationships that were incredibly valuable. He got involved in mindfulness practices like meditation.. yoga. bestselling author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There “Real productivity doesn’t come from forced behaviors. But as Chris got deeper into these practices. KIEVES. If that’s what you’re interested in. and Feel Great About It “A wonderful guide for organizing both your physical and your head space. he realized there were forms of meditation. movement. At first. bestselling author of This Time I Dance!: Creating the Work You Love “Inner Productivity is packed with practical examples of how to achieve greater results and peace of mind at work.” – TAMA J. Inner Productivity can help you connect with the inner state of being that can empower you to act in new ways. I’ll use some of the practical techniques I learned pretty much every day for the rest of my life. What Others Have Said “The Inner Productivity Intensive Workshop was amazing.B. . There is no greater productivity than connecting with your true self.” – DAVID ALLEN. choose new perspectives and have a different experience. maybe even transformational. San Francisco.” – LAURA STACK. breathing and so on he could do in real time. whenever he wanted more focus and motivation.” .
and speaking to groups. Chris received training in transformational coaching. Workshop Logistics The workshop will be on Sunday. from 10:00 a.” Chris received his B. She enjoys teaching yoga at Vara Healing Arts in Albany. among other publications. LivingNow. which Getting Things Done author David Allen calls “a great read and a useful guidebook for turning the daily grind into something much more interesting and engaging. California. Chris Edgar . About Rosy Moon Schlussel Rosy Moon Schlussel is a Life Coach. Rosy’s key strengths lie in a compassionate. and his law degree from Stanford University School of Law. you can take the workshop for $197. However. if you register before July 17. Wishing you the best in your work and elsewhere. He began working with people one-on-one. Chris also wrote the acclaimed book Inner Productivity: A Mindful Path to Efficiency and Enjoyment in Your Work. and has a private coaching practice. in San Jose. to 6:00 p. California.Inspired to teach these methods to stressed-out professionals. You’ll receive more information.m. Balanced Living. or what a tragedy it would be if people never got the benefit of your talents and abilities. August 15. Self-Improvement. about how to adapt spiritual practices to our working lives. New Age Journal. Mystic Pop. workshop facilitator and yoga instructor in the Tantric Hatha tradition. She is a facilitator and event producer for the Authentic Woman Experience in San Francisco. You don’t need me to tell you how much you have to offer. 2010. WellBeing and Wisdom. mindfulness meditation. Also grounded in Nichiren Daishonin Buddhist practice and theater. Chris’s articles have appeared in. California. non-judgmental and embodied approach to working with her clients.A. hypnotherapy. Balance. and other modalities. You’ve known all that — and probably suffered over it — for a long time. Registration for the workshop is normally $235 per person. EdgeLife. If you’re ready to deeply explore and move beyond what’s holding you back. 2010. New Renaissance. from Haverford College. via e-mail when you register.m. I look forward to working with you. including directions and the schedule.
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