My annual training plan looks something like this

Q2 – Q3 – Focus on Self
Q3 – Q4 – Communication
Q4 – Q1 – Leadership

I am excited about this and hope to make the best use of the opportunities available at Google to grow as a professional and as an individual.

 One of the trainings that I attended last month was about Maximizing Energy for Sustained Performance. Given that by 9:30pm every night, I am ready to call it a day and hit the sack, I was in dire need for this training. I want to know how to get more done in the hours that I am at work, so that I can completely detach when I am back at home with Tara. I don’t mind logging in at night to catch up on email, but I don’t want to make it a habit to finish my work at night. The training was quite effective and a few of my takeaways were –

  1. To check emails only at scheduled times during my work day. I came up with 9-14 as my email slots.
  2. To take breaks after every 90min. Even if the break last only five minutes and all I get to do in that break is make myself a cup of latte.
  3. To use filters to manage my inbox. I now have labels that say – respond by EOD, respond by EOW and read for pleasure.
  4. To try and avoid situations, people and meetings that put me in a negative state of mind.
  5. To avoid multi tasking as much as possible.
  6. To get my health back on track. 
Out of the above six I am on track for 1,3,4 and 5. 2 and 6 need some work.

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