Our most precious resource isn’t money—it’s time. We’re allotted just twenty-four hours a day, and we live in a culture that keeps us feeling rushed and like we never have enough. Since we can’t add more hours to the day, how can we optimally spend the time we do have and feel confident in our decisions and more fulfilled in our lives? Based on her wildly popular MBA class at UCLA, Professor Cassie Holmes will share how to immediately improve your life by changing how you perceive and invest your time. She provides empirically based insights that will help you experience moments of joy, use your time more optimally by designing your schedule with purpose—all so that you can look back on your days with satisfaction and your life without regret. Through her groundbreaking research, Cassie will teach you how small changes can have an enormous impact, helping you feel less overwhelmed, more present, and happier—things that money can’t buy. It all starts by transforming just one hour into a happier hour.
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WHAT WE DISCUSS:
1️⃣ When we focus on time we are more intentional in how we spend it and align it with our values.
2️⃣ How our to do list can keep us busy but not focused on what is most important.
3️⃣ How nearly 1/2 of Americans feel time poor. And moms tend to feel more time poor than Dads.
4️⃣ Strategies include: How to carve out happy times by making them no phone zones. Put your phone out of sight.
5️⃣ Try a digital detox for 6 consecutive hours. The research shows that people feel so much better and are more productive.
6️⃣ Reflect on the activities that bring the most joy. Once you recognize what does boost you, book it in your schedule. We discuss time crafting, and much more!
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Cassie Holmes is a professor at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, an award-winning teacher and researcher on time and happiness, and bestselling author of Happier Hour: How to Beat Distraction, Expand Your Time, and Focus on What Matters Most.
Cassie’s research examines such questions as how focusing on time (rather than money) increases happiness, how the meaning of happiness changes over the course of one’s lifetime, and how much happiness people enjoy from extraordinary versus ordinary experiences. Across these inquiries, her findings highlight the joy that stems from interpersonal connection and paying attention to the present moment.
Cassie’s research has been published in such top-tier academic journals as Psychological Science and the Journal of Consumer Research. Popular accounts of her work have been featured on NPR and such publications as The Economist, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Scientific American and the Boston Globe. Her work on giving time was featured in New York Times Magazine’s “32 Innovations that Will Change Your Tomorrow.” She was identified among the Best 40 Business Professors Under 40, and she received the Early Career Award for her distinguished scholarly contributions to her field from both the Association of Consumer Research and the Society of Consumer Psychology.
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