On Saturday, I had the opportunity to present to a group of 130 engineers and construction project managers…using juggling as a tool to explore ways of increasing productivity and building more effective teams. What a fun group! After spending several years working as a structural engineer, I have a special place in my heart for the profession, and I was in awe of some of the amazing projects this group is building. Engineers are natural problem solvers and have a deep understanding of the importance of breaking tasks down into smaller pieces, so they are quickly able to “get” juggling.
Here’s a short clip from the session that highlights two important principles of juggling that can apply to our lives and work: strengthening connections between the “balls” we juggle and learning to focus on one thing at a time…
We can strengthen connections between the various aspects of our lives by building relationships, improving communication, exercising creative problem solving, and maintaining flexibility.
Multi-tasking is overrated. We all have a million things to do, but we have to learn to prioritize and focus on one thing at a time, amidst all the moving parts. This is something I have to remind myself of every day!
How do you build connections and focus? Leave a comment below!