Lunch Keynote: How to Stress Yourself Out, Be Late to Everything and Die Young

As humans, it seems we are always finding new ways to sabotage our happiness and productivity in work and in life, even if it’s not our intent. End the “Overload Your Schedule – Add more to the To-Do-List” – end the cycle of saying yes to everyt

Lunch Keynote
12:40 PM to 1:40 PM
How to Stress Yourself Out, Be Late to Everything and Die Young Managing Stress and Adding Fun to Your Life
Andy Masters, MA 

Description of Session
As humans, it seems we are always finding new ways to sabotage our happiness and productivity in work and in life, even if it’s not our intent. We will coach attendees to end the “Superhero Syndrome” – every day human resource professionals succumb to the principle of “I don’t want to disappoint anyone” and “I don’t want to show anyone that I can’t handle it all”. We honorably try to please everyone else first, by putting our own wants and responsibilities last. There is a reason some people are able to achieve more, in less time, with higher quality and less stress. They master the simple art of prioritizing and focus. This session will force attendees to review how they live, how they manage their daily activity and what legacy they want to leave behind. We will ask the question: Twenty years from now, will you be disappointed by the things you didn’t do, because you were so stressed out to stop and enjoy life.

Learning Objectives
Attendees will learn how to:
·        End the “Overload Your Schedule – Add more to the To-Do-List” – end the cycle of saying yes to everything while saying no to the important things.
·        End the cycle of “Multi-tasking – by getting nothing accomplished” – adding so many activities that you no longer have time to do any of them really well.
·        End the “I can do everything myself” – cycle of never asking for help, never delegating and never really getting anything accomplished.
·        End the “circle of stressful people” – learn how to stop engulfing yourself with people who only cause more stress to your life. ·        Add fun, enjoyment, fulfillment to your life and the lives of those around you – everyday.

Speaker – Andy Masters, MAAndy Masters is an international Author/Speaker who has written 4 books, earned 4 degrees, and presents programs on a variety of sales, service, and work-life balance topics. He has presented hundreds of programs which have entertained, informed, and inspired thousands. Andy is a member of the Global Speakers Federation (GSF), National Speakers Association (NSA), and Florida Speakers Association (FSA).  He is also a favorite among meeting planners, as he has presented at over a dozen events for Meeting Professionals International (MPI).  Andy's professional career included working for two high-profile performance improvement and marketing services firms, where his clients included Lexus, Honda, Nestle-Purina, and Anheuser Busch.  Andy escaped the corporate world just in time to preserve his sanity, as he followed his passion for speaking, consulting, and entrepreneurship in 2003.

Andy's Educational Background
Andy has earned four degrees:o   M.A. - Marketing, Webster University, 2001 o   M.A. - Human Resources Development, Webster University, 1998 o   B.A. - Communications, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1994o   B.A. - Political Science, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1994              

Andy's Personal BackgroundAndy Masters was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and currently resides in Plantation, Florida, with his wife Laurie.  They are expecting a baby girl in February, 2011.  Andy enjoys sports, travel, comedies, and music. 

 

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