No time? No problem.
How to have the time of your life.
We have more “time-saving devices” than ever before — from power mowers to smartphones — and yet no one has any time. Many people live in a state of extreme time poverty. And stress has become an epidemic. What’s going on?
In this provocative, philosophical, and ultimately, positive keynote, Marty Boroson explores the way we experience time, how our understanding of time has changed, and what time really is. He shows you how, with the nature of work changing radically, and our natural rhythms and sleep cycles more distorted than ever, the ability to take time off, or find time what we most value, is at serious risk. We are all becoming “crazy busy.”
With provocative ideas about the nature of time, and fascinating anecdotes from the history of timekeeping, this keynote is ultimately very practical. For Marty will also teach you the simple skill you need to finally get a grip on time. For the real key to time management lies not in the clock, or in any device, but in the one thing you have most control over: your state of mind. And every moment offers you an unlimited opportunity to play with time, expand time, conquer time, and find a lot more space.
Ready for Anything
From stress to high performance in just a moment.
So many people live in a state of chronic stress—feeling overwhelmed, unable to get a grip on time, always playing catch-up. The consequences: missed opportunities, burnout, critical mistakes, serious illness.
In this keynote, Martin Boroson gives you basic training in his radical technique of One-Moment Meditation, enabling you to clear stress and reboot your mind in just a moment. You will come away with an extremely practical skill that you can share with others and put to work instantly.
You will also understand how every moment—no matter how stressful it may seem—gives you an opportunity to become more adaptable, more creative, and more resilient, or in other words, better able to spot the new idea that is always right here, right now. With present-moment awareness, you can be ready for anything.
Leadership in the Moment
This is the moment you've been waiting for.
No leader wants to be asleep at the wheel or miss that great new idea. Yet so many leaders–due to chronic stress, old habits, fear of change, and poor self-management–fail to see the opportunities right in front of them. And many work in organizations that are too bureaucratic to respond to new opportunities.
In this keynote, Martin Boroson presents a radical new approach to leadership based on the immense power of present-moment awareness. You will learn a simple technique, derived from the practice of meditation, that can help you respond to change quickly, support a system in crisis, and see the opportunity that is always right here.
The goal is to help you develop present-moment awareness: the ability to be in the moment, harness the power of the moment, and liberate momentum in yourself and your team. When you and your team are “in the moment”–relaxed, awake, and responsive–then any moment can be your tipping point.
The Mindset for Momentum
The inner secret to unleashing change.
Are you ready to spot a new opportunity and run with it? Do you know how to get traction on a great new idea? Can you build enthusiasm in your team for a whole new way of working? And what does it take to unleash momentum?
In this keynote, Marty Boroson gives you a radically new take on unleashing momentum, showing you how all those 19th century ideas about “pushing” projects and “driving” change — beloved by strategic planners — are becoming obsolete.
If you really want to unleash the power of momentum, instead of worrying which project to push or how hard to push it, you need to focus instead on developing a different state of mind: the mindset for momentum. And this means learning how to be fully present and responsive in the moment.
Once you have chosen to develop this mindset for momentum, you can break free of what is holding you back, seize the opportunities that are here for you right now, and build a truly dynamic life, career, and organization — one that is ready to respond and thrive “in the moment.”
Visionary Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty
Finding solutions when you’re low on options.
In times of uncertainty, leaders can feel enormous pressure to come up with “the right decision.” They are expected to do something–anything–to solve the problem and remove everyone’s fear and anxiety.
Sadly, this can cause some leaders to engage in truly risky behavior: hasty decision-making, false bravado, failure to face facts, ethical lapses, and shameless attempts to shift the blame to others.
But a period of uncertainty, if handled wisely, can give you a remarkable opportunity. A period of uncertainty gives you the chance to preside over a process of reflection – a profound pause that allows you to take a step back, clarify core values, find new ideas and innovations, and radically re-vision the future. As a leader, you can also help other people become comfortable in the chaos… until a truly creative solution emerges.
In this keynote, Marty draws on the classic story of Siddhartha by Herman Hesse–a story of wisdom and resilience–to give you a new model of leadership. He suggests that the traditional model of a “decisive leader” is failing us, and offers a model of leadership better suited to a time of anxiety and uncertainty. With this model of “mindful innovation,” you’ll be able to see the opportunity in uncertainty, convert anxiety into creativity, and be truly ready for what might be ahead.
Stop the Stresscalation
Learning to live a sustainable life.
Stress is contagious. You pick it up from other people and, yes, you pass it along.
In this interactive keynote, however, Martin Boroson gives you a whole new perspective on why life has become so stressful, how your own state of mind perpetuates this stress, and what you can do about it.
You will learn a simple, practical tool that you can use to stop the stresscalation. You can use this technique right now to restore peace at home, convert crowded days into spacious ones, become more efficient, prevent burnout, escape from “crazy busy,” and become more efficient and productive at work. In other words, you’ll learn how to avoid picking up other people’s stress … and make sure you don’t “dump unto others what was just dumped onto you.”
At a deeper level, you will understand how we cannot possibly create a more sustainable world if we are not living sustainable lives. This is about more than recycling. It is about our own energy efficiency–whether we are living lives and working in ways that are really sustainable–calm, connected, balanced, productive, and purposeful.
Most of all, this keynote will help you understand why living a more peaceful life is not just a far-off fantasy, because the real key to finding peace is that it only takes a moment, and that moment is here.