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Mindful Productivity in a World of Interruption

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We live in a world that interrupts us every five minutes. Those interruptions steal our focus and shift our mindset to accomplishing more rather than on what matters more. And that's a big problem.

These interruptions are happening so frequently that they just become noise. But here's the thing. Technology, social media and the Internet can do one of two things: distract us or attract us to what we really want out of life. Through this world of interruption, a new age of mindfulness -- married with proper use of systems and technology -- is on the horizon. Instead of productivity being at the forefront, mindful productivity will take its place.

In this panel the idea of mindful productivity in a world full of interruption is explored through the discussion of tactics, tips, and tools. Technology plays a role in this process, and how it can help (and harm) usher in the era of mindful productivity.

Presenters

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Angel Chernoff

Co-Founder/Personal Dev Blogger/Self-Help Author

Marc and Angel Hack Life

Passionate writer, admirer of the human spirit, and full time student of life, Angel Chernoff enjoys sharing inspirational advice and practical tips for life on her popular personal development blog "Marc and Angel Hack Life." Currently the site contains over 600 articles on happiness, productivity, emotional intelligence, relationships, and general self improvement, and has attracted over 90 million page views and 100K subscribers since its inception in the summer of 2006.

Marc and Angel both share a great passion for inspiring others to live to their fullest potential, and they honestly feel best when they are inspiring others to be their best. They started their blog with the goal of inspiring as many people as possible, and they work passionately every day to fulfill this goal through the thoughts and ideas they share online.

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Craig Jarrow

Author

Time Management Ninja

Craig Jarrow is the author of Time Management Ninja - the blog rated one of the top 3 "most influential in productivity today" by Biz 3.0. Craig has been featured on CBS MoneyWatch, Huffington Post, Lifehacker, American Express Forum, and more.

While widely accepted as one of the best business blogs for information on time management, productivity, technology, and goal-setting, Craig's conversational style coupled with his easily implemented tips make him a favorite for anyone who wants to "Win the battle against wasted time, disorganization, and all other things evil..."

Craig is married, and lives with his wife and 2 children in the Atlanta area.

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Marc Chernoff

Co-Founder, Personal Dev Blogger, Self-Help Author

Marc and Angel Hack Life

Passionate writer, admirer of the human spirit, and full time student of life, Marc Chernoff enjoys sharing inspirational advice and practical tips for life on his popular personal development blog "Marc and Angel Hack Life." Currently the site contains over 600 articles on happiness, productivity, emotional intelligence, relationships, and general self improvement, and has attracted over 90 million page views and 100K subscribers since its inception in the summer of 2006.

Marc and Angel both share a great passion for inspiring others to live to their fullest potential, and they honestly feel best when they are inspiring others to be their best. They started their blog with the goal of inspiring as many people as possible, and they work passionately every day to fulfill this goal through the thoughts and ideas they share online.

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Mike Vardy

Productivity Specialist

Productivityist

Mike Vardy is a writer, speaker, podcaster, and “productivityist”. He has served as the Managing Editor at Lifehack, and contributed articles on productivity to 99u, Lifehacker, The Next Web, SUCCESS Magazine, and The Huffington Post. He is the author of The Front Nine: How To Start The Year You Want Anytime You Want (published by Diversion Books), The Productivityist Workbook, and The NOW Year: A Practical Guide to Calendar Management.

Mike has delivered talks on the topic of task and time management at events like New Media Expo, Social Media Camp, creativeLIVE, and TEDx Victoria. Mike also co-hosts the productivity and workflow podcast Mikes on Mics on the popular 5by5 network.

Mike lives in Victoria, BC, Canada with his amazing and supportive wife, daughter, and son.

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