Melanie Sodka is a human behaviour enthusiast helping overwhelmed people who are over-committed and distracted. She’s a podcaster and an international speaker who addresses Capacity Management. Through her structures and frameworks, she reveals how our addition to distraction is literally breaking down our bodies. Her research and trademarked tools have helped tens of thousands in managing their personal capacity while staying out of burnout and doing more of what they love. For many years, Melanie has been engaging and shifting the perspectives of her audiences in the classroom, boardroom and conference rooms. A TEDx speaker, Melanie designs custom talks and virtual series to serve her clients. She is also an experienced lead facilitator for national conferences as well as an EMCEE for various events.
Melanie is also pursuing her dream of writing a book where she shares true stories and a suite of tools, including her very own Egocake™ Framework, intended to guide people through the discovery of their personal capacity and ultimately how to respect it.
1:34 How do you create capacity?
2:44 I was never satiated. What’s next?
3:19 Indulgent with capacity = burn out
4:08 You’re not that important.
5:33 Double down where you are most important.
8:23 The dessert table of life.
10:30 Are you giving away your gold?
10:50 Busy doesn’t always mean impact, sometimes busy is just busy.
13:41 Own what’s important to you – where are you prioritizing your energy?
15:31 Are you in a prison of your own creation?
20:05 We have less time than we think and things take more time than we think they do.
21:00 We are distracted every 8 minutes and it takes 15 minutes to get back to our focus.
21:47 A two hour project might actually be a 5 hour commitment.
26:00 How do we make more capacity?
28:39 Value mining – how do you make your decisions?
30:26 When you’re upset or stressed or burnt out, which of you values is violated?
32:56 The 5 Layer Cake.
36:00 The capacity assessment can show an indication of where you are over indulging.
39:01 If you’re resisting that much to do something, it probably shouldn’t be a goal.
44:26 Hustle culture.
45:08 Living in a time of addiction to notifications.
50:23 How do you push out the distractions?
51:35 The power of three!