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Shelby C.

Location:

San Mateo, CA

Member since:

September 29, 2013

We are highly selective with admitting new members (~20% admit rate), so fully completed profile questions will get priority. What is your full name and LinkedIn profile URL?

It is important for me to be able to identify the different barriers we (as individuals, and as part of different environments and cultures) are unknowingly encountering when asked to even consider changing their environments, habits, and work processes. After identification, having a myriad of options in my toolbox helps me figure out different individual plans to introduce change or even just an openness to change. http://www.linkedin.com/in/shelbycass/

What is the nature of your interest in designing experiences for personal habit development?

No answer yet

Can you share a 5-minute personal story about a successful habit practice that's lasted longer than 100 days? If so, please give us just a quick synopsis!

Interestingly it was seven years into my career when I actually realized I needed to learn how to place my hands on the keyboard without looking, then type without looking down even when I made an error. I had been asking people for years to attempt to "blind type" when I couldn't actually do it myself. I was of the mindset that I was a very fast typist so why would I need to slow down and learn to type differently? But asking people to do something that I had attempted only a couple times in the past and quickly discarded seemed like a do as I say not as I do scenario. I gave myself three months to learn how to type without looking, and in the process, figured out a few tricks that helped make my transition stick. Since then I have encountered hundreds if not thousands of people who struggled the same way I did both in mindset and in application, and have been able to offer "tricks" I employed to train myself. It's been 8 years since creating that new habit.

Which (if any) relevant guest speaker(s) could you contact to speak at a future meetup with whom you already have a personal relationship?

Not really sure, I'd have to attend some meetups to be able to answer that comfortably.

Which specific host locations (if any) could you contact to host/sponsor a future meetup?

It depends on the size and needs of the meetup. Again, I'd have to attend a couple to answer with confidence.

Introduction

I'm an independent certified Ergonomist, passionately interested in helping humans figure out how and why the world is manipulating their bodies into awkward and painful positions, and what they need to know or do to change that.


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