Posts Tagged with "productivity"

Filling the Gap After a Big Project Ends

Sunday, August 6, 2017

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Filling the Gap After a Big Project Ends

Usually I stay away from writing directly about myself, but today I want to share a little of what’s happening in my life. Right now, I’m getting close to the end of a big project: my second book (and first novel) is nearly complete! (In case you’re curious, it’s a fantastical, humorous adventure set in […]

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The Serious Business of Tinkering Time

Monday, April 10, 2017

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The Serious Business of Tinkering Time

I have a problem. Well, I have plenty of problems. But one in particular is bugging me right now: I’m no longer in the exciting early stage of my current priority project, brimming with initial enthusiasm. I’m fighting the temptation to fall into a pit of cynicism and despair and tedium. Not only is it […]

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“Why am I Neglecting My Interests?”

Monday, March 13, 2017

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“Why am I Neglecting My Interests?”

This week, I’m sharing something from the mailbag: Hi Emilie, First of all I want to thank you for you work. You really opened a wide and beautiful world in front of me. The thing that is worrying me is that I do want to do a looooot of different things, but it seems like […]

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The Surprising Challenge of Having Fun for Fun’s Sake

Monday, February 27, 2017

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The Surprising Challenge of Having Fun for Fun’s Sake

I often feel a lot of pressure. I don’t think I’m alone in this. The world we live in creates a constant sense of pressure for many of us. My experience of pressure is a feeling of questions burnt into my brain by endless repetition: Am I contributing to the world right now? Am I making […]

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How to Deal with Information Overload, the Multipod Way

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

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How to Deal with Information Overload, the Multipod Way

There’s this inner conflict that comes with being a multipotentialite: on one hand, we want to explore and open up our world to new ideas, people and projects. Multipods crave experience. On the other hand, we need to feel like we’re on solid ground physically and emotionally, which means not being too stressed, overwhelmed or […]

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How to Create the Perfect Multipotentialite Environment

Monday, November 7, 2016

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How to Create the Perfect Multipotentialite Environment

What’s your ideal environment? If I’m honest, mine would probably include a hot tub, a beautiful mountain view, and a ready supply of cocktails. And a fast internet connection. Although… if I’m being truly honest, I couldn’t spend every day like that. (I am, however, willing to try, if anyone is in a position to […]

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“I Never Finish Anything”: How to Stop Feeling Guilty about All of Your Unfinished Projects

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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“I Never Finish Anything”: How to Stop Feeling Guilty about All of Your Unfinished Projects

Many (many) years ago, I decided to take up wood carving. I went to a local arts store, bought a bunch of tools and materials and things… and then promptly did absolutely nothing with them. Ever. The sole lasting legacy of this tiny episode is that whenever I remember it, I feel guilty forever, even though […]

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Saying ‘No’ to Protect Your Time and Emotional Energy

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

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Saying ‘No’ to Protect Your Time and Emotional Energy

Six weeks ago, I got rid of my smart phone. It’s something I’d been wanting to do for months. I was tired of feeling the itch — that constant urge to check email or social media. I was tired of losing time to mindless Facebook scrolling, tired of becoming depressed or angered by unimportant status […]

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