Posts Tagged with "productivity"

The Upside of Obsession: Why Being Picky About Your Workspace Pays Off

Monday, July 27, 2015

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The Upside of Obsession: Why Being Picky About Your Workspace Pays Off

Note from Emilie: Today’s article is a guest post by my partner, Valerie. For some time now, Valerie has been the unofficial advisor/emotional support to the Creative Director here at Puttylike (i.e. me). We’re going to be leading the PuttyRetreat together in September, so I figured it was about time for an “official” introduction. I really loved reading this […]

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3 Strategies to Help You Run Multiple Businesses (Without Losing Your Mind)

Monday, July 13, 2015

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3 Strategies to Help You Run Multiple Businesses (Without Losing Your Mind)

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Michelle Nickolaisen. If you’re a multipod with an entrepreneurial streak, chances are you have more than one money-making venture (whether it’s multiple businesses, or multiple streams of income within one business). In my case, my current project slate looks like this: A freelance writing business My site […]

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“I’ve been meaning to do that for months now…”

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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“I’ve been meaning to do that for months now…”

I squinted at my friend through the camera. “What’s that on your wall?” It looked like velcro, or something holding the place of where a picture should be. “Oh that. Yeah, the previous tenants had stuff on the walls, but I just haven’t had time… I’ve been meaning to do something with this room for […]

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How Pain and Fatigue Can Impact Your Multipotentialite Projects

Thursday, February 26, 2015

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How Pain and Fatigue Can Impact Your Multipotentialite Projects

I almost didn’t write this post. I like to have some good tips and solutions before I put something out to the world, and the truth is that I don’t have those yet for this problem. At least not fully. But then I saw someone in the Facebook group of the class I’m teaching ask […]

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How To Overcome the Paradox of Choice

Friday, June 13, 2014

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How To Overcome the Paradox of Choice

Do you ever look out at all of the cool things you could do– all of the exciting possibilities and projects, and yet, are unable to act? Perhaps they all seem pointless since you know you will lose interest eventually. For a community with so many different passions and fascinations, we seem to feel stuck […]

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The Simultaneous-Sequencial Spectrum, and How To Balance a “Primary” Focus with All of Your Other Interests

Monday, June 2, 2014

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The Simultaneous-Sequencial Spectrum, and How To Balance a “Primary” Focus with All of Your Other Interests

There are many different kinds of multipotentialites. Barbara Sher breaks it down into several specific categories (the “double agent” the “sybill,” etc. My approach is a little less sophisticated. I like to think that multipods exist on a spectrum of sequential to simultaneous. On the sequential side of the spectrum there are those who love […]

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How To Juggle Your Interests Without Dropping Any

Thursday, May 22, 2014

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How To Juggle Your Interests Without Dropping Any

Reminder: The Multi-Passionate Must-Haves sale ends tonight, May 22 at 11:59pm PST! Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Michelle Nickolaisen. One thing the creative freelancers I help consistently struggle with is finding the time to manage multiple projects without losing momentum on any of them. Client work, marketing yourself, the administrative side of […]

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“Oh Look! A Shiny New Idea!” – A Tale of Tangents

Thursday, May 15, 2014

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“Oh Look! A Shiny New Idea!” – A Tale of Tangents

OK, so I had this project planned, and when I say planned, I mean planned. From previous experience I know if I don’t put a plan in place some things never happen. And I wanted this one to happen. The project I had in mind was one I was really excited about. I’d been thinking […]

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