Posts Tagged with "productivity"

Why Goals Aren’t Enough—You Need to Set Directions

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Why Goals Aren’t Enough—You Need to Set Directions

Recently, I caught up with a friend I don’t get to see often enough. Neither of us were in a Major Life Crisis, so we were doing that thing where we swap minor problems back and forth—everything from busyness to boredom to the various ways our aging bodies are mysteriously misbehaving. Naturally, we share that […]

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“Help! I want an accountability buddy, but I’m scared…”

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

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“Help! I want an accountability buddy, but I’m scared…”

Multipotentialites usually have a lot going on: businesses we wish to start or grow, skills we’re trying to learn, creative projects, major life or career transitions… We’re usually quite busy (happily so) and we’re often working on something–or multiple things–that are big and meaningful. With so much on our plate, it can be easy to […]

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Feeling Exhausted and Unproductive? Here’s How Not to Feel Bad About Yourself

Monday, July 2, 2018

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Feeling Exhausted and Unproductive? Here’s How Not to Feel Bad About Yourself

As a kid, I never understood why adults were so slow. Surely it would be more natural to run around and bounce and clamber – what was wrong with them? Why were all adults so lazy?! Now I’m (allegedly) an adult, I get it: We’re not lazy… we’re just exhausted. That seemingly infinite energy just […]

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You Probably Need to Do This One Thing More Often

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

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You Probably Need to Do This One Thing More Often

Note from Emilie: I thought it would be appropriate to publish this article by Neil right after my last post. You might call it #adviceIneedtohear. Maybe it will benefit you, too. ** Do your attempts to be kind to yourself ever backfire? I’ve noticed lately that my moments of self-generosity are occasionally actively unhelpful to […]

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In a Weird Place…

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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In a Weird Place…

There’s a soccer ball rolling around in my head. That’s how it feels. Or that’s how it would feel if a soccer ball were small enough to fit in my head. The ball tilts and bumps against the inside of my skull. The brain fog’s been bad these last few weeks. Mostly in the morning. […]

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Why You Should Stop Freaking Out About Wasting Your Time

Monday, January 22, 2018

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Why You Should Stop Freaking Out About Wasting Your Time

We can’t control whether to spend our time, only what we spend it on. This thought has echoed around and around in my mind ever since I read the story of Opus 40 – a sculpture park created by one man over 37 years(!). Part of me recoils in horrified terror at the thought of […]

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Does Sharing Your Goals Sabotage Your Chances of Success?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

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Does Sharing Your Goals Sabotage Your Chances of Success?

You’re at a party and a friend asks what you’ve been up to. Unable to tone down your enthusiasm, you dive in and tell them about your new project: a murder-mystery-in-a-box game that you’re creating! “WOW!” They say, “Tell me more…” You go on for a while, describing the difference scenarios and characters… You omit […]

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How to Multitask Effectively as a Multipotentialite

Monday, October 2, 2017

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How to Multitask Effectively as a Multipotentialite

Multitasking gets a bad rap. We’re told not to do it–that it’s inefficient and that it prevents us from focusing fully on anything. But what is multitasking exactly? And could it be reframed to become a helpful tool in our kit? First… Does Multitasking Even Exist? What is multitasking? The truth is that what we […]

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