Posts Tagged with "resistance"

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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What Would You do with 24 Hours of Free Time?

Monday, August 27, 2012

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What Would You do with 24 Hours of Free Time?

What would you do if you had 24 hours of Free Time? This was the question I found myself answering last weekend. The seed was planted a few months back, when one of the Puttypeeps in the Tribe approached me with an idea: what if, as a community, we pulled an allnighter and worked on […]

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How to Stay Inspired When You’re Slogging Through It Day After Day

Monday, August 29, 2011

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How to Stay Inspired When You’re Slogging Through It Day After Day

This post is part of the Multi-Focus Maverick Series. A series about how to split up your time effectively so that you can focus on many things and make progress on all of them. *** Sometimes my multipotentialite days are super fun. They might consist of some writing in the morning, a little violin in […]

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How To Skirt Resistance and Become a “Productive Procrastinator”

Monday, July 18, 2011

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How To Skirt Resistance and Become a “Productive Procrastinator”

I woke up this morning with one mission in mind: Today I'm working on my script. I'm feeling pumped. Ready. Lets do this. I sit down at my desk... Suddenly, the last thing I want to do is work on my script.

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3 Unconventional Methods for Overcoming Overwhelm

Thursday, May 5, 2011

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3 Unconventional Methods for Overcoming Overwhelm

4 weeks till I move to Portland: 2 web design projects to finish (one I’ve hardly started). Coaching to do. Blog posts to publish. Podcast episodes to record. A new book to write. A TV show to develop. Canadian health insurance to take advantage of (i.e. doctors, specialists, dentists, etc. to see). Friends to say […]

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Paralyzed by Perfectionism – Episode 8 of Undeclared for Life

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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Paralyzed by Perfectionism – Episode 8 of Undeclared for Life

WOW! Thanks to everyone for sharing your spectacular failures these last few days. It seems the topic of failure is one that we all know intimately. It’s certainly reassuring to feel like we’re all in this together, isn’t it? The Twitter feed (#failweek) has been buzzing all week as you guys posted replies on your […]

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Warning, Students! Don’t Get Sucked into the Post-Exam Vortex

Monday, December 13, 2010

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Warning, Students! Don’t Get Sucked into the Post-Exam Vortex

The end of semester is a funny thing. You go from a submerged state of pressure and anxiety to a sort of sudden, shocking, tranquility. Once exams are over, you can find yourself with a lot of freedom on your hands. Now this freedom is certainly not unwelcome! But if you’re not careful with your […]

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Battling the Fear Monster a.k.a. The Reason this Website Almost Didn’t Happen

Monday, September 27, 2010

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Battling the Fear Monster a.k.a. The Reason this Website Almost Didn’t Happen

You are reading this now because I have (so far) been able to ward off my fears and insecurities again and again. You see, there’s a phenomenon that occurs every time you pursue a passion that really matters to you. Your fears continually try to stop you at every turn, in any way they can.

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