Posts Tagged with "goals"

How to Tolerate Uncertainty When You’re Waiting for Feedback

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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How to Tolerate Uncertainty When You’re Waiting for Feedback

Ding. You’ve Got Mail. Later, you will think, “I really ought to turn off that notification. It’s not 1997.” But right now, other things are on your mind. Your throat is tight, your heart is thumping, and you’re nervously staring at that bold subject line which has appeared on the screen: Result of Your Application […]

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You Might As Well Do The Thing: How to Make Decisions While Anxious

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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You Might As Well Do The Thing: How to Make Decisions While Anxious

As a standup comedian who talks a lot about anxiety, I frequently get asked the same question: “how are you SO great?” But after that, people often ask how anyone with anxiety can possibly do something as terrifying as standup. For a long time this confused me, too. It’s not like I’m immune to the […]

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12 Myths About Multipotentialites and Affirmations to Overcome Them

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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12 Myths About Multipotentialites and Affirmations to Overcome Them

Most of us multipotentialites grew up hearing lies. Okay, that’s a little dramatic. Maybe no one was intentionally lying to us. But long before any of us heard the word “multipotentialite,” we heard a lot of myths about work, worth, and identity. Here’s a myth you’ve probably heard: Everyone has one “true calling,” which (much […]

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How to Stay Productive When Circumstances Get Weird

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

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How to Stay Productive When Circumstances Get Weird

I’m not ready to write this article. Sometimes I write about topics I know well, so I can share wisdom (don’t laugh!) or advice learned from experience. But I also like to write without knowing the outcome, so I can share what I learn as I go. Unfortunately, the main thing I’ve learned this time […]

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5 Productivity Hacks to Help You Juggle Multiple Projects

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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5 Productivity Hacks to Help You Juggle Multiple Projects

“We should do a podcast.” “I want to start teaching.” Googles “photography as a side hustle” “Should we write a script together?” Readers, this is how I get into trouble.  There’s so much to do in life and I take massive, mouth-watering bites of it. Later, I realize I’ve bitten off more than I can […]

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When Prospective Employers Want Your Full Attention… And Also Your Soul?!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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When Prospective Employers Want Your Full Attention… And Also Your Soul?!

“We desire your undivided passion. We want all of your focus. We expect you to give everything for the role and for our business.” This is from an actual job advertisement I came across recently. I was looking for part-time work to fit in alongside my existing projects, and it felt as if every other […]

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The Infamous (Anti-)Goal-Setting Post of 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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The Infamous (Anti-)Goal-Setting Post of 2019

Hi friends! For several years now, I’ve published an annual “looking ahead at the new year” post here on Puttylike. I started calling it an anti-goal-setting post because, as time goes by, I find the traditional notion of “goals” less and less appealing and helpful for me. Instead of having specific, measurable, well-defined goals, I […]

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“Are you sure that’s a good idea?” asked a family member, doubtfully.

Monday, December 17, 2018

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“Are you sure that’s a good idea?” asked a family member, doubtfully.

I was super excited about my plan. I was going to write a book, and do software development, and share about anxiety through stand-up comedy. “Are you sure that’s a good idea?” asked a family member, doubtfully. And that was enough to utterly deflate me. One comment! And not even a harsh one—a simple question. […]

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