Posts Tagged with "productivity"

“There is peace and purpose in finishing things”

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

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“There is peace and purpose in finishing things”

Charlie Gilkey recently finished a book on finishing things. Start Finishing is a blueprint for tackling the many half-formed projects we all have gnawing at us in the background.  I met Gilkey at our multipotentialite meeting of the minds, Everything Conference in Portland, where he told me his mission is to help people thrive by finishing […]

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How to Deal with Multipotentialite FOMO

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

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How to Deal with Multipotentialite FOMO

A couple of years ago, I offered to co-host a baby shower for a friend. Unfortunately, something else came up and I had to go out of town for a month. The other host took over, planned it all and left me off the guest list. She knew I’d be traveling, of course, but it […]

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When Depression Gets in the Way of Your Multipotentiality

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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When Depression Gets in the Way of Your Multipotentiality

“Oh, great. Another story about depression.” Listen, I hear you. Depression is everywhere. It’s in our Twitter feeds, on our podcasts. Even our favorite Queens in the North are talking about it. But you know what’s worse than hearing about how everyone is depressed? Actually being depressed, week after week, month after month. Constantly forgetting […]

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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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Don’t let anyone shame you for having a day job.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

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Don’t let anyone shame you for having a day job.

From my early- to mid-twenties I was a full-time technical writer who had big dreams of becoming a full-time freelance or creative writer someday. And I looked at my technical job as an asset, not a roadblock, to that dream. My plan was to freelance in my spare time, then save enough money until I […]

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How to Change Your Life with One Small Move

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

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How to Change Your Life with One Small Move

Recently, the principles of Feng Shui—an ancient Chinese art which advocates a system of placement within a space to harmonize various energies—became incredibly important to me. (By sheer coincidence, there was an unpleasant job I didn’t want to do, and spending the afternoon rearranging my office seemed preferable.) After some time browsing Feng Shui websites, […]

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How to Use “The Immersive Approach” to Make Big Progress on a Project

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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How to Use “The Immersive Approach” to Make Big Progress on a Project

Three years ago, I found myself committing to something kind of ridiculous. I’m a writer–but I’d been struggling to finish short, 1000-word articles, and I hadn’t written a word of fiction in the previous three years. I tried to schedule specific times to focus and get stuff on paper, but other things (work duties, social […]

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