Posts Tagged with "productivity"

You Probably Need to Do This One Thing More Often

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

29 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

In a Weird Place…

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

43 Comments

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. […]

Continue reading...

Why You Should Stop Freaking Out About Wasting Your Time

Monday, January 22, 2018

40 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Does Sharing Your Goals Sabotage Your Chances of Success?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

25 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

How to Multitask Effectively as a Multipotentialite

Monday, October 2, 2017

20 Comments

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 […]

Continue reading...

Self-Doubt, Confusion, and Feeling Like a Mess When You’re a Multipotentialite

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

20 Comments

Self-Doubt, Confusion, and Feeling Like a Mess When You’re a Multipotentialite

Are you a multipod with tons of aspirations and projects who sometimes (or maybe most of the time) feels like you can’t get anything done? This week, I decided to record a video reply to Martina, who posted a question about this issue in the forums of the Puttytribe. Check it out: Your Turn How […]

Continue reading...

Filling the Gap After a Big Project Ends

Sunday, August 6, 2017

24 Comments

Filling the Gap After a Big Project Ends

Usually I stay away from writing directly about myself, but today I want to share a little of what’s happening in my life. Right now, I’m getting close to the end of a big project: my second book (and first novel) is nearly complete! (In case you’re curious, it’s a fantastical, humorous adventure set in […]

Continue reading...

The Serious Business of Tinkering Time

Monday, April 10, 2017

25 Comments

The Serious Business of Tinkering Time

I have a problem. Well, I have plenty of problems. But one in particular is bugging me right now: I’m no longer in the exciting early stage of my current priority project, brimming with initial enthusiasm. I’m fighting the temptation to fall into a pit of cynicism and despair and tedium. Not only is it […]

Continue reading...