Posts Tagged with "productivity"

One Life in Lockdown

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

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One Life in Lockdown

They’re building something over the road. For months, piles of earth have appeared and disappeared, punctuating my days with clanking and drilling and the beeping of huge machines reversing. It might sound like I’m about to complain, but I’m delighted. At the time of writing, it has been exactly fifty days since I last interacted […]

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When You Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Books… How to 2.0 Your Reading Life

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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When You Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Books… How to 2.0 Your Reading Life

I’ve been a book nerd for nearly my entire life—ever since I learned to read. However, I realize that for many of us, being a reader—especially a multipotentialite reader—can be challenging in this age of information overload. In preparation for a reading workshop I gave at the Everything Conference, I conducted a highly informal poll. […]

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3 Ways to Find Focus for Your Projects Today

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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3 Ways to Find Focus for Your Projects Today

Earlier today, I counted up all my projects. I wrote down all of the personal and creative efforts I’ve been working on in my free time recently. The total: thirteen. I wasn’t surprised by the high number—this is pretty much my natural state, and has been since I was a kid—I’m a simultaneous multipotentialite through […]

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How to Overcome Idea Paralysis, Maintain Momentum and Follow Through on Your (Many) Projects

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

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How to Overcome Idea Paralysis, Maintain Momentum and Follow Through on Your (Many) Projects

Hi multipotentialites! WHOA, okay. So, you guys have a LOT of questions about doing/being/exploring all the things! Thanks so much for sending in your questions. It gave me a good sense of the sort of topics that would be most helpful to cover in these webinars. So, here’s the plan: over the coming months, I […]

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What to Do When Your Bucket List Is Too Damn Long

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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What to Do When Your Bucket List Is Too Damn Long

In her famous poem The Summer Day, the late Mary Oliver asks what we plan to do with our “one wild and precious life.” Pose this question to a multipotentialite and you might as well get comfortable—you’re in for a long answer. What is it I plan to do with my one wild and precious […]

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How to Start a Project When You Have No Direction

Monday, December 23, 2019

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How to Start a Project When You Have No Direction

Last year, I decided to try public speaking. It was a good opportunity to promote my book, but I had also been curious about professional speaking ever since I took a debate class in high school. Back then, I loved picking a random topic, writing an argument for it, then publicly stating my case in […]

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What If There’s Nothing Wrong With You?

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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What If There’s Nothing Wrong With You?

It’s Mental Health Month here on Puttylike! During the month of November, we’re publishing articles and stories that explore anxiety and depression, ways we’ve reached for new perspectives around mental health, and strategies that helped us to rest and nurture our busy brains. Here’s today’s mental health inspired article! ** Last year, I went on a self-improvement […]

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“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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