I don't think it's a stretch to say that pretty much everyone we are engaging with at The Professor is In right now is struggling with motivation. It's hard to find a reason to work in the face of uncertainty, and far too many things are … [Read more...] about No Motivation? Look to Your Needs to Find It.
By Kel Weinhold, Productivity Coach at The Professor Is In Let’s talk about fear. About being in a state of alarm. I feel that way about writing this post. Fear that by seeming to go back to “business as usual” after two … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk About Fear – Productivity Post
Let me start by saying this will take a bit to unpack. It took a week’s worth of writing sessions (three times a day, so 15 sessions!) to sort it out. Where to start? My thinking… Last week, I was discussing healthy eating habits with … [Read more...] about Productivity: Work less. Listen More.
This post originally appeared on Up In Consulting. It is re-posted with permission. Do you struggle with asking for feedback on your writing from your peers and mentors? Writers often seek my support for developmental editing because they’re … [Read more...] about Effectively Asking for Feedback
Hi,I'll start with what has become cliche at this point: I hope you and yours are well in these very strange times. I also hope you and the people around you are finding the strength to be kind to yourselves and each other in the face of … [Read more...] about Productivity: A Little Help.
We return for round three of Escaping the Land of Stuck. If you have done the past couple of sessions and neither the The Isle of Perfectionism or The Sea of Change seems familiar, there is one more location where a gzillion people get stuck and … [Read more...] about Productivity: Escaping the Land of Stuck, Part 3: The Quagmire of Failure
We are back for Round Two of How to Escape the Land Of Stuck. Setting off on the Sea of Change. We’ll start the same way we did last week: Grab a piece of paper and explore these questions: What happened? Why did I get stuck in this … [Read more...] about Productivity: Escaping the Land of Stuck, Part 2: Sailing the Sea of Change
In our new Dispatches series, we crowdsource responses to questions we see about the academic job market and career. This week, the question is: “Journal Editors! What do you wish scholars understood better about the article publication … [Read more...] about #Dispatches From the Front – Journal Editor Advice
So you’re stuck. Welcome. We all spend time here now and again. How about we toss self-castigation into the bin and try a different tactic in getting unstuck. Step #1: Instead of being mad at yourself for ending up here, get curious. Grab … [Read more...] about Productivity: Escaping The Land of Stuck, Part 1: The Isle of Perfectionism
We are all very good at identifying our weaknesses.And highlighting them.And worrying about them.And perseverating on them. To what end? Does intense focus on a supposed deficit change behavior? (Hint: The answer is no.) For some of us, … [Read more...] about Productivity: Play to your Strengths