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
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
Welcome to Week Three of creating your own Peak Productivity Pyramid. If you missed the first two, please read the one on Physical Capacity and the one of Emotional Capacity. The next level of the pyramid (after physical and emotional capacity) is … [Read more...] about Productivity: Think less. Accomplish more.
I am pleased to host this guest post by Professor Margaret M. Quinlan and Bethany L. Johnson, authors of a new book, You're Doing It Wrong! Mothering, Media, and Medical Expertise (Rutgers U Press, 2019). See below for additional info and links … [Read more...] about “Yes, We Will Revise that R&R”: Birthing and Writing in the “Publish-or-Perish” Paradigm – Guest Post
By Kel Weinhold, TPII Productivity Coach Getting published in academic journals is hard. Not only does it take the heavy lifting of research and writing, but grabbing the golden ring of a published article in a top journal also requires the … [Read more...] about Why You Need (and Deserve) an Academic Coach
Let’s talk about scarcity. In particular, scarcity that is fed by shame and and comparison and results in disengagement — specifically not submitting work. Today’s post draws from the work of Brené Brown. Quick aside: If you have not read Dr. … [Read more...] about Productivity: Enough is Enough
Let’s talk about criticism, in particular criticism of our academic work. Criticism that challenges our methods, our arguments, our conclusions. Criticism that we personalize even though it’s not about us. Criticism that stings. But before we get … [Read more...] about The Art of Facing Criticism