If growing up gender queer and working class in a small town taught me anything, it was how much “no” can shape your understanding of the world and your relationship to it.. “No, you can’t wear that.” “No, you can’t play football.” “No, you can’t … [Read more...] about You Belong
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.
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
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
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because … [Read more...] about Productivity: Find What You Value. Follow It.
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.
By Kel Weinhold After falling into the kind of writing “hiatus” I have coached thousands of people out of, I am taking my own advice and getting back on track with my once-upon-a-time weekly productivity column. The way to get back to writing … [Read more...] about Productivity Thursday: Please Step Away From The Edge