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
Productivity: Escaping the Land of Stuck, Part 2: Sailing the Sea of Change
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
Productivity: Escaping The Land of Stuck, Part 1: The Isle of Perfectionism
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
Productivity: Play to your Strengths
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
Productivity: Find What You Value. Follow It.
“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.
Productivity: Think less. Accomplish more.
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 … [Read more...] about Productivity: Think less. Accomplish more.
Productivity: Please Step Away From The Edge
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 … [Read more...] about Productivity: Please Step Away From The Edge
Why You Need (and Deserve) an Academic 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 knowledge to navigate the unwritten rules … [Read more...] about Why You Need (and Deserve) an Academic Coach
Enough Really is Enough
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 Enough Really is Enough
The Art of Facing Criticism
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