It’s amazing what a difference a day makes. After yesterday’s crawl through long-standing pools of my own procrastination juices and undoing some old mind tricks, I’m finding that “just making stuff” is a lot easier.
SUMMARY: I’ve been feeling like I’ve had some setbacks recently, and this has made me question my working methods yet again. This week’s attitude adjustment comes from recognizing my limits and identifying the situations that tax them. Also, I identify a source of anxiety that comes from a clash of values between my engineering past [...]
A bit of unexpected wisdom from Miss J. Alexander, a runway model coach that is best known for his appearances on America’s Next Top Model, on why you should be nice to people on the job: The worst habit a model could have is not being polite to the people that they’re working with, and [...]
SUMMARY: Isn’t happiness, once you figure it out what “it” is, supposed to be natural and easy? This expectation may be what’s leading me around in circles. This is part 1 in a series exploring some of the counter-intuitive insights I’ve had about re-tuning my expectations toward productivity.
I have a mere eight minutes to post this, but the thoughts have been with me all weekend. I will expand on this later. The ideas I have been writing about the past few weeks have been around extracting improved performance out of my existing set of capabilities. I’m a person, flawed in many ways, [...]
Sunday, on review, was a pretty productive day. It wasn’t super intense, yet it was not slack. I got a bunch of things started, even finished a few. I didn’t stress out over the projects yet to come or the tasks that I left unfinished for another day. This morning, I feel the anticipation of [...]
I started my productivity reboot by just stating the desire to get back into the groove, and it ended up becoming a declaration of belief. Here’s the abridged version of what happened last week: Starting with momentum and goals At first, I started with simple process goals to maintain momentum. If I maintain momentum, so [...]