No matter how experienced you are or how much great work you’ve produced in your career, there inevitably comes a time when you’ll find yourself “stuck”. This usually has less to do with a lack of ability to do the work and more to do with some kind of psychological or habitual barrier that is preventing you from diving into the heart of the work in front of you. I’ve encountered many of these in my day, both personally and with those I’ve worked with. Here are a few questions to help identify productivity-zapping roadblocks.
If you’re like many creative pros, email is the bane of your existence. You have to deal with it, because it’s the tool of choice for communicating with clients and co-workers, but it’s also easy to get sucked into the swamp and spend a lot of your days just swatting the ping pong ball back over the net. Today’s guest, Jocelyn Glei, has just written a book on how to get your email under control. She’s here to help you kill email anxiety, avoid distractions, and get real work done with insights from Unsubscribe.
What you choose to do in that brief moment between what you experience and how you respond determines everything in your life and work. Today’s guest, Peter Bregman, is going to help us learn how to respond more effectively with insights from his latest book Four Seconds.
The story you tell yourself about time might be the most important story in your life. There are three kinds of stories that might derail you if you’re not careful, and today we discuss how to counter each of them and adopt a healthier perspective.
While tips and tricks don’t matter if you don’t have a clear sense of why you’re working and what you’re trying to accomplish, they can help you gain a clearer head and more precision in your daily work. Here are a few that I use every day and that have drastically changed my productivity.