How I recover after a hard day of work to build consistency and momentum

Have you ever had the experience where you have an incredibly productive day of work, and then productivity falls down the drain the day after? Or the opposite, where after a stressful day of work it shatters the next day of productivity as well? Or maybe instead of the day by day, you’ll have one … Continue reading How I recover after a hard day of work to build consistency and momentum

What I do when I feel like I'm spinning my tires in the mud

What I do when I feel like I’m spinning my tires in the mud

All of us have had the experience where we want to accomplish something but regardless of what we try, we don’t make the progress that we’re looking for. Call it the proverbial, “spinning my tires in the mud”, or “beating my head against the wall”. There’s a problem or challenge we want to overcome, and … Continue reading What I do when I feel like I’m spinning my tires in the mud

My system for managing overwhelm, anxiety, and stress when work is too difficult

My system for managing overwhelm, anxiety, and stress when work is too difficult

One of my biggest problems in my work life is perpetually biting off more than I can chew. Agreeing to things that I shouldn’t be doing, and then in doing so, creating far too much work for myself. The problem with this is often that I underestimate how long something will take me, or how … Continue reading My system for managing overwhelm, anxiety, and stress when work is too difficult

How I maintain productivity when I'm bored at work and can't focus

How I maintain productivity when I’m bored at work and can’t focus

When I was a child I was diagnosed with ADHD. The doctors told me that I couldn’t focus and that I was a “hyperactive” child. As a teenager they tried to give me adderall and it turned me into a zombie. I hated it. Felt like it stripped me of my personality. Needless to say … Continue reading How I maintain productivity when I’m bored at work and can’t focus

How I use flow triggers at work

How I use “triggers” at work to improve focus, memory, and learning

What “triggers” a flow state for you? Is it nature? Exercise? A specific activity like writing or a physical sport? Music? All of these stacked together at once?! If you want to get into flow states on a reliable and consistent basis, an important aspect of this is learning what gets you INTO flow in … Continue reading How I use “triggers” at work to improve focus, memory, and learning