I’d sent the pitch several months ago. So long ago I had to search my memory for what it was that I had contacted the site about when I saw a response email land in my inbox. I’d pitched a popular entertainment news and culture site with an idea for a new regular feature that … Continue reading What I Can Learn From a Rejected Pitch
Just the other day two things happened: First, I spent about two hours organizing various items in Evernote. Some were consolidated from two (or five) separate notes into a single, more structured note. Some were moved into Google Docs, where they fit better into my workflow. Some are still sitting in a catch-all TextEdit document … Continue reading Regaining Some Order
“Be obsessive” this post recommends. That’s the key to success, the daily repetition of certain actions. The writer there isn’t the first person to offer that tip, of course; it’s pretty common. That doesn’t work for everyone, though. Personally, I like a day that allows for a mix of things. There are certainly some elements … Continue reading Obsessive Repetition Works For Some, Not Others
I was feeling slightly overwhelmed by the number of items on my To Do List yesterday morning. I'd organized my list and was fairly confident I'd captured everything I needed to do so nothing had slipped through the cracks. Still, I was spinning out and needed a plan. So I stopped what I was doing. … Continue reading 15 Minutes To Plan 7 Hours
It’s easy for me to feel paralyzed by the enormity of the things I have to do. The time available to me always feels finite but the list of tasks to accomplish infinite. It can easily lead to some freaking out as I’m concerned what I’m doing at any given moment isn’t as important as … Continue reading How Timed Goals Improved My Productivity
There are countless studies you can point to if you want to be assured that multitasking is the key to productivity or feel justified in feeling it’s antithetical to getting anything done well. It’s a great topic for finding that yes, there are statistics that will back you up no matter your position. You just … Continue reading What’s My Productivity Routine Like?
Yesterday I pulled out a new notebook to use as a bullet journal. The previous one had lasted me from October of last year through, well, yesterday. While I didn't execute the system perfectly - I often didn't create new entries for each day or would take one of a few other shortcuts - the … Continue reading Getting a Fresh Start on Action Items