Work/Life Tips

Productivity Tip: Weekly To-Do Lists FTW

If you're looking for a strategy that combines the urgency of a daily to-do list with the flexibility of a monthly one, this post is for you. In it, I go into how making weekly to-do lists has helped me be more productive than ever. Click through for the journey!

[PD as CD] Part 3: Setting and Following Through on Professional Development Goals

Having goals is great, but following through on them is better! Use this post to figure out how to ensure your success by setting up an action plan that is impossible for you to ignore.

[PD as CD] Part 2: Focusing on Your Skills

Now that you know what professional development is and why you should do it, we’re going to move on to what you should be learning. In …

How to Make a Good Decision

This past weekend, I had a serious dilemma that tested my decision-making skills. It involved fantasy football. For those who don’t know, fantasy football is an …

VIDEO: Three Tips for Getting Through Burnout

Burnout is real, and it really sucks. What sucks even more is when you can feel it happening but can’t stop what you’re doing. The exhaustion, anxiety, …

Why You Should Know Your Personal “Best Practices”

In this post, I revisit an old one about keeping track of accomplishments, no matter how small. Doing this led me to the idea of “best …

12 Steps That Will Make Writing Research So Much Easier

The other day, I got a frantic text from one of my academic coaching clients. She is wrapping up her first year of doctoral study, and was …

Resolve to Achieve Your Goals

It is December 29th, and I probably should’ve posted about 2016 resolutions by now. I’ve seen posts on this on the blogs I follow since before Thanksgiving, …

How to Make Deadlines Your Productivity BFF

I love deadlines. I love deadlines so much that I give them to myself all the time. By December 22nd, I’ll have my next newsletter out. By …

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