Month: February 2017

ProdPod: Episode 112: Overcoming Burnout: Rest and Rejuvenation for Sustainable Productivity

Burnout is a systemic problem not a situational/circumstantial challenge. And, so overcoming burnout is more about how to build systematic “down time” and renewal into your life and work for sustainable productivity. Here are some suggestions for both rest and rejuvenation. Rest Rest comes in two flavors: inaction and sleep. I have a working hypothesis that inaction, or simply not… Read more →

ProdPod: Episode 100: Overcoming Indecision

Do you have a good idea of how well you manage uncertainty and make decisions? For most people, there is no well-defined strategy for overcoming indecision in their productivity systems. I think everyone should think about how to reduce distress and increase action through some basic components of good decision-making. Identification First, in order to make decisions you need to… Read more →

ProdPod: Episode 108: Overcoming Overwhelm

Overwhelm is a pernicious productivity detractor that affects us all in varying degrees. In my definition, overwhelm is a buildup of stimuli that creates anxiety which, in turn, blocks action or clear decision-making. For many, it’s too many tasks or projects and feeling of being time deficient to complete those actionable items in the time available. For others, it’s a… Read more →