How To Find Your Optimal Productivity Zone

The Comfort Zone Where things are predictable, safe, and boring. It’s unlikely you’ll grow here, because there isn’t enough stimulation.  The Learning Zone Where your senses are heightened enough to absorb new information, and things are exciting, challenging, and new. This zone is right on the edge of anxiety but not quite there, yet. It […]

What To Do When You Don’t Have Enough Time

I was talking to a friend yesterday about my projects. He caught me saying: “I’m spending this much time here, that much time there, and now I have no time left to do any of this other stuff that I want to do.” Yep. I said I didn’t have enough time. Ouch. That’s one of […]

Feel Guilty: It Helps . . .

I crashed today. I have been overworking, for sure. Long days and few days off. I’m used to 60-80 hour weeks, but it can grind you when it’s physical work or after too many weeks in a row. I took today off and I’m taking off tomorrow, too. The trick isn’t just identifying burnout when […]