16: How to Handle Overwhelm

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This is a snapshot of my life when things are happening. It’s an exciting time but it can also be overwhelming. From handling daily video uploads for the #5DaystoMinimalism Challenge to meetings & appointments to a new training/orientation to big deadlines to prepping for a major event… This week has been a jam-packed whirlwind of movement! I’m grateful to … Read more

11: On Motivation

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Since I came back from Europe, I haven’t been motivated to work on a full podcast episode like usual. Today I just wanted to be real, raw and honest about how it feels to lose motivation in school, work, and life, and how I’ve learned to deal with it. I share one of my biggest weaknesses … Read more

Productivity: Parkinson’s Law

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Have you heard of Parkinson's Law? The law states that a task will swell in importance the more time you allot to complete it, meaning that the more time you give yourself to do something, the more complex and daunting it will seem. The lesson? Set tight deadlines and time limits for tasks. I read about it in The 4 Hour Workweek, and although I'd never heard of it before, it made sense immediately: I (unintentionally) worked Parkinson's law to create and launch my first album!

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“Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice—Cal Newport Talk

Cal Newport: “Follow Your Passion” Is Bad Advice from 99U on Vimeo My friend Jason sent me this refreshing video on why “follow your passion” is bad advice. Cal Newport breaks down the message that Steve Jobs presents in his popular 2005 Stanford Commencement Address and then shows us case studies on successful people who love what they … Read more