All Posts in “Personal Productivity”

Creating Margin

We live in a busy world. Busy is deemed as good. Busy is how we see the world around us functioning. So in order for us to survive and thrive and be successful we must also be busy. Because the mentality is that busy is productive and productivity is success.

The reality is that being busy doesn’t necessarily equate to anything other than you are always doing something, always going somewhere, always onto the next thing, always in motion.

Competing Passions

“…life is better when you possess a sustaining practice that holds your desire, demands your attention, and requires effort..” – Malamud Smith

Over the past three years, since committing to traveling a journey of intentional self growth, it’s been a constant process of sorting through what’s essential and what’s not.

By essential I mean, the things that I value and cherish most. They are the areas of my life that bring about my true self. It’s a process of saying ‘no’ to the things that don’t fall into these areas and saying ‘yes’ to the things that do.

But now that I’ve traveled a great distance and able to surface my priorities and passions at this stage of my life, I’ve approached yet another quest this journey is asking for.

Finding Fulfillment through Your Values

Life is busy. We’re running from one place to the other. We pride ourselves for being able to keep up as if busyness is a badge of honor. Or at least we present it that way.

We give ourselves to the work that we find ourselves doing but don’t necessarily want to be doing. We abide by the things that call for our attention. We rarely say no for the sake of hurting someone’s feelings.

Growth Mindset

Mindset change is not about picking up a few pointers here and there. It’s about seeing things in a new way… — Carol S. Dweck

The voice that leads your inner dialogue serves as the compass in how you live your life. The mindset in which you see the world around you holds the keys to personal transformation. You either see it as fixed or you see it as an opportunity to evolve, to thrive in uncertainty.