Productivity for Scientists

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2) a list of 126 Ways to Become More Productive

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Feeling BAD about your writing?

Feeling BAD about your writing?

Are you feeling bad about your writing? Does it lead to procrastination and the fear that it is not going to be good enough? Do you fear that your co-authors or the supervisor will criticise you and it stops you in your tracks? Today’s video is exactly about this same problem: when you feel reallyContinue Reading

What you need to do before you can say NO

What you need to do before you can say NO

Today we are talking about what you need to do FIRST before you can start setting boundaries and saying NO. You may be finding yourself agreeing to do things for other people and then suffering from it as there is just not enough time to do the things that are on your own to-do listContinue Reading

An unpleasant side of the success

An unpleasant side of the success

Let’s talk about success today! There is one thing that largely contributes to the success that seems particularly unpleasant to me! The chances are that you don’t like it either! Watch this video to find out what it is and hear two ways to deal with it and make it a bit more pleasant. ToContinue Reading

The power of positive affirmations

The power of positive affirmations

Earlier this month it was the 90th birthday of Louise Hay, the founder of the self-help movement and the concept of positive affirmations. Today’s video is about what those positive affirmations are and what they are not, and how you can use them to heal your life, to become more productive, to feel better aboutContinue Reading

In Russia they don’t have this problem

In Russia they don’t have this problem

I’ve just given a productivity talk at the Physics school in Russia, talking about how to overcome procrastination, start writing and get your research paper done. There was quite an intense moment when during questions time the session chair looked at me and announced that I am here in the wrong place and here inContinue Reading