This week we talk about what happens to us mentally when we finish a big project. We also discuss how outlining a novel is like doing a project plan, as well as how that goes sideways once the project is underway. I wrap it all up by talking to Seraphim Dibble and how they stay productive.
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This week we will talk about the difficulties our Wombat Co-Host (artist and author Ursula Vernon) is having with design and fonts, and how that is actually an Agile process. We don’t dig too deep into Agile and Scrum, but we do give a brief summary of what they are and how they are (and aren’t) used. We also check in with the Teenage Test Subject, and then talk to Sandra Tayler about how she stays productive.
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This week on our productivity check-in, we talk about the projects we are both moving forward on. It is a good week so far, and added to that, I get to share the talk I had with Howard Tayler a few months ago. Enjoy!
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I have returned from MAGFest, and have a severe backlog. We’ll discuss how that affects me, how it affects Ursula, and what we’re doing to get it all done. And thinking of a backlog, we’ll be reading your letters this week, and getting that done at the very least.
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It is the first Episode of 2019! Before I head off to MAGFest for this year, we’ll talk about my anxiety attack earlier today, and in a broader sense how anxiety affects both of us, the roots of it, and societal expectations. After that, we have an amazing interview with Indy Game Developers Nate and Anne Austin!
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This week, we have a discussion of the pressure of starting the new year with a new planner an the push to make goals and change our habits RIGHT NOW. We also take a look at the EVO Planner, talk about Ursula’s reading on ADHD, an wrap it all up with an amazing conversation with Sebastian Marshall from Ultraworking.
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This week, our Wombat Co-Host has returned, and we discuss how changes in routine can throw us way, way off. This includes changes to schedule, changes in stress levels, and how this impacts the ability to focus. We will follow this with a fantastic interview with Debra Baker. Enjoy!
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Welcome to the monthly letters show! This week we will be reading your feedback and letters, as well as answering questions. We’ll also talk about the challenges brought on by the weather, and the impending return of the Wombat Co-Host! Continue reading “Episode 75 – Not Productive, Letters”
This week, we will talk about the feelings when we have to put a “passion project” on hold, and how to deal with that. We also briefly discuss the reason why the Wombat Co-Host is not here this week before part two of my conversation with Dino Sarma, which has some very real talk about growing up poor, burnout, and privilege. We end it all with two great offers from Dino.
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This is an episode I’ve been REALLY excited about for a while now. This week we have part one of the interview with one of my favorite people : Dino Sarma. Before we get to that, though, we discuss when and why to send gifts during the holidays for business purposes, as well as the need to pay your contractors and freelancers on time, and how that differs from making payments in a corporate environment.
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