How to Be So “Productive” That You Hate Life and Everyone Hates You

In a recent piece on The Muse – Screw Productivity Tips That Only Make Your Life More Stressful – I wrote: I’m sure there are some professional levels you cannot reach unless you do the most important thing first, every morning. But I do pretty well, and I like to ease into things with two cappuccinos and Instagram. I don’t want to…

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Bullish Q&A: How Do I Stay Bullish If I Need a Lot of Sleep?

I like adventures & aspire to run several small businesses, but I’ve found that 11 pm-8am is my perfect sleep window. That means I need to be home brushing my teeth by 10:30 to feel my best. I live in a big city & am in my late 20s so I’m missing out on a lot of networking & just…

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Bullish on DailyWorth…Your Social Media Strategy – From Facebook to LinkedIn

Many articles (and e-books, and e-courses) out there advocate “dominating” social media. But if you’re managing your personal brand or you’re a freelancer (or biz owner), do you really need to be on every social media platform? And do you need third-party tools? What’s more important – getting 10,000 likes or getting 100 of the rightpeople to interact with you? No…

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Bullish Q&A: 2 Questions From a B-School Student

Questions from a Business school student with Jen Dziura of Get Bullish

1. Many of the entrepreneurs I know started businesses because they needed money, not because they had extra time or cash to burn. The vast majority of business publications (Inc., Entrepreneur, Fast Company) espouse the idea that you need a stroke of inspiration or a really great innovation to make a venture work—which is crippling for someone who has lost a…

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Bullish: Can Drawing Your Problem Help You Solve It?

  I am a big advocate of strategic planning – and daydreaming, and brainstorming – on paper. I am reminded of the advice for insomniacs that, if you want to get to sleep more easily, don’t work or read in bed. Train yourself that beds are only for sleeping. If you use your computers and devices for work (and squirreling…

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Best of Bullish: 2013 Roundup and Reading List

It’s been a year! I wrote fifty or so Bullish columns, some of which I have no memory of writing but am pleasantly surprised to discover that I did! We had a Bullish Conference! There were Bullish Mad Libs! (You can save your spot for the 2014 conference here!) Here is a handily-categorized directory of the past year in bullishness:…

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Bullish: How to Make Yourself Do Your To-Do List

Here’s a question that could’ve been written by almost any of us. Do you have any tips on how to trust yourself to get things done? I make all these work plans in my schedule but don’t follow through. So, when I make them I get stressed, scared that I won’t do them or wonder how to manipulate myself into…

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Bullish: Behind On A Deadline? Read This.

Are deadlines chasing you like fiery hell-demons? Do they thump from under the floor like Poe’s tell-tale heart? Do they watch you like the all-seeing eye of Sauron? If you have an impossible deadline, here’s a quick read (it should be – you have a deadline, right?) with a few ideas, and some important questions to ask. Why does the…

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Bullish: How To Reduce (Un-) Productivity Guilt

Practically every woman I know lives in a state of near-constant guilt for not getting enough done. Of course, I have ambitious friends. When you look for advice on a problem like this, your ambitious friends typically say, “Me, too!” and sometimes try to compete with you about who is the most behind on their goals. Your unambitious, casually-relaxed friends…

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