Erin Niimi Longhurst on Aspiring to a Purpose-Filled Life

Erin Niimi Longhurst is the author of Japonisme, Omoiyari, and A Little Book of Japanese Contentments. Based in London, she is an enthusiastic cook and is currently very into pickling things. On quiz results My quiz result was Profound Precrastinator. It is eerily accurate – I love lists, but tend to focus on the smallerContinue reading “Erin Niimi Longhurst on Aspiring to a Purpose-Filled Life”

Spencer Yang on Finding Balance on Both Sides of the World

Spencer Yang is Senior Product Manager at Coinbase, the leading cryptocurrency exchange in the US. He is a Singaporean based in Las Vegas, and enjoys snowboarding, wakesurfing, and playing poker, among other hobbies. On quiz results I am a Perhapstinator based on the quiz, and it definitely seems to be accurate. I find that certainContinue reading “Spencer Yang on Finding Balance on Both Sides of the World”

June Dennis on Embracing Perhapstination and Keeping Priorities in Order

June Dennis is based in Queensbury, West Yorkshire, in the UK. We connected with June thanks to her post about procrastination pencils on Twitter!  Background on June’s Portfolio Career Having worked in marketing management roles and running my own marketing business for the first 10 years of my career, I became a lecturer in marketingContinue reading “June Dennis on Embracing Perhapstination and Keeping Priorities in Order”

Riley Heng on Productivity Fatigue and Finding the Why

Riley Heng, 29, is the Australia Country Manager for MetroResidences, an accommodation platform. She is based in Sydney, tasked with the mission to launch and grow the company’s hospitality and accommodation operation in Australia, beginning with the launch of a hotel in Sydney. Due to the pandemic, the game plan has changed and her focusContinue reading “Riley Heng on Productivity Fatigue and Finding the Why”

Lisa Grimm on Optimizing for Happiness

Lisa Grimm is Chief Product Officer of DEMI, a platform that connects communities through food. She is based in New York City. On quiz results I wasn’t familiar with the term “precrastinator” before, but when I heard it, it instantly made sense to me. My official quiz result was “profound precrastinator,” but I don’t thinkContinue reading “Lisa Grimm on Optimizing for Happiness”

Jake Mendelson on Moving Quickly, Not Hastily

Jake Mendelson is Director of Sales at Brightflag, an AI legaltech company based in Dublin. He also surfs and plays on his local soccer team, Ear Inn.  On quiz results My quiz result was Precrastinator, which seems fairly accurate. I manage a large team across multiple time-zones, so it’s imperative for me to prioritize tasksContinue reading “Jake Mendelson on Moving Quickly, Not Hastily”

Managing Our Anxieties in Practice: In-the-Moment Mental Checklist for Precrastinators

No matter how buttoned up your to-do list or how organized your To-Do Matrix, there will inevitably be things that come up on a day-to-day basis that you weren’t anticipating. If you’re a precrastinator, these types of interruptions may cause you a great deal of anxiety, and you may be inclined to tackle them rightContinue reading “Managing Our Anxieties in Practice: In-the-Moment Mental Checklist for Precrastinators”

Reader Q&A: How To Make Time For My Interests

Q: I always go into the year with the best intentions. I have a lot of interests and enjoy several hobbies, and I have a long list of books and articles I want to read. But time and time again, my work gets in the way. I have a demanding job, and it seems likeContinue reading “Reader Q&A: How To Make Time For My Interests”