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”

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”

Reader Q&A: How Do I Make Chores Enjoyable?

Q: I like the idea that we should do things that watch out for our future selves, but in a way that’s enjoyable today. How can I put into practice the idea of being preinclined for things that are legitimately boring, like chores? I don’t find anything enjoyable about folding laundry or doing dishes. A:Continue reading “Reader Q&A: How Do I Make Chores Enjoyable?”

Reader Q&A: Should I Respond to One-off Tasks Quickly?

Q: I read your post about how to implement your Day-to-Day Motivations framework and have a question. One of the examples you cite is about holding off on responding to emails that would benefit from taking more time, and I definitely agree with your proposed handling of the example you used. I also recognize thatContinue reading “Reader Q&A: Should I Respond to One-off Tasks Quickly?”

Colleague Duo: Carylyne & Emily on Remote Working Styles

Seeing the results of our Are You Pre or Pro quiz, it occurred to us that not only is it worth looking at individuals’ results on their own, it’s also interesting to think about people’s pre- and procrastinatory tendencies in the context of their relationships, and how an individual’s behaviors, and the behaviors of thoseContinue reading “Colleague Duo: Carylyne & Emily on Remote Working Styles”