The things that hold us back from living intentionally

When you live intentionally, you get more of what you want, have more meaningful relationships, and feel more fulfilled. So what's holding you back from being more intentional? Often, it's hard to live intentionally because we spend so much time on autopilot. We have patterns and habits that have served us in the past. We assume … Continue reading The things that hold us back from living intentionally

The benefits of looking at everything flying around in your head

Why is it beneficial to be aware of everything flying around in your head? Your thoughts create your experience of the world. Your thoughts shape what information you pay attention to and how you interpret that information. And your thoughts produce feelings in your body. When we're aware of our thoughts, we can be more … Continue reading The benefits of looking at everything flying around in your head

Why New Year’s Resolutions fail and what we can do about it

Welcome to 2023! It's that time of year when many people start to reconnect with their desires. Some people avoid setting New Year's Resolutions because they don't believe they'll successfully achieve them. Some people are super excited about setting New Year's Resolutions and set out to achieve big things, or many things, throughout the coming … Continue reading Why New Year’s Resolutions fail and what we can do about it

Why feelings deserve our attention

Many of the people I coach are, or share similarities with, Myers-Briggs INTJs or Enneagram Type 5s. (I am an INTJ and Type 5, myself.) I'm often working with people who are very goal-oriented and intellectually focused. Thus, our conversations are frequently about what's on their mind, their actions (or lack thereof), and the results they're creating (or not). I … Continue reading Why feelings deserve our attention

Unhelpful thoughts and beliefs related to PKM

Something I've been reflecting on lately is unhelpful thoughts and beliefs related to personal knowledge management (PKM). One group of these thoughts I think are related to the Collector's Fallacy. (I also see these related to bike-shedding and rabbit hole-ing.) These thoughts might look like: I need to collect everything that might one day be useful. I need to … Continue reading Unhelpful thoughts and beliefs related to PKM

How do I know if my PKM is effective?

Between courses such as Building a Second Brain and Linking Your Thinking, books like How to Take Smart Notes, and the many other resources on personal knowledge management (PKM), the amount of information on building a PKM system can feel overwhelming. But how do I know if my PKM is effective? To answer this question, it's essential to know … Continue reading How do I know if my PKM is effective?