In my previous post, How Perfectionism is Holding You Back, I wrote about the pervasive force of perfectionism and how you can find ways to re-frame your mindset and control perfectionist thoughts. This post will focus on the cousin of perfectionism - the productivity trap. The Productivity Trap Photo by energepic.com on Pexels.com I don't… Continue reading You Don’t Always Need to Be Productive
As I sat down to write a new blog post for this week, I grappled with finding the perfect way to kick off this article. "It must be catchy", "It must grab attention", "It must be interesting", "It can't be too boring", I thought to myself as I mused over how I could best craft… Continue reading How Perfectionism is Holding You Back
If you know anything about behavioral economics, you're probably familiar with Nobel Laureate Richard Thaler's famous 'nudge theory'. If you're not, it is essentially a body of research supporting the idea that crafting one's environment in a certain way can influence - though not dictate - one's choices (also known as "choice architecture"). A prime… Continue reading How to “Nudge Yourself” to Take Action
For years, I've been obsessed with self-help books and podcasts. Nothing has made me feel more alive and human than diving deeply into content that I believed would lead to me to achieving the peak of Maslow's hierarchy of needs: self-actualization. As a perfectionist, it gave me some type of weird, crazy adrenaline rush to… Continue reading The Problem with “Self-Help”
Picture this: It's January 2020. You're on the train on the way to work, listening to The Daily. Later, you grab sushi with a few coworkers. You knock out a cycling class at the gym before heading home to make dinner and catch up with your roommate or significant other. No masks, no hand sanitizer… Continue reading Managing Your Habits in a Post-COVID World
Every year, I resolve to read more. Reading has never been my strong suit, and even books that I love can take me YEARS to finish. However, the self-help and personal development type books are usually the easiest for me to read. Maybe because it feels like cheap therapy, or because I'm naturally a person… Continue reading 12 Personal Development Books on My List for 2021
Welcome to The Actionable Mindset. The mission of this blog is to offer guidance, resources and action items to help you improve not only your own life, but the lives of others. Have you been thinking a lot about saving up money to buy a house, start a business, go to grad school or go… Continue reading Stop Thinking and Take Action, Today. Right Now. Let’s Go.