You want to write more. You want to finish and submit more of your writing. You may think that the only way to do that is to do one or more of the following: set concrete (product-oriented) goals give yourself deadlines for achieving those goals make yourself accountable to someone … [Read more...] about Thoughts on accountability, deadlines, goals and so on.
"You don't need accountability" generated some interesting conversation. I want to say "on Twitter" but this isn't really a conversation you can have in 140 characters. A couple of people I engage with on Twitter, who also write about writing and how to do it, have either written or shared related … [Read more...] about more on accountability: Rachael Cayley, productivity, ethics, and hard work
I came across a blog post by an artist that resonated with things I know academics also experience. I'd like to share it with you with a few comments. The post is Artist's Statement -- Part Two at The Pale Rook. In it the author talks about her own recent experience of being mentored and her own … [Read more...] about On valuing your work
I'm not sure when I learned that being indispensable was a bad career strategy or who I learned it from. I just know that I did learn it. If you are indispensable it is hard to take vacations and work reasonable hours. If you are indispensable then you cannot be promoted. (Think about it. … [Read more...] about On not being indispensable
I’ve been thinking about the term amateur. I’m particularly drawn to the origin — “French, from Italian amatore from Latin amator lover”. I note that prior to the 19th century, usage is merely “A person who is fond of something; a person who has a taste for something”. If you think about … [Read more...] about Be an amateur