Author: Kristin Graham

Ep. 25 – Complexity v. Simplicity: Choose Your Own Adventure

Chinese philosopher Confucius one said: Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. That shows up in science and in habits as we tend to trust something that appears more complex than a simple solution. As we write our own adventure story, we can make it as complex or as simple as we want. We may not be in control of every event, but we can choose many of the steps forward. So in the quest to do fewer things better, look for the opportunities to do the simpler things occasionally.

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Ep. 24 – Indecision Is a Decision

The brain, just like the day, is full of activity. Some research has indicated that the average person makes more than 35,000 decisions a day. This episode focuses on the decisions you are not making, and how that can be a signal of what you are avoiding.

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Ep. 23 – Productivity: The 7 Day Sprint

Odds are you’re more likely to keep promises to others before you keep one to yourself. And that’s from research, not just popular psychology. There is a neural component to promise keeping and promise breaking. When looking at promises related to productivity principles, there is both art and actual science behind what motivates some actions over others. Consistency is a promise you keep to yourself. The repetition of self-respect drives real results.

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Ep. 22 – Brain + Action: The Power of Permission

Giving yourself permission to explore new & big ideas is an important brain exercise. Flexing this mental muscle tips the brain into actively looking for ways to turn dreams into potential possibilities. This episode highlights three simple steps to try when you give your mind permission to play.

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Ep. 21 – Your Brain Offline: Testing a Tech Sabbatical

In this noisy world, technology seems to be knocking on our brain at all hours of the day. This episode explores the idea of a tech sabbath – a set period of time for a digital detox. There are tangible benefits to your brain and body even after a matter of minutes. Learn a few ways where you can be a little less connected for a little while. Your brain will thank you for it.

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Ep. 20 – How We Power Progress: Friction vs. Fuel

Progress, and productivity, require energy – and that energy has a cognitive and physiological cost. Our brain is one of the hungriest parts of your body. It consumes approximately 20% of all of the energy each day. All of our thinking and doing draws down on the cognitive and physical reserves. But energy can be counterbalanced by exploring where you are using your fuel and where you are encountering friction. This episode explores ways to adjust the control panel of how, when, and how much of our ourselves we are giving in order to get.

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Ep. 25 – Complexity v. Simplicity: Choose Your Own Adventure

Chinese philosopher Confucius one said: Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. That shows up in science and in habits as we tend to trust something that appears more complex than a simple solution. As we write our own adventure story, we can make it as complex or as simple as we want. We may not be in control of every event, but we can choose many of the steps forward. So in the quest to do fewer things better, look for the opportunities to do the simpler things occasionally.

Read More

Ep. 24 – Indecision Is a Decision

The brain, just like the day, is full of activity. Some research has indicated that the average person makes more than 35,000 decisions a day. This episode focuses on the decisions you are not making, and how that can be a signal of what you are avoiding.

Read More

Ep. 23 – Productivity: The 7 Day Sprint

Odds are you’re more likely to keep promises to others before you keep one to yourself. And that’s from research, not just popular psychology. There is a neural component to promise keeping and promise breaking. When looking at promises related to productivity principles, there is both art and actual science behind what motivates some actions over others. Consistency is a promise you keep to yourself. The repetition of self-respect drives real results.

Read More

Ep. 22 – Brain + Action: The Power of Permission

Giving yourself permission to explore new & big ideas is an important brain exercise. Flexing this mental muscle tips the brain into actively looking for ways to turn dreams into potential possibilities. This episode highlights three simple steps to try when you give your mind permission to play.

Read More

Ep. 21 – Your Brain Offline: Testing a Tech Sabbatical

In this noisy world, technology seems to be knocking on our brain at all hours of the day. This episode explores the idea of a tech sabbath – a set period of time for a digital detox. There are tangible benefits to your brain and body even after a matter of minutes. Learn a few ways where you can be a little less connected for a little while. Your brain will thank you for it.

Read More

Ep. 20 – How We Power Progress: Friction vs. Fuel

Progress, and productivity, require energy – and that energy has a cognitive and physiological cost. Our brain is one of the hungriest parts of your body. It consumes approximately 20% of all of the energy each day. All of our thinking and doing draws down on the cognitive and physical reserves. But energy can be counterbalanced by exploring where you are using your fuel and where you are encountering friction. This episode explores ways to adjust the control panel of how, when, and how much of our ourselves we are giving in order to get.

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