Author: Kristin Graham

Ep. 81 – The Seasons of Time (Management)

Life and productivity, similar to seasons, unfolds in distinct phases-some filled with a vibrancy of Spring, or warmth of Summer, while others are more like the reflection of Autumn or stillness of Winter. Join in as we navigate the science behind productivity cycles and time management; sharing practical insights and strategies to harness the power of both peak performance and gentle reprieve.

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Ep. 80 – The Cognitive Cost of Being (Too Much) in Control

This episode explores the intricate web of overthinking and the mental and physical impact of spending tangible energy on what is not within our tangible control. We examine the different elements that can heighten or calm our minds and some strategies to free yourself from the overthinking and overdoing cycle.

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Ep. 79 – Feedback Isn’t Always a Gift & How to Return It

There is a saying that feedback is a gift. And while that may be true in some cases, this episode explores why not every gift needs to be accepted and how to gracefully receive or return what is being offered. Your brain plays a role in how to filter if the feedback is positive, negative, or neutral. A few framing techniques can help you be intentional when deciding what, when, and how much feedback is really needed.

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Ep. 78- Time Management: What You Can Do In 5 Minutes (Or Less)

In the field of productivity, there are many, many tools and techniques, but the most powerful element is efficiency. This episode focuses on the few minutes we often do have to spare and how to make the most of them with a very specific and easy-to-try tool, plus a link below to my favorite productivity timer that often helps me get out of my own thinking and on to the doing.

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Ep. 77 – Be a Better Listener: Words to Use & Tips to Try

Our brain doesn’t always welcome comfort. After all, its job is to keep you safe. But safe isn’t a long-term strategy and discomfort isn’t the same as danger. In fact, it’s often the price of admission for the path to progress. This episode looks at the psychology and physiology of change and a few tips to help you navigate the novelty of new.

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Ep. 76 – Change Is Good (& How to Tell Your Brain)

Our brain doesn’t always welcome comfort. After all, its job is to keep you safe. But safe isn’t a long-term strategy and discomfort isn’t the same as danger. In fact, it’s often the price of admission for the path to progress. This episode looks at the psychology and physiology of change and a few tips to help you navigate the novelty of new.

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Ep. 75 – Be Less Excellent & More Good Enough

We all want to do more in our days, and we want what we do to be good (really good). This friction between productivity and the pursuit of perfection puts a mental toll on our already overloaded brains. This episode offers an excerpt from the previous episode #55 on the gift of good enough, and how giving it to yourself can help free up some of that cognitive clutter.

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Ep. 74 – Money = Math & You = Value

When we talk about money, our brain lights up. Money means more than math when our sense of value is tied to the outcome. This episode offers two prompts to help assess how we invest our time and energy when it comes to financial elements. There are many situations where money won’t be in our control, but our value always should be. A little discomfort on your own behalf might be one of the best investments you ever make.

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Ep. 72 – The (Scientific) Benefits of Spontaneity

As a good person in the world, you do a lot for others. It’s part of who you are and part of how the world works. Reciprocity is one of the basic principles of social psychology. This episode explores the opportunities for us to redeem the “store credit” that might be tucked away or that we are hesitant to claim. Whether it’s accepting a compliment, a favor, or an actual gift, we deserve to receive as much as we give.

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Ep. 71 – Yes, You Should Accept Help, Compliments, & Gifts (Here’s Why…)

As a good person in the world, you do a lot for others. It’s part of who you are and part of how the world works. Reciprocity is one of the basic principles of social psychology. This episode explores the opportunities for us to redeem the “store credit” that might be tucked away or that we are hesitant to claim. Whether it’s accepting a compliment, a favor, or an actual gift, we deserve to receive as much as we give.

Read More

Ep. 81 – The Seasons of Time (Management)

Life and productivity, similar to seasons, unfolds in distinct phases-some filled with a vibrancy of Spring, or warmth of Summer, while others are more like the reflection of Autumn or stillness of Winter. Join in as we navigate the science behind productivity cycles and time management; sharing practical insights and strategies to harness the power of both peak performance and gentle reprieve.

Read More

Ep. 80 – The Cognitive Cost of Being (Too Much) in Control

This episode explores the intricate web of overthinking and the mental and physical impact of spending tangible energy on what is not within our tangible control. We examine the different elements that can heighten or calm our minds and some strategies to free yourself from the overthinking and overdoing cycle.

Read More

Ep. 79 – Feedback Isn’t Always a Gift & How to Return It

There is a saying that feedback is a gift. And while that may be true in some cases, this episode explores why not every gift needs to be accepted and how to gracefully receive or return what is being offered. Your brain plays a role in how to filter if the feedback is positive, negative, or neutral. A few framing techniques can help you be intentional when deciding what, when, and how much feedback is really needed.

Read More

Ep. 78- Time Management: What You Can Do In 5 Minutes (Or Less)

In the field of productivity, there are many, many tools and techniques, but the most powerful element is efficiency. This episode focuses on the few minutes we often do have to spare and how to make the most of them with a very specific and easy-to-try tool, plus a link below to my favorite productivity timer that often helps me get out of my own thinking and on to the doing.

Read More

Ep. 77 – Be a Better Listener: Words to Use & Tips to Try

Our brain doesn’t always welcome comfort. After all, its job is to keep you safe. But safe isn’t a long-term strategy and discomfort isn’t the same as danger. In fact, it’s often the price of admission for the path to progress. This episode looks at the psychology and physiology of change and a few tips to help you navigate the novelty of new.

Read More

Ep. 76 – Change Is Good (& How to Tell Your Brain)

Our brain doesn’t always welcome comfort. After all, its job is to keep you safe. But safe isn’t a long-term strategy and discomfort isn’t the same as danger. In fact, it’s often the price of admission for the path to progress. This episode looks at the psychology and physiology of change and a few tips to help you navigate the novelty of new.

Read More

Ep. 75 – Be Less Excellent & More Good Enough

We all want to do more in our days, and we want what we do to be good (really good). This friction between productivity and the pursuit of perfection puts a mental toll on our already overloaded brains. This episode offers an excerpt from the previous episode #55 on the gift of good enough, and how giving it to yourself can help free up some of that cognitive clutter.

Read More

Ep. 74 – Money = Math & You = Value

When we talk about money, our brain lights up. Money means more than math when our sense of value is tied to the outcome. This episode offers two prompts to help assess how we invest our time and energy when it comes to financial elements. There are many situations where money won’t be in our control, but our value always should be. A little discomfort on your own behalf might be one of the best investments you ever make.

Read More

Ep. 72 – The (Scientific) Benefits of Spontaneity

As a good person in the world, you do a lot for others. It’s part of who you are and part of how the world works. Reciprocity is one of the basic principles of social psychology. This episode explores the opportunities for us to redeem the “store credit” that might be tucked away or that we are hesitant to claim. Whether it’s accepting a compliment, a favor, or an actual gift, we deserve to receive as much as we give.

Read More

Ep. 71 – Yes, You Should Accept Help, Compliments, & Gifts (Here’s Why…)

As a good person in the world, you do a lot for others. It’s part of who you are and part of how the world works. Reciprocity is one of the basic principles of social psychology. This episode explores the opportunities for us to redeem the “store credit” that might be tucked away or that we are hesitant to claim. Whether it’s accepting a compliment, a favor, or an actual gift, we deserve to receive as much as we give.

Read More