All of this works because we start doing the work. By not delaying the real work through endless reading and procrastination, we start working towards our end goal, in ways that actually contribute to our goals. That is, we start making words on the page that can be added to and refined until you have enough good enough words to submit a passable PhD thesis.
You don’t get knocked down and bounce back stronger. At least not immediately.
The moment you send a book out into the world can be full of emotions. On the one hand, a … More
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Okaaaay, so this is pretty provocative as a title, but it’s also true and can be massively liberating. I hope … More
I am currently working on three book projects with three different teams, and that has led me to think carefully … More
On the one hand, of course a PhD is ‘hard’–as in ‘has a high difficulty setting’ and also ‘is a … More