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Our Favorite Fiction and Why We Read It

We talk a lot about nonfiction on this podcast. We’ve covered The Procrastination Equation, Deep Work, The Productivity Project, and many others. But is there a place in our busy schedules for fiction? Do we read for fun? Absolutely. Few things make me as happy as reading. I grew up a voracious reader, even going […]

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How to Balance Work and School

As humans, there are many numbers we have to care about in life: number of years lived, the phone numbers of other cute humans, Twitter followers, etc. Unfortunately, if you’re a student, you’re probably also worrying about the numbers in your bank account and your GPA (even more unfortunately, one of those doesn’t go away… […]

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The War of Art

Resistance is the enemy. Resistance can ruin our chances to do the things we care about most without us even noticing it’s there. Are we blind? No, we’re too busy looking at Failure. Failure is an unreliable, yet lovable friend, who disappoints us frequently but every once in a while ends up teaching us something […]

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How to Become a Filmmaker

Who says you need to wait for college to build professional-level skills? Mayer Adelberg, creator of the web series , certainly doesn’t. Making solo YouTube videos is already hard enough, but Mayer found the creative fuel to successfully Kickstart his passion project complete with actual film crews and casting, all while still in high school. […]

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How to Build a Good Relationship With Your Professor

We’ve talked a lot about the power of networking. Networking is powerful enough to land you job opportunities, friends, respect in your field, or maybe even a letter of recommendation from your favorite professor. But wait: you’ve never even spoken to your favorite professor. You’re also late to almost every class, and you usually just […]

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The Productivity Project

In this episode, we’re talking about 6 lessons we learned from reading Chris Bailey’s . Consider this the podcast sequel to the 5 Lessons I Learned from “The Productivity Project” by Chris Bailey video. Featured Book The main thesis of Chris’ book is that productivity is no longer simply about how you use and manage […]

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How to Take Good Notes from Books

Books are wonderous creations — yes, even some of the books you’ve been assigned in class. But if you’ve ever felt overwhelmed trying to absorb every word of every chapter of every book you’ve been assigned, there’s likely a better way. So today we’ll be talking a bit about how we takes notes from books, […]

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Mixing Paper and Digital Note-Taking Systems

Sometimes it can feel like we wished for technology on a monkey’s paw. We have untold connectivity and conveniences, but we’ve traded a lot of focus and connection to the present. The simple pleasures and feedbacks of writing on paper, for example, are lost if you want the benefits of near-unlimited storage and searchability. Or […]

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