I help people increase their productivity in writing and other areas, and have taught productivity and time-management classes at the Mark Twain House and Museum, The Loft, Grub Street Writers, and many other top writing, business, educational, arts, and community organizations. The core of my work is the idea that procrastination, blocks, and other forms of underproductivity are symptoms of disempowerment. Disempowerment means youre not missing anything you need to be productive: youre only separated from, or have lost access to, that which you havei. All my work is devoted to helping people locate and remediate the disempowering forces in their work and life, including perfectionism, scarcity, time constraints, and ambivalence, so they can reclaim their joyful productivity. Please visit my website vegan , free software advocate , and lover of life and dogs. I also have an abiding interest in social justice—my first book, The Lifelong Activist , is a self-help guide for progressive and radical activists—and it was from my activism that I gained insights on personal power that inform my current work.
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Something went wrong. Please try your request again later. OK Follow to get new release updates and improved recommendations About Hillary Rettig The core of my work is the idea that procrastination, blocks, and other forms of underproductivity are symptoms of disempowerment. All my work is devoted to helping people locate and remediate the disempowering forces in their work and life so they can reclaim their joyful productivity.
My other major contribution has been to characterize perfectionism as a complex phenomenon consisting of to date eighteen symptoms, some of which are listed here. Please check out my books, and visit the Coaching and Workshops sections of my Website to see how I can help you or your team get more productive, and to email me with any questions or to book a session.
I help people increase their productivity in writing and other areas, and have taught productivity and time-management classes at top writing, business, educational, arts, and community organizations.
During a prior career as a technology journalist and consultant, my articles appeared in Wired, Working Woman, Inc.
From - I worked as a business coach and microlender at two nonprofit agencies in Boston, roles in which I helped hundreds of people from all backgrounds start and grow businesses in fields including art, technology, personal services, professional services, manufacturing, distribution, and retail. It was in the course of this work that I became acutely aware of the forces that hold so many talented, energetic, ambitious, and visionary people back, and it was this awareness that catalyzed my current mission.
I also have an abiding interest in social justice-my first book was The Lifelong Activist, a self-help guide for progressive and radical activists-and it was from my activism that I gained insights on personal power that inform my current work. When I was a kid, I mainly wanted to do two things: write and help. And I find that, as an adult, the more time I devote to these activities the happier I am.
Life can be difficult, but it is always deeply fascinating. My partner is a physics professor at Kalamazoo College, and we have a rescue dog, Billy. Reviews really do drive sales, and even a line review is fine!
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Articles Welcome! The Lifelong Activist encompasses all I have learned, and recasts it for use by progressive activists, organizers, educators and others. It will thus teach you how to: Manage Your Mission: so you can determine your authentic path and not act out of guilt, shame or obligation Manage Your Time: so you can create a schedule that allows you to live your mission, and to achieve the most within that mission Manage Your Fears: so you can follow the schedule without succumbing to procrastination, perfectionism or blocks Manage Your Relationship With Self: so you can be the strongest, most empowered, and most joyful person you can be. And why that goal is fundamentally progressive.