Today I am talking to Doctor Charlene McCord about her productivity habits.  She has her Ph.D. in Organismal Biology and Anatomy.  This is a great conversation on how to actually get what you want out of life.  We talked about why you can’t just wait for things to happen, you have to make them happen, and how to actually do it.  

An *almost* full list of what I talked to Charlene about:

  • What kind of work you can do with a PhD
  • Why you need to figure out what you don’t like, to find what you do like
  • How to lily pad to the position/job you want
  • Security vs Mental stimulation – what to look for in a job
  • How to find your unicorn
  • How to build your friend group for your success
  • How to plan out your day – a full breakdown
  • Doing the hard things first, so you can enjoy the good things stress-free
  • When she writes something in her planner it is a promise to herself to get it done, no matter what
  • What kind of planner works for her
  • How to accomplish your big tasks by breaking them down
  • Why a written journal or planner might be better than digital
  • How to plan out your big goals to actually reach them
  • Don’t wait for things to happen, make them happen
  • How to reward yourself to keep yourself motivated and moving forward
  • Writing things down so you don’t have to remember