Thanks for joining our subscriber list! You took a step to joining the community of current/future/former grad students interested in improving PhD culture and having fun while doing so.
Here are 3 resources I have used personally to improve my productivity and outlook during my graduate studies. I hope they can help you too! Purchases made through the links below help contribute directly to supporting the show.
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Dr. Stephen R. Covey. If there is one book that I can honestly say changed the way I view life, it is It focuses on the topics of building interdependent relationships, improving your ability to produce, and understanding that your life is full of choices.
- Mendeley for Windows, Mac O/S, iOS, and Android tablets
Graduate work means a ton of literature research. If you are not using a tool to organize your papers, this is a great one to start with. It also has a plug in to manage your references in articles or reports you are writing in Word.
- Die Empty: Unleash Your Best Work Every Day by Todd Henry
Sometimes I get lost in all that I’m trying to accomplish. Sometimes I have no motivation whatsoever. Die Empty outlines simple strategies to define your goals, determine sources for inspiration, and plan your work. While there are many books of this sort, I really appreciate the secular approach Henry takes.
If you haven’t joined the list for the weekly “experimental” strategy of the week, sign up below.
You can reach me at email@example.com
If you enjoy our free (and it will ALWAYS be free) content, please consider making a donation to help cover production and distribution costs. Thank you again for your support!