PhD in Progress Podcast

Thank You!

July 30th, 2014

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

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