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June 29, 2021 46 min

Sometimes the challenges to consistency come from self-sabotage, things like distraction, boredom, imposter syndrome.

But especially for folks who are neurodivergent or dealing with chronic issues or disabilities, consistency comes with additional challenges that require you to figure out how to manage unpredictable energy levels, or how to cope with executive function issues.

Most common productivity advice centers on the idea of trying to do more work, to shove more into the day, to force yourself to change your behavior so you can do more.

But what if you don't want to do more? What if you just want to make it easier on yourself to do the work you love?

Or what if your brain or energy levels just don't work the same way that the productivity bros hawking the advice do? Then a lot of that advice is just downright useless.

The real key is figuring out how your brain works and creating an environment that supports you in doing your best work. And that may take some experimentation, but it probably won’t happen following someone else’s hacks.

Marie Poulin, of Notion Mastery, helps ambitious business owners level up their digital systems, workflow, and productivity, so they can spend more time on what matters. She's been an influential voice in the Notion community, has a big following on her Notion Youtube channel, and has created a lot of the Notion resources available today.

Marie also recently discovered that she has ADHD, so her brain works a little differently and things like consistency, scripting or executive functioning–like deciding what to prioritize working on–can be extra challenging.

Marie and I talk about consistency and how critical it was to her success with Notion and her course and community Notion Mastery. We also talk about how discovering she was neurodivergent explained so much about how her brain worked and has helped her figure out how to set up systems that work the way she does.

Listen to the full episode to hear:

  • How Marie uses making public commitments as an external motivator to keep herself consistent
  • Why she learned to build in opportunities for later iteration and improvement to projects so she can be finished enough for now
  • How Marie stumbled into her ADHD diagnosis and how she gave herself permission to accept that her brain works differently
  • Tools for noting when and how you work best so you can minimize resistance in your schedule
  • Learn more about Marie Poulin:

  • Notion Mastery
  • How to Run Your Life Inside of Notion
  • Instagram: @mariepoulin
  • Twitter: @mariepoulin

  • Learn more about Susan:

  • Twitter @ScaleSpark
  • LinkedIn @thesusanboles
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