Hey! I'm Christina Majoinen (muh-JOIN-en)
I'm a productivity expert, but it's not what you think.
I'm not here to kick your arse like some kind of personal trainer for your brain.
(I'll bet you already push yourself hard enough.)
I teach productivity skills that make life better – not faster.
In my world:
My work is just one part of who I am. Having time for geeky delights like reading, playing D&D, and baking my own bread is an absolute necessity.
Having room left in my head to really connect with my smart, fun, talented, badass family is a must.
I can be confident in the knowledge that when it’s work time? I GET SH*T DONE. I’m motivated and energised and I know exactly what I need to do next. And when it’s not work time? I don’t even need to think about work.
Because the way I spend my day-to-day? That’s how I spend my life.
So day by day, I do what it takes to live a joyful, motivated, good life.
And that’s what I want most for you, too.
I've built Project TGL especially for you if...
- You're in charge of the flow of your own working day. Maybe you're a business owner, academic, creative, freelancer, or PhD student. Whatever it says on your job description, when it comes to getting things done day by day, you are under your own supervision.
- You know there has to be a better way. A way to be great at what you do, and to have time and energy to enjoy life to the full. (Hobbies, anyone?)
- You're tired of feeling guilty when you take time off, of telling yourself "Next week will be less busy" (over and over again), and of feeling like you need to work harder.
The biggest myth in productivity is that you can get more done simply by pushing yourself harder.
I'm here to show you that it's easier than you think, with some well-timed, simple, research-backed actions. (I'm serious about the research-backed part. If it hasn't been proven to work by science? I'm not interested.)
Sound like something you need in your life? I do public speaking and run interactive workshops for groups in Melbourne, Australia, as well as virtual speaking and workshops. I also have an online course which you can take anytime, anywhere.
If you want to know more about self-compassionate productivity, check out this blog post.
Still here, scrolling on down? Story time!
Four years ago, I was desperate. I was so, so tired. Every day was a struggle to get through a basic list of "to do" items.
The problem wasn't my job. I enjoyed my job! I only worked three days a week! (At the time, I was the Systems and Operations Manager for a small but excellent team of academic coaches and editors, and I ran their flagship workshop teaching scientists how to talk about their research to normal people.)
I had to find answers. So I started learning everything I could about how human brains can be productive and happy. And the more I learned, the more I realised that everything I thought I knew was dead wrong.
Slowly but surely, I started gaining control over my days. I started feeling happier. I started having time to enjoy life. I started reading again. I started seeing friends again.
As it turned out, I had a sleep disorder which was draining my energy away on a daily basis. When I got sleep therapy, it was like a revelation. With each week of good sleep, energy infused me as it never had before.
But even now, years down the track, maintaining my sleep routines takes daily effort, time, and boundaries. I'll never be able to work full-time. The productivity tools in my toolbox are indispensable to living my good life, because with them I have time and energy for work and for everything else that matters: my health, my family, my geeky hobbies.
Today, I can pour time and vitality into enjoying life as (basically) the world's biggest geek.
Productivity is about so much more than doing more.
Productivity helps make space for joy, for downtime, for the people we love. It helps us feel capable and competent. And when needed, it even helps us make space for grief and heaviness.
You may not have a sleep disorder, but I bet you still feel like you could do with a bit more time, and a bit more energy. A bit more joy, and a bit less stressing over how everything's going to get done. A bit less of whatever is draining your energy away on a daily basis.
What lights you up?
What do you want to pour your time and vitality into?
Let's make it happen.
P.S. Yes, I said the world's biggest geek.
Don't believe me? Here's my evidence, your honour:
- I met the love of my life, Sam, at university in a class on formal logic.
- I love playing Dungeons & Dragons, as both a player and a Game Master. (Think of it as a fantasy novel. The Game Master creates the world and plays the minor characters, but has no control over the main characters' choices. The players each play one of the main characters.)
- My superpower is x-ray vision: I'm a structural thinker, and love nutting out the underlying structure of things.
- I have a Masters in philosophy. If you're keen-eyed, you may have spotted the nod to philosophy in the name of my business: the grandfather of Western philosophy, Aristotle, talked about "The Good Life" at length. (He called it eudaimonia, but "The Good Life" is easier to spell.)
- I'm really into The Princess Bride. You don't by any chance happen to have six fingers on your right hand?