Hey! I'm Christina Majoinen (muh-JOIN-en)
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.
Stoking my inspiration with podcasts, books, art, and stories is always a fabulous idea.
Taking time throughout the day to step away from the screen and create pleasant moments feeds my creativity.
All-nighters and long hours are overrated and are a definite NO.
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 not here to kick your ass like some kind of personal trainer for your brain.
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. I also have an online course coming on 25 May, 2020. (Watch this space!)
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 team of academic editors, and I ran workshops teaching scientists how to talk about their research in normal, understandable, non-specialised language.)
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 my newfound productivity skills and the energy I got from sleeping well, I felt like I could do ANYTHING.
And the thing I wanted to do most? Spread the good word about productivity skills that make your life better!
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.
Today, I can pour time and vitality into enjoying life as (basically) the world's biggest geek.
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?