Making Things Happen with Monica Lim

In this episode, we spoke with fellow Notion pro, educator, and project management expert Monica Lim about productivity and life including strategies on handling and recognizing burnout. Check out this episode if, like Monica, you love learning and making things happen!

  • Volunteering in high-pressure situations, such as firefighting, can help build resilience and reduce nervousness in other areas of life.
  • Teaching experience can provide valuable skills for public speaking, as it involves helping others understand and learn.
  • Managing ADHD requires finding strategies for prioritization and focusing on important tasks.
  • Developing principles for decision making can help in prioritizing and avoiding distractions.
  • Helping others can be fulfilling, but it's important to set boundaries and prioritize personal well-being. Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive or prolonged stress.
  • Recognizing the signs of burnout and implementing strategies for recovery is crucial in managing and preventing burnout.
  • Creating ideal days and rituals can help maintain balance and prevent burnout.
  • AI can be a valuable tool in offsetting burnout, particularly in research and decision-making. Curiosity can lead to a deeper understanding of AI and automation.
  • Automation can make tasks feel like magic and increase productivity.
  • Learning to code can provide more control and power in automating processes.
  • It is important to identify areas that can be automated and find the entry point to automation.
  • Prioritizing learning and having a specific goal or project in mind can help determine the value of learning to code.

Creators and Guests

Benjamin Borowski
Benjamin Borowski
Notion warlock at, Systems at, volunteer firefighter, hacker, DJ
Marie Poulin
Marie Poulin
Taming work/life chaos with Notion • Leading • Online Courses • ADHD • Permaculture
Making Things Happen with Monica Lim
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