Eric Portelance

Digital Strategist by day, co-host of Attention Surplus by night.
I blog about technology, photography, marketing, ideas, and creativity.
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posts tagged “attention surplus”:

11.30.2012

#75: Stuck, with Byron Bignell

Sean Howard & Eric Portelance

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Pretty big episode of my podcast Attention Surplus this week. As we’re about to enter our second full year of podcasting (and episode 75), we’re launching a revamped format. Would love your thoughts on this.

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This week we discuss being stuck with Byron Bignell. He was “stuck” for over 18 years. Sean sat down with Byron to talk about being “stuck” and how to approach getting “unstuck.”

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Note: We ran out of time in our episode and weren’t able to share all of the treatments Byron explored. While connecting with people was the start of his turnaround, he attributes a lot of his recovery to participating in a trial of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. We include this in case any of our listeners are suffering from clinical depression or know someone who is looking for additional therapies to explore.

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1.16.2012

#45: Catharsis

Sean Howard & Eric Portelance

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New week, new episode of North America’s favourite podcast about shame, doubt, and regret. ;)

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This is as close as you’ll get to New Year’s resolutions from us: Eric talks about how he came to write a self-critical personal manifesto for 2012, and Sean offers his theory of a “threshold of distasteful actions” as one of the roots of procrastination.

Next week, we dig into Eric’s manifesto. 

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11.28.2011

#38: Valuing What You Do

Sean Howard & Eric Portelance

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A brand new episode of Attention Surplus, with the triumphant return of “Junk Sean.” And, announcing our first contest. You could win signed photo printed from me, Sean, and our mystery guest.

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It’s easy to judge ourselves by what we haven’t finished or aren’t getting done. What if we were to look instead at all the things we have accomplished?

Plus: how and when to say no, and the return of Junk Sean.

Announcing our first contest! Leave a comment and guess the name of our special guest (who will join us for next week’s episode) and win not one but three signed photo prints – one each from Sean, Eric and our mystery guest!

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9.19.2011

#30: Ready, Fire, Aim with Steve St. Pierre

Sean Howard & Eric Portelance

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Pretty good episode of Attention Surplus this week, if I do say so myself.

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Designer, artist, musician, public speaker and Ottawa Creative Collective co-founder Steve St. Pierre joins Eric via Skype to talk about seat-of-the-pants creativity and making things happen.

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