Emotional barriers to getting stuff done

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Proposal
Short Form
Beginner

Excerpt

Sometimes you know exactly how to solve a problem, but yet you can't get started. Why is this, and what can you do about it.

Description

There are a lot of people working independently on open source projects without a boss telling them what to do. Sometimes you know exactly how to solve a problem, but yet you can’t get started. Why is this, and what can you do about it. Although people tend to think of themselves at logical decision makers final decisions are made by the emotional part of the brain. This is why even when you have figured out the best way to do something you find yourself doing something completely different. You can think yourself into an emotion, and this way cause yourself to do the thing you think you should be doing.

Speaking experience

I have facilitated a similar talk before at barcamp Portland last year. More people showed up than could fit in the room. http://etherpad.opensourcebridge.org/bcp5-5ug Last year I also gave a talk on android database development http://vimeo.com/48994177

Speaker

  • Biography

    Both introvert, and extrovert.

    I spend a lot of time at coffee shops staring at my computer screen trying to learn new things, and I spend much of the rest of my time getting to know people.

    At the moment I am particularly interested in how to make the many benefits of Linux based server technology accessible to small businesses, non profits, and even home users who wouldn’t normally be able to afford technology experts to set things up for them.

    I can also be found riding a bike all over the streets of Portland, or even delivering pastries to a Willamette river bridge so hungry bike commuters can build community on their way to work.