About Hillary Rettig




All of my work is devoted to helping people locate and remedy the disempowering forces in their work and life, so they can reclaim their joyful productivity.

Procrastination, blocks, and other forms of underproductivity aren't due to laziness or lack of discipline, but disempowerment. Disempowerment means you’re not missing anything you need to be productive: you’re just separated from, or have lost access to, that which you have–i.e., your strengths, skills, talents and energy. (Laziness, etc., are symptoms, not causes, so please don’t focus on them.)

My most recent books are Productivity is Power I: 5 Liberating Practices for College Students (Infinite Art, 2022) and Productivity is Power II: For Creative, Business, and Other Professionals (Infinite Art, 2023).

My other books are the bestselling The 7 Secrets of the Prolific, The Journey is the Reward, and The Lifelong Activist.

I have taught productivity and time-management classes at top writing, business, educational, arts, and community organizations throughout the United States.

My articles have appeared in Wired, Working Woman, Inc. Technology, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Fortune, Future Buzz, Time Management Ninja, Tomorrow’s Professor, Authors Helping Authors, The Thesis Whisperer, and numerous other publications.

On a personal note, I was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and have also lived in Ithaca (NY), Boston (MA), and Kalamazoo (MI). I'm a vegan, living kidney donor, former foster mother to four South Sudanese refugees (all now adult and living independently), and lover of life, dogs, travel, and social justice in all its forms.

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