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Member Spotlight: Meggin McIntosh

Developing an ASAR MindsetMeggin McIntoshTAA member Meggin McIntosh is an industry professional whose current job is “to inspire joyful work”. She does this through her company, Emphasis on Excellence, Inc., and as an author on topics related to productivity and positivity.

Her most recent publication is Developing an ASAR Mindset (ASAR = As Soon As Reasonable) and it’s part of the Get a Plan! Guide® series. She has published several books, scores of refereed articles, numerous manuals, curriculum material, and at least 1500 online articles. She loves to write!

What are you currently working on?

I’m working on another publication for the Get a Plan! Guide® series, which is an expansion of one of my TAA workshops: Plan to Write – Organize & Sustain an Academic Life of Predictable, Peaceful Productivity. It *may* be finished by this year’s conference.

Share a recent accomplishment.

After working on the “Academic Decluttering” concept for the last four years, I am finally letting it see the light of day. It will be complete by the end of this year.

What is your favorite textbook writing tip or strategy?

Use the energy of your “third place” to get your writing done.

What is your best TAA experience so far?

My favorite part of TAA is getting to talk with people 1:1 during the short mentoring sessions. As an introvert, those are pure happiness for me – to meet new people and get to dive in on one area where they want to receive support, coaching, or strategies. I can’t wait for this year!!!