Productive Flourishing http://www.productiveflourishing.com we help people start finishing the stuff that matters Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:54:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Episode 18: She-Factoring the Tech Startup World with Thursday Bram http://www.productiveflourishing.com/episode-18-factoring-tech-startup-world-thursday-bram/ http://www.productiveflourishing.com/episode-18-factoring-tech-startup-world-thursday-bram/#respond Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:18:59 +0000 http://www.productiveflourishing.com/?p=22045

Highlights of this episode:

  • Thursday shares her experience in becoming a freelancing entrepreneur.
  • A lot of tech companies want to be seen as progressive and modern, but most of those companies are limited by their manager’s limited ability to see beyond his/her own experiences.

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How to Prevent Dunkirk Spirit from Burning Out Your Team http://www.productiveflourishing.com/dunkirk-spirit/ http://www.productiveflourishing.com/dunkirk-spirit/#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:28:48 +0000 http://www.productiveflourishing.com/?p=22020 Have you ever experienced a situation in which, despite terrible planning and decision-making, a team rallies and accomplishes a daunting goal through valiant efforts, long hours, and/or sheer tenacity? Most of us have, and it’s all too often the case that this rallying becomes a new norm or expectation for a team. After all, if a team can rally and win in this way once, why can’t they do it all the time?

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Episode 17: Life Out of the Box with Jonathon and Quinn http://www.productiveflourishing.com/life-out-of-the-box-with-jonathon-and-quinn/ http://www.productiveflourishing.com/life-out-of-the-box-with-jonathon-and-quinn/#respond Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:30:48 +0000 http://www.productiveflourishing.com/?p=22003 Life out of the Box

Highlights of this episode:

  • Entrepreneurship is difficult, but rewarding
  • The longer you stay where you are, the more excuses you will make
  • What it takes to live life out of the box

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Chunking Your Projects Down Helps Get Them Done http://www.productiveflourishing.com/chunking/ http://www.productiveflourishing.com/chunking/#respond Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:40:29 +0000 http://www.productiveflourishing.com/?p=21988

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. – Henry Ford

Ideas have an annoying habit of not showing up as doable projects. They show up either as loose goals (as opposed to SMART goals) or, even worse, as “wouldn’t it be cool/nice/fun if …” nudges that immediately take up residence in that crowded part of our brain and leech small amounts of cognitive energy until they all revolt. (Or maybe that’s just me.)

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Episode 16: Run the Point with Mike Bruny http://www.productiveflourishing.com/episode-16-run-point-mike-bruny/ http://www.productiveflourishing.com/episode-16-run-point-mike-bruny/#respond Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:18:12 +0000 http://www.productiveflourishing.com/?p=21956

In this episode you will learn:

  • What is a brand inside a brand
  • The purpose and challenges of building a personal brand
  • What you can do when you are angry with where you are

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How to Use the Daily Block in Our Planners http://www.productiveflourishing.com/how-to-use-the-daily-block-in-our-planners/ http://www.productiveflourishing.com/how-to-use-the-daily-block-in-our-planners/#respond Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:00:27 +0000 http://www.productiveflourishing.com/?p=21650 Long-time Productive Flourishing planner fans know that our planners are designed with flexibility in mind. While there are obvious ways to use each component, we design them so that you can use them in whatever way works best for you.

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Episode 15: Cultivating Creativity During Motherhood with Lucy Pearce http://www.productiveflourishing.com/episode-15-cultivating-creativity-during-motherhood-with-lucy-pearce/ http://www.productiveflourishing.com/episode-15-cultivating-creativity-during-motherhood-with-lucy-pearce/#respond Tue, 03 Feb 2015 21:23:58 +0000 http://www.productiveflourishing.com/?p=21886 TheCreativeGiant-LucyPearce

In this episode you will learn:

  • What is a Creative Rainbow Mother – the type that struggles with really being a mother
  • What is the Crazy Woman Aspect – the shadow of the Creative Rainbow Mother

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The Free Planners for February 2015 Are Available http://www.productiveflourishing.com/the-free-planners-for-february-2015-are-available/ http://www.productiveflourishing.com/the-free-planners-for-february-2015-are-available/#respond Mon, 02 Feb 2015 16:30:53 +0000 http://www.productiveflourishing.com/?p=21873 PF_planners_250x250The Free Planners for January 2015 are available. These planners are especially designed for proactive creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs. Read more

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What You Don’t Mean to Build May Be the Best Thing You Can Build http://www.productiveflourishing.com/dont-mean-build-may-best-thing-can-build/ http://www.productiveflourishing.com/dont-mean-build-may-best-thing-can-build/#comments Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:30:33 +0000 http://www.productiveflourishing.com/?p=21842 Jonathan Fields asked a great question on Facebook, and it elicited a response that caught my eye.

The response that caught my eye was: “THIS is what prevents me starting, the fear of building something I didn’t mean to…. :(”

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Perfectionism Keeps You From Being Safe http://www.productiveflourishing.com/perfectionism-keeps-safe/ http://www.productiveflourishing.com/perfectionism-keeps-safe/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:30:19 +0000 http://www.productiveflourishing.com/?p=21821

I will develop a more frequent habit of […] reminding myself that part of my definition of success includes a different definition of “safe” from that which I have been used to – the new “safe” is adaptable and agile and has 50 irons in the fire instead of only 4 piles in the ground.

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