It was an honor and a blast to be able to present an academy at World Domination Summit (WDS) with Marc and Angel Chernoff, Kendra Wright, and Mike Vardy. We each brought our own special sauce and we were definitely better than the sum of our parts.
Marc and Angel discussed their Self-Inquiry Process, which helps people debug and rewrite the negative mind-chatter that keeps them from being successful. Mike discussed boundaries and giving each day a theme — for instance, Thursday is Training Day — that gives people a default that helps them with their planning. And Kendra brought the heat by giving people tools and insights that help them run toward their fear rather than away from it.
My talk, as usual, gave strategies that helped people finish their best work, rather than just starting a bunch of stuff or getting caught up in OPP (Other People’s Priorities). Because here’s the thing: those who finish, win. (Tweet this)
In last week’s Pulse, Tip #5 for rocking conferences was to have one goal or project in mind to focus your conversations on. My challenge to everyone in the audience was to avoid walking away from WDS with a gazillion new projects and ideas, and to instead pick just one project or goal and focus on getting some momentum on and finishing that project/goal. Why? Because it doesn’t feel good to return to an annual conference or re-meet someone and have the same old “what happened was …” story.
— Harmony (@justlikeharmony) August 11, 2016
I’ll be publicly sharing some of the content of the talk soon, but I’d encourage you to do the same thing: pick one project/goal and finish it.
If you can get it done this week, get after it. If it’s a monthly-level project, finish it by the end of the month. If it’s a quarterly-level project, chunk it down to monthly projects and starting racking up those milestones.
But don’t just talk about it — finish it.
Here’s this week’s Pulse:
- Tomorrow marks the launch of the 2017 Momentum Planner Bundle (formerly known as our Premium Planners)! Be on the lookout or sign up to be the first to know when they’re ready.
- When was the last time you celebrated what you accomplished in the first two weeks of the month? Creative Giants have the tendency to focus on what didn’t get done — take the opportunity to celebrate your milestones by running through the Mid-Month Review.
- I’ll be heading to the east coast later next week to lead a Start Finishing workshop at Camp GLP. Fun times will be had, plans will be made, and best work will be done.
Quote of the Week:
“One worthwhile task carried to a successful conclusion is worth half-a-hundred half-finished tasks.” –Malcolm S. Forbes
Book of the Week:
If at Birth You Don’t Succeed: My Adventures with Disaster and Destiny by Zach Anner — Zach Anner is a comedian, travel show host, motivational speaker, unlikely fitness guru, and Mars Rover driver … and was born with cerebral palsy. His memoir is a poignant and funny pick-me-up when you’re feeling like you don’t have what it takes to pursue what matters to you. If you’re recovering from an Olive Garden addiction, though, you might want to skip this one.
Features and Mentions:
- High-Value Activities are our opportunities to shine. Nick Kellingley of The Interaction Design Foundation discusses HVA’s in his recent post, High Value Activities in Design and the Workplace and includes my post as a resource.
- Procrastiwriter shares how she stumbled upon The Creative Giant Show. Find out how and see what episode resonated with her as both a creative and a mother of a newborn child.
- People traveled from near and far to attend WDS. This blogger traveled almost 1000 miles and shares her experience and favorite moments.
The Latest Podcast:
Megan Roop joins me to share how quiet adventures helped her find herself after battling the pursuit of being perfect. Along the way, she’s woven her experience with the Peace Corps, selling outdoor equipment, teaching yoga, and helping people overcome eating disorders into a unique body of work — listen in as we discuss the nourishing nature of being in nature and how honoring the seasons helps you honor your changing nature.
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