The majority of email messages that you get can either be easily processed or really aren't worth your attention anyway. This is one of the fundamental principles of Email Triage, and it’s true whether it's our system or any other that you find or create. This principle is obvious upon … [Read more...] about How to Be Brave and Send Email You Don’t Want To
The free planners for January are now available on the Free Planners page. This time of year is great for stepping back and evaluating priorities: the desire to start or grow your business, recommit to your meditation practice, finally ship your Thing, or learn a new language. Our newest free … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for January 2018 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
Yes, a new book! The working title is Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done. It’s a step-by-step approach to help creative workers turn their ideas into projects, weave multiple projects into their schedule, and start finishing the things that matter most, even as their lives and to-do lists … [Read more...] about There’s a New Book on the Way!
The free planners for December are now available on the Free Planners page. Here’s something to consider: what still needs to get done before the end of the year? An even better question to ask: what still needs to get done that you can realistically complete in the first two weeks of December? … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for December 2017 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
The free planners for November are now available on the Free Planners page. Ready, set, holidays! The season of joy can oftentimes feel the exact opposite. Stress and overwhelm tend to take over as project deadlines, in-laws’ flights, and getting gifts for your grandkids (there’s how many now?) … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for November 2017 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
Over the last year, we’ve shipped more courses, products, and programs than we had in the previous five years, and there’s been a flood of both new and old posts being published here and at Medium. I wanted to take a bit to let you know what’s going on behind the scenes, and to show you that, we … [Read more...] about What’s Been Going on Behind the Scenes at PF
A common pitfall people have with time management is underestimating how long it takes to do something. The result is that days are hectic and cramped, projects that needed to get done this week slide into future weeks and cause a sliding project cascade, and, at higher levels, the things that … [Read more...] about How to Be a Productive Powerhouse Using Time Blocking
The free planners for October are now available on the Free Planners page. Did you realize that next month is the last four work-week month of the year? That’s right. November and December essentially have only six work-weeks combined. Whether or not you celebrate holidays in November and … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for October 2017 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
A student in our recent Momentum Sprint program, Ally, found out through her Sprint that the audience that has been the foundation of her business isn't going to be viable. The conventional wisdom in entrepreneurship spaces is that she should be really upset and that we should be concerned about her … [Read more...] about What If Finding Your Path Means Embracing a New Destination?
The free planners for September are now available on the Free Planners page. Just like how the highly anticipated solar eclipse came and went in what seemed like a blink of the eye, so did Summer 2017. While the calendar may indicate something different (hey, it’s not Labor Day yet!), summer is … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for September 2017 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
A common difficulty for people is that their day-to-day work and choices don’t always line up to their vision, values, and strategies for overcoming their challenges. To grow and thrive, you have to align what you do day-to-day with where you want your life to go. Our free planners help with the … [Read more...] about Dissecting the Values, Themes, and Challenges in Our Yearly Momentum Planner
I was speaking to the outgoing board chair of a non-profit recently because I'm considering joining the board, and after thirty minutes or so of conversation, she mentioned that she was sad to be leaving the board. From all appearances, she's been a great board chair, is still very much into the … [Read more...] about Do Your Organization's Rules Advance Its Vision and Mission?
How do you learn to see what you don't see? How do you learn to look for what you don't know to look for? While those questions sound like something you'd hear in a Philosophy 101 course, in reality, they capture one of the toughest challenges leaders and their teams face. Many leaders’ teams … [Read more...] about Are You Articulating Your Intuitive Synthesis to Your Team?