Over the last few weeks, I’ve felt that I was in an “I’ve fallen and can’t get up” spiral when it comes to writing. I was on a great streak of drafting […]
Make Some Old Friends
I stumbled upon “Old Friends” by Ben Rector this morning and had tears of joyful nostalgia. It made me think of the many teenage moments I shared with old friends, especially Scott: […]
What Are You Listening To?
Editor’s Note: Angela wrote a companion post, Care in What You Consume, about her experiences in 2004 during Charlie’s deployment, and in 2020 with COVID-19. This post provides Charlie’s perspective of the […]
How Many Projects Is COVID-19 Creating for You?
In Start Finishing, I defined a project as anything that takes time, energy, and attention to complete. Too many of us are only counting our work or business activities as projects, but […]
Three Little Things to Get the Day Back on Track
This morning got on like the start of a country song. I stayed up too late last night, got up late this morning, misplaced things I just had in my hands, and lost […]
How to Use Your GATES to Make Your Project Easier
A few years ago I got an email from a reader — let’s call him Arnie — seeking advice on how to grow his (written) blog. In his email he mentioned that […]
3 Questions to Triage What Needs to Be Done
The last few weeks have thrown up in the air a lot of our rhythms, plans, and confidence. But it’s not just that those things have been unsettled – it’s also that […]
What Matters Now?
Rather than just jumping in and talking about how we’re updating our plans and adjusting to COVID-19, I’ve been making sure to ask my clients “What matters now?” first. It’s not that […]
When Does It Hit You?
How long does it take for something that touched your heart to really hit you? For me, it’s almost always time-delayed by at least three or four days. Sometimes it’s three or […]
In Times Like These
So much of the last few weeks has revolved around COVID-19, but our lives are much bigger than that. Elders are passing. Babies are being born. Lovers are meeting, breaking up, and […]
Do It for the Love
A common thread I’ve heard in my conversations with clients, colleagues, and friends is that they’re hesitant and more than a little guilty about wanting to keep at their best work. Doing […]
How to Stay Sane and Productive While Working from Home
We know a lot of you are looking to be as productive and balanced as possible in your new work-from-home situation due to COVID-19, which is why we hosted a webinar […]
How Success Packs Push Your Project to Done
In my experience, the chief reason people don’t finish their most meaningful projects is because they’re trying to do it alone. Given that the more a project matters to us, the more […]
The Five Projects Rule: Defining Your Best Work
A common challenge I help people work through is figuring out how much work they’re doing and whether they’re going to be able to finish the projects they have on deck in […]
How Do You Prevent Project Fatigue?
On our February 2020 Monthly Momentum Call, someone asked a great question about project fatigue. Shortly after the call, I had a hit that it’d be a great topic to share publicly, […]
5 Questions to Make You Rethink Your New Year’s Resolutions
Psychologists agree that 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February (that’s next week, if you’re keeping track). And the social fitness network Strava is even more […]
How to Find the Right Level of Success for Your Next Project
As you’re thinking about that next big project you want to tackle in 2020, it’s important to consider just how big that big project will be. Which means you’ll need to define […]
4 Reasons Why Coworking Is on the Rise
In case you’ve been living under a rock, WeWork, once touted as one of the world’s most valuable startups, is in trouble. From a spectacularly bungled IPO to the ouster of its […]