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?
There comes a point where the way you're spending time doesn't allow you to do the things that matter most to you. Most people respond to this situation by looking at certain kinds of time — especially work time — and trying to get more efficient with what they're doing in those blocks of time. We … [Read more...] about How to Save Time by Stealing It
Leaders too often think taking time to examine a team’s performance, whether that’s correcting what’s wrong or amplifying what’s good, is boring or isn’t necessary for getting today's priorities done. That sort of scrutiny also often requires some tough conversations between the leader and their … [Read more...] about Why You Can’t Put Performance Management on the Back Burner
The free planners for August are now available on the Free Planners page. Even though it’s still July, that back to school and back to work transition is starting to happen. Are you feeling it yet? Now might be a good time to slowly start getting ahead before everything happens all at once. If … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for August 2017 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
"Change is the essence of life; be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become." —Reinhold Niebuhr A continual struggle we all face is that where we started is often a very poor indication of where we could go, but we often set where we could go based upon where we started and … [Read more...] about 5 Painful Reasons You’re Clinging to Your Self-Concept (and Why You Should Let It Go)
Lots of people want to start blogging or sharing their writing online but never start because they get stuck on a bunch of questions that seem really important but ultimately don't matter when you're just starting out. "Should I get a website, and, if so, how much should I spend on … [Read more...] about How to Use Medium to Kickstart Your Writing Right Now
One of the more frustrating things about life, work, and business is how easy it is to look back over what you’ve been doing to see that you’ve done a lot but don’t seem to have pushed the ball forward on any major priority. Sometimes we look back and see that we’ve been spinning our wheels, which … [Read more...] about 7 Questions to Ask If You’re Failing One Success at a Time
I've just achieved something I don't think I've ever done of my own volition as an adult: exercising and moving every day for a month. Angela challenged me last month to do this 30-day challenge, and I quickly converted it into my 30/30 challenge — at least thirty minutes of movement for thirty … [Read more...] about What Do You Need to Form Healthy Habits That STICK?
The free planners for July are now available on the Free Planners page. July marks the beginning of Quarter 3, which for us the northern hemisphere is the beginning of soaking up the sun during the day and making s’mores by the campfire at night. With the dog days of summer upon us, it’s the ideal … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for July 2017 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
The free planners for June are now available on the Free Planners page. June is right around the corner, which means summer is upon us! That also means sunshine and vacations are calling, and other priorities may get pushed to the back burner. Remember that it’s important to unplug and recharge … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for June 2017 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
People often struggle with telling their story because they think they need to fabricate some impressive narrative about themselves out of thin air. Doing so doesn’t feel authentic, and, let’s face it, many people don’t tell kind stories about themselves. This is especially true for Creative Giants … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Plant the Seed of Your Story
The free planners for May are now available on the Free Planners page. May can be a tricky month for planning because of how much is going on: the parties, the graduations, and all the outside time we’ve been craving. We are starting to come out of hibernation and all of the fun things that come … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for May 2017 Are Available from Productive Flourishing