May has always felt like a month of transitions for me. Growing up in Michigan, it was the first month we were pretty sure winter wouldn’t dump snow one last time in defiance against spring taking over. And not just winter to spring. For many places, including Texas, where I now live, May is the … [Read more...] about May 2022 Planning Tips: Clear the Decks for Summer
Even though the week is still my preferred planning horizon for getting stuff done, since we released Momentum in beta, the daily planner is growing on me. As I planned my Monday, I was thinking about daily tasks and how they work in Momentum Planning. A few definitions to start: Task. For … [Read more...] about April 2022 Planning Tips: How Do You Task on the Daily?
I wrote recently about how we were shifting our operations here at PF, and another concept we’ve been implementing lately is the weekly cadence. This is something Charlie’s been doing implicitly for a long time, but over the past month or so we've been making it more explicit with the whole … [Read more...] about How to Improve Team Productivity with the Weekly Cadence
Here at Productive Flourishing, 2021 has been a year of change (not that 2020 wasn’t… I’ve been calling this year 2020 the Sequel: Now It’s Personal, which sounds much more epic when you imagine the voiceover by Don LaFontaine). We’ve talked about a few of those changes already on the blog, from … [Read more...] about Behind the Curtain: Why and How We’re Changing Up Operations at PF
Would it surprise you to learn that for most websites, the “About Page” is the second-most-visited page on the site (right after the main page)? It was a surprise to me when I first heard that statistic, but as I thought about it, it kinda makes sense. When we visit a website for the first time, we … [Read more...] about Four Ways to Make Your About Page Work For You
Hope is hard When our skies darken When our world shakes When our homes burn And we feel afraid Hope is hard When our families are split apart When our friendship circles shrink And we feel isolated Hope is hard When our leaders fail us When governments serve themselves At the … [Read more...] about Hope Is Hard
Editor’s Note: In an earlier part of his career, PF team member Steve worked in corporate America for a dozen years, both as an individual contributor and as a manager. He still remembers the struggles to apply time blocking to carve out productive time amid the onslaught of meetings and … [Read more...] about How to Apply Time Blocking in a Corporate Setting
Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our core conversations on Charlie’s book Start Finishing. In our last conversation, Kerra Bolton talked about the practical magic of rewriting the stories we tell ourselves. In today’s conversation, Steve Arensberg talks about overcoming FOMO to finish more … [Read more...] about Core Conversations on Start Finishing: How to Overcome FOMO and Finish More Projects