Conversations on trust are difficult because they have moral and practical connotations. We sometimes mean trust in the practical way: I trust my car to start, the sun to rise, or my cappuccino to be good. Other times, we use trust in a moral way, as in the way I trust my neighbors not to give my … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Have that Trust Conversation Sooner
I was listening to the audiobook version of Mark Nepo's More Together Than Alone the other day. The following passage struck me: In an elemental way, empathy and connection are life-giving. Let’s consider how birds sing at the sign of first light. By itself this is remarkable, that light causes … [Read more...] about How Do You Sing in the Morning?
I used to suck at receiving help. I was so bad at it someone finally had to tell me ... We were sitting at a table in the sun at a retreat I was facilitating in Cancun in 2012. I had just finished my glass of tea and a retreat participant asked if she could fill it up because she was going to the … [Read more...] about Do You Need to Get Better at Asking for and Receiving Help?
The free planners for June are now available on the Free Planners page! June is just about here, and with that, the unofficial start of summer for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Summer is the season of transition – graduations, weather shifts, energy levels – and with this change comes … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for June 2019 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jacquette M. Timmons. Every business, from the start-up to the “mom-n-pop,” and from the small service and/or product-based business to the multi-national company, eventually encounters a season when money is tight. Perhaps it looks like sales reaching a … [Read more...] about When Money Is Tight, Are You Blaming It on Cashflow?
Editor's note: This post stems from a podcast episode of the same topic. Check out the episode "Is Technology Affecting Your Relationships?". In recent years, communication technology has drastically changed expectations for the ways we interact with each other. Before text messages, smart phones, … [Read more...] about 4 Great Ways to Stay Present in the Digital Age
It’s inevitable that when we embark on ambitious endeavors, there will be setbacks. Goal setting is designed to get us farther along the road toward success. Without clearly defined goals, many of us would meander through our days and only accomplish a fraction of the things we’re capable … [Read more...] about Failure or Opportunity: You Get to Choose
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Todd Henry of Accidental Creative. It’s tempting to believe that accomplishing your goals is about big efforts and huge wins. In reality, it’s more about the little things — the “dailies,” to borrow a monastic term — that you do consistently. For example, … [Read more...] about How to Make Progress on Your Big Goals with Daily Commitments
Some of us just can’t get enough of learning. We are constantly on the search for the next piece of information that will finally take us where we want to go: a bonafide information junkie. Maybe it’s that pricey seminar next weekend. It will surely get us to the place where we can take off and … [Read more...] about Are You an Information Junkie?
The free planners for May are now available on the Free Planners page! Many of us are starting to come out of hibernation, slowly at first, with a walk around the park on the first day where the breeze is no longer feeling brisk. Gradually, we start to pick up steam; cleaning off the patio … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for May 2019 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jenn Labin. When I shared our original plan for a family scrum, and then again when I updated it a year later, some of you reached out with wonderful comments and reactions. I also received a few questions that really got the gears turning. One of the … [Read more...] about 3 Ways a Family Scrum Can Strengthen Your Relationships
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Molly Gordon. Marie Kondo’s KonMari approach to transforming cluttered homes into havens of peace and contentment has captured imaginations worldwide. If we look to the heart of her approach, we’ll find principles that work equally well for clearing mental … [Read more...] about How to KonMari Your Mental Clutter
When it comes to business, planning is an ongoing and continued process. Wouldn’t it be great if planning and goal-setting were a one-and-done deal? If only we could plan every step just once, never waiver, and achieve all our goals. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. Most of us started … [Read more...] about The Quarterly Review: 9 Questions to Help You Stay the Course and Adjust with Confidence