Oftentimes, it's only after space is made for the truth to come out that we can find the clarity and support we need. Recently, one of my favorite clients and humans felt unsupported and unheard in our coaching session. They were thinking about hiring a team to do some work for them and I had … [Read more...] about Making Space to Let the Truth Come Out
It’s that time of year where many of us start to dust off our projects that got left with the umbrellas and sweaters of springtime in lieu of OOO and PTO. With the school season returning along with cooler, more energizing temps lulling us out of our humidity-induced daze, it’s time we tell … [Read more...] about September 2021 Planning Tips: Sustainably Ramp Up Your Productivity
All too often, we decide to do things based on push factors, but it's our pull factors that keep us going when the new devils who accompany the new levels show up. Reasons to do something fall within two broad buckets: push factors and pull factors. Push factors are things you want to avoid. … [Read more...] about A Push to Get Clearer About Your Pull Factors
“Are you being lazy or are you being cheap?” Angela’s piercing blue-green eyes and her question arrested me mid-bite of my breadstick. I had stopped, not because the question hurt my feelings, but because it was an incredibly helpful pattern interrupt, asked in a way that I could hear … [Read more...] about What Are Your Default Mental Traps?
This morning, I texted Cory the following: Remember to have fun today, bro. Especially during the dress rehearsal. We’ve got four-five months of ready-aim-fire-aim-fire in front of us and your first of many ideas is already going well. The posture/vibe to try on for the meeting is “how can we … [Read more...] about Is Your Leadership Posture Working for You and Your Team?
It’s frustrating to get to the end of a week and feel like you haven’t really gotten anywhere, even though you’ve been working your tail off. All too often, it’s not that we haven’t been working hard — it’s that we’ve been working on things that don’t align with what matters most. To make sure … [Read more...] about How to Make Better Weekly Plans
In case you haven’t heard, we’ve just released our 2022 Digital Momentum Planner. As usual, it’s just $18. If you get them now, you’ll get the rest of 2021 (August through December) included. Why Buy the Digital Momentum Planner? Our customers agree that the Momentum Planning Method is an … [Read more...] about The 2022 Digital Momentum Planner Is Available
We, humans, love to give ourselves a hard time. We learn to ignore our intuition, even when we feel our stomachs drop or our shoulders tense up. We think that we need to tackle our weaknesses head-on every single time, and to push, push, push. We are brought up in a world that is told to rise and … [Read more...] about What To Do When You Feel Resistance Set In
There’s an almost infinite variety of planners, including thick book-style planners, printable planners, decorative and customizable planners, and more. Older, more traditional planners like Franklin Covey follow very rigid planning systems, essentially functioning as blank receptacles for your … [Read more...] about Momentum Planner vs. Panda Planner: What’s Best?
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
With this summer being a refreshing bright spot in the past year and a half of darkness, it’s possible you’ve been taking extra advantage of the sunnier days this season. Hopefully, this means that you’ve been using your time off with more long weekends out of town, or at least lounging inside in … [Read more...] about August 2021 Planning Tips: Soak Up Summer While Making Progress On Your Goals
Breathing in: I am safe. Breathing out: I am held. As I sat in the hot tub yesterday morning enjoying the sounds of the waterfall in our backyard, the morning birds chirping, and the fresh, cool Pacific Northwest summer morning air on my face I realized that so often what I need most is a … [Read more...] about Safe at Home
More expectations than can be managed. Never enough. Never hitting the mark. This fractured self. Will it ever be whole? Lying awake counting Not sheep. But the ways I didn’t measure up today. This cannot be all there is. And, yet it is too much. Far too much. Putting on a … [Read more...] about This Fractured Self
In June 2021, I started the process of habituating myself to effectively read from digital sources. Specifically, I’m working on encoding and referencing the information. I read a lot on a screen, but I don’t retain it and I don’t have a good process for finding my references compared to how I do … [Read more...] about My 3 Biggest Obstacles to a Digital-Primary Reading Practice
Spirit called: Are you willing? To come home. To be you. Mind clouded. Heart weary. Soul in need. Are you ready? Lay down the armor. Take off the mask. Pause the striving. Reach no more. Rest your head On the pillow of love Universe has always provided. You will be held. Lie … [Read more...] about Willing
After weeks — or maybe even months — of sifting through candidates, methodically hosting interview after interview, and finally narrowing your search down to the one right person, you’ve found your new teammate. Hooray! But a new hire isn't immediately ready to contribute to the team — they'll need … [Read more...] about Three Delegation Skills to Get Your New Hires Contributing Right Away
When I was diagnosed with ADHD, I decided to understand what that means for me. How does my brain function with ADHD? I’ve always been pretty productive, which is the opposite of what most people think of when it comes to ADHD. How ADHD shows up for people varies, so I want to share how ADHD has … [Read more...] about Chasing the Squirrel: How I Stay Productive with ADHD
It’s toasty here in the Northern Hemisphere, and we aren’t just talking about the temperature. Sure, we’ve got record-setting heat here on the West Coast, but the sun isn’t the only burn we’re feeling. Burnout has been on our minds lately because, well, we’ve been feeling it. But the feeling … [Read more...] about July 2021 Planning Tips: Organize Your Life and Prevent Burnout