Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Cynthia Morris. Writing is an odd art form. Putting our thoughts into words on the page can take a long time. And if we’re working on a long-term project like a book or course curricula, we may become impatient. It’s hard to know when — or if — we’re making … [Read more...] about Do You Need to Redefine Your Writing Productivity?
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Lisa Robbin Young. Before I sat down to write this post, my home was spotless. I cleaned every dish, washed every article of clothing, swept every floor, and organized every piece of paper so that nothing was left undone before my writing time. Of course, … [Read more...] about How to Ease the Emotional Labor of Being a Creative Entrepreneur
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jenn Labin. I’ve spent more than half of the last 20 years working as an entrepreneur and consultant. I was very happy with all of the amazing benefits of that work. But I am now starting a new adventure, one of going back to employment for someone else. The … [Read more...] about The 5 Mortal Sins of Entrepreneurship
Editor’s note: The up-to-date versions of all of our planners are available on the Free Planners page. First we make our habits, then our habits make us. – Charles C. Noble Habits are powerful because they create defaults. Read that one more time: Habits are powerful because they create … [Read more...] about How to Be Successful with Your Daily Habit Tracker
The free planners for March are now available on the Free Planners page! March is the last month of Quarter 1, and a great time to really pause and take a look back. While many of us create resolutions at the end of the year, taking the time to reset and refresh at the end of the quarter has the … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for March 2019 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Breanne Dyck. It didn’t look nearly so tall when I was standing on the ground. But there I was, perched precariously at the top of a 40-foot telephone pole. My feet resting on two metal loops, as I contemplated my next move. They called it the Leap … [Read more...] about The 4 Steps You Need to “Get Over” Your Fear
Finishing my book has taught me a lot about writing and blogging. The most important lesson is that I love writing and that my days are best when I've done some deep writing. This is partially because writing helps me get clear about what I think and settles the chaos in my own inner landscape, so I … [Read more...] about What Finishing My Book Taught Me About My Demotivation to Blog
Yes, I know it’s almost mid-February. I also know that many people are still trying to plan so they can have a productive year — which is why I’m pushing this out now. Published beyond the onslaught of the numerous posts and articles you’ve bookmarked to come back to “soon,” this one should be … [Read more...] about 3 Questions to Help You Prepare for a Productive Year
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Nancy Seibel. Even with the clearest of goals and intentions, I find that it’s all too easy to get distracted and end up accomplishing very little. So many things can scatter my attention. Taking on more than I can readily handle. Juggling competing … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Start Writing to Improve Your Productivity
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Danielle LaSusa PhD. It was hopeless. I was a fraud, an imposter. And I had the evidence all around me. Like, literally. I was sitting in it — slumped on the floor, encircled by a dozen, splayed open, unread books. Pages of black typeset stared up at me. … [Read more...] about Do You Need to Set a Timer to Solve Your Work Problem?
The free planners for February are now available on the Free Planners page! The shortest month of the year can sometimes feel like the longest. The excitement of the holidays is long gone, and the anticipation of longer days and warmer temps (for us in the Northern Hemisphere and, particularly … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for February 2019 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jacquette M. Timmons. We are almost four weeks into the new year. This is the time of the year that tends to bring about a renewed energy, excitement, and sense of self-empowerment. These are otherwise known as a few of the key ingredients needed to bring … [Read more...] about How to See Tedium as Valuable
Editor's note: This is a guest post by Mike Ambassador Bruny. There is an interesting dynamic that can exist between leaders and those they lead. Many employees complain about their leaders, and many leaders complain about their employees. Having been in both roles and received training in … [Read more...] about How Empathy Can Build Better Workplace Relationships