Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our core conversations on Charlie’s book Start Finishing. In our last conversation, Mike Ambassador Bruny talked about mentors and beneficiaries. In today’s conversation, Barb Suarez talks about honoring yourself in your new normal of parenthood. There’s … [Read more...] about Core Conversations on Start Finishing: How to Regain a Sense of Self in Parenthood
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Cynthia Morris. There I was, working on final edits for my podcast writing. And then, it zoomed in — an idea for another project! Something I would love to do! Next thing you know, I was jotting down ideas, playing with timelines, doing research…for … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Resist Bright Shiny Object Syndrome and Finish What You Start
For some of us, project ideas come a dime a dozen. We’re self-starters who are motivated and idea-rich. For others, we’re able to hone in on just a handful of profound ideas that mean the world to us and leave everything else off that idea list. It doesn’t matter which end of the inspiration … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons Why Going from Idea to Done Is So Hard
Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our core conversations on Charlie’s book Start Finishing. In our last conversation, Patricia Bravo talked about derailers. In today’s conversation, Mike Ambassador Bruny talks about mentors and beneficiaries. Below is a transcription of his video. This is … [Read more...] about Core Conversations on Start Finishing: How to Find Mentors and Beneficiaries Who Work for You
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ryan McRae. In most video games, especially in the roleplaying game (RPG) and adventure realm, you go on quests, gain skills, find gear (sometimes magical!), and get new abilities by leveling up. They quickly show us what we need to do, how to do it, and … [Read more...] about Gamify Your Productivity: The Ultimate Geek Guide to Getting Stuff Done
Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of our core conversations on Charlie’s book Start Finishing. This core conversation is a long series where we ask contributors to weigh in on a theme or idea from the book in their own way. Our previous core conversations have been a really powerful way … [Read more...] about Core Conversations on Start Finishing: 3 More Ways to Empathetically Work with Derailers
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Chris O’Byrne. I officially started my “career” as a freelancer in 2009. I wanted to escape the 9-to-5, having worked as a chemical engineer and high school science teacher for several years. For a couple of years, I had tried to make a go of web design, … [Read more...] about How to Become an Entrepreneur When You Start as a Freelancer
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Breanne Dyck. I’ve seen a lot of articles popping up lately talking about the "future of work." The exact details vary, of course, but the general sentiment is that in the not-too-far-off-future, we're going to see a dramatic shift away from traditional … [Read more...] about Is the Gig Economy the Best Future of Work?
The free planners for September are now available on the Free Planners page! While the calendar may indicate something different, the spirit of summer is slowly starting to fade. The mornings are getting darker, the breeze is a bit cooler, and you’re starting to revisit your “Cozy Soups” recipe … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for September 2019 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jenn Labin. Major disruptions to our work lives can take any number of forms. You might get sick, married, start a certification class, or begin taking care of your parents. Your partner may go through a rough patch at work, or you might lose a loved one or … [Read more...] about How to Overcome Major Disruptions in Your Work Life
The free planners for August are now available on the Free Planners page! You know “that” feeling on a Sunday night? That’s how those going back to school are starting to feel right about now. August is the Sunday Scaries of the summer months, but while stores are stocking up on notebooks, pens … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for August 2019 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
In the United States, we spend somewhere between 12 and 20 years going to school, but only a tiny fraction of that time is spent learning how to work. Even when skills that lead to academic success are formally taught, those skills rarely translate to the world outside of school and academia. The … [Read more...] about School Doesn’t Teach You How to Work in Project World
Many people find themselves surprisingly busier in the summer than they expect to be. The chief reason we’re surprised is that the summer brings new projects that we often don’t count as projects and we have to weave those projects in with the projects we set in motion in the spring. Why don’t we … [Read more...] about Why the Summer Is Surprisingly Busy — and What to Do about It
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ali Luke. Do you ever find yourself going over the same problem — again and again — inside your head? Maybe you’re in your 50s and you’re still worrying what you’ll be when you grow up. Maybe, once again, you’ve said “yes” to something when you wish … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Ways to Write About Your Problems (and Start Solving Them)
One of my friends who has a great business is looking for a job. For many people, "having a great business" and "looking for a job" are incompatible. If you had a great business, you wouldn't be looking for a job, right? Wrong. They're looking for a job because they've realized that their … [Read more...] about Should You Get a Job When You Have a Great Business?
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Lisa Robbin Young. Multi-talented performing artist Will Smith once famously said that he isn’t afraid to die on a treadmill. He went on to say that he won’t be outworked. Admittedly, Smith has been prolific. He has more than 30 films and nine albums to his … [Read more...] about Are Massive Action and Hustle Ruining Your Creative Business?
The free planners for July are now available on the Free Planners page! July really can feel like a landmark month. We’re now halfway through the year and we’re just dipping our toes into Quarter 3. And for a lot of us here in the northern hemisphere, we’re split into two very different camps: … [Read more...] about The Free Planners for July 2019 Are Available from Productive Flourishing
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Patricia Bravo. Picture this. You’re under a tight deadline or pressure to deliver. You have no additional resources at the moment, you have more work than you can handle and clients are awaiting your deliverables. To top it off, you barely slept the last … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Be an Empathetic Leader Under Pressure