Books by Charlie Gilkey
Productivity Meets Purpose in this workbook—Get past busy work and embrace bringing your joyful, difference-making ideas to life.
An easy-to-use, step-by-step workbook that supplements Start Finishing by providing the details, how-tos, scenarios, and tools used to finish your most important projects. Whether your projects are work, personal life, or some combination of the two, the Start Finishing Field Guide is your in-depth guide to doing what matters to you.
Charlie Gilkey helps people start finishing the stuff that matters. He's the founder of Productive Flourishing, author of Start Finishing (2019) and The Small Business Lifecycle (2012), as well as the host of the Productive Flourishing podcast.
Before starting Productive Flourishing, Charlie worked as a Joint Force Military Logistics Coordinator while simultaneously pursuing a PhD in Philosophy. He lives with his wife, Angela, in Portland, Oregon. Learn more about Charlie.
Start Finishing: How to Go From Idea to Done
It’s not what you start that counts; it’s what you finish. But more importantly, finishing the work that matters most helps us thrive.
Start Finishing presents a 9-step method for going from an idea that matters to a completed project. It takes a root-cause approach, for too much of the productivity literature works on surface-level tips that help us become better to-do list ninjas while our soul-deep dreams and goals remain eternally out of reach.
Start Finishing won the Eric Hoffer Grand Prize, has been named a Top 10 Business & Economics book for Fall 2019 by Publishers Weekly, was named Best New Time Management and Best New Productivity Book by BookAuthority, and positively reviewed by ForeWord Reviews. It has also received praise from thought leaders like Seth Godin, Dan Pink, Jonathan Fields, Laura Vanderkam, and Susan Piver.
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The Small Business Lifecycle
Whether you're thinking about starting a small business or you've been in business for a while, The Small Business Life Cycle (2012) will give you a better gauge to evaluate where you are and what you need to do next.
If you’re growing fast and want to keep growing, this book will show you how to do it strategically. And if you’re stuck and don’t know what to do, you can determine what stage your business is in now and figure out what you need to do next to get unstuck.
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