There comes a point during your work for a company — one that you know you want to stick with and grow with — when you feel prepared to take on more challenges and to move up to a more senior leadership position. Regardless of how long you’ve been in your current role, you know that you can help … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Level Up Your Leadership
When we think about what the next step is that needs to be done to level up our work, our teams, or our business, we often think of if we are — or are not — ready for it, rather than if we are prepared for it. (Tip o’ the hat to Seth for drawing the prepared/ready distinction in Leap First.) When … [Read more...] about The Difference Between Being Ready and Being Prepared
Does your business look different than it did a year ago? How about two years ago? And, does it look different than it did six months ago? What about just a quarter ago? What is it going to look like next quarter? Next year? Two years out? If you’re like many business owners, the answers to those … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Overcome Business-Owner Burnout
There’s no denying that this year, more than ever, we are craving community. And while we still aren’t able to gather in real life just yet, the virtual world is alive and thriving. Creating community is such an important part of the pillars of success for leaders, entrepreneurs, and creatives like … [Read more...] about Join Our Community in the Virtual Start Finishing Book Club
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jacquette M. Timmons. Whew! 2020 has been quite the year, eh? I live in New York City, and we’ve been in quarantine since March. These five-plus months have not only felt like an entire year on their own, but they have most certainly lived up to the … [Read more...] about Have You Found Unexpected Opportunities During the Pandemic?
“Is it the pushups? It has to be the pushups.” If you’d been inside my head a few days ago, that’s the conversation you would have heard. See, for the past couple of months, I’ve been gently rehabbing a shoulder injury. Nothing too serious, but enough that I had to back off on some of my … [Read more...] about What My Shoulder Injury Taught Me About Solving Business Problems
Editor’s Note: In an earlier part of his career, PF team member Steve worked in corporate America for a dozen years, both as an individual contributor and as a manager. He still remembers the struggles to apply time blocking to carve out productive time amid the onslaught of meetings and … [Read more...] about How to Apply Time Blocking in a Corporate Setting
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jacquette M. Timmons. On December 5, 2019, I was in the iHeart studio recording a special show about overspending during the holiday season with The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee and financial journalist Stacey Tisdale. It was an absolute blast, and it is an … [Read more...] about How Can Feedback Help You Make Better Quality Decisions?
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Lisa Robbin Young. ’Tis the season for annual reviews and reflections on the last decade. The beginning of the year for me, however, always has a tinge more gravitas because it’s also close to my own birthday. I turned 45 yesterday and I’ve been an online … [Read more...] about 25 Lessons in Business (After 25 Years)
In case you’ve been living under a rock, WeWork, once touted as one of the world’s most valuable startups, is in trouble. From a spectacularly bungled IPO to the ouster of its capricious, cash-burning cofounder and CEO Adam Neumann, the workspace-sharing company is making major headlines. And by all … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons Why Coworking Is on the Rise
Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our core conversations on Charlie’s book Start Finishing. In our last conversation, Jane Hoffman talked about enhancing your best work with aromatherapy blends for each kind of time block. In today’s conversation, Shahrzad Arasteh talks about reaching your … [Read more...] about Core Conversations on Start Finishing: The 2 Keys You Need to Find Out What’s Next in Your Career
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
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
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?
Take what you learn in the Quarterly Review and neatly break down your plans in our 6-month, undated Momentum Planner. The Momentum Planner is now on-sale, so order yours today! When it comes to business, planning is an ongoing and continued process. Wouldn’t it be great if planning and … [Read more...] about The Quarterly Review: 9 Questions to Help You Stay the Course and Adjust with Confidence
Get more tips on keeping your business – and brand – fresh with Charlie Gilkey's award-winning book Start Finishing. Order yours today! Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Shahrzad Arasteh. How you and your work show up in the world is extremely important, and changes as your career … [Read more...] about How to Refresh Your Branding When Your Work Evolves
For more tips and strategies to help you be your productive best, pick up a copy of Charlie’s book Start Finishing, winner of the 2020 Productivity Book of the Year. Available on Amazon and other favorite booksellers. Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be … [Read more...] about Now Is the Time for Spring Cleaning Your Business
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