Welcome to Productive Flourishing!
Productive Flourishing is a community for the doers with the vision to see how the world could be, the smarts to figure out how to make it happen, and the grit to do the work. We call these doers Creative Giants and we’re currently over 45,000 strong.
We’re living through a sea change when it comes to the way we work. Traditional careers are gone, and those who thrive in Project World — the new world of work that’s divided into 3- to 5-year projects — learn to finish the stuff that matters and leverage it into the next best possibility our work has created.
People like us spend our days dancing in the void between who we are and who we could be. That gets us in a whole host of troubles, at the same time that it helps us co-create a better world for ourselves, our families, our communities, and the world at large.
Many Creative Giants gravitate toward entrepreneurship, freelancing, and other ways of being a self-sustaining professional creative, while others fall into leadership positions because of their talent and ability to get things done that others can’t. You’ll thus see content here that addresses a wide variety of ways that we can show up in the world – what our current job or project is is far less relevant than the root strengths and talents we cultivate or the weaknesses we strive to overcome throughout our lives.
The bedrock of our success is a combination of self-mastery and personal effectiveness, so a lot of what we share focuses on how to channel our time, energy, and attention into finishing the stuff that matters. Much like Lao Tzu said: “those who master the world are strong // those who master themselves are truly powerful.”
If this resonates with you, we’re glad you found us. You don’t have to hide out and play small around here.
Apparently others dig the content here, too, as it’s been featured in TIME, the NYTimes, the Washington Post, Inc., Lifehacker, Mashable, The Next Web, the Huffington Post, Copyblogger, Under30CEO, BNet, American Express Open, Choice Magazine, and many, many other places. Productive Flourishing is consistently placed in the global top 50 productivity websites when people do roundups and our work has been featured in a few books.
A quick note about this “we” business going on. While it’s true that Charlie started Productive Flourishing, it’s taken a village of people to keep up with him and the community. Nearly everything that happens here is collaborative. Learn more about TeamPF here.
The single best place to start is by registering for the free content library. It has a boat load of planners, worksheets, ebooks, webinars, and interviews and it’s growing every week.
If you’re not ready to register and explore the library, here are four other things you might be interested in:
- Our Top Posts page that’s a curation of (unsurprisingly) the best and most representative posts on our website
- Our FREE ebook, The 10 Pillars of Productive Flourishing, which is a good primer if you really get a sense for what Productive Flourishing is about.
- Our Recommended Book List that shares books worth reading by interests.
- Our (free) Facebook group, the Creative Giant Campfire, where Creative Giants get to support, interact, and hang out with each other.
If you’re the sharing type, we’d appreciate it if you’d share the pages that resonate with you with your friends and network. We’re out to help people finish the stuff that matters and we could really use your help reaching the people you know who don’t know about us. Thanks!