Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Episode 57 - What to Do When You Have Too Much to Do

Episode 57 - What to Do When You Have Too Much to Do

Sometimes, you commit to a few things and then life intervenes and throws a few more things on your plate, and it can sometimes get away from you. You feel like "how am I going to do all of this?", "what do I need to let go?", "how do I handle my own expectations for what I'd be able to do?" - That's what Charlie Gilkey & Angela Wheeler will chat about on this episode.

Key Takeaways:

[02:08] Charlie talks about the major products he has going on at once  

[05:03] Angela points out that each project has many other mini-projects within it

[06:27] Self-care is about being gentler with yourself, not beating yourself up

[07:24] A venn diagram analogy on ‘the work’ and ‘the story about the work’ 

[11:01] Feeling frustrated with yourself - what is it getting you? what is it doing for you?

[13:56] Angela is harder on herself than on other members of the team

[14:35] We wouldn't ride a donkey the way we ride ourselves, because it would be inhumane

[15:21] You’re not a computer nor a robot, and can't work 24-7. You're human & stuff comes up 

[16:29] How do you communicate with people when you have overcommitted and need help?

[18:00] Ego prevents us from asking for help, but not asking is the worst thing you can do 

[21:58] Asking for help can be seen as a weakness

[23:40] Asking for help may feel like it's a 'taking'

[25:50] Always ask the yea-sayers & people you trust, if they're willing to help you

[28:25] Ask for help by welcoming people to be of service to you

[28:54] You matter just as much as somebody else

[30:55] How not to get there again by giving yourself enough room for a margin

[32:50] People confuse focus and capacity

[33:19] Proactive communication with others and with yourself

[34:27] Choosing the projects that matter to you

[38:53] Deciding what's really important and what to let go of, is hard, but worth it

[39:50] Defining what you want your good life to look like - rather than what others think

[40:18] Choosing projects and priorities that matter most to you and sticking to them 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Live Your Legend

Start Finishing [book proposal]

Jeffrey Davis from Tracking Wonder  

Rain Maker

"No" vs. "Not now"

Why strategic planning is so hard for creative people?

Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.