Resources for Creatives
Start Finishing with Productive Flourishing
Creative types are unique in that their best asset–their creativity–can also be their biggest burden. It’s so easy to get sidetracked by bright, shiny objects or to let your inbox turn into a time-suck. The good news: I get you.
Every day, I speak or work with creative people who are out to finish the stuff that matters. What I’ve learned in the decades I’ve been at it is that the more capable you are, the better you have to be at prioritizing, decision-making, planning, and expectations-managing. Overcommitment and overreaching lead to overwhelm and demotivation.
To give you an easy place to start finishing what matters most to you, I’ve curated the best resources I’ve created over the years. Follow your curiosity and take your time.
See What Other Creatives Think About Productive Flourishing
"Productive Flourishing is a great resource that has helped me to become more effective. I love that the advice isn’t just for office workers. Everything from the planners to the blog helps to create structure and momentum for those of us carving our own furrow — creatives, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Charlie really understands the challenges we face and has clear insight into how we can overcome them." – Rebecca Nicholls
"Charlie stands out for me among other productivity coaches because his approach is so thoughtful and holistic. He doesn’t just teach the how of flourishing as a creative person, he works hard on getting us to think about the why. His interviews with other creative giants and his own story provide reassurance that it’s possible to follow my vision despite all the obstacles life throws at me. The monthly momentum calls he offers as a free resource have given me a chance to ask questions and apply what I’m learning to my own situation. Thanks for all the help, Charlie!" – Jane Steen
"I heard Charlie speak at a SimpleREV conference, and quickly realized that his message and methodology for organizing and completing projects were the missing pieces I’d needed to move forward with my life’s intentions. I’d felt stuck and overwhelmed for too long, and the chaos of life’s demands had me falling far short of where I desired and expected my goals to be. Charlie understands people and their habits, especially those that get in the way of effective and timely task completion. He’s called on his experience and insight to create pragmatic, no-nonsense direction for successfully getting things done. He’s a great find. I feel fully 'unstuck' and on my way to better things. Thanks Charlie!" – Jeri O.
"My day job is a project manager. I know how to get things done for my clients, how to organize projects, how to motivate a team and keep people on task. When it comes to my personal work, not so much! After two hours with Charlie’s process, I was able to get really clear on how to start taking care of my own project. It’s magic!" – Denise Ransome