As you can probably imagine, I end up in a lot of goal-setting conversations with our clients, PFA members, and team. I love these conversations because of how much they reveal about […]
Find Your Focus By Widening Your View
If you’ve ever been to a yoga class, while wobbling in Tree pose you may have heard your teacher say, “Find your drishti.” Drishti is a Sanskrit word meaning “focus” or “gaze”, […]
Preparing to Go All-In for the Holidays
The holidays are around the corner, and there’s no doubt that they will look like nothing we’ve seen before. Socially distanced Secret Santa parties and menorah lightings by the blue light of […]
5 Key Ways to Identify Your New Strengths in 2020
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jenn Labin. Starting March 13th of this year, the concepts of routine, consistency, and productivity evaporated from many people’s lives, including mine. (Side note: I […]
How to Use Your GATES to Make Your Project Easier
A few years ago I got an email from a reader — let’s call him Arnie — seeking advice on how to grow his (written) blog. In his email he mentioned that […]
Which Forms of Courage Do You See In Yourself?
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Nancy Seibel, M.Ed., NCC, BCC. From the series’ earliest films to the latest and last, the Star Wars movies’ portrayals of courage have awed me […]
20 Practices to Amplify Your Happiness and Productivity in 2020
Who wouldn’t want to be happier and more productive in 2020? Chances are… no one. So this year, instead of setting the standard, short-lived New Year’s resolutions — you know the ones […]
Core Conversations on Start Finishing: The Practical Magic of Rewriting Our Stories
Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our core conversations on Charlie’s book Start Finishing. In our last conversation, Shahrzad Arasteh talked about reaching your “what’s next.” In today’s conversation, Kerra Bolton talks about […]
How Do You Sing in the Morning?
I was listening to the audiobook version of Mark Nepo’s More Together Than Alone the other day. The following passage struck me: In an elemental way, empathy and connection are life-giving. Let’s […]
Do You Need to Get Better at Asking for and Receiving Help?
I used to suck at receiving help. I was so bad at it someone finally had to tell me … We were sitting at a table in the sun at a retreat I […]
How to Ease the Emotional Labor of Being a Creative Entrepreneur
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Lisa Robbin Young. Before I sat down to write this post, my home was spotless. I cleaned every dish, washed every article of clothing, swept […]
The 4 Steps You Need to “Get Over” Your Fear
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Breanne Dyck. It didn’t look nearly so tall when I was standing on the ground. But there I was, perched precariously at the top of […]
10 Easy Ways to Keep Going When You’re F.L.A.T.
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Yvonne Ator, MD, MPH. “Oh shoot! The power’s out!” Shame washed over me as I realized what had happened. My electricity had been disconnected because […]
You Were Designed for Optimum Productivity
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Molly Gordon. As I grappled with this post’s theme for the dozenth time, I found myself writing, “Who doesn’t wasn’t to be optimally productive?” […]
10 Ways to Support Yourself When You’re Marketing in a Hostile World
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Kerra L. Bolton. I have become increasingly reluctant to increase my brand visibility on and offline. In a world where anyone with a phone […]
How to Use a Creative Ritual to Generate Momentum
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Lyza Fontana. One of the most powerful tools in the creative’s tool belt is the creative ritual. I write about it a lot because it’s […]
5 Questions You Need to Ask to Create Space for Joy
We’ve all had those moments when we are engrossed in work and something (usually someone) comes out of nowhere and gives a gentle or not so gentle nudge. “Hey, I’m here! Pay […]
Is It Time to Surrender?
Is it time to surrender? For me the answer is “Yes!” It’s not an excited “yes,” though. It’s an, “Can I ease into this one inch at a time, backwards, and with […]