I've just achieved something I don't think I've ever done of my own volition as an adult: exercising and moving every day for a month. Angela challenged me last month to do this 30-day challenge, and I quickly converted it into my 30/30 challenge — at least thirty minutes of movement for thirty … [Read more...] about What Do You Need to Form Healthy Habits That STICK?
I’m just coming back from CampGLP, where I gave a couple of Start Finishing workshops. The key point of my workshops is to give people the tools and mindset they need to start finishing the projects that matter to them. In case you’re curious, yes, that’s the subject of the book I’m currently … [Read more...] about Beware the Siren Call of the Easier New Project
It was an honor and a blast to be able to present an academy at World Domination Summit (WDS) with Marc and Angel Chernoff, Kendra Wright, and Mike Vardy. We each brought our own special sauce and we were definitely better than the sum of our parts. … [Read more...] about Those Who Finish, Win
One of the exercises we asked people to do over the Wayfinder Weekend at the Wayfinding Academy was to find the Why under their passions and interests. As is always the case, there were more passions than there were people there, but a common challenge people discussed with me was that the only … [Read more...] about That Something Makes You Happy Is Reason Enough to Do It
I had an interesting opportunity come together over the weekend. It’s too early to share what it is, but one of the things that made it interesting is that it’s a combination of the work I’ve been doing over the last three quarters and the goal I’ve been spelunking toward for the past few years. I … [Read more...] about How Do You Know When to Say Yes to an Opportunity?
Angela and I are currently visiting our families in Arkansas, and that has me thinking a lot about life trajectories. A common response people give us after we catch them up on what we're doing is that they have a hard time figuring out what we do because there was no obvious path to where we are. … [Read more...] about Does Your Trajectory Track Your Goals?
When we’re thinking about change, we often get focused on the big changes. As I’ve written before in The Two Dynamics of Change, there are actually two change-states to be aware of: incremental changes (stepping) and disruptive changes (tipping). The story of the tip is alluring. One day, a … [Read more...] about How Are You Tracking Your Incremental Improvement?
Editor’s note: I recorded this for the Productive Flourishing podcast long after I originally published this post. I hope you enjoy it. Learning to be present cures a lot of ills and prevents them from happening in the first place. (Tweet this) Frustration, anxiety, regret, and worry often … [Read more...] about 12 Simple Ways to Be Present
Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Pace Smith, The Pathfinding Coach. Are you feeling unmotivated? That might be a red alert, signaling that you are off your path and that you must make a change immediately. On the other hand, it might be a false alarm, signaling that you need to, like, eat … [Read more...] about Is Your Lack of Motivation a Red Alert or a False Alarm?
Have you ever experienced a situation in which, despite terrible planning and decision-making, a team rallies and accomplishes a daunting goal through valiant efforts, long hours, and/or sheer tenacity? Most of us have, and it’s all too often the case that this rallying becomes a new norm or … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Prevent Dunkirk Spirit from Burning Out Your Team