Book review: Start Finishing by Charlie Gilkey

I’m a long-time fan of Charlie Gilkey’s website Productive Flourishing, so when I found out he had published a book, I was very excited to read it! Charlie is a productivity guru and guide for entrepreneurs and creatives. He has a really interesting background: he’s ABD for a PhD in philosophy, and was a lieutenant […]

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Time management Monday: How to manage different timescales for your goals

It’s the time of year when everyone is making goals and resolutions! The different timescales for goals (daily, weekly, monthly, year, 5-year, lifetime) require different approaches. Here are some tips on how to manage the varying timescales for your goals. Daily = Lifetime: Daily goals are usually habits we want to cultivate, like eating a healthy […]

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Month, Year, and Decade review, December 2019: Patterns

Welcome to this month’s post in our series designed to help you do your Month Reviews! Normally in this series, we review the month with a new theme each month. But this month is exceptional: not only are we reviewing the month and, since it’s December, the year, we are also reviewing the decade! For […]

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Time management Monday: Fitting in time to meet with your supporters

Humans are social animals, and we all need support from each other. But with our busy schedules, it’s hard to find time to meet with the people who can support you toward your goals regularly enough to gain a benefit. There’s only so much you can jam into your weekly schedule. But, you can create […]

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Time management Monday: How to use habit trackers to achieve your goals

Using a tracker is a very effective way to see if you are achieving your goals. It’s a quick and simple way to get an easy visual on your progress. And, filling in the square or checking off the box is hugely motivating: you don’t want to leave that space blank, so it encourages you […]

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Time management Monday: 5 minute daily habits for personal growth and well-being

You don’t have to spend large amounts of time to make a big impact on your personal growth and/ or well-being. Just 5 minutes per day really can make large improvements in your personal development, productivity, effectiveness, and/ or emotional state, especially if you do it every day. Below are some examples of things you […]

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Time management Monday: When trying to have goals can actually be counterproductive

These days, goal-setting is everywhere you look. You should have daily goals; weekly goals; monthly goals; year goals; 3 and 5 and 10 year goals; and lifetime goals. That’s great if you have your goals figured out; go get ’em! But if you don’t have it all figured out yet, do not beat yourself up […]

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Time management Monday: How to break down your annual goals into monthly action steps

In this post I showed you how to determine your big priorities for the upcoming year. In today’s post I’ll show you how to break down your priorities into goals for the year, and action steps for each month. The Life Noted planner has pages that help you evaluate different areas of your life, and […]

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