AGL 141: Start Finishing with Charlie Gilkey

About Charlie

Start FinishingCharlie Gilkey is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a company that helps professional creatives, leaders, and changemakers take meaningful action on work that matters. He is internationally recognized as a thought leader on productivity, planning, strategy, and leadership for creative people.

Charlie is the author of the forthcoming Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done (Sounds True, September 2019) and The Small Business Life Cycle and is widely cited in media outlets including Inc., Time, Forbes, the Guardian, Lifehacker, and more. He’s also an Army veteran and near-PhD in philosophy.


Today We Talked About:

  • Getting Things Done
  • Productivity
  • Stories we tell ourselves
  • Making time or your not
  • SMART Goals
  • What if I succeed
  • Need to be creative
  • Most courageous next step
  • Breadcrumbs from project to project
  • Focus Blocks
  • Thrash Crash
  • Funday Friday Task
  • Productive Procrastination
  • Project Pyramids
  • Blocks and Tasks (90min and 15min)
  • Finding Focus Time
  • Habits, practices, and routines
  • Atomic Habits
  • Success Packs

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