Episode 133

Finishing The Stuff That Matters with Charlie Gilkey

Charlie Gilkey helps people start finishing the stuff that matters.
 
Charlie is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a company that helps professional creatives, leaders, and changemakers take meaningful action on work that matters.
 
He is the author of the book Start Finishing and The Small Business Lifecycle, and host of the Productive Flourishing podcast. Before starting Productive Flourishing, Charlie worked as a Joint Force Military Logistics Coordinator while simultaneously pursuing a PhD in Philosophy.
 
Through actionable guidance grounded in thought-provoking theory, Charlie helps you take meaningful action on the stuff that matters in both life and work.
 
I was so delighted to have Charlie join me on this episode of the podcast. I was first introduced to his work several years ago, specifically his approach to time blocking, and my mind was blown by such a simple concept.
 
Charlie’s philosophy around living our best lives, productivity and his time blocking method was a game-changer for me, and I share his teachings with all of my clients.
 
In this episode of the podcast we cover a lot of ground, from:
 
  • Charlie’s background in military logistics
  • Living intentionally
  • The overwhelmed brain
  • Why to-do lists will frazzle your brain
  • The concept of time blocking
  • Understanding focus, admin, social and recovery blocks
  • How to communicate your time blocking preferences with others
  • Not all time is created equal
  • Factoring in invisible activities
  • and SO MUCH MORE
 
I hope you enjoy this episode and take what you learn to start to get stuff done.
 

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My mission in life is to share everything I have learned – and am continuing to learn – about turning my own life around and to really help you understand that happiness is to be found in the overcoming of obstacles and challenges in your life, and not in the absence of them.  To achieve your potential in life, you need to become your potential.  And for that to be, you need to understand yourself, and learn how to harness your strengths and overcome your weaknesses.   You have the power within you to create whatever reality you choose, and I am here to help you know that if you don’t like what you are experiencing, then you can absolutely change that.   But you do have to choose, believe, and be open to all possibilities, and to keep showing up every day, even when it feels really hard. Because if you do what is easy, your life will be hard.  But if you do what is hard, your life will be easy.