Do you have an abundance of ideas for potential projects? But never enough time to reach the finish line?
What holds you back? Is it really that there aren’t enough hours in the day? And what’s the cost of not finishing the projects that matter?
What if you could take steps today to act on your most essential ideas—and get closer to your vision for an excellent life?
Today, Jeffrey explores the idea of finishing our most important work with Charlie Gilkey, the Business Growth Strategist behind Productive Flourishing and author of Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done. Charlie shares his strategies for deciding what projects really matter, explaining how finishing important work bridges the gap between where we are and where we want to be. He also weighs in on the pursuit of self-mastery to embolden our courage, discussing actionable practices for expanding our comfort zone and making meaningful progress in the age of distraction. Listen in to understand how Charlie navigates unbidden surprises without abandoning his most important work and learn how to excel at finishing what matters.
[4:16] How Charlie’s young genius informs his work as a writer
[11:00] What pushed Charlie’s personal limits in writing Start Finishing
[17:16] Charlie’s take on living a life of excellence
[22:45] Charlie’s advice for deciding what projects to pursue
[3:08] Why courage is crucial in achieving our vision of an excellent life
[45:03] Charlie’s top practices for self-mastery
[53:45] Charlie’s insight on technology and distractions
[59:38] How Charlie navigates unbidden surprises
[1:12:28] How Charlie is celebrating the launch of his book
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