Charlie Gilkey is an entrepreneur, Army officer, and philosopher.
Recent episodes featuring Charlie Gilkey
 Why You Believe Some People but Not Others & How to Finish What’s Really Important to You
Something You Should Know
Smile! Smiling turns out to be really good for you in a lot of ways. This episode begins with an explanation of all the benefits of smiling more often. https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2011/03/22/the-untapped-power-of-smiling/#23fc80fc7a67Why do we find ourselves listening to and paying attention to some people but not others? What makes certain people seemingly more credible? It turns out there are subtle characteristics (in fact 8 of them) that make some people more credible and believable than others – and it has nothing to do with the message they are delivering. Researcher Stephen Martin joins me to discuss this fascinating topic. Stephen is a visiting professor of behavioral science at Columbia University and author of the book Messengers: Who We Listen To. Who We Don’t. And Why. (https://amzn.to/2MDAtej) There is a simple question you should always ask your doctor whenever you go to see him or her. The answer to the question could save your life or at least keep you from getting sick. Listen to discover this all important question. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303918804579107202360565642.html?mod=wsj_share_tweetAll of us have some project we want to accomplish yet never seem to. And it is always there in the back of your mind nagging you to finish it or least start it. Well if you would like to get the nagging to stop, listen to my guest Charlie Gilkey. He is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a website that helps people tackle and finish the things that matters – and he is author of the book Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done (https://amzn.to/33t5dp6). Charley has some proven ways to help you get to those projects – or let them go.This Week’s Sponsors  -SimpliSafe. Get free shipping and a money back guarantee go to www.SimpliSafe.com/something-Forevernote. For $25 off go to www.Forevernote.com and use the promo code: something-LinkedIn. For $50 off you first job post, go to www.LinkedIn.com/podcast–Airbnb. To learn more about being an Airbnb host visit www.Airbnb.com/host-Babbel. Get 6 months for the price of 3 when you use the promo code SYSK at www.Babbel.com 
300: Charlie Gilkey on Getting Things Done
The One You Feed
Charlie Gilkey is the author of Start Finishing: How To Go From Idea To Done. An Army veteran and near Ph.D. in philosophy, Charlie is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a company that helps professional creatives, leaders, and change-makers take meaningful action on work matters. He’s widely cited in outlets such as Inc. Magazine, Time, Forbes, The Guardian, Life Hacker and more and his work will help you discover the path from the ideas in your head to the actions you take in your daily life and the way you live out your values – and most importantly how to go about getting things done.Need help with completing your goals in 2019? The One You Feed Transformation Program can help you accomplish your goals this year.But wait – there’s more! The episode is not quite over!! We continue the conversation and you can access this exclusive content right in your podcast player feed. Head over to our Patreon page and pledge to donate just $10 a month. It’s that simple and we’ll give you good stuff as a thank you!In This Interview, Charlie Gilkey and I Discuss Getting Things Done and …His book, Start Finishing: How To Go From Idea To DoneHow kindness towards others often brings out the best in everyoneThe Tao Te ChingFocusing on your input and letting go of the resultsWhy finishing is so importantThat we only get mastery from finishing things, not halfway doing themWe don’t just improve by thinking about things, we improve by doing themCreative constipation breeds toxicity We’re either creating something or destroying somethingWe don’t do ideas, we do projectsHow it feels good to think about our ideasHow doing our best work is often really hardThe myth: if it’s meant to be for us, it’s supposed to be easyThat when you start something you’re not as good at it as you want to be and it takes time to and effort to get betterThe myth that if it doesn’t come easy for you, you shouldn’t do itDoing something until you’re good enough at it to decide whether or not you want to continue doing itThe 5 things that get in the way of doing our best workHead Trash: Doesn’t matter if a thought is true or not – it matters if we believe it or notThe problem with automatically believing our thoughtsHow discipline limits decision fatigueAction expresses priorityBeing sick isn’t a character defect – how you respond to it mattersThat big life changes take life force and energy in order for us to respond to and deal with them and that’s life force that we can’t put towards other things – and that’s okCharlie Gilkey Links:productiveflourishing.comTwitterFacebookEverlyWell: Offers more than 35 at-home lab tests with super easy to follow instructions. Results are processed in a certified lab and reviewed by board-certified physicians and are then sent directly to you within days. The EverlyWell digital platform helps break down exactly what your results mean for you plus you can also set up a free discussion with a healthcare professional to discuss them. To start learning more about your health, go to everlywell.com/wolf and enter promo code WOLF for 15% off your testPhlur – Eric created his own sampler set that you can try! Get this curated sampler set or create your own. Get 20% off your first 3 Phlur samples at Phlur.com/wolfCalm: The #1 rated app for meditation. They have meditations for anxiety, adult bedtime stories, soothing music, calm masterclasses with may One You Feed Guests. www.calm.com/wolf 25% off a Calm Premium SubscriptionIf you enjoyed this conversation with Charlie Gilkey on getting things done, you might also enjoy these other episodes:Chris BaileyDavid KadavyTim Pychyl
Charlie Gilkey: How to Go from Idea to Done
The Unmistakable Creative Podcast
Charlie Gilkey is an author, speaker, coach, and former Army officer. He’s also the author of Start Finishing, a guide for creatives and leaders to start finishing what matters. He joins us on the show to give us an insight into the book and share more about some of the key methods he’s put together. Take a listen and learn how to thrive when navigating multiple projects, do your best work, and start finishing. To find out more about Charlie Gilkey, simply visit www.ProductiveFlourishing.com If you’re interested in the book, Start Finishing: How to Go From Idea to Done, you can find it at www.StartFinishingBook.com Sponsors I hope you will join us for The Architects of Reality conference in Nashville, 2020, for 2-days of connection, communication and collaboration with some of our favorite Unmistakable guests. The Early-bird tickets are already sold out and capacity for the venue is limited. Head over to unmistakablecreative.com/reality so you don’t miss out. Charlie Gilkey is an author, speaker, coach, and former Army officer. He’s also the author of Start Finishing, a guide for creatives and leaders to start finishing what matters. He joins us on the show to give us an insight into the book and share more about some of the key methods he’s put together. Take a listen and learn how to thrive when navigating multiple projects, do your best work, and start finishing. To find out more about Charlie Gilkey, simply visit www.ProductiveFlourishing.com If you’re interested in the book, Start Finishing: How to Go From Idea to Done, you can find it at www.StartFinishingBook.com Sponsors I hope you will join us for The Architects of Reality conference in Nashville, 2020, for 2-days of connection, communication and collaboration with some of our favorite Unmistakable guests. The Early-bird tickets are already sold out and capacity for the venue is limited. Head over to unmistakablecreative.com/reality so you don’t miss out.
Start Finishing with Charlie Gilkey
The Productivityist Podcast: A Time Management and Personal Productivity Talk Show
On this episode, I chat with my good friend Charlie Gilkey. He's the author of the book Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done and is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a company that helps professional creatives, leaders, and changemakers take meaningful action on work that matters.This episode is brought to you by the University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education. Established in 1962, UCI offers education for adult learners in Orange County. But thanks to technology, their courses and certification programs in various fields are now available worldwide and online for just about anyone who's interested. You can get 15% off of one (1) course by visiting http://ce.uci.edu/productivityist then enter the promo code timecrafting. Make sure you take advantage of this limited time offer soon as it is only valid until December 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm.This episode is brought to you by Blinkist. It’s hard to find the time to sit down to read and learn more. When you don’t have free time, you can’t read or work on personal development. Blinkist is an incredible app that solves this problem and I highly recommend it. I've been a satisfied customer for years and I'd love for you to join me. Head to https://www.blinkist.com/timecrafting and start your 7 day free trial today AND get 25% off a new subscription!Charlie and I have been friends for years and we see eye yo eye and a lot in the world of personal productivity. This book has been a long time coming and we spend time discussing the building of the book, the role of pacing in productivity, the idea of the "thrash" and how it impacts finishing, and much more. There's a lot to unpack in this episode and I'm really happy to bring to you. Enjoy!Talking Points We talk about the relationship between starting and finishing to the calendar (4:28) How important is pacing when it comes to productivity? (6:32) Charlie explains where folks like him and I can get in trouble (8:45) How does someone keep themselves from getting run over by other projects when they are focusing on other ones? (10:32) This is something that didn't make the cut during the editing process of Charlie's book (12:25) Charlie says that this is one of the pillars of productivity (14:09) What is thrashing? (16:24) What does Charlie think about making all projects...well, projects? (17:12) How did Charlie deal with thrashing during the writing of his book? (26:54) Charlie talks about getting past the "hard side of things" (36:30) "A project in motion stays in motion. A project at rest stays at rest." - Charlie GilkeyHelpful Links Start Finishing Productive Flourishing The Productivityist Podcast: Jon Acuff The Productivityist Podcast: Cal Newport The Productivityist Podcast: James Clear The Productivityist Podcast: Josh Kaufman The Productivityist Podcast: Austin Kleon Finishing is hard. But it can be done as long as you know that you're going to face this idea of "thrashing" along the way, especially for things that really matter to you. I know I'm going to face that thrashing as I write my book (among other things) and knowing that is going to be there is the first step in seeing it through to the finish. The next step you could (and should) take is picking up Charlie's book because it will help you with every other step thereafter.If you enjoyed the episode, please leave a rating and/or review wherever you listened to the episode. And if you want to have easy access to the archives of the show and ensure you don't miss the new episodes to come then subscribe to the podcast in the app you're using – or you can do so on a variety of podcast platforms by clicking here.
Podcast 738: Start Finishing with Charlie Gilkey
Inside Personal Growth with Greg Voisen
In my recent interview with author Charlie Gilkey about his new book entitled “Start Finishing-How to Go From Idea to Done” we discuss his solutions for not only staying on purpose, but getting your projects completed while maintaining a sense of simplicity and ease.
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Portland, Oregon, USA
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5
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5
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4 hours, 33 minutes