Charlie Gilkey joins me on the podcast today. Charlie is known for his knowledge around the topic of productivity and who doesn’t want to be more productive? Am I right? Charlie is a sought-out after advisor and speaker on all things business and productivity. But have no fear, whether you are a business owner or not – his teachings can be applied to all facets of your life.

In this episode Charlie and I talk about overwhelm versus overload, why we don’t make time for self-care, and the various ways to block time in order to be more productive.  Plus, we discuss the behaviors and actions that get in the way of productivity, “wtf” moments and being in the moment.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Combating overwhelm by looking at your ‘overload’ (4 minutes and 40 seconds)
  • Time blocking and how it can be used to help us be more productive (6:22)
  • Illuminating “invisible tasks”, such as turning off the lights or cleaning up after family (9:26)
  • Why self-care is typically last on our to-do list and the first to get pushed off (13:28)
  • Charlie’s Random Wednesday Self-Care Challenge (15:26)
  • Courage, boundaries and discipline; how they relate to each other (22:42)

Resources from this episode:
Charlie’s website
Time Blocking Resources and Scheduler
Andrea on Charlie’s Podcast, Productive Flourishing
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Charlie Gilkey helps people take meaningful action on the stuff that matters most. His website, ProductiveFlourishing.com, is one of the top websites for planning and productivity for professional creatives, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and change-driven executives. He's a sought-after speaker and advisor on small business growth and business strategy, specializing in systems, team development, planning, and positioning. A PhD candidate in philosophy and a former Army logistics officer, his work is grounded in theory at the same time that's practical and actionable.

Charlie thrives helping creative small business owners and executives deconstruct their businesses and rearrange the puzzle pieces so that the most time is spent on the activities that matter most to both the business and the people running it. His mission is ultimately to help creative people thrive in business and life. His clients are go-getters, world changers and big thinkers with vision and drive. But they're also deeply compassionate with dreams of making the world a better place. To help them, Charlie combines advising, coaching, consulting, and teaching methodologies when working one-on-one, in organizations, and as he develops his online resources, worksheets, and classes.

Charlie has published the second edition of his Amazon.com best-selling book “The Small Business Lifecycle: A No-Fluff Guide to Navigating the Five Stages of Small Business Growth.”

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