Charlie Gilkey

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Charlie Gilkey helps people start finishing the stuff that matters. He's the founder of Productive Flourishing, author of the forthcoming Start Finishing and The Small Business Lifecycle, and host of the Productive Flourishing podcast. Prior to starting Productive Flourishing, Charlie was a Joint Force Military Logistics Coordinator while simultaneously pursuing a PhD in Philosophy. He lives with his wife, Angela, in Portland, Oregon.

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Charlie Gilkey This is always such a hard question for me to answer because it's rare that I lack the inspiration to write. I'm a non-fiction writer, so experience…moreThis is always such a hard question for me to answer because it's rare that I lack the inspiration to write. I'm a non-fiction writer, so experience and living are my inspirations. I may not have the energy or the right brainspace, but the inspiration is usually there.

But, on those rare occasions in which I don't have something to say, my go-tos are:
1. Strike up a conversation with someone. Anyone, really. The conversation will always get me thinking about something to write.
2. Read something. Anything, really, as it'll make me think of something to write.
3. Go for a walk or do something active. It doesn't matter what it is ... it'll get me thinking about something to write.
4. Trick myself into writing a lot by writing a little. I call this the 300 Words Trick -- you can read more about it here: https://www.productiveflourishing.com...

Being inspired ≠ I automatically create the space to do so.

If I got to change or flip the question, I'd change it to "what do you need to do to become more curious, aware, or enthralled by what's going on around you such that writing is a byproduct of those rather than the reason you want to get inspired?"

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Core Conversations on Start Finishing: How to Find Mentors and Beneficiaries Who Work for You


Editor’s Note: This is a continuation of our core conversations on Charlie’s book Start Finishing . In our last conversation, Patricia Bravo talked about derailers. In today’s conversation, Mike Ambassador Bruny talks about mentors and beneficiaries. Below is a transcription of his video.


This is Mike Ambassador Bruny here, and I’m going to talk about a situation that I’m actually growing th...

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“As with all dead things, holding onto it won’t keep it alive or change the fact that it’s useful time has come and gone. Hanging onto dead stuff has a higher psychic cost than most of us realize; in time, dead stuff does what trash and dead things do – it stinks”
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“The difference between Before and After is that today we need to safeguard our inner weirdo, seal it off and protect it from being buffeted. Learn an old torch song that nobody knows; read a musty, out-of-print detective novel; photograph a honey-perfect sunset and show it to no one. We may need to build new and stronger weirdo cocoons, in which to entertain our private selves. Beyond the sharing, the commenting, the constant thumbs-upping, beyond all that distracting gilt, there are stranger things waiting to be loved.”
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