CL247: How To Go From Idea To Done – Interview with Charlie Gilkey

Charlie Gilkey
Charlie Gilkey helps people start finishing the stuff that matters. He is an author, entrepreneur, philosopher, Army veteran, and renowned productivity expert. Founder of Productive Flourishing, Charlie helps professional creatives, leaders, and changemakers take meaningful action on work that matters. His new book is called “Start Finishing: How to Go from Idea to Done” and it’s been getting rave reviews from the likes of Daniel Pink and Johathan Fields while Seth Godin called it ‘a game-changer” and a “modern day classic”.

In this episode, James Taylor Interviews Charlie Gilkey, and they talked about How To Go From Idea To Done
we cover:
  • 2:38 – Teaching ethics
  • 5:09 – Project management
  • 10:14 – Bright shiny objects
  • 10:48 – Projects as mirrors and bridges
  • 12:04 – Idea triage
  • 17:08 – Going from idea to project
  • 17:44 – Picking an idea that matters to you
  • 19:01 – Making space for your project
  • 19:34 – Building a project roadmap
  • 19:40 – Accounting for drag points
  • 20:08 – Building momentum
  • 20:54 – The Heroes Journey
  • 21:58 – Dealing with poor team alignment
  • 26:37 – The five projects for prioritizing your daily schedule

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