- Charlie’s views on starting the year and how (like me) he decides on starting it in a different month than January (03:55; 05:32).
- What got him – or necessitated him – to get into productivity (06:42), and how being a person of multiple interests had him realize the lack of conversation on productivity in the academe (09:11).
- A brief background/history of the productivity movement and resource people (10:01), and how the productivity scene is much more competitive and challenging to break into currently (11:40).
- His tips on what people can do to wade through opportunities amidst ongoing projects (15:55).
- How to apply the Project Cagematch (a concept that originated from wrestling) in planning and prioritizing, which starts with self-compassion (16:04; 19:30) and how the process reveals our true values and goals (20:42).
- The one word to remove from our mental dialogues (18:15).
- Priorities and aspirations: The difference between the two and our tendency to confuse these ideas (21:30).
- How the starts and finishes of projects are more “hyped” concepts, leaving behind the middle part – and how to deal with messy middles and thrashing (22:06).
- His thoughts on letting go – which involves reviewing stuff periodically, updating awareness (28:25), recognizing changes (32:12), and the idea of sustainable mediocrity (34:09).
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