The Creative Giant Show with Charlie Gilkey
About This Show
The Creative Giant Show reveals a behind-the-scenes peek at creative success so you can start to understand what really separates those who are successful in their careers, businesses, and professional endeavors. (Hint: it's not what you think.)
Join Charlie Gilkey from Productive Flourishing as he hosts authentic, transparent, and illuminating conversations with a wide range of Creative Giants, from the well-knowns like Seth Godin, Jonathan Fields, and Pam Slim, to up-and-comers deep in the throes of surfacing their body of work.
Most Recent Episode
136: Q&A #10: Having a No Electronics Rule, Switching Your Focus, and Conducting a Mid-Month Review
In this Q&A, Angela joins Charlie to answer questions from the Campfire about why they have a no electronics rule in the bedroom or dining room area, how to determine if your current focus block isn’t going to work and how to switch to something else, and how to conduct a mid-month review. Key Takeaways: [1:02] - Angela and Charlie have a no electronics rule in the bedroom/ at the dining room table . How did they decide to do this, how do they actually do this, and what do they feel like it’s done for them? How can the listener incorporate this without feeling like they might miss out on business opportunities if they’re not always available? [1:45] - Firstly, Charlie encourages letting go of the 24/7 availability, unless you are really in an emergency response role. This way, your clients are getting the best you have to offer when you are available. Additionally, we miss more business opportunities because we’re frazzled, not because we’re not available. [4:20] - Angela and Charlie have been following this rule for about ten years. It began to get frustrating when one would be on their phone while the other was talking, and they wanted to spend the time they had together actually being together. They have a place for their phones when they get home, and also don’t have a television in their bedroom. This allows them to be intentional about their media consumption. [10:30] - This was born out of personal observation of people browsing through their phones while being engaged with others, and it really started to bother Angela. Charlie and Angela had several discussions about it to figure out the best way to implement and carry it out. [14:05] - It’s awfully easy to get back into those habits of being constantly connected to our devices, but when we take a step back, we can use that time to connect with ourselves and those around us. To start, we can think about what would feel good to us, then communicate that to clients or family, so we can show up at our best for them. [20:09] - Jeremy from the Campfire wants to know: How do you determine if your current creative block (focus block) just isn’t going to work and you switch to something different? How do you get back on track with a creative block (focus block) once you start falling off track? [21:05] - There is a quick recap of what