Thrivner Book Club | Big Magic

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Elizabeth Gilbert  A recent Recode Decode podcast with Alex Kantrowitz nicely captured the context for our discussion. Essentially, there are two kinds of work:  Idea work, which is anything involved with creating...

Thrivner Book Club | Why We Sleep

Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams Matthew Walker n his book Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, Dr. Matthew Walker, a professor of neuroscience and psychology, and the director of UC Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab,...

Thrivner Book Club | The Art of Gathering

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters Priya Parker Priya Parker’s book The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters takes a look at multiple styles of gatherings to understand why it is important to change the way we interact and approach...

Productivity Hacks

Getting It Done Okay, we’ll admit it – juggling looks fun, but that doesn’t mean you should try it with your day! We’re taking a look at a few of our favorite approaches for getting things done and staying on top of your to-do list. As an added bonus,...

Trapped Time

Small Tasks You have a morning meeting on the other side of town, and you have no idea how long it will actually take to get there. So you arrive 45 minutes early (ooof), and suddenly have a pocket of trapped time. How do you spend it? This week, we’re taking a...

The Arena App: Project Planner

Simple > Complex Finally! The simple view of your complex life is available in The Arena App: Project Planner, Version 2.0. This new version includes a 7-day outlook for planning, improved lists, and a data import/export function for use with CSV or JSON. Keep...

Back to School 2019

And So It Begins The beginning of the new school year always seems to sneak up on us. As children, we reveled in newly sharpened pencils, blank notebooks, and dividers ready to be labeled. Now, as parents of school-age children, we still revel in the newness. And as...

What Moves People Into Action

Plan the Day You do everything you can to plan your day in advance so that when you get started, you know what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. But then something happens and it manages to throw off your entire day. So how do you get back on track? What...

Thrivner Book Club | Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. By: Brené Brown In Dare to Lead, author/researcher Brené Brown ties together the research topics explored in her previous works to inspire readers to become leaders. Brown has a way of weaving a compelling...

Thrivner Book Club | Educated

EducatedBy: Tara Westover Educated by Tara Westover is the story of Dr. Westover’s past, growing up in a very strict Mormon household, not attending school until college, narrowly escaping multiple family tragedies, and her tales of survival through it all. We chose...