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...

The Paper Planner

Planning In our most recent blog post, we took a look at how The Arena App stacks up against some of the other ways people plan their work. We compared Arena with keeping all of your projects in your head, in a paper planner, on your calendar, and on sticky notes. For...

Thrivner Book Club | Becoming

Becoming By: Michelle Obama Michelle Obama’s debut memoir, Becoming, provides an intimate look into her life growing up on the South Side of Chicago, her time in Ivy League schools, her career moves, and balancing life with her husband Barack and their daughters. Mrs....

Arena and the Competition

Competing in the Arena Welcome back to the Arena blog! As part of our return to sharing some of our favorite information, we are taking a look at how The Arena App stacks up against the competition. While developing Arena, we took a look at several important aspects...

3 Problems The Arena App Can Help You Solve

The Commitment We all have that concern when we take on a project: Do I have time for this? Unfortunately, we sometimes don’t ask ourselves that question before we agree to something and end up not having time for that project, no matter how small it seems. But now...

Team Book Recommendations

Every month, our team participates in a book discussion (usually held via a virtual meeting platform). The book is chosen by  team members on a rotating basis, and the book must meet the following criteria: Non-fiction Must relate to our clients, our company, and/or...

Checklist vs. Playlist: Tips for a Successful Day

When you’re stuck but ready to get back into action when you’re stuck, consider checklists and playlists! Whereas checklists are all about taking steps to reach an already-identified outcome, playlists are an approach to choosing and implementing an outcome....

Thrivner Book Club | Decisive

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and WorkBy: Chip and Dan Heath Decisive, written by brothers Chip and Dan Heath, is designed to serve as a road map for making better personal and professional choices. The core of the book focuses on explaining how to use...

Setting Yourself Up for Success in 2019

As January dawns there is no end to the advice out there about how to start the new year well. We already wrote a blog about resolutions, so our advice is already on the record. This post is about something slightly different: How do you end a year well? Ending a year...