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...

New Year, New Goals, Best You

The new year is almost here! For some people, the dawn of a new year is an opportunity to reflect and improve. Others see the new year as just another day and are far more likely to reflect and improve when they feel internally compelled to do so. They see nothing...

Simplify: Life and The Arena App

Preparation: Make it Simple Now that we are officially into the last month of the year, time feels as though it is speeding up, and we have a limited amount of it to finish everything. While this is not actually the case, it doesn’t seem to make that feeling any...

Thrivner Book Club | Born to Run

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never SeenBy: Christopher McDougall Born to Run, written by Christopher McDougall, is a story of the Tarahumara (a reclusive Mexican tribe who may hold the secrets of being an ultimate...

Don’t Break the Chain

Productivity Advice Several years ago, comedian Jerry Seinfeld offered a piece of creative advice to another aspiring comic, Brad Isaac: The only way to be a better comedian is to write more, and the best way to write more is to write every day. But that isn’t where...

Using a List to Relax More This Holiday Season

We’ve all been there: You committed to way too many holiday parties, can’t remember who wanted Dare to Lead, only have time to put up the decorations in two rooms instead of the whole house, and made a to-do list, but it’s too late to start. So now what? You...

Thanksgiving Planning

Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your house or you’re packing up the car – and the kids, the pets, the kitchen sink – to travel somewhere else, this time of year can seem particularly hectic if you don’t plan ahead. Of course, there’s no guarantee...

Zen to Done with The Arena App, Part 2

A Quick Recap A few weeks ago, we posted Part 1 of our series on how The Arena App works with the Zen to Done (Babauta, 2011) method, covering the first tenants. This week, we’re taking a look at the remaining ones, and how you can use Arena to help keep you on task...

Zen to Done With The Arena App

Zen to Done One of the biggest hurdles that many of us encounter in our days is the ability to just start a project. The methods of both Zen to Done (Babauta, 2011) and Getting Things Done (Allen, 2015 (2nd edition)) point out that most of the time, the largest part...