Unpacking Design

Episode 92 - Unpacking Charlie Gilkey’s "Start Finishing"

Episode Summary

Have you ever had trouble getting yourself to start a project that you really wanted to pursue? Or spending a lot of time on a project, but never finishing it? These are issues that many designers face for many reasons including lack of planning, time management, fear, doubts, and others. Learn more about Charlie Gilkey’s book, Start Finishing, and how it can help you develop a process for starting and completing projects in this episode of Unpacking Design!

Episode Notes

Shownotes: www.unpackingdesign.com/podcast/92

Have you ever had trouble getting yourself to start a project that you really wanted to pursue? Or spending a lot of time on a project, but never finishing it? These are issues that many designers face for many reasons including lack of planning, time management, fear, doubts, and others.

In this episode, Mike shares a book that he recently purchased and read called Start Finishing by Charlie Gilkey where the author shares insights on time management, blocking out time based on personal preferences for productive hours of the day, and consistency among others. This book has been an inspiration for Mike to brainstorm his lifelong goals and begin pursuing them through the projects he works on today and in the near future.

Mike and Tim discuss the importance of planning ahead for every project and creating a schedule with a clear end date. They talk about the importance of having no more than a set number of projects to work on simultaneously, which includes personal endeavors like fitness routines and hobbies.

Learn more about Charlie Gilkey’s book, Start Finishing, and how it can help you develop a process for starting and completing projects in this episode of Unpacking Design!—

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