Start Finishing 

Start Finishing

Virtual Book Club and MicroCourse

Virtual Book Club
and MicroCourse

28 days of micro lessons to go from idea to done. Learn to organize your time and projects so you can finish what matters most from founder, author, speaker, business strategist and podcaster, Charlie Gilkey.

Book Club Date: March 1st – 28th, 2021

This Is Not Your Average Book Club

What do you need to start finishing

the work that matters most to you?

Start Finishing has the answer, and author Charlie Gilkey has partnered with hiitide to offer a Virtual Book Club for these important lessons.

We don’t do ideas, we do projects, and projects that matter most (Best Work) are often the hardest to complete but give the most fulfillment. They help us thrive.

It’s time to learn how to organize your time more efficiently, so that you can make meaningful progress on your passion project.

During this 4-week Virtual Book Club, you’ll integrate the tools and techniques from Start Finishing in real time through daily micro-lessons and live author Q&A’s.

What is a Virtual Book Club?

What is a

Virtual

Book Club?

What is a

Virtual Book Club?

1. Daily Companion Course

Each hiitide course contains 28 days of actionable micro-lessons designed to enhance retention, application, and collaboration.

2. Bestselling Books in 14 mins a Day

We translate thousands of hours of content from books, podcasts, talks, and articles into the most essential 14-minute daily lessons.

3. Live Q&As with Authors & Readers

Ask your most pressing questions directly to Charlie Gilkey with 2 LIVE Q&A sessions.

4. Support From Like-Hearted Humans

Get accountability to finish, apply, and share lessons & stories that can transform how you approach yourself and others.

how it works

Two Tools

The Book

95% of hiitide members finish the book. Whether you love reading or not, this book club will be your guide.

MicroCourse 

Follow along with our 4-week MicroCourse on the hiitide mobile app.

What’s Included

Daily Lessons

We focus on getting 1% better every day, and 1% of each day is just 14 minutes. Each day we deliver a batch of journaling exercises, lessons, fresh meditations and other opportunities to integrate the companion course's lessons in 14 minutes or less.

Connect with Authors

You'll have two opportunities to interact with the author in two LIVE Q+A video sessions, and through our 1:1 messaging feature in the hiitide app.

Course Community

You're not alone! You'll automatically gain access to a message board of like-minded course companions to share your wins, make connections, and cheer each other on for your 4 weeks together.

“I look forward to starting every morning with my cup of tea and hiitide.
It’s my ritual now.”
Virtual Book Club Member

curriculum

What You’ll Learn

WEEK 1

Your Best Work & Why You’re Not Doing it
  • Learn what it means to do your “best work”
  • Develop an effective foundation by exposing your root-cause challenges and combating them
  • Choose a community “Accountability Partner”
  • Decide on one important idea that you’ll convert into a finished project by the end of the book club

WEEK 2

Your Idea Divided by Small Projects = The Achievement of Big Goals
  • Convert your “best work” idea into a SMART goal
  • Distill your goal down into smaller projects
  • Use tools like the Project Pyramid and Time Blocking to make meaningful progress

Recorded Q&A with Charlie Gilkey answering member -submitted questions! 

WEEK 3

Set Yourself up for Success & Don’t Forget a Game Plan
  • Construct a project roadmap 
  • Apply “chunking” to list and sequence your larger tasks
  • Discover and leverage your personal strengths using “GATES”

WEEK 4

When Reality Comes Knocking, Fight the Good Fight and Finish Strong
  • Use “Momentum Planning” to structure your project into your weekly schedule
  • Leverage the power of building habits and routines to promote efficiency and efficacy in taking your project from start to finish

Live Q&A with Charlie Gilkey on Wednesday, March 24th at 7pm ET on Zoom

curriculum

course
outline

What  You’ll Learn

WEEK 1

Your Best Work & Why You’re Not Doing it
  • Learn what it means to do your “best work”
  • Develop an effective foundation by exposing your root-cause challenges and combating them
  • Choose a community “Accountability Partner”
  • Decide on one important idea that you’ll convert into a finished project by the end of the book club

WEEK 2

Your Idea Divided by Small Projects = The Achievement of Big Goals
  • Convert your “best work” idea into a SMART goal
  • Distill your goal down into smaller projects
  • Use tools like the Project Pyramid and Time Blocking to make meaningful progress

Recorded Q&A with Charlie Gilkey answering member -submitted questions! 

WEEK 3

Set Yourself up for Success & Don’t Forget a Game Plan
  • Construct a project roadmap 
  • Apply “chunking” to list and sequence your larger tasks
  • Discover and leverage your personal strengths using “GATES”

WEEK 4

When Reality Comes Knocking, Fight the Good Fight and Finish Strong
  • Use “Momentum Planning” to structure your project into your weekly schedule
  • Leverage the power of building habits and routines to promote efficiency and efficacy in taking your project from start to finish

Live Q&A with Charlie Gilkey on Wednesday, March 24th at 7pm ET on Zoom

By the end of this program, you will:

author

Meet The Author

Meet The Author

Charlie Gilkey

Charlie Gilkey is the founder of Productive Flourishing, a website that helps changemakers (creatives, leaders, and entrepreneurs) start finishing the stuff that matters. Productive Flourishing is routinely placed in the Top 50 websites for planning, productivity, creativity, and team development for creative folks.

Charlie helps people navigate the unique lifecycles of small and microbusinesses so they can make better, more aligned choices about how to take meaningful action and drive their businesses forward.

Charlie’s work is widely cited across media outlets and is routinely featured, showcased, or highlighted in places like Inc., BNET, Time, Forbes, the Guardian, Lifehacker, and more.

testimonials

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Virtual Book Club Feedback

Virtual Book Club Feedback

Virtual

Book Club

Feedback

Super motivating.

“The app has been easy to use and super motivating. I feel like I am already such positive progress in my life. Thanks for guiding me in this journey. I’m so glad my friend recommend the course.”

hiitide VBC Member

hiitide VBC Member

A life-changing experience!

“A life-changing experience in a community of like-minded people. This book club has been more than just discussing what we’ve read. It’s been a catalyst for change. With exercises every day focused to mind, body & soul, I have been able to focus and work on my goals one day at a time. Highly recommend!”​

Support system is amazing.

“I have really enjoyed this experience and am learning a great deal. When you purchase a book like this, having this support system is amazing as you learn from others and I’m not feeling like I’m not getting it.”

hiitide VBC Member

“This is way deeper and more beneficial than any book club I have ever heard of, and I am getting so much out of it.”
Virtual Book Club Member

the book

About Start Finishing 

About

Start Finishing

Book available for purchase after checkout

How much of your time and attention lately has been focused on things that truly matter to you?

Most people’s honest answer is: not enough.

Everyone is buried by busywork, responsibility, distraction, and fatigue.

The joy-producing, difference-making ideas are waiting for when the time is right, when the current project is over, when they have a little more money, when the kids are grown, or when they get a more understanding boss. They are waiting for someday.

The trouble is someday never comes on its own.

Start Finishing presents a nine-step method for converting an idea into a project by addressing the challenges you’ll face and getting the project on a reality-based schedule.

This critically acclaimed book will teach you how to:

• Practice the five keys that lead to self-mastery
• Build your success pack of supporters, guides, peers, and beneficiaries
• Keep working through the thrashing that comes with any project that matters to you
• Chunk, link, and sequence your ideas down to doable parts
• Use the Five Project Rule to prioritize your daily schedule and be at peace with the work you choose not to do
• Fly through drag points―how to deal with head trash, no-win scenarios, and other people’s priorities
• Heatmap your schedule so you do the right work at the right time
• Overcome cascades, logjams, and tarpits―the three ways projects routinely get stuck
• Finish strong―celebrate, review, and ride the momentum to your next goal

You are not incapable, wired to struggle, or fated to be unable to get your act together. With a few key steps, you can change the way you show up, how you plan, and how you respond when things get tough.

You can Start Finishing the work that matters most to you.

Available: Kindle, Audiobook, Hard Cover, or Paperback

Amazon:
5/5

Book available for purchase after checkout