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John Green and the very cool thing I’ve decided to miss

John Green and the very cool thing I’ve decided to miss

A few weeks ago, one of my favorite people on the internet, Sharon McMahon, opened up enrollment for her summer book club. I decided to skip it to create extra space in my life over the summer. When Sharon announced that a live conversation with John Green would be...

Do you feel like a success when you achieve something?

Do you feel like a success when you achieve something?

A few months ago, I read a thought-provoking article by Jason Feifer called “Do you have productivity dysmorphia? Here’s the cure.” Obviously, as a productivity nerd, I devoured it immediately. I’d never even heard the phrase ‘productivity dysmorphia.’ Jason himself...

Eureka Results just turned one

Eureka Results just turned one

On April 30, 2021, I published my first book, Eureka Results: How Entrepreneurs Can Turn Their Best Ideas Into Reality. I was grateful to have done it and even more grateful to be done. 🙂 I thought it would capture all of my thoughts on the topic of systems. It...

The saga of the grilling spatula

The saga of the grilling spatula

I was washing dishes the other day when I noticed our grilling spatula for the fifteenth time. I was vaguely annoyed that it was still on the counter…but not in a super conscious way. Just an under the surface ‘meh’ feeling that can usually get drowned out by other...

I’m tired of redeeming my days

I’m tired of redeeming my days

Here’s my confession for the week: a couple weeks ago, I stayed up until after 11:00 pm ‘redeeming my day.’ My daughter had a really rough day. By 9 pm, I’d accomplished nothing (according to my own expectations). My to-do list had been realistic for the day I had...

The Audiobook is Here

The Audiobook is Here

After many hours of fiddling with audio settings, stumbling over my own words, pausing for yet another plane to fly by, and wishing I had written a sentence differently after reading it, I now have a complete audio version of my book. You can find it right here:

Duty is limited

Duty is limited

There are things in business that have the weight of duty to them. We have a duty to keep our promises to our customers. To be financially responsible. To learn and improve. To build an ethical business. We have hard seasons we want to leave behind as quickly as possible. But what would happen if we looked for ways to lighten that load? Maybe even to make it kind of fun?

What I learned about systems from a book about relationships

What I learned about systems from a book about relationships

Systems done right actually help you balance those two things – cultivating consistency where you need it so you have space to channel your best creative energy. We often think of systems as removing our freedom – making us do the same things the same ways over and over ad nauseam. And they can do that. But they don’t have to!

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