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
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...
You (probably) don’t have a laziness problem
If you think you’re somehow lazy, you’re probably wrong. If you can pinpoint where the overwhelm is actually coming from, finding the right fix is easier.
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
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
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
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!
When Parkinson’s Law isn’t enough
During my most recent maternity leave, I learned a lot about the power of Parkinson’s Law – the idea that work expands to fill the space we give it.I tried to ramp down my workload so my hours could follow, and it didn’t work. Here’s what helped me…
Parkinson’s Law in real life
Parkinson’s Law is more like a principle than a law, but it definitely holds water. It was a good reminder to me of something I knew but didn’t really want to believe: the best way to cut your working hours is…
to cut your working hours.