Systems

  • Banish Expectations

    Banish Expectations

    Banish Expectations   It’s time to banish the thought that you have to do certain tasks at certain times, or in certain ways. Or first thing in the morning. (Or last thing at night, while doing yoga drinking cold press whatever-that-is while smiling at the ceiling.)   Sometimes I work well in batches. Sometimes the “tick this off once a week” (or once a day) type approach helps. Just as our lives are not static, our systems don’t have to be set in stone either. They need to exist, but they can change with you.   It’s the internet, so here the disclaimer for the “but what about” devils advocate…

  • Who Is Screaming The Loudest

    Who Is Screaming The Loudest?

    Who Is Screaming The Loudest?   Is saw this tweet and it immediately inspired me to share a story.   How should we prioritize tasks? Maybe by asking, “Who is screaming the loudest?” and getting them out of the way. I try to do the tasks I dread the most in the morning for this reason. I know I’ll stress and worry all day otherwise. https://t.co/hpCnTcbWZ7 — The ADHD Academic (@theADHDacademic) September 2, 2021 The tweet reads: How should we prioritise tasks? Maybe by asking, “Who is screaming the loudest?” and getting them out of the way. I try to do the tasks I dread most in the morning for…

  • Six Simple Steps To Systems Success

    Six Simple Steps To Systems Success   When I was working with a business coach to prep this business and launch it, they suggested I start writing about systems. You know, content marketing, build your authority. It’s not a bad idea, and I’ve certainly been blogging for eons. The problem is, I have a very simple approach to strategising anything, and it’s so simple that it can be hard to write more on the topic.   My theory stems from what I was told about writing in high school: Who, What, When Where, Why, How.   Since high school English class, I’ve worked in all kinds of business, including on…

  • Why “SMART” Goals Don’t Work For Me

    I’ve never been a fan of “SMART” goals.   SMART stands for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Related.   I’ve had years of unstable health. I’m a carer. I work a job. I used to commute 3 hours a day. My free time is limited and dictated by important variable such as health – that’s why SMART goals don’t work for me. My time is not negotiable based on the “if you were really motivated you’d find time” type of attitude, which I feel is the “productivity” attitude that is associated with SMART goals.    Why “SMART” Goals Don’t Work For Me   If I had SMART goals, I’d be forever…