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Kimberly Hardy
10:14
I never used a project management system before, and started using Asana and am finding it so helpful!
Sabrina Lear
10:27
Good to hear. For me, I found making a Google Sheet and organizing all my projects into the tiered categories helped me. I already use Google Keep on a daily basis for my to-do/next actions and for my current projects (for me, my family, and beyond). I've used Asana in the past but for some reason I'm not gravitating to right now. I may open it up and try again.
Cortney Frandsen
10:38
I'm using Microsoft To Do for short and long-term, but I had a look at GQueues and that looks pretty nice as well
Claire Cote
10:55
I am slowly learning about Asana, but additional resources would be helpful!
Molly Alexander
11:20
If anyone knows of any helpful Asana tutorial videos please share :)
Sabrina Lear
11:55
I used it for my previous non-profit board I was on. It was helpful. Asana itself has great tutorials.
Meredith Degenhardt
12:03
April mentioned that … we aren't super human... you can't do everything. the journal from Awesome with Alison also helps me encourages me to find awesome in the little things
Molly Alexander
17:30
Stacey I had that same "aha" moment when I was constantly holding/nursing the baby. It was so helpful to let go
Stacey Collins
17:51
Glad I am in good company @molly :) It is freeing!
Stacey Collins
18:04
free-ing? You know what I mean ;)
Claire Cote
18:14
Me too!
Sabrina Lear
18:15
I have one take away/win I could share...
Molly Alexander
19:12
I am really balanced right now, and my husband is about to go back to the hospital for lots of clinicals so I'm bracing myself to shift my weight on the surfboard a little ;)
Cortney Frandsen
19:42
In my workouts, there are a lot of balance challenges. I struggle with them, but that doesn't mean that I'm failing at the workout. It means that I'm growing and challenging myself. I think we can apply that to our lives. Even when we're out of balance, we're learning and growing.
Stacey Collins
19:57
I love that Cortney!
Melanie
22:19
Great job, Sabrina! Thanks for sharing your process.
Meredith Degenhardt
22:34
Sabrina, she has a recent podcast episode where she talks about all the brain dumps that she does. and filled up franklin planners
Leslie
22:56
My workweek was crazy this week and I am having to put in extra hours. It has been really hard not to feel the mommy guilt. But thinking of the "limiting" projects thing, I finally said to myself--This week I'm being a mom by providing for my family. It won't be like this every week...and that helped alleviate the guilt a little. I don't like that it's like this right now, but it will be temporary and other days i'll be a mom by being a more hands-on mom. And I've tried to make the time that I am with them really count.
Tamar Yunger
24:10
yes totally! separating all the projects into 4 categories and focusing on the most pressing 7 and then making next actions for the current projects has made a huge difference
Leslie
24:23
I try to visualize it as Harry Potter's pensieve
Sabrina Lear
24:46
That tiered pyramid helped to categorize.
Sabrina Lear
25:36
I think we'll learn how to "DO" the stuff with the weekly review and project time
Molly Alexander
25:53
I love that Leslie. You sound intentional and aware and I think that will help you take advantage of the weeks you are able to be a more hands-on mom!
Claire Cote
27:48
Thank you Roxy!!! Yes….I am easily distracted with projects within projects.
Sabrina Lear
27:55
What did everyone think of "next actions"? When I got to that I sort of froze thinking is this another "to-do" list? I still need to sit with this step a little longer.
Cortney Frandsen
28:44
I had a win similar to Roxy today... I decided that I would get the kitchen clean and nothing else. Even when other things caught my eye and tempted me, I said nope and kept focus on the kitchen. It felt so good to accomplish the task that I set out to do.
Sabrina Lear
29:12
Good job Cortney!
Sabrina Lear
29:17
And thanks Carrie for sharing!
Tamar Yunger
29:31
Sabrina: yes to the next actions...got a little lot there.
Meredith Degenhardt
29:45
I liked the idea of next action... I feel like it would help to not try to do the whole project... how do you eat an elephant? one bite at a time?
Sabrina Lear
31:07
@Rachel That's the teacher in you :) What about the rest of us...
Molly Alexander
31:10
Sally is so stinkin' cute!
Meredith Degenhardt
31:36
@sabrina lol. me too.. it's hard to turn off teacher brain
Sabrina Lear
32:03
That's helpful. Targeted "to-do list"
Sabrina Lear
33:41
Are you talking about the "Current Project list"
Roxy Ferguson
34:13
I’m using Asana
Sabrina Lear
36:18
Correct me, this is so far what I have from the program... I have 3 "lists" now: 1) master project list (long and everything brain dumped into tiers), 2) Current projects (take 5-7 from that master list - for me, my family, and beyond), and 3) "Next action list"
Sabrina Lear
36:55
So that last list is essentially now that "targeted/focused to-do list"
Stacey Collins
37:00
That's what I have
Melanie
37:00
I use physical post-its so I can move them around between lists and keep my back log out of sight.
Stacey Collins
37:48
I struggle with knowing what emails to delete! Does anyone have good rules about this?
Molly Alexander
37:48
That's a good idea Melanie
Melanie
37:51
And just have a few post-it with my to dos for the day
Sabrina Lear
37:56
I do like the idea of 'context lists' - good ideas
Sabrina Lear
38:26
@Stacey archive if you can't decide to delete or not! You can always search for it again.
Sabrina Lear
39:07
Or label it and archive? That's what I default to
Cortney Frandsen
39:59
I second the email archiving (gmail and outlook both have it) - it's not deleted, but it's also not in your inbox, and if you need it later you can go find it
Claire Cote
40:01
Kinesthetic learning - sort of!
Stacey Collins
40:11
Thanks!
Claire Cote
40:27
Thanks everyone!
Alishia Huefner
40:33
How do we access the marco polo group?
Stacey Collins
41:21
alishiahuefner@msn.com
Stacey Collins
41:26
is that you?
Alishia Huefner
41:36
Yes
Stacey Collins
41:40
K ill resend the link!