#23 Episode "Name the Day! - Make Doing Chores Easier for Home & Office

 
Today’s episode is for Melissa and for all of the other “go-getters” out there!
 

Melissa is a soccer mom who helps a soccer organization in her community. But beyond her volunteer time in her community Melissa also takes care of her family, and helps her elderly parents. She home schools her children and manages her house. Melissa is like you and I - she is a “go-getter” - but even Melissa can become overwhelmed with home and office projects

I want to encourage Melissa and all of us that we can enjoy life while getting things done when we do not try to do it “ALL” at once. When we trade in B I G plate portion projects for “bite-sized” productivity we can make our “ALL” “small” which helps us to bENCOURAGEd Today!

Today, we are going to talk about one of my favorite Make Your ALL Small - “bite-sized” tips...Name the Day! - But before I begin let’s define what a Chore is.

~ Chores...

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#21 Episode: "Do These FIVE Things to Finish What You Start" with Download

 
Starting something new is exciting - whether it be a new year, new job, new project, or a new habit. But new becomes old very quickly if we do not refresh ourselves throughout the process.

As Christians, this must involve us seeking God while applying practical disciplines that will help us finish what we begin. One of my favorite Scriptures encourages us to finish what we start...

“Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.”

~ 2 Cor. 8:11-12 NIV

HOW do we make sure that we “Now finish the work” that we have begun?

Let me encourage you to Do These 5 Things to Finish What You Start…

1.) Eliminate Distractions - make what used to be a distraction, a reward
2.) Focus on a Few - simplify by only working on a few habits or projects at a time
3.) No...
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#13 Episode: "3 Steps to Get You Stirred Up!" with NEW Download

 

 

This podcast is a little different today - Normally, I follow a production clipboard - I sit down each month and plan out all the podcasts for several weeks - which helps me schedule recordings in advance, so that I can produce resources and balance my workload - But as today got closer I kept pausing that production schedule - because I wanted to share some timely encouragement.

  • Address election challenges, feeling discouraged, or really just frozen
  • You did what you could - now focus on your house - the plans God has for you

So what CAN you do to bENCOURAGEd to fulfill the plans God has for you?
Here are...

3 Steps to Get Stirred Up!...

  1. Get around an encouraging environment - You just heard about my bENCOURAGEd Today Podcast Facebook Group - no longer open, BUT Come check out my NEW Membership Group for all things planning! >> The Go Getters Club!!!
  2. Identify your Strengths
    What do people like about you? - Ask and make a list of 5 character strengths
    What are...
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#10 Episode: "Review Preview Recap" includes Download

 

On today's episode I  recap...
Review Preview - my #1 Productivity Tip!
Learn where it came from, what it does, and how you can apply it effectively in your life! 

  • A brief history of Review Preview  - how I learned how to meet with myself weekly

           Bonus tip - Interview your boss, minister, or organization leader - always be ready with at least one question that you can ask so that you can gain knowledge from those who mentor you. 

  • What Review Preview Does 

         - It allows you to stop planning and begin to Generate a Plan - which helps you fulfill the plans that God has for you.
          - It consolidates a 30-45 minute weekly meeting with yourself that reviews your previous week inlight of Scriptures and God's plans for your life and previews your upcoming week as you sync your To Do List, Thank You List, and calendar/planner 

  • How You...
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#2 Episode: "3 Thoughts to Launch into a Productive Season" includes resource links

 

Okay, so let’s begin today’s podcast with some encouragement!

This week’s encouragement comes from a LIVE video on the bENCOURAGEd Today Podcast Community Facebook Group where I shared tips on how to “Purge to be Productive”.

Today’s encouragement comes from Holly - who shared -

"I so needed this about doing things in "little bites." The purge/productivity has really been on my mind. Our environments are so important...and clutter creates stress. My office also doubles as Clara's playroom. I am in the middle of purge, as well as painting the house to make it a more "cheerful/motivating" environment. Great message!"

As I read Holly’s comment I knew that I wanted to dive further into this concept of “Purge to be Productive” - Thank you Holly for your comment and we are going to get to this subject today!

Today we are going to think on…

“3 Thoughts to Launch into a Productive Season” so that you can...

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