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Eve Rodsky of Fair Play shared the below theory on a podcast I was listening to. Surveys of heterosexual couples show that women believe that they do the majority of the work in the house. No surprise there. Those same surveys show that the men in the same relationships believe they (the men) do the majority of the housework. How is this possible?
Well, Rodsky says, it’s because generally speaking, most men have no concept of all the work that goes into running a home. Let’s talk about how to make the work more visual so everyone appreciates it and more easily share it.
Ah, moving. With two kids. And a dog. Across state lines. And then, five months later, from a rental into a house we bought. While I’m not a moving expert, I’m now very experienced.
Here’re some strategies that made my life easier if you’re going through it.
As someone who felt decently organized through law school, I got a pretty rude awakening when I became an actual attorney. The sheer number of active cases, deadlines, and all the work that went into hitting case deadlines threw me for a loop. While I looked like I had it together on the outside, inside, I felt stretched too thin and constantly anxious I’d drop a ball. Why didn’t someone teach us how to manage my time, tasks, and deadlines in law school?!
Over time, I figured out a system that really reduced my stress and last-minute scrambles and now works for my attorney clients. Let’s dig in.
Having a child is life-changing stuff in and of itself. Figuring out how to make motherhood work – including how to plan for maternity leave – with your career is a whole new ball game. One of my clients, a woman who works in an executive capacity within an organization, recently asked me if I […]
There’s a reason you as a modern working woman have been struggling to figure out how to make a paper planner work for you for so long. There’s a reason that, despite your best efforts, you’re still overwhelmed.Paper planners just can’t keep up with a modern working woman’s life.
Two weeks ago, a prospective client said, “I’ve tried time-blocking before, and it didn’t work. How is your method different?”
Man oh man, do I get it. It took me a LONG time to figure out how to make time-blocking work for me and now my clients. I almost gave up, too.
Time-blocking, in short, is putting an entry in your calendar for when you’ll do an activity or task. Basically, you don’t just use your calendar for events with other people – you use it to figure out when you’ll do EVERYTHING on your plate.
Sounds simple, but, yikes, can it get unwieldy fast.
I eventually figured out a way that time-blocking, within the right system and with the right approach, DELIVERS. It provides incredible clarity and freedom and helps you go to bed feeling proud of today and calm about tomorrow (which feels pretty different from the days when I relied on to-do lists to get things done).
So, let’s dig into the common hangups that derail time-blocking efforts and explain why you should give it another chance – this time within the right system.
When I was learning how to prepare for a deposition, here’s the critical lesson a partner taught me – and how it’s changed how I manage my business.
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Want to make sure nothing is falling through the cracks? Create a bird’s eye view. Let me show you how.
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When most people hear that we opted to move from San Diego to MN, we get a raised-eyebrow, “what?”-look. And I get it…
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I’ve always had perfectionist tendencies – I edit and re-edit things (including, sometimes, these posts) until I get things “just right.”
Spending my first adult chapter as a litigator did nothing to help this tendency. A partner once criticized my (winning) brief because…
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Realistic time management designed for professional working women
I'm a former big law attorney who got overwhelmed as a first year and slowly pieced together a time/task management system that actually reduced my stressed, helped me stay on top of it all (and know it), feel confident drawing boundaries, and soak in time with my family and friends. I'd love to get you there, too.