Put down the caffeinated beverage.
Put down that "guide to beating procrastination".
Take your hands off the keyboard/mouse, the dishes headed to the dishwasher, the kid's school play costume, the project for your client, the schoolbooks, or the errands-running steering wheel.
Just for a minute, just take a deep breath.
Close your eyes and fill in the blank: "If I had all the time in the world, I would ___."
Yeah, I know, me too.
After my son was born, I had fantasies of being able to speed-learn and speed-do everything in my life. I was completely exhausted from a problematic delivery and overwhelmed with my formerly Type-A, organize-y expectations of myself. The worst of it was that I believed it would be like that forever.
I despised my lack of time. I saw it as one of the great struggles of my life: I had these big plans to run a business, but I had no idea how I was going to 'find' the time. (As if time were hiding from me…)
Now, I'm all about creating space with your time. Creating space FOR time. Planning With Time. Spending Time. And using clever strategies to let time know: "You, Time, are my friend. I'm grateful for you and your message. I'm glad that I have the time I have."
I know because I did it.
And I want to help you do the same.
You deserve to have peace.
You deserve to have confidence.
You deserve to feel rested.
You deserve to have every moment of your time for you and what you love.
Chief Cleverness Officer, Time-Finder, & Obi-Wan of Organizing,
Lover of all things clever, organized, witty, productive, and motivational. Hardcore in love with planning, planners, planning supplies... *sigh of happy*
When I'm not obsessing over organization, productivity, or wit, you'll find me rehearsing for another community theatre production, reading a biography of some historical figure, watching sci-fi (Captain Picard and Malcolm Reynolds are some of my favorite people), planning for or going on a trip to Disneyland, playing "Mommysaurus Rex" with my 2-year-old, or kissing my husband.
If you're the sort who likes hugs from people you've just met, we'll get along great.
My goal in life is to be more like Mary Poppins, right down to Feeding the Birds.
Also, if you can tell me why the Oxford Comma is the BUSINESS, we'll be braiding each other's hair by the end of the day.
The Professional Deets - Completed a BS in Communication, Teaching, & Training at the University of Utah. Completed Marie Forleo's B-School and Ryan Deiss's Content Marketer Certification. Trained in World Class Customer Service at DisneyWorld, the Winter Olympics, and the Tony-Award Winning Utah Shakespearean Festival.
Two decades of organizing and managing offices, implementing marketing strategies, hiring & onboarding structures, and SOPs/systems for Non-Profits, Start-Ups, and Staffing Agencies.
Best practices, coaching methods, and strategic shortcuts were developed both from professional experience and managing volunteer teams in the world of community theatre, where low budgets and limited resources require creative and inventive solutions.
Chief Production Officer, Challenge-Accepter, Wonder Woman of Workflow
Hobbies: Gardening flowers, crocheting, hiking, traveling, studying cultures & eating good food
Your Hero: Amy Eldridge - she started Love Without Boundaries a charity to help orphaned and impoverished children around the world. I love that she spends her entire life serving others.
Favorite part of your day: 10:00PM when things are quiet and life is still
Favorite way to relax: A good Netflix series
Favorite Celebrity Encounter: I met and shook Kurt Russell's hand and got tongue tied. I was volunteering at the Nissan open, you know, holding the QUIET signs. I had just kicked Kurt out of the roped area because I had no idea who it was with his hat and glasses on. So another volunteer brought him back and introduced him to me and with glasses off I absolutely knew who he was.
But meeting Tim Ballard in February was AWESOME!! He may not be a celebrity but to me he is and I admire him and all he does. Usually when I see famous people I let them go by but I had to meet and talk to Tim Ballard and ok, get a photo with him.
Chief Illustration Officer, Sanity-Giver, & Dr. Who-rah of Happiness
Hobbies: My hobbies center around creating things with my hands, drawing, painting, writing, also cooking, making wire jewelry, cross-stitching and embroidery.
Your Hero: Sometimes, it's Charlotte Bronte or Vincent Van Gogh, Anne Shirley, Jane Eyre, or Malcolm Reynolds, C.S. Lewis, Gordon B. Hinckley, or my mother.
Favorite part of your day: The middle of the night when everyone else is asleep and I get to be all alone with my ideas and the quiet.
Favorite way to relax: Reading a really good book, or listening to an audiobook while I'm making jewelry, or drawing, or cross-stitching.
Favorite celebrity encounter: I went to Comic Con in San Diego with some friends (Yes, I am a huge nerd. It's the best) because we'd gotten tickets to see the four main actors of Supernatural on a panel.
Because the San Diego Con is HUGE, my friend and I schlepped some bedding from our hotel and camped out on the sidewalk all night to see this panel.
Misha Collins (from Supernatural) was on a run right past the line we were all waiting and sleeping in. Everyone freaked out as he ran past, and someone yelled "Bring us coffee!" He waved and smiled and kept running.
NOT HALF AN HOUR LATER, Misha shows up in a half-apron with cupcakes on it, with a crew of people carrying boxes and boxes of hot coffee, and he went up and down the line handing out free hot coffee to everyone in the line who wanted some, taking pictures with people, and telling them how much he loved their costumes. Proving that he's just a great human.