Do you feel crazy busy or busy and fulfilled? What’s the difference?
Most of us say yes to way too many things and then we find ourselves burnt out and frazzled. There are many factors to take into consideration before saying yes to an opportunity. In this episode Erin and I talk with Alli Worthington, author of Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace and Purpose in a World of Crazy, to help us keep our calendar decluttered.
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If someone suddenly needed a place to stay, whether it be a natural disaster or a family “situation,” would you be ready to take them in?
It’s actually a lot simpler than it sounds. Listen as Erin and I discuss the few necessities you can have on hand in case Extreme Hospitality is at your door.
Mentioned in the episode: Twisting Jewelry
*Win a free copy of The What’s For Dinner Solution book by leaving a comment below! Share an idea you have in order to be prepared for Extreme Hospitality. One commenter will be chosen as the winner!
- 1 lb. ground beef
- ¼ chopped onion
- 16 oz. penne pasta, parboiled and drained
- 6 cups spaghetti sauce
- 6 slices mozzarella
- ½ cup Parmesan cheese
Prepare: Brown ground beef and onions together. Add spaghetti sauce. Combine sauce and cooked pasta, mix well.
Freeze: Spread pasta in 9×13 pan and cover with foil. Attach two freezer bags to pan, one with the mozzarella cheese slices, one with gated Parmesan cheese. Freeze.
Serve: Thaw casserole and cheeses. Place mozzarella cheese slices over casserole. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly. Remove the foil and bake for 5 more minutes. Serves 4.
Want to Cozy Up Your Home to make it more inviting?
Erin and I discuss and share easy and non-fussy ways to make your home a place where people will be comfortable and want to gather together.
It doesn’t have to be expensive or perfect. In fact, people are more comfortable with the opposite!
Listen and get ideas about topics from furniture to food choices and how you can do it all without breaking the bank! Plus, we want to hear from you! What’s your favorite way to make your home cozy and inviting?
Mentioned in the podcast
The Nesting Place: The Nester.com
Rachel Ashwell: The World of Shabby Chic
Kathi’s Favorite Yummy Roll Recipe
Do you experience insecurity, fear, worry, anxiety, shame, regret? These are just a few examples of cluttered emotions.
You might not know they are at the root of keeping you from living out exactly what you were called to do.
So how do we overcome cluttered emotions? Listen as I talk with speaker and author of Undone: A Story of Making Peace With an Unexpected Life, Michele Cushatt, as she shares wisdom and simple ways to reframe what we think in order to deal with cluttered emotions.
We all face challenges to get our Quiet Time in each day and we feel un-Christian that we struggle in this area, but what if we could set ourselves up for success ahead of time? What if the key was to declutter a quiet time space so it was an inviting place to go to each day already prepared with the tools we need?
Creating a routine is so important because when you do that you are telling your brain, your heart, your mind, your body it’s time to settle and focus on my quiet time. It’s time to focus on the Bible, scripture, and prayer time.
In this episode, I talk with Erin about the essentials I need to make Quiet Time a daily habit. You can download the Essential Quiet Time Checklist for Success below and be on your way as well!
Mentioned in this episode: Peel Off Lip Gloss
Can we learn lessons about business from watching TV? We can when it’s The Profit with Marcus Lemonis!
This episode is a special roundtable discussion with guests author Cheri Gregory, husband and ministry supporter Roger Lipp, and literary agent Rachelle Gardner.
Listen and learn why each person likes the show, which episodes are their favorites, and what big lessons they have learned to apply to their own business and life.
- Cheri Gregory-Author and Speaker
- Roger Lipp-Clutter Free Academy
- Rachelle Gardner-Literary Agent and Writing Coach
What we can learn about our business and our lives from the TV show The Profit with Marcus Lemonis.
Why each guest enjoys the show
Roger: I love how Marcus handles one specific business a week and goes into details of what they are doing and follows a step-by-step process on how they can make things better.
Cheri: I like how Marcus deals with people just like we have to deal with in our areas of life.
Rachelle: It speaks to my business heart on so many levels. Everything he talks to people about can be used by anyone who is running any kind of business.
Rachelle: Sweet Pete’s S2, Ep6 Peter and Allison Behringer are candy makers who run a small business, Sweet Pete’s, in Jacksonville, Florida.
Cheri: Tonnie’s Minis S3, Ep3 Desperate to keep his cupcake shop going, Tonnie Rozier has burned through his wife’s retirement fund.
The importance of having someone protect us from ourselves.
Roger: Sweet Pete’s S2,Ep6 but also Grafton Furniture S3, Ep6 A father’s resistance to change is ruining his family furniture business–and wrecking his relationship with his son.
Multi-generation businesses training up the new generation with passion.
Rachelle: Don’t get caught up in our own ego which can lead to bad decisions. Being able to be more direct and have more courage in communication.
Kathi: Feeling empowered to ask for what I need. End things well.
Cheri: What is core to my ministry or is it an extra interest that is distracting me? If relationships aren’t right, then it’s going to destroy the business. Deal with issues as they come up instead of waiting.
Roger: Know your numbers. If you don’t know the details, you don’t really know what’s going on.
Before jobs, responsibilities, and children came along, we had creativity. Somehow along the way, we lost it.
Now there’s a lot of pressure for us to PRODUCE, but not to produce our creativeness.
How do we get that back?
Today I talk with Erin about rediscovering your creativity.
How do we deal with other people’s clutter? What if it’s your parents’ clutter? And what if you are living in their house…… for free?
One listener asked me for advice on a very overwhelming situation related to someone else’s clutter so I brought my wonderful co-author, Cheri Gregory, to weigh in.
Turns out, there is a lot to consider when facing a situation like this. What questions do you ask yourself? What questions do you ask your parents?
In the end, there are important conversations we all need to have in order to understand the stories behind our parents’ treasures.
Feeling overwhelmed with all you have to do? Do you have ideas and projects but feel like you are juggling all the plates in the air and can’t get a grip on what you have done and what needs to be done next?
I just happen to know one of the best personal resources for being productive: my talented and productive husband, Roger Lipp!! He is a productivity expert for a Fortune-50 company and today he shares some of the best tips of the trade to get your work done without dropping the plates.
Listen as we talk about the three key components to getting and staying productive. We’ll learn crazy technical terms like Kanban, Scrum, and Pullback Planning. It’s actually quite fun and we promise you’ll feel like a productive project manager in no time!
Want to get things done and yet don’t know where to start? Can you find your desk under all your piles?
Today we talk about my process of creating your own creative space. A place where your creativity has room to flourish. With the right things in place, and everything else not in your space, you’ll have the ability to focus and get your creative juices flowing. I used to think buying some cute things and adding them to a space was the way to decorate. But you can make cute out of clutter!
Below are pictures of some of the things I mention in the podcast. Leave a comment and let me know what space you work in and what you need to do to make it more creative.