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Revisiting a Murder in Oregon
"Were back in the foothills of eastern tennessee. A meeting is happening for the first time. In about thirty years between a woman who shot her husband and the niece of the man who died after the death of vernon store doc in nineteen seventy his wife suzanne and his niece. Dorothy met just one more time in a mental institution. Eventually they drifted apart. They didn't see each other again until they met at a farm in tennessee. In suzanne's small bedroom la noted in her daughter's house. Dorothy says she entered the room of a woman whose actions had consumed her for the last year and sort of for decades. The room was cluttered with furniture and knickknacks was small. Maybe ten twelve. A wheelchair was folded up behind a door. Suzanne sat up on a single bed. Wouldn't one which seemed to have an adjustable mattress or maybe a lot of pillows. There was a room. Divider folded up. Also remember suzanne's long blonde hair. Not much gray. She was sitting on pillows wearing a pink row tucked in under a chenille bets. Bread and i remembered her green eyes. I came into the room and there was a small dog brown and white. Why refer jumped all over me. The dog's name was hosting. It felt strangely familiar. I knew her so well. When i was a child and in college but i hadn't seen her for decades and yet coast filled with anxiety because here was the woman who had confessed to murdering my uncle.
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"But it's designed to allow you to use your own monopoly money your own dice and if you like and be flexible enough to use any of your own house rules. I've only tested in a real game once and it worked well except i forgot to make an option to allow players to declare bankruptcy so sadly with deemed to play for an eternity. But isn't that how ol- monopoly games go anyway. This because this is not only playing games during the event but also developing something new during the event excellent is yes and in forbes emailed us in episode thirty six. You asked us how people been filling their time after the event as in sweden. We're not in strict lockdown but staggered shifts have been introduced at work to minimize staff interaction following a small outbreak. How do i counter the existential angst. Mainly talisman digital version among us and tabletop simulates on weekends and during the week. The great courses audiobooks. These books are often sixteen plus hours lungs. He get of value of your credit. So far i've taken courses in biology human behavior eastern religion and russian history. I should be able to crush the rest of the family attorney. Said regress mister fantastic. Very good. graham ashton emailed us. I too have been focused on decluttering recently and have many things to photograph. Describe and take to the post office. I also have a spreadsheet of things sold and cash recouped very motivating. The main reason i'm emailing is that i'd love to know what you've discovered about. Cheap and responsible packaging allen any tips so every time something arrives at shape e in a combo box i keep the couple books i reuse couple books all the time. And if you come into my kitchen along the top above all the The shelving the will the kitchen stuff goes in. There's just lines and lines of couple boxes Because i would way rather reuse existing covered kabul boxes and res the packaging then create something new. So that's that's my thing. Is i keep them. And it makes my kitchen look a bit cluttered if your eyes go above six four but if you keep your eyes six and don't live derise looks fine. It's fine nobody cares but yeah there are a whole litter boxes in my kitchen. That i reuse. That's why and finally dave parker emmaus greetings from canadia. I tried the roast potatoes and they were hit thank you.
The Importance of Finding Zen In Everyday Life
"Live in a fast paced overburdened. Overworked and jam-packed culture. We work long hours to make more money to buy more things to clutter of our houses. We always time with unnecessary correspondents social media notifications and getting stuck in traffic. We feel like we're on this. Never ending. Treadmill to nowhere feeling disconnected and frazzled. Each and every day we're sleep deprived overweight and stressed out when all we really want is to get some zen so does living a life of zen look like traditionally the word zan has been associated with the quiet and austere buddhist sect which emphasizes silent meditation and personal inquiry however as the word has leashed into modern everyday. Life is evolved to mean something less esoteric and more practical. You don't have to become a monk to be then but will probably require some major life changes since we can all agree that today's world is decidedly nonsense in essence. Dr zan is all about spaciousness intention in peace and we can apply this wisdom to every aspect of our lives while somewhat challenging to define exactly. What zen is is easy to notice when something isn't then a cluttered workspaces not zen. A overpacked schedule is not zan. A phone or tablet that has constantly chirping and buzzing is definitely not zen. Chances are good that you can recognize things in your life. I give you that calm. Spacious feeling you can also feel when you lose. Sight of it is he. Zen is something that already exists. Innately within us we are born in perfect peace maddie's with our world and with ourselves but as grow up and take on the burdens of the world we lose touch with our inner nature however all is not lost. Don't worry we can all make deliberate and mindful choices to get rid of some of the clutter. Be that physical mental or emotional in regain our zan
Life After Your Clutter Threshold
"What do you do after the clutter threshold and you bring up castenbaum because those are people who i do absolutely recommend. They are very smart ladies. They talk about the same kind of stuff that i talk about from a perspective that resonates with a lot of you guys. That's actually how we met. Was you guys telling us. Hey we listen three of you anyway. So let's talk about this. My first response to this question is yea like in my notes i have. Why a why. Why why why why. Why not like. Why w. h. y. But like yes okay with six exclamation points because it big deal for somebody to get to the point where you actually editor the words when you get the win on decluttering like w. i n and life is so much easier i mean. Let's just take a moment and that's actually my first piece of advice here is to say take a moment and be so stinking proud of yourself like take a moment and realize what you're saying as someone who listens to podcast called a slab comes clean. Okay think about wherever you were in your life when you happened upon something called a slob comes clean which there are people in the world who literally will not even look at it because the word slob just mixing that or whatever but where were you in your life and in your journey with stuff that you stopped at the name of a podcast a slob comes clean however i i don't actually have the name of the person who wrote this on there so anyway but i'm just saying i want you to be proud of yourself.
Twitter For List Building With Madalyn Sklar
"One of the things that i saw of is interesting about twitter is would you say it's the place where people really build a personal brand stronger than a business brand so like we are robin kennedy on there as opposed to anything else How does that work. Yeah you can definitely build a very large personal brand on twitter. So it's a level playing field so it allows you to be able to connect with people in in showcase yourself who you are what you do with everyone else on there. So everybody's kind of the same when they're starting at listen. We all started zero when we're on twitter and any other social networks so it's what you do from there to build up. That's really important. What i really love about twitter as well is. It's the fastest moving. Which means the deepest connections can be made fastest. Because it's a fast food. It's not like facebook. You put a thing up and then at some point in the next three weeks someone see your post and will get involved in the conversation. The comments onto an the reply reply reply reply. It's the closest thing to sms text messaging but with otherwise unreachable people which is really awesome so we get people on twitter. And that's lovely then. What we really want to do is move them from twitter to email platform. Because there's a place for being discovered and starring relationships like on onto it and then we want to move over to to all. We can do some deep nurturing nurturing so why some some of the strategies that we can be using an definitely want to know some of the mistakes that people make tried to shift people across as well but how do we even be game thinking about shifting people from twitter to our email list. Well greg question first and foremost you've got to get people to know like and trust you. Nobody's going to pay attention to you. Do anything that you say like. Hey come join my email is. Here's a lead magnet here something great. They're not gonna care if they don't get to know you firs- they like you they see you're likable and trust that you're not going to spam them right so you've got to work on relationship building. I and you know we all know the power of twitter chats as an amazing way to do that right just spinning some time connecting with people getting to know them and sharing your expertise and next thing you know. They're following you and they see hey. This person has a free pdf. I could sign up for and now you're getting them into your email. Listen starting that funnel. So it's really important to spend time nurturing community on twitter. You got you got. You can't just post you can't make it a one way street too. Many people too many brands too many of everyone is out there. Just me me me. Let me just post my stuff and not do anything else. You have to be on there and listen and jump into conversations and talk to people. It's incredibly important okay. Let's talk about jumping into conversations. The think will also go along the idea of and talk about twitter chats and that really means and how how we can take advantage of them later. But how do you like. Someone's having a conversation. You can see this a better crack going on between some people. How do you jump in now without being that so of dickhead. The party just like nobody likes just right then. Tell us what's going on. We don't want to be that drunken buffoon how do we. How do we not be that person yet. Still insert ourselves conversations. Well you can go in and ask a question just kind of slowly immerse yourself into it and not just like hey here i am coming out with me or add value to whatever. The conversation is if you go in and add value. That's really the best thing you can do. But before you do that. I do a quick audit of your twitter account. Make sure you're always good. Make sure you have a great photo a headshot something so that because what happens is once you start jumping in and doing this regularly. The first thing someone's going to do is go. Look at your profile. They're going to be who madeleine. Sklar what is she talking about. Why should i check her out. Why should i follow her. So you really need to have a great profile so it's really best to spin a little time on that. I just do a quick audit. Make sure everything looks good. Make sure you got your dot com if you gotta lead magnet get like a bit link and put that in your bio you know. Hey here's my my free whatever. Xyz and then the link. There's this misconception that you can't put multiple links in your twitter bio and you can you don't want to clutter it up with too many links but you definitely want here. Dot com in the space for the dot com but in your bio is a great strategy to put a small short-leg to yearly maintenance somewhere. If you you investigated using something linked tree or one of the of the plethora of programs for doing that or do you just like a couple of things that go directly to that results than you know really depends on what you're if you've got a lot of resources i think link tree is great for that and is definitely something that can be worth dealing I personally prefer doing billy link when i have some kind of special lead magnet and of even gone a step above that i have a custom. Bit link That you can do. Mine is since my last name is sklar is clearly so sklar dot l. y. And they can be slashed. Whatever i want to be which is super cool. I learned about it years ago. When jay baer was on my twitter smarter podcasts and he was talking about custom. Billy links which is something nobody talks about. Everybody knows about billy to get shorten links. Nobody talks about. Hey you can go. purchase You know something dot l. y. And and jay baer was like you should get your last name. You should be like scholarly. That would be so cool so i ended up doing it and it's been really unique so i use that quite a bit flip. Love licensed probably candidate think belong actually will url honest but we definitely. We've definitely thought about that. So i love that so so we can go in these conversations that we see happening. I suppose the first thing to do is we give some kind of volley that might be saying. Oh he not disagreeing with people and being offensive and stop but we want be in there going. I've done it this way. Add to the conversation. Don't take away from me really important. Just standard be nice stuff People check out your profile. Boston really great okay. A great way again people from a profile now that they're on your profile over lead magnet is bit links short links delete mandates great stuff. Now you mentioned this wonderful thing about until about a year and a half ago. I had never heard of a twitter chat or a tweet chat or a tweet. Our as many names for these things in case anybody's thinking what the hell are you talking about doing this. So of synopsis of what one of these things is absolutely so twitter. Chat is a great way twitter to bring like minded people together so for instance. I host the twitter smarter twitter so every thursday afternoon at one o'clock eastern whole bunch of us just converge on twitter for one hour it revolves around the hashtag. You just gotta make sure you pull up that hashtag and you'll see all the tweets around the hashtag and it just connects you really cool people in there so many twitter chats out there. There's so many different topics and interests so I have found it to be hands down the best way to connect with people on. Twitter is great for relationship building. I've met so many amazing people from this. I met you guys from there So yeah twitter chats is definitely the way to go. I recommend finding some that look interesting. Check them out and become a regular on some of these and try to commit a few hours each week. They're typically one hour away. Each week is typical twitter chat. Yeah most of all like a weekly event. They're like well. I know that every thursday. There's the one. I know that we have our own. Which is email our hashtag. Email every every thursday three. Pm eastern eight pm uk. Time for us. I'm on their throwing questions at people and they're really good. So if if somebody wants to participate in this one of these twitter hours or email in one of these twitter chats what's the best way they can leverage that to build their email list without being obnoxious person in the room saying hey buy from me. How can we participate in those things with and still be cool. Yes it'll be effective such a great question so back to your twitter profile. Be absolutely sure you've got some kind of lead magnet available. Make it really easy for people when they go to your profile to see it. Another strategy is to have a pen. Tweeden and penn tweets great feature on twitter. We can take any tweet. You have out there. And in the settings you can click to pin it stays at the top so someone comes your profile and they they're looking at your bio. They're looking at your lovely pitcher. The very first tweet is going to be. That pen tweeted to your most recent so make sure that tweet is something that kit. They could easily sign up for your manage and get them into your funnel. So when you're on a twitter chat and you're conversing with people and they go look at your profile. They'll easily see all that information. But what you wanna do on the twitter chat is you wanna get on their provide value. You don't want to get on there. They hey sign up for my free thing you wanna get on there and just answer the questions that are being discussed with your take on show that you have expertise and then engage with the guests engage with the host of the
Fighting for Expanded Brady Background Checks
"Everybody to another episode of red blue and brady now brought to you on fridays as always. I'm your host dj. And i'm a co host kelly. We may have released a unfortunately we are still working from home. I for one am greeting you from increasingly cluttered corner my apartment. I refuse to show on camera. Kelly where are you exactly. It looks fancy. it looks nice I'm recording from the illustrious. Dining room cable recording studios. It's very exclusive. I was going to say. I haven't gotten an invite so. Yeah you know. It's pretty elite recording studio. We buy got a couple of grammy's nobody'll dr fauci is the only one who's allowed to approve gas to tant basically. Yeah while i am very excited to talk. Today's gas Unfortunately also not in person who wants upon a time. I actually got to do a four hour in person interview it if you can imagine a time where such a thing was actually physically possible. If i try really hard. I think i can but it is pretty unmasked more right now right. It feels like a completely different life but luckily at least digitally we get to talk with colin goddard christian heine chris brown and stephanie abrams. All of whom are these great gun. Violence prevention advocates and in particular colin christian and stephan have something in common but i think our listeners may not expect. And you're not gonna tell us. I am absolutely not gonna tell you they have to listen. How dare i jerk. Yes we're going to their butt together. Just some hands were discussing the passage of hr eight and fourteen forty six in the us house of representatives. And we're gonna tackle questions like what are these bills. What do they do. And what is even the point of a background check anyway. Yeah and i know. Some of our listeners are with from day one and so they may be like. Oh i totally know about all these bills and background checks which is awesome. But i think with this episode even if you know all the background checks needs bills it's still going to be really eliminating compensation so definitely station. Hi everyone on. Chris brown on the president's of brady. Hey everyone my name. is stephanie. Abrams i am the executive council member of team enough as well as a a worker debris offices the team fellow when i'm also the national chapter coordinator years well so i wear a lot hats team enough but i love the voice of the youth and i think it's very important especially right now under current political climate ear. I'm christian heine vice-president policy your brady and then call in our loan on brady person on this podcast but you. You were once brady. He's brady at heart. You can say. I know once your winter you're never out island is calling goddard. I'm a survivor. Two thousand seven shootings. Virginia tech former team brady member and a gun of prevention advocate. Thank you so much for all. You've done any work. Amazing job now to and water access right so it's cool really cool job. I feel like in a lot of ways. Similar to engaging a constituency in america that feels like. They've been ignored that their voices aren't being heard. And you know working alongside them to fight to make change. So it's in a of ways very similar to the work at brady and take a lot of the learnings and experiences in carrying it forward and look at the whole workout station in there. Is that a peleton. You gotta pelivan peleton brutal used a mirror now mayor much come see me. I got the. Let's get peleton. Let's go man. You're you're peddling these things. Let's all right. We gotta we can look at each other track record and motivating each other awesome about your pilots on obsession christian concerns me a little bit. You're peleton pusher and it's concerning ballots today so. Let's talking about biking talking about bills. Chris just to start us off. Can you even break down at a very basic level would brady background. Check is sure so the radi background check system was put into effect about twenty seven years ago and a few days and change and when it was i adopted it was in response to actually the nineteen sixty eight gun control act which required background checks to be conducted so this is something that already was part of the federal law that there is no mechanism to ensure that there was real recordkeeping or even technology to make sure that could happen in the brady law. Put into effect this apparatus or sought to to ensure that every federally licensed firearms dealer or f. f. l. was required by law to conduct a background check and use technology that was adopted by the government to conduct that check and not just requires a look at a database that includes records criminal history at cetera about prohibited
What If Scenario Reality Checks
"You guys were living through a nether meaning like yet another historical event. You guys seeing that me more. Somebody's like i'm getting a little tired of living through historical events. Anyway it is snowmageddon or whatever you wanna call it in texas right now. I'm not sick. i'm all of a sudden sniffling as i do this. I'm just letting you guys know that it is my goal to like. I'm going to record the ad within the podcast and all that just. Because i'm a little nervous. I haven't heard from her to say she's not available but i'm a little bit nervous about You know there are so many people around where i live. Who do not have any power right now and so just in case. My podcast editor is not available We'll see how i do all this anyway. But yeah so we're in another historical event right now. We are living through the coldest they keep calling it like the coldest winter event in a generation. I don't know i don't know anyway. It's crazy let's people. Were that are without power. Here in texas Because we're just not prepared for this kind of stuff like this is just like it does not make financial sense for our cities to have and maintain at like snowplows. And there's a instagram. Or that i was that i've been following and she's minnesota and somebody who's like. How do y'all pipes not freeze like ours. Do because that's the big thing we're worried about. Its zoning like everything has to be insulated to a point where it won't freeze because they're used to that and i guess that's not i think here i don't know anyway. It's just a little bit crazy right now so everybody's home and then not even doing virtual school because of all the power outages and all that kind of stuff. Anyway my point is what a lovely opportunity. We've all had over the last twelve months to experience so many. What if scenarios which then gives us real reality checks about the things that we've kept for years thinking what if what if the worst happened. What if such and such happened. Because here's the thing for a lot of people like me. That's part of the reason why we have clutter issues is we can think of all. The what ifs. Sometimes i really have issues with other people in my life. Maybe people who. I live with my family or whatever who. I'm also this way in good ways to like. I think through all the ways that this could go and what could happen so this is what i need to do. Nail in order to be ready and prepared for that and in so many ways in life that is a great quality. I mean really like in so many different ways. It's like. I think through like you need to study this and you need to study this because this is coming and then the anyway. Whatever it's my project brain is great and a lot of ways. But here's where it gets out of control when i would keep stuff in my house. That was making life harder to live. That was making my house out of control because it was more stuff than i could personally handle. It was above my personal clutter threshold and because of that. I have to really be cautious and conscience conscious whatever of You know when my what if scenarios my desire to be prepared crosses the line okay and actually become something that hurts my family more than it helps my family. Okay so this is a great opportunity. We have lived through a lot of difficult scenarios and the last year things that might have been one of those well. This could happen things that were going through our head when we kept so. It's an opportunity to go through and go through your house. Now here's the thing to my goal. Is that these podcasts. Never be like super time sensitive so early. This cold snap. Where texas is colder than alaska is not going to last forever right now but really i mean it's not like it's it's you know it's going to be back above freezing on friday so great but looking back. I think it's really important for the us who have. What if for the future scenarios to go wait a minute and if we find ourselves spiraling in that direction of all the things that could happen in the future instead to go. Wait a minute. Let me be realistic about this thing that i'm thinking i should stay. Should save just in case. I'm desperate let me think about time when i was desperate. Did i use this item. Did i have it in my house. And did i use it or would i have actually used this in that situation. So she's kind of a good reality check for us
Conversation with Megan Alba
"Hello and welcome to episode fifty five today. I have joining me. Megan alba director account director with the silver telegram and content curators and we're gonna be talking about storytelling for brands. In how important it is in. This is kind of our first go at a video. Excuse us for the weirdness of we're just trying to get used to a new format. But yeah i megan how are you doing. I'm excited. yeah no. I'm excited as well. It's nice to have another person on talking about the same things that i'm talking about. So i'll megan has been working with this over telegram for like four years. I think there some something like that If you can just move closer so we can hear you a little bit better. That would begin sorry. I know you're like all relaxed in your green chair. They're new green chair. Having a conversation of green chair. conversations will take a little bite off of Jada pinkett smith with her correct table so so storytelling for brand is pretty important especially when we're talking about public relations in building our narratives to tell the media so we wanted to talk about like kind of some key tips on how to develop a really good story and story line and you're gonna do this many times when you're a startup or any kind of brand really so you're going do over and over and over again and typically we usually have three or four storylines going at the same time. Obviously when we're pitching to the medium but i would love to get your feedback on getting started and how to create a story line and you know how some people can start thinking about stories in what they should be including. So how how can we get started. When we're developing our storylines or how do we do it. I guess so. Before we jump into that what i will say is that you know. A lot of our clients come to us and say well. I'm not a storyteller in the truth. Is that everyone's a storyteller. And i like to say everyone has a story worth sharing. You're telling a story every day. What we're doing is helping you to learn how to manage that. Narrative had recognizing managed that narrative in your life. And so what we're teaching today can apply for Obviously across marketing and pr. But you know personally as well your own personal brand yeah so when we talk about storytelling really the first thing to start with the main idea and to and to build it out from there so sometimes the best thing you can do is to get back to basics. You know when you're in the middle of launching a product when you're in the middle of starting a new brand starting a new service. There's so many different things going on that. Oftentimes you feel pulled in many directions and sometimes you can lose sight of really the heart of the matter you can lose sight of the nugget that spurred all of this to begin with so what i recommend. A lot of times is go back to that. May ninety a what is it. What problem are you trying to solve. What issue where you're trying to address. What was the the main idea. The golden nugget. The lightbulb moment that popped into your head and you said i should do xyz to solve this problem. Go back to that main idea and that's going to be the heart of your storytelling point. I think a lot of people get like lost in like the verbs ray like this is the cutting edge or next generation or whatever and they they love to like hear that what they're doing is innovative or whatever you know like we have all those like pr terms that we get sucked into. And i agree with you completely like starting with the main idea making sure it like. I always tell people you know if you have a personal or brand mission statement to make sure it like lines up with that and it's like super direct and i think that's the best that is the best place to start so that you know you're always staying true to the voice of the company and like the goals of it rather than getting lost in saying that you are the next generation or innovation or all these fun. You know buzzwords that we like to throw out there so that's a great point great so like we start with the main idea we start fine tuning it What's next so. I think that it's important to remember throughout to keep it simple. That's something that's really important a lot of times like you mentioned people get into this and they're trying to throw around all these buzzwords flashy terms and at its heart. Your communications should be simple. Someone needs to be able to remember what you said As a matter of fact you said it several times in your book. Call your grandma and tell her. Tell her what you just wrote down. Give her your elevator pitch. And if grandma can't understand you need to go back to back to to the editing table again now so you want to do your research though once you have that main idea do your research and see what other people are saying about that same topic see what your competitors are saying. See what people are saying about similar products. If you're if you're the first or a new type of brand. What are people saying about similar products from there. You can find your unique value proposition from there. You can find those words that not everybody else's using and from there you can see what other people are saying that maybe it's confusing the conversation and you can cut through that clutter. You can fix it while you're building your on staff. Yep that's the else's communication problems and be the solution to it.
An Excerpt from the book From Clutter to Clarity: Clean Up Your Mindset to Clear Out Your Clutter by Kerri Richardson
"From clutter to clarity cleanup your mindset to clear out your clutter by carry. Richardson clutter is a multifaceted multi-layered phenomenon. That has little to do with you. Being disorganized in everything to do with the important role it plays in your life if there are things thoughts or people in your life who don't contribute positively to what your health and happiness. Then you've got clutter. Dirty overarching categories of clutter. Simple which is easily cleared and stubborn. Which is stubborn stubborn. Clutter is comprised of symptomatic. Clutter in core clutter. Remember this difficult to clear clutter is never about the stuff is about what the stuff represents whatever clutter you struggle with the most is where you'll find the most poignant learning opportunities about yourself your values in your mindset the tactics. You used to distract yourself or procrastinate. Give a peek into the core causes of your clutter. What's really stopping you from. Clearing it unpacking the concept of clutter when you think of clutter stacks of paperwork piles of clothes or toys strewn about your family room. Probably come to mind but clutter comes in many forms. Despite the success with downsizing physical. Clutter that i shared earlier. I still have one hotspot. That troubles me again. And again i struggle to get rid of it for thirty years and while it had some success it seems to inevitably return my stubborn clutter. Hotspot my weight. Yes the pound my body. I realized thinking of clutter has more than just stuff is pretty revolutionary and clutter. Revolution is just what you need. Approaching the removal of all kinds of clutter from a truly holistic place helps remove the shame related to it allows you to see the intricacies in this multi-facetted process. There are three main categories of clutter and each one is defined by how challenging. It is to clear number one simple. Clutter if you're able to get rid of it without much effort than it simple. Clutter because there aren't it in layers compounding. The situation clearing simple clutter is just a matter of making the time committing to the task and getting it done for example with my stubborn weight. Clutter the simple clutter would be the pounds can lose with little or minimal effort. They're not hanging on because of any bigger issue by eating better and moving more. These pounds come off relatively easily number. Two symptomatic clutter if he struggled to make the time. Make decisions or let things go. You're dealing with symptomatic clutter. You're sure you're ready to let it go but you can't seem to finish the job. Something is holding back and you're not sure what this is. The most common kind of clutter and is an indication that something deeper and unrelated needs your attention number three core clutter. This represents those deeper issues that lie within or underneath to symptomatic clutter. This is the source of all other clutter and is the reason binder inability to make progress cork letters rarely if ever the i kind identify similar symptomatic. Clutter points you in this direction anytime. You're feeling stuck frustrated or lost. Their is core. Clutter in play while this may seem intimidating realizing that there is more going on is like picking up the shovel. You may not know what you're digging for and that's okay. Just start digging. When you dive into the core clutter. I guarantee you. They will positively impact all areas of your life when you sabotage your progress in any way. Some part of you is benefiting from that stumble if my expectations for weight. Loss are unrealistic. Then my resistance is going to win may be amusing. Wait as armor to protect my and vulnerability when what i really need to do is set some boundaries. Perhaps the pounds are validating a limiting belief that. It's not safe to be thin if any part of me believes. I don't deserve to be treated well. I could be proving myself right by eating healthy foods. The core clutter is the message in the mess this is. What is rumbling. Underneath stubborn clutter. And this is what your soul is asking you to work on to break free from the obstacles in your path. Pay attention to the chatter over the years. I've discovered that in my own life and in the lives of those i've worked with the source of core clutter is any combination of three things unrealistic expectations limiting or old beliefs and a lack of boundaries understanding. Which of these things is at the root of your struggles will help you. Better understand ultimately clear the clutter in your life as you investigate the message in your mess. You might find the cause to be one or a combination of the three because one 'cause often leads to another. You'll likely find more than one at work.
Getting Rid of Clutter in Your Home and Heart
"The reality is you have dealt with clutter issues in your own home. These are things for the most part. You've learned on the job training right absolutely well from a small child because my my dad was a hoarder. So i've learned this from the ground. Okay so that's an interesting insight. Sometimes god works in pendulum swings. As i call it so you know if you're for example your parents on a serious not come from an alcoholic or home. Some children will tend to move the other direction right. You never you know that ruined my family. I'm never and that's a good thing but you kind of had the pendulum effect with clutter. Yes so when. I was a new mom i was. You know you guys are talking about such a busy stage of life. That's where i was at you. Could it was reflected in my house. I just accumulated all this stuff. And i now understand. There's a spiritual reason for that. But i've also understood that the more i got my house clear of clutter the more i understood about. You know what i believed about god. And what i believed about myself. And so yeah. I'm back at the other side and by the way my house is not picture. Perfect nobody from real simple as coming to take pictures of my house. That's probably sign of healthy too. I feel like we're the good balance. It looks like people live there. Let me put that. Well let me ask you that. Because what does it tell us when we do have a lot of stuff why do we have it and why do we cling to it. Well i think it says different things about different people. One of the things. I think it says is when we keep stuff just in case like the hang onto that sweater just in case i gained ten pounds or five. I understand this is. I tend to step on toes. The toes are usually buried in. Clutter all my jeans in the corner of the clause exactly if we're keeping things out of fear what. I often feel like that saying is one. I don't trust god to provide for my future. So i need to hang onto everything i've ever owned for my entire life so for some people's fear some people it's guilt if they've spent any money on anything in their entire lives. They need to keep it until jesus comes back. Otherwise they consider they hear from their depression era grandparents. You know use it up where it out make do without. And so they're onto things that i actually love that saying but it's only for things that we actually use rano at one point. I looked in my drawer. And i had six editors who in the world except for you know a bakery needs six eg bidders but i kept holding onto them because i just thought well i wear one out i could use another one now wearing eg peter says not my life so we've got the fear we've got the guilt and shame if a and the guilt also is if somebody gave it to you so there's guilt and shame gave something to me and so i need to keep it till both of us. Are you mentioned the ten principles of clutter free home. So let's cover those okay. Just hit him. Okay so i am. The first one is gonna challenge you. Jim make clutter management a daily priority. So you say you know it takes exactly a day to clean out your garage. That i did catch that. What a terrible way to spend saturday. Sorry offals right. I agree. That's why today that's right. You're going to go do it today. But here's what i would say instead. Wouldn't it be better to do a bunch of fifteen minute spurts where you just go in there. You're saying no okay. I like progress. I yes so. That's why i think progress has to be done in small step so like i don't want you to clean your garage for fifteen minutes. I want you to clean your workbench for fifteen minutes. You can make progress on your workbench but cleaning my garage on a saturday. The most depressing. I've ever heard in the english league. Okay good enough okay designate. A place for everything. So i think oftentimes we don't have things you were just talking about bills coming in stuff like that. It's because maybe the place is a little too out of place and so having acute box where everything goes in something like that. My wife's desk would be a better place than as long as she agrees with you. 'cause i wanna to be marriage. Enhancing number three. Don't put it aside. put it away. I tell myself this all the time because what this is doing is taking care of my future. Self if i put it aside that means i have to clean it up but if i put it away the next time. I'm looking for scissors. True or the next time. Somebody calls me and says where scissors. I know where they are number four. Stop being reactive and start being proactive. And what i mean by. That is don't clean because mother-in-law's coming where you should boost should but don't let that be the only reason because what that is stashing dash. Okay don't argue over stuff negotiates space. This is so important for people who are in relationships. Because if you haven't played guitar twelve years you're wounding. Who played guitar to impress that girl. Like he's not gonna get rid of that guitar. But if you say okay you get one guerrilla rack in the garage. I get one guerrilla rack in the garage. That is a way to a peaceful solution about stuff instead of arguing over the actual things only problem. Is you still have to make some choices you. But it's the person's choice you're not saying with the guitar saying hey can guitar exactly well. He's tar and fit on a guerilla old guitar cat. Every guy has an old guitar. I learned one song that guitar right. So let's talk about that guitar. The next thing is don't use storage a way to delay decisions. Okay i yeah. I know right. That's only come to me in the last year. But what i realized is the stuff i had so neatly organized in my storage space in the garage was just delayed decisions. The ones that. I didn't feel i was emotionally able to make young. So once you diagnose the clutter you can dispense with the clutter figure out. What's at the core. Is it fear guilt or shame. What is making you hold onto that or maybe you just have too much stuff going on about the person that says in. This is a fair. I don't want to pay for it again. I don't wanna have to use it in two. Okay aig beater. Let's let me challenge you about okay if you go. You're going to use it in a year if it's a snow blower and you're going to use it in the year to it but if it's a sweater that i liked one time and maybe i don't like it so much anymore but could like it under the right circumstances. Can i trust god enough to get that into the right person's hands okay for enough. I'm not trying to throw the god card. I'm really not. But i really do believe sometimes stuff comes to us and just for a moment and that we're supposed to pass it onto. Yeah things are not relationships
Tips for Cooking Faster and Healthier
"Okay. Let's get to the tips. What's tip number one hit number. One is my favorite one in. Its put it i. It's keeping a cutting board out on the counter. This way. this being wooden cutting board preferably a big wooden cutting board is always ready for you. So to cut a piece of fruit or to cut a vegetable for a snack that way. It saves his step. You don't have to go underneath. Bring out this big wooden cutting board put it on the counter it just a permanent fixture in your kitchen That's good you know. I started keeping my pots and pans on the stove which visually i don't enjoy but it saves me from having to reach under the counter and get them in anything that saves me one step makes me more likely to cook. So that's great. Keep your cutting board on the counter. How about number two Number two is Create flow if you can't in your kitchen called wash chop cook so it's to put your cutting board somewhere in between your sink and your cook top so you wash the fruits and vegetables you cut them and then they go right to the stove and it's is effortless flow if this is something that you can create in your kitchen or if you are designing a kitchen to keep this in mind that you want to wash the food. Cut the food. Cook the food so wash chop cook. That makes sense now. How did you come up with that because it seems so logical. But it's one of those things that could be a little annoyance if you weren't really planning it out so this is this based on personal experience. It is based on personal experience. I was working with the kitchen designer and she tipped me off to this and i thought this was years ago. I thought okay. She was completely right. Because if you think is on the other side of your cook top then you're carrying wet food over to the cook top and it's nice ice to just to kind of keep it all contained in one area. Sometimes these big fancy designer kitchens. They look good but as far as cooking is concerned. It's it requires a lot of steps because the kitchen is so big in the sink. His way over on one side and the cook top is way over the other and the refrigerators in the opposite corner. And so you end up exhausting yourself in some of these big kitchens because they were designed for aesthetics and not from work and i always say design your kitchen from work a kitchen as a place of work. It should be a pleasing place but its ability to serve your needs. Cooking comes first before it's static function over fashion hundred percent function over fashion in a kitchen. You mentioned the keeping your pots out on the cook top One of my tips is to if you can install a pot rack. Because sometimes i don't know what to cook i'll look up at my pots and I will get an idea for something to cook. Because of hot reminds me of something cooked in it a week ago a couple of weeks ago so i like to look at my pots and i like for them to inspire my cooking. Oh that's good. That's a bonus tip all right number three. this is so important. You've got to be well-stocked you've got to have the kitchen staples in your pantry refrigerator and i have an exhaustible list of these available to anyone. It's the basic salt pepper oil butter eggs onion garlic. I could go on rice and this means that you don't go to the store to buy butter. You have to go to the store to buy rice. It's already in the pantry. And so you can have one special ingredient you brought home and you've got everything else you need to make that so you've got to have a well-stocked pantry does the definition of a well stocked. Pantry vary from person to person. I understand that there are certain staples. We all need like oil and salt and pepper. But if you're on a particular diet or if you notice yourself. Eating the same foods you know i found an old public's receipt in coat in a winter coat that i haven't worn in years because i don't live in ohio anymore. I never need my winter coat. And it had steel. Cut oats raisins blueberries. It was the exact breakfast that i eat to stay and the receipt was like fifteen years old so for me. Those things are staples. Should people kind of pay attention to what they're eating regularly and include those in their list of staples absolutely. I think that The more weekend habitual is healthy. Eating and your menu sounds like a very very good example of a great breakfast. That's okay. I also encourage people to every now and then step out of their comfort zone and buy a new ingredient and see if it becomes part of the routine or part of the staples for instance. Curry paste is is a new staple item for me. I used to use curry powder. I still have lots curried powder. But now i use paste and i prefer it. That's fun and then when you find a new recipe on pinterest or something you have that as one of your staples and having kids. I don't know if you have kids but it's fun to let them pick out like a new fruit or vegetable at the the farm. Stand to just. Oh what is that and then we all get to try it together and yes. My breakfast is healthy. But it's kind of all downhill from there. So i'm curious to hear the rest of your tip so i can like round out my day in a healthier way. What is tip number. Four sharp knives. You've got to have sharp knives and they don't have to be expensive. It just has to be sharp. And i teach people how to sharpen knives that are not expensive but to keep a good late on. You'll work so much faster and you'll work so much safer. If you have sharp knives a chef told me that. I should sharpen my knives. Every time i cook. And i've started doing that and it makes a big difference. My over sharpening. No i don't think so. I honed my knife with just a quick couple of passes on the honing steel before i cook but then every now and then i'll get out all my knives and i'll sharpen them on a stone and if people don't like to use the stone they can use an electric sharpener. That's okay but the steel is something you could do. You can hone it of four. You cut anything. And that's just an takes five seconds to make a couple of passes on the on the honing steel okay. That's actually what i'm doing. So i'm honing and i don't know that i've ever sharpened my knives. So that is something. I will look into when we're done with this conversation but thank you. That's a great tip especially if you're gonna be chopping vegetables and things like that and fiber food will dull your knife high fiber foods del share knife and i want everyone to eat a lot more fiber so you have to have sharp knives it. You're going to cook. Fiber cooked high fiber foods. Oh interesting so if somebody has a perfect set of knives than they may eat out a lot. 'cause there's never chopping the veggies. It's right that's right. Yeah if you're gonna if you're gonna cut fruits and vegetables with skins that are very high fiber. You got to have sharp knives okay. That's a great tip tip number five okay Purge tools and gadgets if you haven't used it in six months throw it away. And i usually tell people to take all of their gadgets. Put him in a box and send them to the garage and then as you need them pull them out and if you pull them out within a year they get to stay and if you don't pull them out within a year maybe you want donate 'em to restore because i really believe that too many gadgets they cluttering the kitchen and i think they robbed the kitchen energy and focus and so the things that get to stay in the kitchen or only the work or utensils and gadgets and pieces. That really serve you. That don't siphon off your energy or your attention. I love that. Marie kondo would say to spark joy. And actually i've heard a lot of people say the same thing about getting rid of clothing if you don't wear it in six months or a year you probably never will. So that's a great one. I believe that and then go. Moving onto number six is the same thing but with pots and pans. I think you should have your workhorse pots and pans that review and the rest of them. Don't clutter your kitchen or waste faced with all of this extra fancy stuff. He needs saute as any frying pans. Saucepans you know oh and cast iron you should have some cast-iron do i wonder if it's aspirated final. Like i want to be the type of person who makes waffles every sunday. So i have a waffle maker and i want to be the type of person who makes pasta every monday so i have a pasta machine. Is it just about getting real with yourself. Like this is the level of cook that i am and i don't need a bunch of fancy gadgets. They're just actually gonna slow me down. I completely agree. You know you just come clean with yourself. I think they can rob you of attention or especially precious face and whatever you. Don't leave these gadgets. Out on a countertop countertops capricious precious real estate. And sometimes i walk into people's kitchens and they've got like a bread machine out on the counter and i ask. When's the last time he used that. I don't know a couple years ago. I would recommend that that bread machine probably go away because countertop is a very very precious thing in the kitchen and you don't want that brand machine to make you feel bad because you bought it. You may spend a lot of money on it and you end up using it. So your kitchen should on does has sparked poise arc inspiration sparked work and efficiency. Yeah i completely agree.
Create a Home Office that Rocks! Debbie Rosemont 1 Habit For A Thriving Home Office - burst 07
"So if you wanted to incorporate the habit of drinking water for example you could take that trigger of brushing your teeth which is already established habits. So you don't have to think about it and you could tie to that the drinking a glass of water right so when you do that. You have to think about the water. It's just brush my teeth address a water you're stacking one. Having on top of the other you're choosing a trigger So that's that's a trigger can be a place time. The smell of it could be an alarming. Could be a prompt or it could be something that you already do. Decide to have as a trigger as well you. You both said here in this book that an important characteristic of the habit is that it's automatic. You don't even think about it what you just said so. Changing the habits are making a new habit. Getting rid of an old one takes conscious effort mention. I think i think what happens. Is we kind of feel like we've kind of got into these habits ourselves and we feel that they just automatically go away at the problem is they just don't automatically go away. We have to be credibly intentional about changing our habits. And this is the one thing about this book that i what i did was. In the seventy three different habits suggestions in this book i went through and i categorized number of them and actually kind of in the thirty steps. I think that um stephen puts out the actually kind of the categories. So i thought maybe we could talk about some of these different categorisations of creating a home office and then talk about why some of these categories so many of them fit into a category. I think the first one is in psychology. We have this thing called state dependent learning meaning that If it can be an environment if our environment is changing too much it is very difficult for us to be settled in that environment in order to be productive if we and the other problem is if we're trying to change environment that we currently have that we do one thing in and then try to do something else and we generally are not very productive. Here's i me if you try to set up your office in the kitchen in a place where you normally eat. It becomes extraordinarily difficult. Psychologically for us to be able to sit and work in a place where i'm normally eating and so we had these state dependent environments that. Make it difficult on us and i think you even talk about in your chapter to a large extent that our environment plays incredible role in our productivity. So let's explore that a little bit. Does i think having a productive home office know. One of the key components is having an environment that organized Ideally clear. clutter. Because that's distraction quiet to the degree that works for you know the individual. We all have something to say. That i don't think of one size fits all around many of these ideas and concepts in that you and i might have different levels of tolerance for stuff around us. One of us might prefer to have more things out gets prompts reminders. in inspiration and another may refer to have things put away and receive those prompts renters inspiration in different ways but i think a physical environment that set up where you can come in and sit down and focus is important and often that comes from organization you know clearing clutter and you know sound being ideal or lack of also being ideal. Those are important things. There's different chapters in the book about technology. Set up having a second screen users variations within that that can enhance an environment. I think those are that the keys. Her name is debbie rosemont and she is a co author of this outstanding book one habit for a thriving home office. Actually they're seventy plus habits. Guess what they're killer habits of the happiest achieving on base business people on the planet and you know what you're listening to her here on a new direction.
Kerri Richardson | From Clutter to Clarity
"Allow. Everybody it's read tracy. Welcome back to the you can. Heal your life podcast. Today our guest is going to be kerry. Richardson and carey wrote a book for. Hey house called. What is your clutter trying to tell you and then her newest book is from cluttered clarity and so obviously see the topic for today. It's going to be all about clutter. And i think in today's times with all the spending more time at home and more time with ourselves and our thoughts were noticing clutter in our houses and cluttering our brain. So i think kerry might be able to help how you doing. Carrie ann doing great. Thanks so much for having me on and just so in case you're wondering Carey do you still live in your tiny little house. Your two hundred forty square foot house share of kerry went from two thousand square feet to two hundred forty square feet so when it comes to physical clutter. I don't think she has a whole lot in there. I check out. She's a real expert and she doesn't live alone in the square pd. I live here with my wife and our two cats. So it's four of us in this little place right exactly so to get started. What are what are the things that you've learned. that causes. clutter both physical clutter and mental. Clutter yeah god. It's such a good question because it's it's such a bigger topic than people realize in the greatest sense so i have found through my work with people that there are really three. Common core causes of any kind of clutter. Whether that's piles of paperwork. You know exploding closets draining relationships and the three core causes our limiting beliefs unrealistic expectations and a lack of boundaries. So when i work with my clients and students and we chiseled down beneath the surface of what's going on in their life. I always come to one of those three right and so when you come to those three what are how do we help with that. So how do we help with unrealistic expectations limiting beliefs or lack of boundaries. Can you give us some tips or ideas. Absolutely so so. Unrealistic expectations is probably the most accessible one. That people can work on right away. This this is you know if you say as soon as i have a free weekend. I'm gonna clean out my garage. That doesn't happen. You know it takes a very special kind of person to actually follow through on that promise to themselves because the job is just too big and the length of time. You're expecting yourself to work on. It is way too long so you can handle unrealistic expectations right away by saying you know what this is a big job. The size of this job overwhelms me actually prevents me from getting started so i always encourage people to work. In these little rounds. I call them palm rounds. That's p. o. M. but that's really just a short term for the pomodoro technique. This is a time management. Tool that i didn't invent i just love it. It's as simple as this. So you choose task you're going to work on. You eliminate all distractions so no email no cell phone. That people know you're not available and you set a timer for twenty five minutes and you work on that task just until that timer runs out and then you take a five minute break. That does a couple things. Not only doesn't make more doable. Because it's such a finite amount of time but it helps get your resistance on board that part of you. Who is really good at talking. You out of doing the things you say you wanna do when if you say. Let's clean out the garage resistance. Go oh no way. That's way too big but if you say well let's just try for twenty five minutes and see how we feel. It can see that kind of light at the end of the tunnel and it'll be much more willing to get started
The Container Concept with Cas and Dawn
"I'm here with my friends. I can actually say that now. 'cause i know you guys like in real life my friends don and cast and i've already given my little spiel at the beginning before we're getting started but i just have to say that we had so much fun when we worked on this project. Take your house back which everybody can go find it. Take your house back dot com. It was just a lot of fun. Although i was just informed by both douyin casts that they had a lot of fun when i wasn't there so i'm choosing to not be hurt and offended by that as well. We did but more fun with you bear. Oh we would have liked to be there. I heard that you cried member. Didn't y'all say that all right there. I talk non stop and somehow i talked my way into my childhood issues and then i started sobbing port. Daud she's just like. I am not a therapist. Could you be quiet. Now i could. That's just me. And then that's on film because i want to hear the whole okay. We won't make you do it today but okay. So why don't you guys go ahead and introduce yourself and just kind of tell us what you do online and then we'll get into your own personal slob story don when she while. I'm dawn from the minimum. If we haven't met before. I married to tom. We have four kids ages. Six through eleven. Now and iphone minimalism about six years ago. Because i you know. I just felt like there had to be a way to stay on top of your house and still like pursue some kind of outside either happier working right. I'm when they're just has to be away. And so i was just trying. I was just trying everything. And finally i listened to a podcast by joshua becker who is a well known west end. He's just like did you know you don't have to have all of this stuff like that. Was my lightbulb moment. And he went on to give permission to get rid of it. And i pretty easy sal. Like i'm not gonna lie about that. And so i'm always like well. You don't have anything to lose so Next year we got rid of about eighty percent of our stuff. I did not invite tom into the process until i was about. Seventy percent of an is focused on my own stuff in the kids staff But i couldn't believe how it transformed our house and it truly made it a place where i could keep it picked up and stay on top of it still feel like i was doing a good job as a mom and get to start a blog and do some of that stuff that i was interested in and so now out on youtube inci luxury and videos to With just tips and tricks to help you. Simplify your house quickly. Got to read. Dina's book this past summer With another group of women and as we dissolve to cutting at the speed of light. We're to salt lake. This woman gets it and we had so many of the same ideas. I have some different terms for them. But i felt like we could be best friends and just felt like i finally got someone else who the normal systems didn't work for me in. Identify ordina dana. Either so i thought we could be friends and that's how we ended up. Actually we ended up meeting. We're at a conference a year ago. Yup you're ish ago. Something like that. A fault fall of nine. And we're in a took a random picture. And i put it on instagram and people were like oh my goodness. It's the two of you altogether and we were like who. Who are you talking about. I don't even who. Yeah you are with dana for us outcomes clean like and i had to look up and see which one you that was me too. I was like what are you talking about like like i should know this anyway. That's how we ended up. Connecting was was my listeners. Your youtube watchers saying you two are my favorite people and the other person that i hear about all the time from my listeners. And my readers casts. Hi thanks for having me. I'm cast from clutter bug on the mom of three kids. My oldest is fourteen which makes me feel so old and then my middle is twelve and my little guy is eight and my story sounds so much like both of your stories. I was always a messy person. I mean i was that kid who had rotten food my desk at school. I was the kid who's locker was filled with crumpled papers and a complete disaster. You couldn't walk in my room. I just always thought that. I was born messy and when my first daughter was born knows like i want to be a stay at home mom so bad so badly and my husband's like al what we have to still have two income swabs like i'm gonna run a daycare. I had nine children in this home daycare. And i'm a slob and their toys everywhere and it looked like toys r. Us at vomited. And i felt like all i did all day was clean and it was never clean and so i just fell. There must be something. Fundamentally wrong with me is doesn't take brains. This doesn't take like how come i can't do. This and i felt it was depressing. Let's just the way it was. And i was watching at. Tlc and peter. Walsh came on the tv. He had a show called cleaned sweep and he was talking about different organizing techniques and taking out of the house and letting go of like fifty percent of your stuff and i was like. I'm i'm going to give this a try again. And what i found was my brain doesn't organiz the way. It looks like on tv and other people organize
How to Reset Your Life by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist
"How to reset your life. By joshua becker of becoming minimalist dot com. I was talking to a good friend of mine earlier this year when she made a fascinating remark to me. They're in the process of selling large home in order to pay off some debt. When i asked her how they came to that decision she said to me. We've decided to hit reset on our life. She continued quote for too long. We've overextended ourselves financially. His time to take whatever steps are necessary to start fresh so we put our house on the market and began living within a tighter budget. I don't know what we were thinking living like that for so long but is time to hit reset on our lives end quote. I found the phrase to be almost magical. We've decided to hit reset on our lives as reminded of a computer that had begun to run to slow overheating with too many obligations running in the background. Control delete reset or as ayla motte. One said quote. Almost everything will work again. If you unplug it for few minutes including you and quote in speaking with my friend. I was reminded of my own life in many ways i had reset on my own life. When i discovered minimalism. I went back to the beginning. Challenging my consumption and the many unhealthy habits that had become president in my life. Of course not. Every life is in need of full reset. And i'm smart enough to know that. Resetting a life is not the same as restoring computer. You can't just delete past memories experiences injuries or every unenjoyable responsibility in your life. Resetting the direction of one's life requires more than a few minutes of downtime. But we are nearing january first the time of year when we naturally assess the trajectory of our lives and what direction we are heading. And maybe just like my friend. Your life needs a reset. There's a powerful truth in the reality that you are in control of your life and you alone are responsible for the experience of living it. If he did not like the direction you're heading you alone can choose a new path if you have become overloaded financially or overburdened. In your schedule you alone can hit reset on your life. Even if our relationships have turned unhealthy there is a lot. We can do individually to foster environment for change. If your life needs a reset is within your power to do so but how do we go about hitting reset in our lives. My fear to say these are not easy. Steps does is not your typical ten minutes to a clutter. Free morning blog post. These are weighty changes that require not just reestablishing a mindset but also implementing the hard work of making it a reality sometimes. These changes require conversations with loved ones. That may or may not be thinking about the same things but life reset is possible. My friend is a mother with a husband and two teenage daughters if she can hit reset during the stage of life so can you here are some of the places we might look to reset number one. Look hard at your spending lifestyle. Creep occurs when an individual standard of living improves as their discretionary income rises and former luxuries become noon assesses. If the idea of minimalism is brand new to you. It is very likely lifestyle. Creep has crept into your life more than you realize if rethinking your finances getting out of debt or beginning to save is part of the necessary reset start by looking at your spending number to consider your time commitments. Many of us live hurried. Stressed lives we rush from one activity to another for some people. This is within their nature and they thrive in that type of environment. But for others. The urgent is keeping you from the more important longer-lasting pursuits available to all of us. Consider the time commitments. Have slowly accumulated over the years and find a new filter to promote your highest values number. Three question your work. The average person spent more than ninety thousand hours of their lifetime at work for many workers become their routine and they've given up any thought of changing. Our job is our job and give little thought to the reality of something different. i think. that's why two thirds of americans report being disengaged at work. I know that changing jobs is not always easy and not always possible. But if we're talking seriously about hitting the reset button on our lives looking what we do. A third of our waking hours is an essential consideration
Making the Best of It
"This is podcast number. Two seventy two. And i'm gonna call it making the best of it with a making with the little apostrophe at the end because when we're all living the lives that were living right now during times of corona. It's like mike and the best of it. We got to put an accent to it right anyway. So this is making the best of it and a couple of things before i get into it. I do want to remind you that if you would like to be a patron this is not a patron interview. Strategy session like we've been doing Thank you for the great feedback. On those i love. I love just have an opportunity to talk to people. And i also love hearing from you guys how it helps you just to hear. The strategies applied in different situations Your situation is unique so getting to hear the same principle applied in different situations just helps it to sink in more and make it easier for you to apply it to your house anyway. I love hearing that from you. guys I have really enjoyed those doing those. There's going to be a lot more. Don't worry but i'm gonna talk real quick this week about making the best things because oh my goodness you guys anyway. But i did want to let you know i did. Just set it up if you would like to. I said where you can do. An annual membership for patriot. I know there's some people who are like you know what i prefer to do. One check so that's like. I'm assuming sixty dollars for the year if you'd rather pay all at once and join for a year. You do have the option to do that which you know. It's one of those things where it could be easier f- to ask for this. As a christmas gift the only issue is that it then renews on that same card. And so you don't know but you know what i mean like if if you've been thinking about it and you've been thinking you wanted to join maybe that will make it an easier decision for you. I'm kind of that way. Like i'd rather just say okay. I've got this money right now. I'm gonna spend this and that's going gonna be You know. I don't have to have a monthly charge anyway so that is an option. Now let you guys know that you can go to patriae on dot com slash. A slob comes clean. If you don't know what that is. This must your first podcast. But it's basically i call it my kindred spirits and it's Several different things. First of all You're getting the show. And that's that's ultimately what you're doing is supporting the show that comes to you free of charge every month and in comes to tens of thousands of free of charge every month but it also is a just a way for us parts show and as a perk of doing that. One of those perks is a super secret. Facebook group We're just full of truly lovely people who support each other and earls speaking the same language like they're speaking my language of cleaning and decluttering and organising so that you know i know there's a lot of decluttering groups out there and i think those are great but the advantage of this and the reason why it's a perk of a patron of the show is that you get to bring up your unique situation and everybody's speaks in this language of clutter thresholds and the beauty benefit of less and better and all that so you know the the criticism isn't there of oh or or getting thousand different ideas thrown at you instead. It's hey we will help you work through this situation or give you perspective or remind you of the things you already know because you've read the books and you've listened to the podcast but it just comes from that perspective and it gives everybody just a place to kind of like what i used to do on the blog. When which i mean. I still do to a degree but especially in the beginning when it was just like okay. This is what i'm dealing with today. High gotta work through this situation and get through it. You know a lot of people just do that. They just post like hey. This is my before picture of my dishes. And i'm hoping to post a after picture and a little bit in the comments you know whatever to anyway. It's a great group lovely people and that's also who the who gets to apply to do the strategy sessions here on the podcast so Again that's patriot. Dot com slash slump comes clean. All right so let's talk about making the best of things so back in march april may. Oh my goodness which seems like such. A long time ago i would do podcasts. Kind of deal with what was going on in our situations at that point And i would say things like. Oh i hope this podcast is irrelevant soon and you know and i would try to keep it very. Not just corona time specific. You know what. I mean like. I would try to talk about things and be like well. This can apply anytime. But here's how it kind of angles into what we're dealing with right now. Y'all it is the end of november. I mean by the time you listen to this here in the us. It will be thanksgiving day. And it's is not over and i i'm just i'm done with pretending like okay. Well this'll be irrelevant. And i do hope. This'll be a relevant soon. But i also let's just in where we all are right now because this is crazy i also know that different places in the world are different. Different places in the united states are different. As far as what exactly you're dealing with but but this is a worldwide thing like we. We're all dealing with the same thing. We may be at different stages if things we may be having different issues but the core thing is that this holiday season is going to be different than any in my entire lifetime.
Does The iPhone 12 Have A Secret Reverse Wireless Charging Feature?
"Does the iphone twelve have a secret reverse wireless charging feature built into it that apple has failed to mention maybe the products that they went to take advantage of such a feature aren't ready yet quoting the Verge Apple's iphone twelve lineup has the ability to wirelessly charge external accessory according to a series of newly unveiled FCC filings that just went public yesterday the documents I spotted by Venture Beats Jeremy, Horowitz says, the phone quote supports built in. inductive charging transmitter and receiver and quote apple has not officially announced any such functionality that could be used to charge future air pods or apple's long rumored tile competitor dubbed Air Tags quote in addition to being able to be charged by a desktop W. P. T. wireless power transfer charger twenty, twenty iphone models also support W. P. T. charging function at three hundred and sixty kilohertz to charge accessories. One of the documents reads it sounds like the iphone. Twelve reverse wireless charging may be limited at least at first the documents say that quote currently, the only accessory that can be charged by iphones is an external potential apple accessory in future and that reverse charging currently quote only occurs when the phone is connected to in AC power outlet and quote the FCC's testing appears to have been conducted using only a wall charger and USB cable presumably the same usb to lightening cable bundled with each iphone. Twelve, it sounds like the technology is meant to allow you to reduce the amount of charging clutter on a night stand by for example, wirelessly charging a pair of air pods magnetically attached to an iphone that's plugged into the wall. However, this may change in the future as the document goes on to suggest quote future designs accessories may support true portable use condition with the host client pair able to be placed in a pocket or backpack and quote.
"I'm so glad that you are joining me today we're not gonNA use your name correct, and that is I would say completely understandable to the vast majority of those people who are listening. You know I mean obviously I started as Nonni short for anonymous so I completely and totally complete understand so anyway but. We have you here today and when she just start out by just telling us a little bit about your unique life situation. So married we have three girls ranging from ages to up to thirteen. We home school and we did home schooling long before all everybody else had to home school and you're like legit homeschooling. Yeah I don't. I don't know any other way besides home schooling as I did public school myself but that's been. A long time ago. Let's see we have too many cats in this house and a German shepherd which I know you have to. So you know that the hair Is a legit thing that just no matter how much you brush them they just shed. Talk about German shepherds, the whole podcast we could. Legitimately could. I follow a lot of German shepherd things instagram because they just crack me up on my husband. I always like. Oh that's like thing that's not. Thing. That's the thing they do. So yeah, anyway go ahead. Oh yet my mom moved in with s about a year ago. So we've done some renovations. were. Probably. The past two thriller about three years ago, and we've done incremental as we needed to to get ready for the baby and then to Gary for my mom. Things like that, and so we still have a lot of predicts left undone after contractors. Kind of took off with money didn't keep showing up and so now we have a whole. Whole space in our house is still cluttered with. Flooring and all that stuff just tool sitting around the and it's yeah it drives me up the wall but until we can get stuff completed and there's not much I can do about it so. I kinda work around that. Yeah. Our House. But I guess that's okay. Why have a new question that I'm asking and we'll see how it goes and but what was your introduction to slop comes clean was it books blog podcast youtube was? Trying to think of this the other day Actually found you from facebook group somebody else was asking about is after Christmas and that time when we were also tired of stuff that we just want to get everything up. So somebody else asked, hey, is anyone have any good logs or anything and yours came up and I went? Oh, I've never heard of this one that's early clever name I want to check it out. I. Started out on the blog I think. So but I think I know I quickly transition to your book the how to manage your home without losing your mind is that went to me Resonated as far as the title because I went I can't do everything. I've got a baby with special and I've gotten home schooling and everything's happening and I need to get stuff out of my house, but also just need clean and in. That book completely helped me I sat there going. She gets me. She gets me I don't. I'm not alone in this like she understands me. So that was. Mind blowing to me that it. You know because I have tried other books in the past people who naturally seem to know how to do this stuff and I'd get two chapters in throat to the side going you don't resonate with me I don't understand. It was always I'm lost like, okay. I'm already lost like I'm already feeling behind. Yeah. All right. So What strategy has made the biggest impact on your home For me that was laundry. and. I think I always fought the idea of laundry day I. Don't know why. But no I've felt I probably overwhelm. Yeah. It felt overwhelming and there's no way I can get all this laundry Dan. In one day and I listened to you talk about how it's GonNa take like three weeks until it finally normalizes and when it did I went. We don't have nearly as much laundry. As I thought we did
"cluttering" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The chair of any ours really Property Evaluation committee. Jamie, Welcome to realestate today. Good morning, Steven. Thank you for having me. We are so glad you're here. So, Jamie, First of all, how's the appraisal business in Rhode Island Appraisal business. Is awesome. It has been robust for many months now. And I must say, I think all of my fellow realtors that are also failed. People and brokers are just busy is all of us Appraisers all You know, I understand that you're talking to us on your cell phone right now, because you told me earlier that just this morning, you had three separate appraisals to do. That's right. And that's become kind of typical of everyday I hate to say there's no time you really type of cradles anymore because thank you busy having to say things every day. Well, that is good to hear, because as we all know, Realestate is stronger than ever right now, and that's happening in Rhode Island as well. I know what with New England has been very, very busy, and I'm sure the rest of the country is just busy. So Jamie, if you were selling your own personal home And you knew that in about three weeks to a month, the appraiser was going to come to your property and check it out. What would you do to get the highest Possible appraised value. I always paint hardwood floors refinished those air. Two easy steps that go a long way cluttering is huge. I know the Realtors are very big on making sure that properties that they don't necessarily stage they at least have the homeowners check out as much as they can so that the new Biocon visualize their furnishings in it. And it just looks that much larger when I'm there. Typically, by that point, the seller has already kind of said, huh? Thank goodness we're all done with all these showings. I can let my hair down a bit. I could let the house a little more quartered. I don't worry about it being shown every day. I say to that side of people, you'll tryto spruce it up a bit of the appraiser, especially because right now everyone is trying to get the most out of their house. Those houses there selling for more than they should be in a lot of cases. So anything you can do to put your best foot forward just helps. If it doesn't look really clean, not the cleanliness is necessarily an issue in appraisal, but it may just sway an appraiser a little bit thinking well. I'm not going to give it top notch Mark. It's okay. I'll make sure that you put your best foot forward with the inside being picked up. You don't have to go crazy, but keep it looking night. Nice me. I hear your wife. Make sure that if you've got your shrubs and your landscape going little overgrown, because again, the house hasn't been showing for a few weeks have been worried about it. Make sure that that fruit stuff Make sure the lawn's been cut recently. Just so again. Better curb appeal. Always help I see. And there are many conversations that we've had over the years, Jamie You've always said that a house can have a certain range to its appraised price. And so if you do everything you just described your house tend to hit the higher end of that range. Good point. Yes, You listened well, even over the years because I have said that and that's a good question to ask me. So what I say is, yes, There's always going to be a small range. Some rangers they're larger depending on you know what kind of goes with the price point of the house? Smaller Price point. Let's arrange, typically, but skills will that appraiser bring it to the higher end of the range? Because, yes, you kind of checked all the boxes that looked good to me. It shows well as opposed to Canadian was kind of in the middle of that range because it looks okay. So yes, by all means doing everything that you can t just make it look as clean and neat as possible. Would certainly be an asset. You know, Jamie, that reminds me of something, a realtor said on the show many years ago, which was The person who puts in the work reaps the rewards very through and you know some of the nicest home that I had praise are the smallest one that are, you know the lesser price one, but they just show so well and they sign That you want to give that those homes the benefit of the doubt, you know, and bring them in as much as the range will allow. Or as much as you know, Supporting values will allow because they've been such a nice job on keeping that home. Christine great advice from a professional home appraiser and Jamie, can you join us again in the next hour? Of realestate today, and we'll talk about the entire appraisal process. That would be fine. Thank you..
"cluttering" Discussed on Short Wave
"So they're spending over one hundred million dollars to clean up one piece of space junk. It's a big piece. Is. More significantly this hasn't been done before right can we agree church? This is kind of progress. It could be a game changer in the void of space, which more about considers an ecosystem that we need to actually try to protect. So if these natural pathways become too polluted to justed if we can't use these orbital highways anymore, then you can say goodbye to these services and capabilities. So this is my concern. That's a tragedy of the Commons as it were in near Earth space because of this lack of. Holistic management of this finite resource. For me, it's so easy to see spaces infinite, right but the space we use most that houses our satellites is actually pretty finite. Emily thank you for taking on this enormous listener question and thank you Rachel ways for sending it. Thanks Rachel. This episode was produced by Brett Hansen edited by lay and fact checked by burly McCoy. Thanks for listening to shortwave from NPR..
"cluttering" Discussed on Short Wave
"We are tackling a question from listener. Rachel. Weiss space-junk this growing population of manmade objects cluttering up Earth orbit so Does that happen? Okay I. Let's consider what satellites are made out of metal plastic glass powered by batteries or solar panels, and when they're placed in specific orbital highways, they stay there moving. So quickly that they don't fall towards the earth kind of like, you know if you had to put a boat in a body of water, you want to avoid fighting the current kind of thing that's more. But jaw who we met earlier, he says that from sputnik onwards, our satellites have been creating debris shedding spent rocket bodies pieces becoming glued satellites have been known to explode when unspent fuel is on board, and of course, they can cross flightpaths and collide with one another and whenever satellite shed pieces they. Tend to not should one but many many pieces, hundreds of thousands of pieces depending on the type of collision. These collisions rarely destroy the satellites, but they can alter their operation and send pieces jettisoning off into space affected not only by gravity, but other physical forces. So we're pressure thermal radiation charged particle, environment interactions with you know magnetic fields, and all of this makes it very difficult to predict what space junk will do next the little that falls back to Earth, which is one object that day on average burns up or falls into the ocean. So space junk is probably not going to land on your head. Have you calculated that probability because you're GONNA ask me this question I haven't. But there's a scientist mark. Matinee, at NASA orbital debris program who has it's one in several trillion honestly I still like it but okay Mattie the people you should worry about more astronauts right? The International Space Station actually has a tracker to monitor for collision risk and they will maneuver out of the way when the risk is too great. Wow. But I feel like if there was a major collision, I would hurt about it, right? Yeah. There hasn't been a major collision you know the US military NASA and other agencies and groups around the world they tracked debris and Warren of potential collisions but there's been a few scares in recent decades. So in two thousand, fifteen, for example, the crew. On. The International Space Station had to hide in their Sawyer's capsules. Basically, the stations lifeboat when debris from an old Russian weather satellite came dangerously close. I don't like that no spacecraft and satellites will routinely maneuver out of harm's way but only if they have ample warning so the whole spacefaring community was pretty rattled when in two, thousand, seven, the Chinese military destroyed one of their own weather satellites they were testing out anti-satellite. Technology. Brian Weeden, remembers tracking this big explosion for the US air. Force. I personally was sort of shocked. It was of like wow Brian was part of a squadron that counted the resulting debris and in the end ended up cataloging more than three thousand objects. So that one. Got turned into three thousand things and that's just the things we can track wasn't space junk a big part of the movie gravity you are remembering cracks lake. From the missile strike has caused a chain reaction hitting other satellites in creating desgris two thousand eighteen Hollywood movie begins with a chatty George Clooney and Sandra bullock servicing the Hubble space telescope gays, and contentedly back at Earth. When this huge cloud of debris from missile strike grips through communications blackout it's a bad situation happen North America's laws individual. Dramatic portrayal definitely raise the profile of space junk. Even if the portrayal wasn't very accurate I, think navy on the whole it has been a good thing for for the issue. Even, if I might grumble a little bit scientists love to grumble. That's Brian Weeden again he's now the director of program planning for the Secure World Foundation thinks a lot about sustainability in space, and he says that opening scene gravity doesn't capture the true problem over the breath catches him was portrayed as sort of a nuclear chain reaction. Right there's one event that sets off this series of things that will happen very fast. The reality is sort of the opposite where it's it's like climate change. The problem with space junk is it's a long relatively slow accumulation over decades with a big negative impact down the road. Got It. Yeah. So Brian says. The risk of space junk involves convincing people, launching satellites, governments, and companies to change their behavior. Now mindful of the future and maybe have a little inconvenience or a little more cost now to forestall bad things in the future, and that's a really difficult argument to make because we humans just aren't engineered to kind of think like that preach especially when nothing truly catastrophic has happened yet but space junk is already proving to be problematic in the short term, it's translating into real world costs a satellite. Field alerts about potential collisions. Do Do I change my satellites orbit because that costs fuel and that will shorten the lifetime your satellite, which isn't good for the commercials base economy, which is Kinda booming right now. Yeah. We did that episode all about how SPACEX IS GONNA put a bunch of satellites up there. Right you know in the long term space junk has the potential to not only collide with manned spacecraft like the International Space Station, but threatens satellites at all levels of orbit like those used for imaging and whether data collection, which then could mean our climate models are less accurate or we don't have a good way to track the mirrors and that could have negative impacts on the road. Yeah we're going to need that data we are, but here's the thing. There's no international regulation for how satellites should operate. There's only guidelines guidelines. Yes. Guidelines from the Inter, agency space, Coordination Committee for Mitigating the risk of debris things like Deorbit your satellite after twenty five years by burning it up or bringing it down passive the upper rocket stage meaning vent all the remaining fuel or training the batteries. So it's not as exploding. So. There's less risk for debris countries do this, but it's totally voluntary. It's up to each individual nation to implement. So until there's greater accountability space junk will continue to be a problem. Okay. We've talked about the problem give me a solution kwong like what is being done to clean up this. While we're not seeing much in the skies. There's been demonstrations of different cleanup technologies earth that could be used in space magnets to, and that's how. Little space fishing. Yeah. In the orbital see, most of this cleanup technology is being developed in Europe and Japan but here's the thing we don't know what's the best way to Yank. This swiftly, moving debris out of orbit to a place where it can safely burn up you need a high level of precision to remove that junk without creating more of it and I feel like that would take a lot of money to pull that off. Yes. So it was a pretty big deal when last December the European Space Agency Green lit the first ever cleanup mission called clear space one, which is estimated to cost over one hundred, million dollars in twenty twenty five, the European Space Agency plans to send a cleanup robot to scoop up a chunk of old European rocket a chunk..
"cluttering" Discussed on Short Wave
"We are tackling a question from listener. . Rachel. Weiss . space-junk this growing population of manmade objects cluttering up Earth orbit so Does that happen? ? Okay I. . Let's consider what satellites are made out of metal plastic glass powered by batteries or solar panels, , and when they're placed in specific orbital highways, , they stay there moving. So . quickly that they don't fall towards the earth kind of like, , you know if you had to put a boat in a body of water, , you want to avoid fighting the current kind of thing that's more. . But jaw who we met earlier, , he says that from sputnik onwards, , our satellites have been creating debris shedding spent rocket bodies pieces becoming glued satellites have been known to explode when unspent fuel is on board, , and of course, , they can cross flightpaths and collide with one another and whenever satellite shed pieces they. . Tend to not should one but many many pieces, , hundreds of thousands of pieces depending on the type of collision. . These collisions rarely destroy the satellites, but , they can alter their operation and send pieces jettisoning off into space affected not only by gravity, , but other physical forces. . So we're pressure thermal radiation charged particle, , environment <hes> interactions with you know magnetic fields, , and all of this makes it very difficult to predict what space junk will do next the little that falls back to Earth, , which is one object that day on average burns up or falls into the ocean. . So space junk is probably not going to land on your head. . Have you calculated that probability because you're GONNA ask me this question I haven't. . But there's a scientist <hes> mark. . Matinee, , at NASA orbital debris program who has it's one in several trillion honestly I still like it but okay Mattie the people you should worry about more astronauts right? ? The International Space Station actually has a tracker to monitor for collision risk and they will maneuver out of the way when the risk is too great. . Wow. . But I feel like if there was a major collision, , I would hurt about it, , right? ? Yeah. . There hasn't been a major collision you know the US military NASA and other agencies and groups around the world they tracked debris and Warren of potential collisions but there's been a few scares in recent decades. . So in two thousand, , fifteen, , for example, , the crew. . On. . The International Space Station had to hide in their Sawyer's capsules. Basically, . , the stations lifeboat when debris from an old Russian weather satellite came dangerously close. . I don't like that no spacecraft and satellites will routinely maneuver out of harm's way but only if they have ample warning so the whole spacefaring community was pretty rattled when in two, , thousand, , seven, , the Chinese military destroyed one of their own weather satellites they were testing out anti-satellite. . Technology. . Brian Weeden, , remembers tracking this big explosion for the US air. . Force. . I personally was sort of shocked. . It was of like wow Brian was part of a squadron that counted the resulting debris and in the end ended up cataloging more than three thousand objects. . So that one. . Got turned into three thousand things and that's just the things we can track wasn't space junk a big part of the movie gravity you are remembering cracks lake. . From the missile strike has caused a chain reaction hitting other satellites in creating desgris two thousand eighteen Hollywood movie begins with a chatty George Clooney and Sandra bullock servicing the Hubble space telescope gays, and , contentedly back at Earth. . When this huge cloud of debris from missile strike grips through communications blackout it's a bad situation happen North America's laws individual. . Dramatic portrayal definitely raise the profile of space junk. . Even if the portrayal wasn't very accurate I, , think navy on the whole it has been a good thing for for the issue. . Even, , if I might grumble a little bit scientists love to grumble. . That's Brian Weeden again he's now the director of program planning for the Secure World Foundation thinks a lot about sustainability in space, , and he says that opening scene gravity doesn't capture the true problem over the breath catches him was portrayed as sort of a nuclear chain reaction. . Right there's one event that sets off this series of things that will happen very fast. . The reality is sort of the opposite where it's it's like climate change. . The problem with space junk is it's a long relatively slow accumulation over decades with a big negative impact down the road. . Got It. . Yeah. . So Brian says. . The risk of space junk involves convincing people, , launching satellites, , governments, and , companies to change their behavior. . Now mindful of the future and maybe have a little inconvenience or a little more cost now to forestall bad things in the future, , and that's a really difficult argument to make because we humans just aren't engineered to kind of think like that preach especially when nothing truly catastrophic has happened yet but space junk is already proving to be problematic in the short term, , it's translating into real world costs a satellite. . Field alerts about potential collisions. . Do Do I change my satellites orbit because that costs fuel and that will shorten the lifetime your satellite, , which isn't good for the commercials base economy, , which is Kinda booming right now. . Yeah. . We did that episode all about how SPACEX IS GONNA put a bunch of satellites up there. . Right you know in the long term space junk has the potential to not only collide with manned spacecraft like the International Space Station, , but threatens satellites at all levels of orbit like those used for imaging and whether data collection, , which then could mean our climate models are less accurate or we don't have a good way to track the mirrors and that could have negative
"cluttering" Discussed on Move or Improve
"Dave Ramsey, the financial adviser and New York Times bestselling author says we we buy things we don't need with money. We don't have to impress people. We don't like, and that's a good adage to listen to. So just think about freedom you'll have if you can let go of the pressure of having to accommodate other people and just do what you want to do. Is More freedom to travel. You can take a day off you could work for yourself instead of somebody else or doing work that you really like or starting a new business. So there's also less stress if you. Toned down what you have and what you do. You don't have to come home to a cluttered house. You don't have to wake up early in the morning to do something you don't really want to do in the first place. And you didn't have to show up the office every day for job. You feel like. I don't WanNa do this. It's less stress. and. By doing this, you have more time and in a world where opportunities are coming at US faster than the speed of light it is hard to say, no. But you might miss out ominous. But if we say no, we'll miss an opportunity to be part of something. Really Great. Well. What if you're missing a part of something that you want to do because you're doing what somebody else wants you to do? Just. So clear your calendar and work during the day if you want to but don't make any commitments for the evening. And with that extra time, you prepare dinners with the people that you love her you go for a walk or read a book. Is always some opportunity. And you'll gain self-confidence. You may think you need to have the latest and greatest clothing or brand new whatever or this year's model of the car to feel good about yourself. But, think how good it will feel to feel about without those.
"cluttering" Discussed on Move or Improve
"It's not you can get rid of it addicts, basements, and Garages, hold treasure and trash the older you get the harder it is to start you don't have the energy or the strength. Many of my clients have stored items in the basement or the attic where mold or mildew or critters have invaded. You need to get in control of these areas before it's too late. If you become incapacitated or worse, you're leading the decision making to your spouse or children or an executor who has no idea what pictures papers are important? That's very important. Is there a right age downsize? Well, starting early is best waiting till you're too frail or unwell or too overwhelmed to do the job is the wrong age. Now. decluttering is a little different. It's beneficial to declutter when even if you're gonNA stay in your home in agent clays or if you're going to move DECLUTTERING is getting rid of trash but more than that is even organizing what you have see. You can find it and use it again. You may not be ready to move yet or you determined that you like your home and you can adapt it to your needs as you grow older, that's right to. But the need for clear pathway through the home cleaning out closets getting rid of stuff you don't need or use closed that you don't wear anymore junk mail you haven't opened. That's very important in living life to the fullest. It's about removing useless items from your home and your life. Now. I've worked with many horrors over the years and I find they have a great deal of trouble letting go of things that they'll never use. Even though they think they will. decluttering really is changing your mindset. It's important for your health and your wellbeing too. So by getting rid of stuff, you're giving yourself the opportunity to get rid of what's not necessary. So you can focus on what is important to you at this point of your life..
"cluttering" Discussed on The Chalene Show
"Very cluttered. But it's behind doors the closet door, my office causes it. My kitchen cabinets all behind closed doors, but it still cluttered when I have to address it. It makes me feel anxious and anxiety, which leads me to want to call my anxiety down by stuffy my face with food right now, my office of clutter is basically a storage room to Perot early. And I do not even want to go in there to sit at my computer to start working on my business. I mean, there's I avoid that Rome at all. 'cause I don't even wanna go in their room to declutter. So yes, it makes me stressful to sit on my couch in the declawed room of stress ticket about the clutter run. Did you notice the common theme? Both of them said they could feel the clutter they were blocked from doing the things they needed to do even if they. See the clutter just knowing that the clutter is there, even when you're at your office, and you're trying to work that cluttered closet that you left behind in the morning is still in your subconscious, preventing you from doing the things you need to do. It's a really big deal. It's no wonder that this is so debilitating. I mean, the average person get this has seven thousand items in their home that they don't need or touch or us seven thousand seven thousand. So let's get to work. The first thing I have to identify is that organization and clutter are two different things. If you've ever walked into a discount clothing store here in the United States, we one that's called forever. Twenty one. This is the one specifically in thinking about and whenever I go in there. It's very organized. That's very cluttered. You can't move the hangers like I've left before. Because I'm like, you know, what I? Just needed cheap Laos, but it's not even worth having to feel so distracted by so much. So organization is the systems that allow you to find things where they're supposed to be systems and organization can only be put in place after the clutter has been removed. I want you to think of these steps that I want to share with you as preparation their preparation and move your life forward. Step one is to take a look at your calendar for the next.
"cluttering" Discussed on A Slob Comes Clean
"Stop shopping or bargain hunting or whatever it is. It's that feeling that you're getting from it. It's the treasure hunt. It's all that. So it's the feeling that needs to be. Changed? So. Okay. All right. This has been fun. I am going to. Oh, I just want to remind you. I know this is your first one welcome. This is basically what you get. But anyway, I do want to just remind you about the five day clutter shake day on again that that is on sale this week for half off, and then fifteen dollars off the month of January, and I think you're gonna like it, and there's a link to there's a link within the course when she get it to get to the Facebook group. It's not a secret one like the patriot community that one is a secret ongoing thing that one for five day clutter shakedown is a limited time probably just through January where we really focused and you'll be able to do things. So that group is not secret. But it is closed. Right. Okay. So the people in the group will be able to see, but it won't be in your normal. Like, if you post something in a picture in there, it won't be in your normal news feed for your mother-in-law to see. But anyway if. You're interested in being part of our patriot community to support the show and also to get invited into the kindred spirits group where you have a lot more like you can personally post and things. Then go to patriotdepot dot com slash slept comes clean. Okay. I will talk to you guys later. Happy to cluttering by.
"cluttering" Discussed on A Slob Comes Clean
"So that's what I'm talking about. When I'm talking about an aversion is I used to and I still could logically go. Well, you know, maybe I could handle this, and I could still go through that whole like decision process, but I don't have to anymore not on everything. Okay. But on so many things I now have the gut feeling that. I wish I had over Christmas tree cakes. And I don't anyway. But I'm just saying like creating that type of feeling is what we're talking about here. So how did I stop the shopping habit? How did I stop the cluttering habit of my home while I started decluttering? I cannot create that instantaneous aversion. The cold Turkey moment. But decluttering absolutely did that with stuff for me. So I mean, I'm telling you, I do not have the urge to go to garage sales. Every once in a while my daughter, and I will have a special too. And I'm saying it's probably been a year and a half since we've even done this. But every once in a while be like, let's go to garage sales. Okay. But I don't have the urge. I don't have to stop and say okay here going to be fine. Dana you're gonna be fine. You don't need anything. Look around have a moment. And really think about all the things I have. And I don't know. I don't like it's not even a desire for me anymore. And when I use if you're not a garage sale person just for some reference when I was a garage sale person. I was the person who mapped out my route on Saturday morning. I mean. I didn't map out my route on Saturday morning. That's for amateurs. No, I did it the night before. As in like a map an actual map. This is before internet was quite so. Accessible on phones and things anyway. But I- map things out I prioritized which sale I was going to go to. I I I mean, it was it was an obsession. And I would wake up thinking about the sales that had been advertised for the next morning, and I would wake up worried that I was going to not get up in time, and I would get to their the garage sales at started at seven. Before seven o'clock. Anyway, I know it really that. That's how obsessed I was. And so changing that is what I'm talking about. You know? So maybe for you. It's not that. Maybe it's that it's become a habit that. You know, when you finish work at this time, and you're supposed to go to some sort of, you know, you get off work at five thirty and you're supposed to be at a certain recurring meeting at seven you always stop by the mall. You know, or whatever it is. I mean, there's there's some sort of different thing that may be for you personally is your reason why you're consistently cluttering. So by decluttering, that's how I was able to change it. So how does that actually work? Well, first of all as I started decluttering, I experienced my house looking better and functioning better. Okay. So I think the thing to come back to here is the experience the actual experience. Instead of just listening to me talk about it or reading my books, which you should totally to or taking the five day cutter shakedown or envisioning what your home could actually be like. And I wonder what my house could I wonder how much easier my life would be. I wonder what my house could look like if I got this out outta here. Instead, go through declaring an as ide- cluttered, my house looked better and my house functioned better. And that produced. Endorphins? I dunno fits endorphins or whatever it produced. Yay. Good feelings like actual, happy heart feelings, it produced those in me and probably similar to whatever achey awful stomach feelings that we felt and how that really did affect us and how I associate things with that chicken sandwich. Now, I you know, that same those happy feelings in my house was like, oh, my house is looking and functioning better. And so I'm consistently getting these happy feelings from having less stuff in my house, and the consistency of those happy feelings from having less stuff in my house. Every time I didn't trip over something in the middle of the night, which was kind of a novelty for really long time to not trip. You know, every time the doorbell rings, and I'm not freaked out which I'm still free. Sometimes we'll just be on. But every time, you know, the. Plumbing is messed up, and I don't have to freak out over the fact that on my word, I've gotta let a plumber into my house or whatever every time those good things happened every time I realized, wow, I was able to pick this up so much where quickly because I didn't have random piles of stuff to have to deal with those good feelings. Made things look different to me. It's like it changed. How I saw that stuff coming in because I've enjoyed the good feelings of having less stuff and having an easier to maintain home. And so as I see something that's potentially going to come into my house. I'm like. Oh, but I really like having less stuff. And that becomes my natural reaction doesn't happen cold Turkey. But it does happen over time of experiencing that on a regular basis. It starts to become who how my brain works doesn't make sense. Okay. Along with that. I started to value empty space. You know, that is one of the things that I did not know I would like because I had really always just filled up any space that I had any space. I had was a place for stuff because I was constantly bringing stuff in and I never had enough room. So if there was an open space stuff got put in it. So I didn't really know what it was like to enjoy open space. I didn't know when I went to someone else's house. And there wasn't a ton of stuff everywhere. And I went house their house feels so nice and calm. I didn't know it. Was the open space that that's what was going on that the fact that they had open spaces, and they could move around easily. And if something happens, you know, something spills, they can just move that piece of furniture without having to move everything on top of it first, and then everything to the side. So there's room to move it. You know, all that kind of stuff open space became its own thing that I treasured as opposed to just the potential and the future possibilities of this item. That I might bring it in my house, and as I started to actually see the value in open space. Then that just completely. Affected. My view of these items that I potentially was going to bring into my house. It's like, oh that is such a cool item. But it's going to take up space, which was something I never ever ever considered before. So that open space issue is a really really major issue. Okay. 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"cluttering" Discussed on A Slob Comes Clean
"Welcome to a slob comes clean the podcast. I'm Danny Kaye. White I blog over at a slob comes clean dot com. That's where I share my personal diesel advocation processes. I figure out ways to keep my own home under control. I share the truth about cleaning, and organizing strategies that actually work for real people in real life. Who don't actually like cleaning an organizing? Thanks for joining me today. This is podcast number one ninety five and I'm calling it how to stop shopping, actually. No, I teach my mind. I am how to stop cluttering. Yes. Which also goes with the how to stop shopping when you're over armed with your stuff. Okay. Before we get to that though. I wanna make sure you guys know it we are in like this is coming out during the biggest decluttering week of the entire year. So if you're new around here, you've already heard me make a mistake. So you already kind of know what you're getting into. But let me just tell you for all of you that my video course, the five day clutter shakedown, which I wish I would've named the five step clutter shakedown because sometimes people think they need five actual days to set aside to do it, and you don't you can implement these strategies in five minutes if you want to anyway, the five day clutter shakedown is on sale for this week right now when this podcast is coming out, December twenty sixth through December thirty first of two thousand eighteen it's half price, which makes it twenty dollars the normal prices forty anyway, it makes it twenty dollars with the code declutter mania. I'll have it in the show notes. In case. You're like, how do you spell that? Anyway, all one word and. Then if you're listening to this in January, but that one has gone you can take off fifteen dollars making it twenty five with the code new year. Nineteen all one word. Okay. So we're talking about how to stop cluttering. Because cluttering is the bringing in of stuff. Now, the reality is that as long as you're living. You're probably going to be bringing in some stuff. I mean, you know, especially when you have kids right because kids are I mean, it's shocking. How quickly they move from one phase to the next, you know, as you get a little bit older as the kids get older it goes, you know, they don't quite go from stage to stage, but you'll know when especially when they're toddlers. I mean, the perfect twain nail in six months will they've outgrown it, you know, or the perfect close, obviously. But as long as you're living there is going to be stuff coming into your home. And so that's going to be a constant process of decluttering, however to achieve the actual equilibrium. Is that the right word? I don't know anyway to achieve this actual like maintainable, this my house is under my clutter threshold, which I have another podcast on that. But if that is my goal, then there has to be a slowing down if clutter is your problem if you've been living over your clutter threshold than there has to be a slowing down and ultimate hopefully stopping of the actual cluttering. And so let me talk about the difference between bringing stuff in because life happens and the natural process of having to declutter that eventually versus bringing stuff in that is putting me over my clutter threshold again my clutter threshold, I'll just say real quick. Is the point at which I have more stuff than I can keep under control. So it's different for every single person. Everybody has their own clutter threshold is not how much I prefer in my house. It's how much I can actually keep under control. And so you find that through decluttering. Well, if shopping is a habit. If bargain hunting is a habit. If dumpster diving is a habit, or whatever, and you can bring stuff in and yet your house continually stays under control. Then I'm that's not who I'm talking about. Okay. Although most of us listening to this. Yeah. Anyway, but if you are bringing stuff in and going, why is my house, so bananas? I've gotta get organized someday. It's most likely because you're bringing in more, and it's putting you farther and farther above higher and higher above your clutter threshold. Okay, which means your houses just harder to maintain. Anyway. So that's cluttering as opposed to just normal life bringing stuff in is bringing things in that put me over my clutter threshold, and you know, make me make it even harder and harder for my house to maintain things that you might bring in. I mean, this is all hypothetical right completely stuff for the. Future steph. That was a good deal right now that when I begat all ready have this who am I gonna? That's my story. That's my personal like, yeah. Something I think I'm going to need later something that so and so might like so I'm going to go ahead and buy it. It all of those things are good things to think about, but if it is a personal problem for you. And you are at this point where you're desperate enough to listen to podcasts. Call this love comes clean. I mean, malicious bound as it's called a slob comes clean, you know, if you're listening. It's you're ready to make some changes and so- addressing the reality that clutter ring is happening is really important. Okay. So how do you stop the clothing for me personally? It was hitting rock bottom. I mean, you know, I hit rock bottom. I started a blog called a slob comes clean, which means that all my pride was gone at that point. It wasn't animus that didn't tell anybody. I was doing it. But I started that out of being at rock bottom, and knowing I have got to get stuff out of my house and. I did tell myself I needed to start shopping. I'm sorry stopped shopping's and for me, it was garage sales. That was my addiction. Okay. Bargain-hunting garage sales. Thrift stores that kind of stuff mostly got shells. So that I knew I needed to stop it. And hitting rock bottom is what helps me do that. But what has helped me maintain that is creating an aversion to stuff that I know is going to turn into clutter. So that's what I'm gonna talk about today because you know.
"cluttering" Discussed on MonsterTalk
"You know all of this nonsense cluttering up cluttering up you know your database it really muddies the water for investigators there if something was antic and weird did go on how would you know if you're gonna take whatever report and just throw it up there as if it's truth yeah you were saying no the two that you mentioned one of the signings was during the david it seems like a lot of the songs are taking place at not yet there are quite a few at night but there are daytime sightings as well it's it's pretty much all times all hours of the night all hours of the day and you know there there's many accounts which again you read them and it sounds like somebody's creative writing project it sounds like a movie trope and again that's a red flag another thing that sam rental and other investigators did is is they looked at the report for commonalities in like verb us and phrasing and found that this really looks like it's the same person but then a friend of mine was able to interview strickler and he did reveal that after he takes the account he will rewrite it to sound more interesting and to me that's a slippery slope you just wanna take the the witness account as roz you can get it and you know quote them not not wrap a story around it so again you know we don't have any proof there but like i said it's a slippery slope if you're trying to make something exciting you know i think it's exciting already you know for talking about you know at eight eight foot tall flying humanoid we don't need we don't need any belts on that but but yeah you know making sure that the environmental details match up or you know the details of the locations matched up there was another account that talked about the mossman land.
"cluttering" Discussed on Outliers
"So we're gonna blow glass this is what costs without class and you know my hunt fall the has really amazing to give discovering people of what building different things and who have some crickets to shed so i'm really excited to have a deduction i of capital mind join us today thanks thanks punkish it's pleasure so so by white thing you outlined to that question it's i think it was couple of all maybe do more that notice don't handle and i started following you i listen to the things that you had to share one on investors cautioning them on things that are coming and also some some very border stands and insights about different issues and topics in general and i own this taught the great intersection of take with finance that play initiating that you'll be doing what i understood from up say and it caught my attention because you know in this new wage when people talk of cluttering dems of content all of you know bias and diff'rent enda than motives across companies individuals you always stood out because you seem to be doing business but you seem to speaking of mind and responding good here delegate managed to keep people tend to give convenient excuse to.
"cluttering" Discussed on The Chalene Show
"I already know you're very organizer you wouldn't be listening to personal development you wouldn't be finding the time to spend this time with me so you just have to accept your more organized than most people but i also know you have a desire to further simplify your life to make things easier to create systems inhabits the help you to live that happier fuller life i also care very much about the level of stress at you carry around each day in my mission in life is to help people live a life that's happier fuller easier and one way i can help you to do this is by creating systems that cut down on the clutter and create more organization and simplicity for your life now can i do that in one podcast probably not d cluttering is a processed especially if you wanted to stick so you don't end up feeling like you're in chaos ever again so i'm asking you to join me to join me on this journey to declutter but my ask goes beyond you just listening to this episode here it is if you live with another adult i'm going to ask you to send this to them because de cluttering is so much easier when we had the support and the education of the people that we spend the most time with now if it's just you congratulations it's gonna be a little easier i hope but i still have an ask i want you to forward this episode to a friend why because it's going to keep you accountable in the first of our series i'm going to ask you just to focus on the clutter i want to just notice your physical space the place we are probably spending the most time now for your work from home or you're stayhome mom well you know where that places but maybe is just a couple of rooms in your house or one room in particular.
"cluttering" Discussed on The Chalene Show
"Or organized all of that is training your brain and when you drain your brain drain your physical on your emotional energy and no wonder you can't get to the things that really matter and so often it is our clutter that's holding us hostage from the life that we deserve to be living i think sometimes people find a peculiar that i make such a big deal about deep cluttering i think it's one of the first things you need to do if you want to get your life in order before you go on a diet before you a figure out what exercise program you wanna do before you decide to look for a mate or build your business you gotta get this right you've got to develop the habits and the systems that allow you to declutter once and for all as opposed to scheduling it to happen to sunday's from now when it rains and you're going to spend eight hours de cluttering one corner of your house no i mean we're going to get through this but you've got to develop some sister the systems are what keep it in place indefinitely so that this isn't just something you do every once in a while it becomes part of who you are a deep cluttered person is someone who has clarity clarity of thought clarity of mind clarity of direction clarity of spirit i know quite a few pretty successful really organiz people and ironically those who are the most organized are the ones who often feel the least organized why because it's important to them bad parents tony van realize they're bad parents they don't attend parenting workshops or by books about parenting and ironically the parents who are the dust parents are the ones who feel they have the most room for improvement because they want to be better.
"cluttering" Discussed on WZFG The Flag 1100AM
"Which has difficulties with information processing so it's very practical strategies we teach people in terms of organisation decisionmaking we also focus in on the difficulties in their thinking and learning how to challenge those acquisition beliefs right in the moment and then also working on very practical de cluttering exercises how'd you sort into categories do you use your living spaces for that logical capacity that they have for items but you really do need a team approach and it is a longer term treatment another absolutely essential component of treatment is doing the therapy in home so you're acts lee physically in their environment working for those things it's actually in all honesty it's been a challenge for mental health providers to be able to do that because sometimes liability reasons they don't want you going off site into a person's home and for billing reasons that you may not be able to bill for your services outside of that if people recognize that maybe they need to seek help what should they deal contact their local primary care physician may be the first place the start to be able to look at what resources are available i often find county social workers actually might be in a great position to be able to identify what resources are available in the community's we've been talking about hoarding disorder with mayo clinic psychologist dr craig sonatrach fascinating thanks for joining us today doctors amtrak great thank you again for having me and that's a program for this week find more information on mayo clinic news network tweets your health and medicine questions to hashtag mayo clinic radio you've been listening to metronews radio on the mayo clinic news network a producer for the program.
"cluttering" Discussed on WSJ Tech News Briefing
"Every business faces challenges whether you need more space a better location or little more curb appeal a realtor a member of the national association of realtors can help you find the right place to grow so get what your business needs get realtor this is tech news briefing from the wall street journal hello welcome i'm tanya boustos reporting from the newsroom in new york coming up help is on the way if your smartphone is crammed with annoying repetitive overwhelming pictures we have e beginners guy to streamlining the thousands millions of photos cluttering your phone but first these tech headlines good news for android users the google assistant is making its way to more android phones and tablets android tablets running on android seven point oh nougat and six point on marshmallow and phones running on five point a lollipop can now get in on the google assistant game google says now in its official blog that the only question is what will you ask your assistant first speaking of assistance array see virtual assistant has been pulled a chinese tech company from the online streaming unit of by do pulled the vr avatar off line that was depicted as a flirtatious secretary in revealing clothes this happened hours after the wall street journal asked whether encouraged a view of women as sex will objects in the workplace after taking the avatar off the company responded saying the earlier version of the product is a beta testing version designed to gather users feedback and who's looking to cash in on the bitcoin boom now the taxmen case in point south korea's government is pushing ahead with new rules to curtail the widespread speculation on cryptocurrencies that has swept the asian nation this year following an emergency meeting of officials and regulators on sunday the first us bitcoin futures started treating sparking latest move higher in the digital currency's sharp rally straight ahead how to declutter the endless pictures drowning out your smartphone this is the wall street journal's tech news briefing you've heard it a million times location location location with us because locations important and the reason this ahead targeted at eu is located before podcast about the history of ice dancing if you own a business you know the importance of location which is why you need a realtor a member of the national association of realtors are real estate expert who can help you find the.
"cluttering" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Basement and so i said you know what what are they doing down there and so i just got rid of about maybe over thousand of them i still kept some because so my favorite artist on every depart complete this i said i'm in this transitional theempty cluttering are still holding out of some stuff i'm angry sure another five or ten years i'm going to have to push those things away to so i'm not i'm not being completely unsentimental on not just being completely i'm i'm being discriminating but at the same time as i said doesn't have it's luster it doesn't pass muster in you've got to throw it out but i'll tell you my goodness when their garbage men comes on monday i see those bags being taken away i hear them being aw oh i don't smoke but i usually poor cigarette out just sit my easy cheer and listen to the garbage men dr away and say he was good for me nice could we could declutter good for you jim yet was let's do it again next week here we will yeah i've been i've been doing some major declutter in and soap i believe me here's the thing the reason i'm doing a to is i don't have my wife i we don't have any children and i'm saying and so what's going to happen to this stuff someone's going to have to throw it out and there's no me when i for my parents there was no me so i think it is irresponsible for me the to not begin to do this on my own so there is a method to my man is but the 2017 is that the the year of declutter iq and believe me you can do it too is just so fun get some garbage bags and go crazy amount jim filling in for dave hopes tonight here at that wgn radio i'll be undermined with dean richards at uh at nine am as well so i'll be tuck and un denied eleven and waking.