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Matt has anxiety attacks. Every day. When he gets too many texts, when he starts worrying about his family, when the unexpected occurs: that’s when the sweat starts and his mind begins racing. He’s a strong guy — he was a cop — but he thinks today’s problem is connected to a tragic event in the past, and he doesn’t know what to do. We introduce him to Dr. Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist and habit expert, to help Matt figure out what’s triggering his anxiety attacks and how he can get back control over his head — and his life.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Is there a right way to let kids struggle and fail? How do you raise resilient children? And most important, when should you help out, and when should you chill out? We ask Dr. Wendy Mogel, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee to advise a Portland, Oregon couple who worry about their son getting wet in a squirt gun fight.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Scott Young is the author of "Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career." And he's not just a researcher. He's lived this. Scott finished a four-year MIT degree in just one year. He's self-taught himself multiple languages, drawing, and a lot of other skills that take people decades to master. In this episode, you'll hear Scott's step-by-step approach for learning any difficult skill you have in mind.   You'll also hear how you can claim a free copy of my brand new book, "The Side Hustle Bible." It's a collection of 177 proven ways to make extra income. Listen to find out how to claim your free copy today.   I write about all my podcasts. Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram
A decade after Elizabeth’s family left the U.S. to live in Portugal, they’re wondering if it’s time to move back. So, we turn to professional poker player, Annie Duke, who treats every decision like it’s a bet. She says think of each choice as a wager on your future self. But how do you go all in when you’re uncertain about the odds? Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Have you ever wondered how you would fare in the apocalypse? Perhaps you have envisioned yourself, shotgun loaded, prepared to mete out kindhearted justice and tough-love defense in equal measure. It turns out, though, that when the next pandemic comes, it might not be exactly like the movies. We asked two experts — a public health expert from Johns Hopkins, and a member of the Zombie Squad — how to prepare. Their advice isn’t quite the same. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
How do you learn to tell the perfect joke? A pastor from Oklahoma wants to spice up his sermons. So we introduce him to Gary Gulman, a New York standup comedian who makes jokes about his clinical depression. The lesson? “Man plans, and God laughs.” But only if you nail the delivery.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
What if Dear Abby was an investigative reporter? Each week, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charles Duhigg (The Power of Habit) takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask, but couldn’t. Until now.
Sophie Power once breastfed her newborn during an ultramarathon but an upcoming 268-mile race across a remote stretch of Great Britain is freaking her out. We turn to Wim Hof, aka “The Iceman,” for advice. Because when you are worried about pain, you should definitely consult a Dutch extreme athlete who sits in freezing water for fun. (Really!)Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Joe Loya robbed over 30 banks during an 18-month span before going to jail. Charles wants to rob one bank on a Saturday afternoon, and get away scot-free. Can Joe teach Charles the tricks of the trade? Or will he shatter his dreams, and a few stereotypes along the way? Also, is it a good idea to carry a microphone while attempting a robbery?Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Jonny is a 26 year-old bachelor whose cooking often leads to heartache (and for one ex-girlfriend, a stomach ache). Jonny admits he’s a klutz in the kitchen, so we hooked him up with Sam Sifton, cookbook raconteur and head of the New York Times’s Cooking section, to see if we can teach our love-lorn Millennial to cook one perfect meal. Is romantic bliss just a well-browned chicken thigh away? (Recipe included!)Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Gabe wants to fire a bad employee, but still be a good boss. We turn to Stanford professor of management science, Bob Sutton (The No Asshole Rule and Good Boss, Bad Boss) for help. First, Sutton says, Gabe has to act like a boss, not a friend. Then he should write a letter, focus on compassion and hide the box of tissues. Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Healthcare is making people bankrupt. Doctors screw you. Hospitals scam you. They recommend surgeries you don't need. Or rob you based on what "network" you're in. Why? Because we're not informed. And Marty Makary is here to change that. "Every price on a hospital bill is negotiable," he said. Then he told me how. Here's why you can trust Marty. Because he's on the inside. He's a surgeon at John Hopkins, a health policy expert, professor and the author of "The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It" and "Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care." Listen to this episode to hear how you can take charge of your personal healthcare. And how your friends and family can, too. Giveaway alert: claim a free copy of my new book, "The Side Hustle Bible." It's a collection of 177 proven ways to make extra income. Listen to find out how to claim your free copy today.   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram
Mary’s mother needs a new kidney — as long as it doesn’t come from Mary. What’s a good daughter to do? With the clock ticking, Mary hears from Larissa MacFarquhar, author of a book on extreme altruism, to learn how to convince ourselves - and others - to do the most generous things.Slate Plus members get bonus segments and ad-free podcast feeds. Sign up now.
Chris Tucker is a former air traffic controller. He was working in New York City on 9/11. And spent the whole day trying to keep the passengers of two hijacked planes safe. This episode is his story. It's heroic. And it saved lives. But Chris says, "I was just doing my job." I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram
Julia Cameron is the author of "The Artist's Way." I've read and re-read this book for decades. It's THE #1 tool for when I need to clear out my self-doubt, fear, creative blocks, etc. And I'm not the only one. Countless of movie producers, actors, writers, and more have used this book to unlock their creativity. And build success.  Listen to hear what it can do for you. Also (big announcement for listeners), I'm giving away my new book, "The Side Hustle Bible." It's a collection of 177 proven ways to make extra income. Listen to find out how to claim your free copy today. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram
Tyler Cowen is an economist and the author of "Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero." This book is meant to help calm your nerves. He says, "I think we're in a grumpy time period. People are upset at politicians, at Congress, somewhat at the church, the media, there’s a loss of faith in many institutions. There’s a sense that whatever is perceived as having power has to be taken down and I think big business is caught up in that... I thought I would just write down the things about big business that no one else was saying." It's sort of a contrarian book... "which ought not to be contrarian.” Also, I have a new book, "The Side Hustle Bible." It's a collection of 177 proven ways to make extra income. And I'm giving it away for free to my listeners. You'll hear more in the podcast. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram
Deciding to homeschool was one of the hardest decisions I ever had to make as a parent. I remember being so torn with emotions, worrying we were doing the right thing. I know now it was the best choice for my son. It's what worked for our family then and we just kept going. It's hard to believe, but we just graduated our oldest and he's off to college! My youngest is heading into 7th grade this year, and we're busy putting off the start of school as long as we can. All summer I've been cleaning out old notebooks, curriculum, and all sorts of homeschool clutter that reminds me of our first years on this journey. Listen or read more at https://www.adriennebolton.com/blog/2017/08/survive-first-year-homeschooling.html
In this episode Lisa and I talk about 3 different levels of first aid kits, beginner kits, intermediate kits and advanced first aid supplies. Keep in mind if you are at the point of having an advanced first you should probably take a CMT class or a first aid class to be able to use the first aid equipment before you spend the money on it. Lisa had me make a PDF of the notes below for everyone to print off, you can download that here. Important:  this article is not medical advice, If you have any specific questions about any medical matter you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website. 1. Simple First Aid Kit (Good Starting point great for cars, or a travel kit in a car as well) * Band Aids* Alcohol swabs* 4×4 gauze (in sterile 2 piece packs) (12)* Rubbing alcohol (16oz)* Vet wrap (2 rolls) (Coban)* Cling gauze (3”)* Ace waps (3”, and 6”)* Silvasorb Gel* A pair of bandage scissors* 1 roll of tape (medical)* 1 box of nitrile gloves (ladies medium, men, large or ex large)* Tongue Depressors (Make great splints for fingers!)* Hand Sanitizer* Instant cold packs* Duct Tape* A bandana* A container to store everything in 2. Intermediate First Aid Kit (This is a build-up on the basic kit) You can find out more information on this website. And We also wrote a post about what some of these supplies are. You can read that article here. Increase the count of all the items for your simple kit, starting by increasing each item by at least 1-2 * 2 x 2 sterile gauze pads* Non sterile 4 x 4 gauze (200 per bag)* Kerlix gauze* Hypafix adhesive tape* CPR Mask* Mepilex foam pads (4×4) (box of 5)* Mepitel pads (2)* Xeroform gauze* Adaptic dressing* Aquacel AG dressing* Israeli Bandage Battle Dressing (trauma dressing)* Long q-tips* Betadine sticks (q-tips)* Chlora-prep sticks* ABD pads (2)* Surgical masks (5)* Headlamp, or flash light* Tourniquet* Suture removal kit* Chucks Pads (blue pads that are very absorbent)* Butterflies, or steri-strips in different sizes* Mastisol (for keeping steri strips in place.-or Benzoin)* Ammonia Innhalants* Saline Solution (even contact solution-just plain saline)* Witch Hazel* Apple Cider Vinegar* Diaper Rash Ointment And every day medicines, such as: * Tylenol* Aspirin* Ibuprofen* Hydrocortisone Cream* Benadryl, both liquid and pill form* Antacid (Tums-Calcium Carbonate)* Anti-diarrheal* Vicks Vapor Rub* Epsom Salt A Larger container will be needed for this kit, and if you have compartments that you can keep things separated and easily visible it will make it even better. 3. Advanced First Aid Kit You will need to keep adding items to your kit from the simple kit and the intermediate size kit, plus these are some extra items to have. They may be some expensive additions, but will be worth it in case you need to use them. But before you spend a lot of money on the more advanced stuff, maybe consider taking an EMT class, and learning about trauma, and injuries where these items will be useful.
Today we're going to explore 3 unique wedding celebrations that are guaranteed to keep your wedding plans simple & affordable!  Teaser - we're going to the courthouse, eating cupcakes, and drinking cocktails - what's not to love? These offbeat wedding reception ideas are perfect for you if you're in the early stages of planning, and you're looking to keep things scaled-back, streamlined, and FUN - without months or years of planning headaches & drama. I also have a handful of your amazing questions to share in a "rapid-fire" Q&A in the second half of the show. Please enjoy these gifts from today's show sponsors: Save your sanity w/ tuxedo rentals from www.generationtux.com/wedplanning.  Use promo code "WEDPLANNING" for 10% off the entire groom's party & FREE grooms rental with 5 paid party members. Email susan@susanstravelservices for FREE help planning the exotic honeymoon of your dreams, AND get $50 off your booking when you mention the WPP. Is there something that's interfering with your happiness or preventing you from achieving your goals?  Get 10% off your first month of professional counseling from Better Help.  Visit www.betterhelp.com/wedding & use discount code "WEDDING".
When Christian and I first started out, we were relying on his single income as an electrician. By staying out of debt and focusing on doing anything we could do to earn extra money, it allowed us to build our homestead piece-by-piece.  Regardless of where you’re at financially, it’s possible to get into the homestead game.  Before you begin on your journey there’s some key things you should know.  First and foremost, it’s going to take a serious amount of discipline along with rock solid intent.  Second, there’s no right or wrong way to do this.  Listen today to find out how Christian and I managed to make our dream a reality and learn some tips and tricks so you can do the same.Some highlights from the episode: Why staying out of debt is key for success Why you should buy everything used DIY everything you can If you're ready to begin this homesteading journey, head to http://www.theprairiehomestead.com/grow to access my full library of resources to guide you down the path.
The second interview in the Ultimate Guide to Homeschool Methods is with a super-special friend of mine, Brandy Vencel. I am not (currently) a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, but sitting at the feet of Brandy keeps inching me more and more in that direction I think. I just love chatting with her about Charlotte Mason. Brandy, who has used Ambleside Online since her oldest was in first grade, is on the Ambleside Online Auxiliary Board. She also provides excellent Charlotte Mason support on her blog Afterthoughts. I hope you enjoy meeting Brandy.
I'm getting ready to celebrate my 500th episode. So I'm relearning old lessons. And I want you to join me. Steve Cohen (podcast producer extraordinaire) says, "What's the best room in the house? The room for improvement." Listen to learn all our favorite lessons on WHY people fail. So you can start making your own incremental changes in your daily life today. Also, I'm giving away my new book, "The Side Hustle Bible" to listeners for free. Listen to hear how to claim your free copy today. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram
Brian Scott McFadden is on a mission to make comedy funny again. He says, "You're a human being. And that's what comedy is supposed to be about... our shared humanity." You'll hear some really funny, thought-provoking bits. You'll hear classic impersonations. And you'll be given the chance to question the level of animosity, fear, anger, hypocrisy, etc. in the air. And determine if you've given up your ability to look at the bright side. Listen to have a laugh with us.  AND if you listen, you'll hear a special announcement about my new book, "The Side Hustle Bible," which is a collection of 177 proven ways to extra income. I'm giving it away for free. So listen to find out how to claim your copy today. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram
Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/woodshoplife Questions Guys 1) I would like to have a better understanding of what is safe and what isn’t when cross cutting on the table saw. I have seen lots of videos and read lots of articles that mention how dangerous cross cutting on the table saw can be when the aspect ratio of the work is such that the distance between the blade and the fence exceeds the length of the edge that is against the fence. This makes perfect sense to me as you want to avoid the possibility of the work twisting between the blade and fence and kicking back. However, there are countless videos of supposedly knowledgeable woodworkers breaking down sheet goods and violating this aspect ratio rule. Do these rules not really apply when breaking down sheet goods for some reason? 2) Hello, I just picked up a Incra Ls positioner fence at a yard sale for $20, (they didn't know what it was). My question is when do you choose to use the Incra verses using your dovetail jig? I don't currently have a dovetail jig, are there some situations where a dovetail jig would be better? Any general discussion on the Incra would be great. Thanks, keep up the good work, the podcast has been excellent! - Travis Seans 1) This is a router operation question. I was recently making a new jig for a project that required that I cut a long slot all the way through a piece that would allow a bolt to slide along that piece. (The piece is 16 by 2 and is about 5/4 thick. I was cutting a 1/4 slot that ran in the middle of the piece for about 15 inches. It would allow bolts to pass through the piece and then it could slide along the bolts so that it's position can be adjusted. Hope that makes sense)I was using a 1/4 inch straight cutting bit in a router and making the cut in multiple passes. I had the cutting speed set relatively high (somewhere around 20,000 - 24,000 RPM) and was going about an 1/8 deep per pass. I was using a cheap bit so I was running in shallower passes than I would have thought necessary knowing that the performance of the bit is probably going to be lacking. Despite my best efforts the bit snapped off...Luckily it stayed in the groove I was cutting and did not become a projectile and there was no damage to the tool or the piece.The situation raised a few questions for me: 1. How deep would you plunge that size a bit and expect it to cut without any safety or performance concerns? (my piece was laminated baltic birch ply if the material makes a difference. Bit was a 1/4 inch, 1/4 shank straight cutting bit.)2. Is there something I should be doing in this type of situation to prevent this outcome? I had inserted the bit fully into the collet, I had set it to what I thought was an appropriate speed for it's size and I went shallow with my cuts not to stress it too much. Did I do the right things there? Other than getting a better bit, what would you do differently? 2) Hi Guys,My question is about Joiner fences. I picked up an old 6" Delta Shop Master a few years that was in great condition, except that the fence on the outfeed side is welded to the table. I've never had the need to change the fence's angle (it's welded and calibrated to 90°) but I could see adjusting it's depth to reduce wear on my straight blades.Do you guys find your self moving the fence often, or at all and if so, why?Thanks for sharing your expertise and furthering our craft! Justin Huys 1) Ahoy fellas. Absolutely love the podcast, been listening for a long time... BUT first time question for you. Router Slab jigs. I'm getting ready to do an epoxy table and have seen plenty of "how to" videos on building your own on the Tube of You. But none of them explain how to set them up. What exactly needs to be parallel? Do I need a perfectly flat surface to set my piece on or no? I'm guessing as long as I shim my workpiece, I'll be fine. But then do I also have to make sure the piece is roughly on the same plane as the rails? Overall my main worry is getting finished and I have one side of my table thinner than the other. What am I missing? Appreciate it! Keep up the GREAT work. Paul 2) Gonna keep this one simple. What is your favorite style of furniture to you enjoy building? Second part, what is your favorite period of furniture if it differs from what you enjoy building? Thank you for your time and please keep up the absolutely wonderful work y’all are doing on the podcast and your shops! The information y’all share is always spot on! Thanks,Brent JarvisClean Cut Woodworking Social Media Mentions Sean: @christopherscottfurniture Huy: @danielfurnituremaker Guy: @Karlholm.design
Episode Summary Todd Gardner is a software developer, podcaster on the show Script and Style, startup founder, and comedy host for Pub Conf, a ‘comedy after party for developers’. Since he was last on the show 6 years ago, he has seen his startup TrackJS become quite successful. TrackJS is a JavaScript error monitoring service which gives you visibility into your client side experience. It’s different from other tools because focused on simplicity, so you’ll never need a guy on your team dedicated solely to TrackJS because everyone can use it. The panel begins by talking about debugging methods and tools. Some rely solely on the debugger built into their platform while others prefer to use a third party service. They discuss the necessity of using a third party debugger and if there are better solutions than just the built in debugger.  They then discuss what to do after you’ve fixed a bug, such as if it is necessary to write a test to make sure it was completely fixed They talk about things to do to make debugging more effective. Todd and Aimee believe that code needs to begin by being designed for debug-ability.  The panel discusses issues with invisible boundaries encountered while debugging, such as running out of memory. They talk about ways to mitigate issues that happen outside of your code base. Todd talks about the dangers of ad-blockers, and the panel agrees that it is important to consider how your website will be crippled by the user’s own technology. The end user in a production environment will have a different experience than you did writing it on a professional computer.  Todd talks about the difference between debugging for the web versus a mobile application. Todd has encountered particular problems with debugging on a remote device, and he talks about how he solved the issue. The show concludes with Todd giving a quick elevator pitch for TrackJS Panelists Chris Ferdinandi Christopher Buecheler Aimee Knight Charles Max Wood Steve Emmrich With special guest: Todd Gardner Sponsors Adventures in Blockchain Sentry use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentry’s small plan React Round Up Links Track JS (free trial available) Script and Style podcast PubConf Console.log Blackbox for Firefox and Chrome Redux lager Remote JS  Follow DevChat on Facebook and Twitter Picks Christopher Buecheler: React/TypeScript cheat sheet  Chris Ferdinandi: Pokemon Brawl  Space Invaders game Gomakethings.com newsletter Aimee Knight: TechLead Youtube channel Charles Max Wood: Atomic Habits Getting up at 4 am Steve Emmrich: Trello Babushkas and grandmas to help you with your newborn Todd Gardner: PubConf Follow Todd @toddhgardner or todd.mn
Educators that teach teenagers have a unique challenge: their students want the same type of love and praise as before, but now they also want more autonomy. This means that the typical model of teachers setting the rules and students complying becomes more complicated as teenagers begin to question and challenge their teachers. What can new teachers do to ensure that they're respecting the needs of teenagers while still maintaining a positive learning environment? What should they do when their students begin to push back or become defiant? In today's episode, Andy Earle from Talking to Teens and I dive into the core motivations of teenage students so that teachers can frame their thinking and policies in a way that doesn't create more frustration and overwhelm for everyone. Where you can find Andy: Talking to Teens website Talking to Teens podcast Talking to Teens Instagram Love this show? Become an AWESOME SUPPORTER! Want to ask a question and be featured on the podcast? Let your voice be heard! Click here how to find out how you can be a part of the podcast by asking a question! Listeners who leave a voicemail will be eligible to receive a FREE Teachers Need Teachers sticker! Click HERE to find out more! Got questions, feedback, or want to be on the show? You can email me at kim@teachersneedteachers.com Connect with me Subscribe to Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, or Stitcher Join my Facebook Group where I occasionally podcast live Message me through Instagram or Twitter You can help make this podcast better! Please click the button below to complete this survey so that I can discuss the topics that matter to you most!
Why A Basket And Why Sunday? I’m so happy launch my second podcast – The Sunday Basket® Podcast. If you are brand new to my site, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Lisa Woodruff, a professional organizer and productivity expert. I have another podcast called Organize 365, and it’s been going strong for almost three years. I decided to start a second podcast because, as a homeowner, you have two different and distinct things to organize – your home and your paper! I LOVE to talk about paper organization. It’s one of my favorite topics. I could talk about paper organization all day long! But I’m aware that not all of my listeners of the Organize 365 Podcast want to listen to me talk about paper organization… or at least not as much as I want to talk about it. And so, the birth of The Sunday Basket® Podcast! The Sunday Basket® Podcast is an actionable podcast. I hope to inspire you to take action in order to get your household paperwork organized. In my first podcast episode, and in this post, I’m going to explain to you what a Sunday Basket® is. Why a basket? Why Sunday? Let me explain... Where The Sunday Basket® Idea Came From Going back 15 years ago, when my kids were 2 and 3 years old, I was running a couple side businesses that equated to full-time jobs. I was a wife, mom, caretaker, homemaker, cook, laundress… sound familiar? I had a lot of paper. Plus, I had an addiction to these beautiful baskets made in Ohio called "Longaberger." You can already see where this is going! One particular evening, I decided to tackle the 12-inch pile of paper on my kitchen counter. The paper stack was disorganized and there were a lot of actions for us to take within that stack of paper – including bills to pay, adoption paperwork, invoices to send out, orders to place, etc. The first action that I took was to sort the paperwork into piles. I had 40 different actionable kinds of piles. I found I’d been paying bills late simply because I didn’t know where they were. Being disorganized can be demoralizing and you start to question yourself. It can feel like your life is out of control. This is how I felt with my 40 piles of paper. I was overwhelmed, but I knew what I needed to do. I created a plan to tackle each pile of paperwork one at a time. Well, that was 15 years ago and that’s when I consider the Sunday Basket® System to have been created. During the 15 past years of having a Sunday Basket®, I’ve gone from having just a few bits of paper in it, to having an overwhelming pile of paper. It ebbs and flows, but I always have one. In essence, it was a basket that I sorted through on a Sunday. Sunday has always been the day of the week for me when I manage to get some time to myself and I have the most energy. Your Paperwork Changes Throughout The Year When people start having a Sunday Basket®, the same thing always happens. Sometimes, their Sunday Basket® is overwhelming and full. Sometimes, it’s down to a few pieces of paper and it seems as though you don’t need a Sunday Basket® anymore. Do not be fooled! You always need to have one in my opinion. I find these things ebb and flow with the seasons. On the Organize 365 Podcast, I often talk about how I divide my year into 3, and there is a different energy associated with each 3rd of the year. Right now, it’s the beginning of 2018. I call this my "new year" – I set goals and work through my to-do list. At the beginning of May, I switch to my "summer year" – it’s more laid back. I don’t get as much online work done, but I get more done around my house. I spend a lot of time with my family and I set parenting goals. Then, from September to December, I have my "school year" – at this time I am at my most productive. My Sunday Basket® becomes very full during the transitions between these three seasons. What Is A Sunday Basket®? The Sunday Basket® is a container that holds your actionable to-dos, your kitchen counter paperwork, and you go through it every single Sunday. In the next 7 podcast episodes, I share with you exactly how you set up a Sunday Basket® and what you should be doing each time. Action Steps: Get a basket (or box or bag) Pick a day (it doesn’t have to be Sunday) My own Sunday Basket® will be released in February (very exciting… it’s going to be amazing). If you want that, please be patient.  In the meantime, grab the nearest bag or box that you have and use that! In terms of sizes, try and make sure you basket is about the size of a big watermelon and about 9 inches tall so it could fit a binder or slash pockets (plastic binder inserts). Your task for today is to find a basket, box, or bag to be your Sunday Basket® and decide on a day that you can do go through it every week. Let Me Help You I am a teacher by trade, a professional organizer, an Amazon no.1 bestseller, and I have taught thousands of women how to organize their homes online and in my local city of Cincinnati. I am going to help you create a system in your household for organizing your paperwork so that it never has to be overwhelming again. Get your Complete Sunday Basket with On Demand Workshop here!
Your wedding questions, answered in this Monday bonus show! Last week on Instagram I asked what wedding concerns are on your mind, and was flooded by a ton of your great questions, comments, and future show topic ideas. A huge thank you to everyone who reached out - I absolutely love hearing from you and keep my door wide open.  Not-a-secret that I’m already married - I do this show 100% for YOU, so knowing exactly what you want to hear about is ALWAYS a top priority!  To participate in weekly Q&A’s, all you need to do is follow @weddingplanningpodcast on Instagram, and keep an eye on the "stories” feature along the top row of the app.  You can also always be in touch by good old-fashioned email as well by visiting wpp.co/contact. Visit joinhoney.com/wedding to install Honey in just two clicks!  Time Magazine calls Honey "basically free money" ;)
Step 1 - Shred, Recycle, Open & Sort The next five podcasts go through exactly what to do with the items that you have in your Sunday Basket®. When you sit down to do your Sunday Basket®, follow the actions that I talk about in this podcast episode and the following four podcasts, too. There are two key actions that lead to the success of the Sunday Basket®... first, to completely empty it every time, and second, you must go through it every single week! Before you get started, make sure you find a place that you’re comfortable sitting while you complete a project. For me, it’s sitting on my bed or the floor. I make too many piles to do it at the table! Also, have your trash bin next to you and a space for a recycling pile. Step 1: Empty your Sunday Basket® By empty, I mean completely empty. Take everything out of your basket. Move your empty basket to the side. The only things going back into your empty basket are the things that can wait until next Sunday. Step 2: Decide what can be recycled or trashed Spend 5-10 minutes deciding what can be recycled (or shredded) or trashed. Quickly filter out those items that you can decide on right away, like flyers and magazines. Step 3: Pick up each item and open all your mail If your mail needs to be recycled or trashed, put it in that pile right away. Then, open up the bills. Keep the important section of the bill (the part that you need to pay the bill) and put it into a pile for taking action. Shred or recycle the rest. You’ve now filtered out of your basket all items that require recycling or trashing, and you’re left with a pile of paper where everything requires action. Now may be a good time for a little break from the sorting. I suggest you take action on the household to-do items.  For example, if you need to order batteries for that kitchen appliance or sew that button on a blouse, take a bit of a break from the paper sorting and take action. There you have it, step 1 of The Sunday Basket® – shred, recycle, open and sort. Step 2 is covered in my next podcast episode number 5. Happy Sorting! Get your Complete Sunday Basket with On Demand Workshop here!
Do you have too much on your plate? If you are feeling overwhelmed by too many reminders popping up on your phone and things are slipping through the cracks, come listen in! Our amazing Steps to Everyday Productivity (STEP) community member, Avi Friedman, has some great tips for you! https://LearnDoBecome.com/episode64   Have you attended our free training, "How to Finally Stop Drowning in Piles"? We'll show you four simple steps to get out of any pile and create a life of peace and order! https://LearnDoBecome.com/STEP   And make sure to subscribe to all our podcasts. More details can be found at https://LearnDoBecome.com/Radio
Sarah Cavanagh shares about her new book, HIVEMIND, on episode 274 of the Teaching in Higher Ed podcast.
Fill Your Sunday Basket®  It’s time to fill your Sunday Basket®! If you’ve been listening along to my previous podcast episodes, then you have: Got your basket (or box or bag) Decided on the day of the week that you’ll go through it Plus, you may have signed up for a Sunday Basket®  Workshop. Now it’s time to take some more action and fill your basket. There are four items that I want you to put into your Sunday Basket®. From now until the day that you are going to sort your basket, I want you to be filling your basket with these four items. Mail Put all of your mail into the basket. It does not need to be open and you don’t need to sort through it – just put your mail into the basket. Defer your brain power until Sunday when it comes to sorting mail. Coupons Put coupons unclipped into your Sunday Basket®. Actionable to-do's Put all actionable to-do's in your basket. For example, when someone asks you to fill out paperwork, or arrange a lunch, etc. Always ask yourself the question, “can this wait until Sunday?” If the answer is yes, put it in your Sunday Basket®. The number one thing that causes worry, stress, and exhaustion is thinking about these things. We’re clearing up your mental exhaustion so that you can clearly think about these things on Sunday. Notes to yourself I recommend you go to a store and get index cards and post-it notes and get into the habit of writing notes to yourself. When you think of something that you need or want to do, write it down on a piece of paper and put that paper into your Sunday Basket® if it can wait until Sunday. If you don’t have time to write a note, put something in your basket that will serve as a reminder. For example, if you need a new food item, put the empty box in your basket to remind you to order another. Your Sunday Basket® Must Go On Your Kitchen Counter This is why you should get something that looks pretty! My own Sunday Basket® that will be available to purchase in February is pretty and functional (to me functional is the most important, but it is pretty, too!). If your Sunday Basket® is anywhere else, like in your home office, you just won’t use it. Your Sunday Basket® is your inbox for the whole family so it needs to be prominent to you and all family members. The key thing is to defer everything that you possibly can until Sunday. This will enable you to defer your brain when it comes to thinking about these things until Sunday, reducing your worry and stress through the week. It may seem like you are going to spend far too long going through the Sunday Basket®, but I promise you that I will walk you through it, step-by-step, week-by-week. By around Week 6, you will not believe you ever got by without a Sunday Basket®! You will learn how to become ultra-productive which will improve your life in more ways than you can imagine. Action For Today: Go fill your basket! View the complete post here: https://thesundaybasket.com/fill-your-sunday-basket/
The Sunday Basket® Workshop In my next couple of podcast episodes, I’m going to tell you exactly how to set up a Sunday Basket®. The idea is that you can follow along and set-up your own basket as you listen. However, I know that we all like to learn in different ways. There are some people who learn just fine on their own, and there are other people who like to learn with others face-to-face or virtually. If you fall into the latter category, then you are going to be really pleased to learn that I offer two different types of Sunday Basket® Workshops – they are either delivered by me or by one of my wonderful Certified Sunday Basket® Workshop Organizers. The Sunday Basket® Workshop  $97 Are you ready to create a lasting system for the paperwork and to-do’s that clutter your kitchen counter tops and your mind? The Sunday Basket® Workshop is the solution for you. The complete Sunday Basket® System includes all workshop materials, the physical Sunday Basket® and digital recording of a Sunday Basket Workshop for you to watch on demand – multiple times. Where do I START organizing? That’s the number one question I get asked as a professional organizer. And while that is a loaded question with multiple “right” answers, I have decided to start all of my clients with a simple system I call The Sunday Basket®. You see, organization is a way of living, and “being organized” is a way of thinking. The Sunday Basket® is a system for processing mail, kitchen counter “to do” papers, and ongoing household projects. The weekly routine of collecting, processing, and maintaining household to do’s and papers is the perfect training ground for all your future home organization skills. And, like it or not, the mail just keeps on coming… giving us plenty of practice to hone and refine our organizing skills. The Sunday Basket® can be as simple as the place you drop your unopened mail to complex enough to run every aspect of your household. Over the last 16 years, I have tweaked and honed my Sunday Basket®into a productivity machine. I rarely misplace any to-do and my family knows to drop all receipts, notes, and mail right in my Sunday Basket®. The key to my productivity is a set of color-coordinated slash pockets that keep my ongoing ideas and tasks in order and insight without getting in my way. The Complete Sunday Basket® System includes: Sunday Basket 1.0 + Sunday Basket 2.0 + the physical Sunday Basket.   The Sunday Basket® 1.0 Workshop will go through the basics of a Sunday Basket® and create the first 5 slash pockets that ALL baskets have in common.   The Sunday Basket® 2.0 Workshop will teach you how to organize, prioritize, and complete the projects you always want to “get to someday.” This second part of the system adds 20 slash pockets in 4 colors: pink, purple, blue and green. {An additional set of 20 slash pockets may be added to your order after you register.} The basket is 13″ wide x 9″ high x 9″ deep. The velcro attachment inside gives you a bit of flexibility depending on how you attach it. It creates a section that is 2.75 to 3.5 inches. Select your color of Sunday Basket from the drop-down menu to complete your order. **NOTE** INTERNATIONAL PURCHASERS will be charged $35 for international shipping. purchase here The Sunday Basket® Workshop Certified Organizers I can’t do everything myself! I have a team of Sunday Basket® Workshop Certified Organizers who also deliver workshops. These certified organizers hold in-person workshops and virtual workshops in the US and Canada. If you’re interested in becoming a certified organizer, please click here.