This is a motto I use to fix my problems. I’ve used it for years now and apply it to everything from moving furniture to relationships. It is the theme for almost all the conscious progress I make and has been a great blessing in my life. Here are the steps to make it useful:
Unless you are in the habit of doing laundry naked, it is the task that can never be completed. It is one continual round of wearing, sorting, washing, drying, sorting again, folding, and putting away. Different categories of clothes make their way around the loop in different phases and at different speeds, blurring it into one endless challenge that nearly every person faces. [Read more…]
I recently heard a podcast interview with the FBI’s former lead international kidnapping negotiator, Chris Voss. He gave great insight into how to negotiate with someone who is acting irrationally, emotional, and aggressively. While listening to the podcast, I realized I face this every day with toddlers. I researched him online to learn more about his methods. When you think FBI and hostages, you think aggressive, but it is actually the gentleness of this approach that makes it effective.
Here’s my breakdown of his process and my experiences with some short members of the family. [Read more…]
Diapers are expensive. In 2016 alone, I spent $669.39 on Diapers, Pullups, Wipes, and Diaper Gini inserts. That’s $55.78 a month! If I wasn’t so overwhelmed and actually changed my kid’s diapers as often as needed, it would have been even higher. I’m thinking anything, ANYTHING, that can get your kid to potty train is going to save you so much money.
My current potty trainee LOVES airplanes, so I made an airplane incentive chart that has made all the difference. [Read more…]
UPDATE: 8 books!
Diving into other people’s research and discoveries is the best way to jump start your learning. You get the opportunity to learn in just a few days what others spend life-times researching and honing. Here are some books that have had an impact on my financial philosophy.
I have read and pondered all of these books and I highly recommend them: [Read more…]