Life Systems and Organization

Inventory for Overwhelm

Inventory is a way of seeing how you can simplify your physical and mental space, so let’s talk about a few quick ways to start seeing how this can reduce your everyday stress. This is a transcript of Episode 9 of the Simple Systems with Sam Podcast. If you’d prefer to listen to the episode, […]

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Systems Equation: Pieces of Productivity

Understanding the pieces of the systems equation to help them be productive and personalized for the best results. Knowing the pieces of the systems equation means you can also evaluate where a system isn’t truly working for you and how you might be able to get it back on track.  This is a transcript of […]

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4 Burner Method: Prioritize your Schedule

If you’re struggling to fit your goals and priorities into your day, let’s discuss the 4 burner method and how it can work with block schedules to create a streamlined and productive path to feeling accomplished. This is a transcript of Episode 5 of the Simple Systems with Sam podcast. If you prefer to listen, […]

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Block Schedule Start-up

This is a transcript of Episode 3 of the Simple Systems with Sam Podcast. A block schedule will change how you look at your day and productivity, so let’s start setting one up, one step at a time. Episode 3: Block Schedule Party! If you were to ask me, “Hey, Sam, what’s the one thing […]

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Simple Systems: The Simplest Step

This is a transcript for Episode 1 of the Simple Systems with Sam Podcast. Together let’s discuss the importance of simple systems and how we can set simple systems up in our own life: starting with the simplest step. From Overwhelmed to Simple You know that feeling when you wake up and you just want […]

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SWOT Analysis to look at a Year in Review

It’s the best time of the year! I mean, the holidays are great, but everyone is thinking of the year in review looking forward to goal setting for the new year and my little engineering brain is giddy with excitement. I’m bringing back the Plan It Forward “Challenge” (starting with a review using SWOT analysis) […]

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Focus on Conquering the Teacher Task List

Teacher task lists are never ending. With so much to accomplish we can often become overwhelmed to the point of not getting ANY of it done. Instead of sitting in the Sunday Scaries knowing the work and grading are piling up, let me share the simplest trick to getting back on track! Being Productive with […]

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