When It All Goes Sideways

What happens when all of your planning goes sideways.  Leslie and Ryan give you the steps to get you back on your feet.

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EP-47 When It All Goes SidewaysLife Admin
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Set the table

Sometimes things don’t go to plan. 


How do you do life admin when it is all coming at once?

  • First, this is what the pre-planning, life admin stuff is for. It is much easier to power through or recover when you have an existing plan to return to

  • But if you didn’t plan, or the plan isn’t working, think though modifications. 

    • Assess what it is working. Don’t waste time fixing what isn’t broken

    • Assess what isn’t working and target that. 

  • Can’t spend too much time assessing, because stuff has to get done. You’ll have to make some gut calls. 

  • Be willing to consider how much you can control, and letting go of some of it. [Erma Bombeck story]


How do you recover when things settle down?

  • This is when you plan, in the slower times. 

  • But plan with this new information about the fast times in mind.

  • Debrief. What worked and what didn’t? Adjust your old plans or scrap them and come up with new ones. 

    • If new, be sure to fill in your family. 

    • If older kids, include them in some of the planning. In fact, that may have been one of the things that caused your old plan to break down


Closing thoughts 

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45/ Holiday Planning

In the crazy year that has been 2020, Leslie and Ryan discuss everything it takes to ensure that your holiday plans go off with out a hitch.

43/ Home Maintenance

Home Maintenance is the name of the game today.  This could be considered a financial episode as well as DYI. We talk about the things that fall through the cracks if they aren't maintained — and that costs more money in the long run.  It's filters, appliances, and various other things that can easily be out of sight, out of mind.

44/ Home Improvement

Ryan and Leslie discuss the planning and execution of home improvement projects from the simple projects like new decks to complicated kitchen or bath redos.

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