Your Business Life Essence

Your Business Life Essence

Long before there was Animal Crossing, I started playing a very silly and gently addictive game called Merge Dragons. But it actually taught me a lot about managing resources in my business. Merge Dragons is a puzzle game that involves merging like objects to form...
3 Quick Hacks to Help You Focus Better

3 Quick Hacks to Help You Focus Better

I’m squarely in my post-period power week (people with ovaries, ask me about it, it’s great!) so I’ve been a bit of a task-list devouring beast-o-tron. Here are three quick focus hacks I’ve been using with pretty good results. Migrating unfinished tasks I use a paper...
The Importance of Buffers

The Importance of Buffers

In the two years of chemistry I took in college, the worst labs were always titrations. (Besides the one where I spent 3 hours synthesizing a compound only to spill it out of my flask with 10 minutes left in the protocol.) In a titration, you add tiny amounts of...
The Assistant That I Pay $10 a Month

The Assistant That I Pay $10 a Month

I have an assistant that sends my questionnaires, invoices and contracts, collects payments, tracks job time, manages my task list and workflow, collects leads, automatically sends e-mails, and generally makes me look way more put-together than I actually feel. And I...

The Organizational Beast-o-tron

By definition, organization is not a strong suit of the A-minus Mama. Sure, I love creating organizational schemes, but the execution is…usually somewhat lacking. (Just ask my long-suffering mother and bemused husband. And my students. And my coworkers. Sigh.)...