Welcome to It’s About Time, a podcast about work, life and balance. Around here, we believe that busy is *not* a badge of honor, and that success and stress don’t have to go hand in hand.
Each week, host Anna Dearmon Kornick shares time management tips, productivity strategies and real-life advice to help YOU make the most of your time.
From setting goals and staying focused, to making time for your family and self-care, Anna answers your toughest questions so you can stop spinning your wheels and start getting things done. Life is messy, so Anna doesn’t hold back from sharing stories of personal struggle alongside the successes.
In addition to deep-dive how-to episodes with valuable takeaways that you can start implementing today, Anna interviews other go-getters to find out how they juggle careers, businesses, family, personal development, travel and more.
If you’re ready to step away from the overwhelm and spend your time on what matters most, you’re in the right place.
Try Something New: When Traditional Time Management Advice Just Doesn't Work
Tell someone that you’re looking for a time management hack, and you’ll get different versions of the same advice. Schedule your time wisely. Be organized. Avoid distractions. These pieces of advice are well-meaning — and they work for many people — but they aren’t guaranteed to work for everyone. If you’ve struggled with traditional time management methods and can’t seem to find the right one for you, find out what step to take next.
Shownotes for Episode 128
Doing All the Things: Time Management and Quarterly Planning with Kat Schmoyer
How does someone achieve work-life balance, launch four successful businesses with their partner, and still find time to spend with their kiddos? Kat Schmoyer is a business coach, integrator, and entrepreneur who’ll tell you that it’s no walk in the park, but it’s doable. Big-picture planning and finding the right project management and biz operation tools are key. So is pursuing work that you truly love.
Shownotes for Episode 127
Stay in touch with Kat:
Kat’s website Creative at Heart Talking Small Business with Kat Schmoyer and Megan Martin Read her blog Check out Kat’s YouTube channel Follow Kat on Instagram
Direct Your Type A Talents Where It Counts: The Life-Changing Magic of Getting Organized
Whenever I tell people that I’ve hired a professional organizer to unpack our boxes and put things away, one of the most common responses I get is, "Oh - I could never do that, I’m WAY too Type A." And I get it. Working with an organizer means giving up a little bit of control. But if you've got a lot on your plate, why not direct your Type A Talents where it counts? In this rebroadcast of Episode 73, I'm talking all this organizing with Sara Landry West, owner of South Coast Organizers. Sara has now unpacked my family and gotten us settled TWICE and I couldn't be happier with the results.
Listen in to find out the four steps to organizing anything, and some of the misconceptions I had about working with an organizer.
Priorities vs. Productivity: How to Choose What's Most Important
When we think of “productivity,” we usually think about getting more things done. Checking more off our to-do lists. But that’s not the actual definition of productivity — and it’s definitely not how we want to live our lives. In this episode, I talk about the real definition of productivity, why I want to reframe it to include priorities, and how you can actually decide what to work on next instead of just “doing more.” SHOWNOTES for Episode 126
Crossing the Finish Line: Why You Need Accountability to Achieve Your Goals
Finish lines come in all shapes and sizes. Graduating with your Masters. Buying a house. Getting a promotion. Launching a project. Getting that promotion. Working hard toward something big (or small) and crossing it off your list is an amazing feeling. But before you hit your stride, there’s ONE thing you need to set yourself up for success. Accountability. Find out why accountability is key, how your personality impacts your accountability approach, and where to find accountability that fits your life.
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*Big News* What’s Next for It’s About Time
Mistakes get a bad rap, but they’re actually a pretty important part of our lives. Ideally, we make a mistake when trying something new, learn from it, and move on. Mistakes like, for example, trying a time management strategy without adjusting it to fit YOU, or buying a fancy planner with the hopes that it’ll ease your struggles. I’ve made these same mistakes, and I’ve learned from them. I took it one step further and created a new time management method that works with you, as well as your goals and values.
🔗 SHOW NOTES for Episode 124
🎧 Why Your Time Management Isn’t Working
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Anna is amazing!!!!
I had no idea I needed you in my life. I actually found you from an interview you did with another podcast I listen to. In that interview, something just caught my attention so I started at episode 1 of your podcast. Girl, I’m so glad I did. I have “modified” my life and my things are getting done better than ever. Thank you.
Motivational, Educational, and Inspiring!
Great insight on how to organize your time, establish boundaries, and delegate. Wonderfly referenced with notes on time management tips and tricks.
Need This In My Life
Love this podcast. My brain works in a totally different way than Anna’s, so hearing the simple yet useful methods that she and her guests have developed to stay organized and on top of life is seriously game changing. Putting these systems or ideas into action saves me so much time and energy, as they would be difficult for me to conceptualize on my own. Not to mention, every episode feels like I’m sitting around listening to my (much more organized and very smart) friends. Thanks Anna and Guests, you make Momming easier for this listener!