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Episode #012 with Mystie Winkler
Practical Tips for Being More Productive
Show Notes: KristiClover.com/012
I am a complete oxymoron! I know it! I admit it! I own it! I am one of the laziest perfectionists you’ll ever meet. I’m the messiest organized person, too! I’m also highly creative and highly analytical. My right brain and left brain are in constant competition.
I actually look at organization as a puzzle. It’s a fun challenge for me to solve. Just how simply can I make things to get it totally efficient? I tweak and tweak and tweak again until I can get it to work just right.
Yes, I love organizing things! I love figuring out new systems and new ways to simplify…which is why I’m so excited about having none other than Mystie Winkler on the podcast today! Mystie speaks my love language — organization!
Now, if you are unfamiliar with Mystie, we’ll then you are in for a treat! Mystie runs a blog called Simplified Organization. I mean, how much more of a perfect fit for the Simply Joyful Podcast can you get? Mystie is a self-proclaimed “slob by nature and has been actively combatting that tendency for 8 years now.”
Mystie has not always been a naturally clean and tidy person. She’s had to learn to change her attitude about how she cares for her home — and her family. Formerly she felt like “housecleaning was a waste of time.” However, things changed when she learned her “why” behind keeping her house in order. It became more about changing her perspective than finding new ways to clean. Her problem wasn't not knowing what to do. Her problem was not caring. Well, she’s learned to care and she shares more about that today.
You are going to love this episode if you are looking for a real conversation from two women who have had to overcome their non-tidy ways to become organized.
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Check out the Show Notes...
On a “Simply” & “Joyful” side note…
Mystie’s family sings and memorizes poetry together in the morning, and this puts them all in a good frame of mind to begin other work.
In This Episode…
In this episode, Mystie and I talk through practical tips and advice about how to be more productive. Mystie explains what “brain dumping” is and the best way to do it. She seriously rocked my “love for organization” world with her tips and advice. I stopped asking the questions I had on my paper and just started asking questions I knew I needed answered to help me with some of my problem areas.
I just know you are going to be so inspired in this episode with Mystie!
Highlights from This Show...
“If it doesn’t matter at all, I’m not going to waste my time doing it.”
“[In the novel] Bleak House, [the main] character is wrapped up in how she keeps her house. The fact that she has the ‘household keys’ and that the house runs smoothly because of her was a huge part of the beauty that she brings.”
— Mystie Winkler
“[Paying attention to details is a] way that we love people. It’s not meaningless, because it’s a gift that we’re giving to others.”
— Mystie Winkler
“The way we keep our house does speak to our character.”
— Mystie Winkler
“You need to bless your family as well as you would bless others with your house and the standard you keep your house in…and what also prepares you for hospitality is when you make it a priority to actually take time to get a little bit organized here and there.”
— Kristi Clover
— “What are the roles or responsibilities that God has given to me?”
— “Who am I supposed to be serving?”
— “Am I using my time to build and grow my family?”
“Your brain is for thinking and not for remembering.”
— Mystie Winkler (from the book Getting Things Done by David Allen)
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Connect with Mystie…
Mystie is a homeschooled homeschooler, married to her high school sweetheart, educating her five children ages thirteen to four. She loves to take big ideas and grand visions and make them practicable in real life. She blogs at Simplified Organization, Simply Convivial, and Schole Sisters. You can check out all her awesome organizations courses and books HERE!!