Episode 229: Systems for Writers with Ashlee Berghoff

Vicky sits down with systems expert Ashlee Berghoff and finds out what the real experts do to get more shit done. They chat about all sorts, including how to get more organised and stop flailing around like a drunken octopus - and talk about which thing to do first. Because isn't that often the biggest problem?

Key Points

  • [3:30] How did Ashley get into helping entrepreneurs get organized?
  • [4:45] Ashley has been so stressed and so overwhelmed that she would dream of getting hit by a car so she could be organized.
  • [8:20] It’s perfectly normal to have ups and downs when it comes to your productivity.
  • [8:55] Instead of feeling guilty, find a rhythm that you can sustain.
  • [13:25] When you commit to the work that you want to do, realize that it will mean you have to say no to some other things.
  • [15:45] How has Ashley been managing her time while writing a book?
  • [17:20] What is Ashley’s book going to be about?
  • [19:50] What are some of the best ways to delegate tasks?
  • [24:05] Get clear on what you want to share, learn how to lead, and start small!

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