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Zones of Competence EP: 2

Uncluttered Office with Catherine Avery

Release Date: 06/13/2019

Planning, Preparation, and Paying the Rent Ep: 38 show art Planning, Preparation, and Paying the Rent Ep: 38

Uncluttered Office with Catherine Avery

If you want to build your empire, you need to have a plan and do the preparation to make the work happen effectively and efficiently.

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Clear Your Computer Day, the Myth of Inbox Zero, and FAME Ep: 37 show art Clear Your Computer Day, the Myth of Inbox Zero, and FAME Ep: 37

Uncluttered Office with Catherine Avery

In honor of National Clear Your Computer Day on Monday, February 11th, Catherine is focusing on digital decluttering for the month.

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Brain Based Challenges, Songs, and Your SuperPower EP: 36 show art Brain Based Challenges, Songs, and Your SuperPower EP: 36

Uncluttered Office with Catherine Avery

Today, Catherine delves deep into an explanation of brain-based challenges and how they affect executive function. She takes all of that medical mumbo jumbo and distills it into plain speak with examples.

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Planning, Teams, and Sales Nerds with Phyllis Nichols EP: 35 show art Planning, Teams, and Sales Nerds with Phyllis Nichols EP: 35

Uncluttered Office with Catherine Avery

In this final episode of planning, Catherine interviews her podcast producer extraordinaire, Phyllis Nichols of SoundAdvice Sales and Marketing.

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Project Management, Doing the Gantt Slide, and Craft Beer EP: 34 show art Project Management, Doing the Gantt Slide, and Craft Beer EP: 34

Uncluttered Office with Catherine Avery

Catherine and Curt discuss project management software in this fourth episode of Planning month. Catherine uses Asana and Curt uses TeamGantt.

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Course Planning, Juggling Life, and the Godfather EP: 33  show art Course Planning, Juggling Life, and the Godfather EP: 33

Uncluttered Office with Catherine Avery

In keeping with the month’s theme of Planning, Catherine and Lou focus on Lou’s process for creating and launching a course. Much like Catherine he plans on paper as his first step. Lou is a master at audience research and builds the content as he receives feedback.

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On Being Behind, the Impossible, and the Planning Process EP: 32 show art On Being Behind, the Impossible, and the Planning Process EP: 32

Uncluttered Office with Catherine Avery

In this second episode of 2020, Catherine shares why it’s ok if you’re already “behind” in the New Year and how important rest and fun are to productivity.

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Paper Planners and Digital and Calendars, Oh My! EP: 31 show art Paper Planners and Digital and Calendars, Oh My! EP: 31

Uncluttered Office with Catherine Avery

It’s a bright, shiny, sparkly new year. You have goals. But do you have plans?

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Holiday POP! Planning, Organization, and Pausing EP: 30 show art Holiday POP! Planning, Organization, and Pausing EP: 30

Uncluttered Office with Catherine Avery

In this fourth and final episode of Uncluttered Holidays, Catherine focuses on the POP of the holidays – planning, organization and productivity. Yes, we’re back to work.

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On Scrooge, Gift Giving, and The Cancer Couch EP: 29 show art On Scrooge, Gift Giving, and The Cancer Couch EP: 29

Uncluttered Office with Catherine Avery

Gift giving – it can be complicated, stressful, and unfulfilling.

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More Episodes

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter Drucker 

We all do things we don’t want to do. It’s a necessity. Things like laundry and errands. They are part of life. That’s not what Mr. Drucker is referring to.

Per Gay Hendricks of The Big Leap -

Zone of:

  1. Incompetence
  2. Competence
  3. Excellence
  4. Genius

Understanding what you can do easily, almost effortlessly is where we ideally want to spend our time, focus and energy.

How do you match your strengths with your values? Catherine explains how a method that can set you up to be your most productive.

What can you automate?

What can eliminate?

What can you delegate? 

Recommended Resources:

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks 

Strengths Finder by Tom Rath 

IFTTT App

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi 

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