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Aug 26, 2022

This week, Dan Neumann is joined by Phillip Lisenba, who recently joined the Agile Thought Team.


In this episode, Dan and Phillip are exploring how Agile ways could be applied to the home setting. The heart and soul of Agile can be used to achieve goals efficiently not only on a professional level but also at home in our personal lives. Listen to this episode to find many tips to reach your personal objectives with less effort!


Key Takeaways

  • First, make a list (without the things you do on daily basis).
    • Include the small, medium, and bigger things that you need to do.
    • Keep it simple! You can do it on paper or digitally, and get creative in finding something that works for you.
    • Organize your tasks by priority, what creates more value for your family should go first. Everybody’s list is going to be different.
  • Top ten tips to make your list:
  1. Create a list of things to do.
  2. Prioritize them.
  3. Break large projects into small tasks.
  4. Create a sense of urgency.
  5. Do something every day.
  6. Set a timebox for the work.
  7. Review the master list daily and reprioritize.
  8. Review your process and change as needed.
  9. Have fun with the work and process.
  10. Reward yourself.
  • Eight Agile Tips to use at home:
  1. Tell yourself you can do hard things.
  2. Don't schedule regular daily activities unless you are creating a daily habit.
  3. After 30 days, once the daily habit is a habit, you can stop scheduling it.
  4. Take a break when frustration starts.
  5. Keep a record of what you have accomplished.
  6. Reward yourself for each day's accomplishments.
  7. Reward yourself for large accomplishments.
  8. Make the most important thing the most important thing!
  • Remember to be flexible’ sometimes you have to pivot when challenges appear in order to keep moving forward. Consider changing your methods when they are no longer effective.


Mentioned in this Episode:

The 5 Second Rule: Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage, by Mel Robbins


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