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Part systems expert, part permission giver, Kendra Adachi, The Lazy Genius, is here to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't.
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The decision tree that comes from "Can I have a snack?!" is exhausting, whether the question is coming from your kids or yourself. Snacks, especially in summer, are the bane of many an existence, so today we’re going to try to make handling them easier.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.The kindest Facebook group on the internetSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
For many of you, it’s summer, or you might already be a couple of weeks in. Regardless, I’m going to share my plan for a Lazy Genius summer, and hopefully it’ll show you some ways to apply these principles to your own plan but more importantly to how you pivot around the plan when those times come.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.The Next Right Thing Guided Journal by Emily P. FreemanOne Line A Day JournalThe Essential Calendar (Use code LAZYGENIUS for 10% off)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
We do this episode every season, and I have seven things to share with you. But what do you do when things that normally save your life don’t work in a new season? I’m tackling that at the end of the episode today. Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Shark FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying Systemtarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in PaaartyPink Queen Women’s Denim Classic Bib OverallsEpisode #352: Office Hours with the Office LadiesSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
My first book The Lazy Genius Way introduces 13 Lazy Genius principles that help you name what matters, ditch what doesn’t, and get stuff done. The first of those principles is Decide Once. Decide Once means you make one decision about one thing and you keep making that decision over and over until it doesn’t work for you anymore. Today, I’m sharing 20 decisions I keep repeating.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Episode #84: The Lazy Genius Guide to LunchPlanetbox Rover LunchboxGenius Square or Genius StarSlime Making KitSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
We know the feeling of Maycember. May has a similar energy to the beautiful chaos of December, but we forget it’s like that until we’re in it. I never remember how crazy May becomes until literally right now, and then it feels too late. If that’s you, this episode will help.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.The Summer DocketThe Essential Calendar (Use code LAZYGENIUS for 10% off!)Episode 258 - The Seven Kinds of Rest and How to Know Which One You NeedSummer Sanity podcast playlist (Spotify)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
Sometimes life feels like a fire hose, a constant stream of events or tasks or humans or needs or stimulation that wear you down, metaphorically soak you through, and create an environment where what you need keeps getting pushed to the back of the line. In those times, what do we do?Today, I’m going to share four things to keep in mind when life feels like a fire hose (one is super duper practical, promise!). Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Episode #310: How to Pivot Around Any ObstacleThe Eisenhower MatrixSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
This is our quarterly episode where I take your problems and try and Lazy Genius them! Today, as always for these episodes, I’ll put the questions focused on kids and parenting at the end in one chunk so that those of you without kids don’t have to listen if you’d rather move along with your day.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.The Instagram post where I collected questions for this episodeHouse Rules by Myquillyn Smith (aka The Nester)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
Y’all know I love helping us deal with our to-do lists. Life is full of things to do, and sometimes we feel buried in all that wants our attention. So today’s episode is a short and sweet look at one simple strategy that might make a ton of difference for you.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Episode #288: How to Make the Rest of 2022 EasierEpisode #353: How to Plan a Project and Actually Finish ItThe Summer DocketSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
No matter your level of extroversion or introversion, your age, your life stage, or any other factor, we all need friends. I tend to focus on more concrete things on the show, but I think that one of the reasons we struggle to find and maintain meaningful relationships is partly a logistical one. And yet, finding time to connect with people is just as important if not more important than finding time to pay your bills and cook your meals and tend to your job and your home and all the things. Let’s explore ways we can Lazy Genius friendship.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.The Life Council by Laura TremaineFour Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver BurkemanHow to Walk Into a Room by Emily P. FreemanSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
Is this maybe the most appropriately named pep talk of all time? Quite possibly. I have a feeling a lot of you always feel tired. In fact, like me, you feel tired so often that it’s annoying at this point. You’re tired of being tired. Will we ever not be tired?! I think we all need some solidarity in this space as well as some practical help. My goal is for you to get both.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Sign up for the Latest Lazy Letter, my monthly newsletter, which goes out on Wednesday!Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
While this episode is definitely seven routines that work for me, the reason I’m sharing them is not so that you will do them because they’ll work. It’s more to see how I arrived at certain routines, what priorities they support, and maybe they’ll inspire a small change or adjustment in your own routine that could make your life work better for you and the season you’re in.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Episode #337: How to Lazy Genius Division of LaborEpisode #356: What’s Saving My LifeEpisode #91: The Lazy Genius Organizes PaperSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
We all have places we need to go, and we want to kindly and efficiently get there. That looks different for everyone though. I’m going to break this episode down into three sections: expectations, kindly getting there, and how to bring in efficiency. Do not skip straight to part three, please.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Episode 223: The Lazy Genius Gets Out the DoorSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
One of the most foundational principles of managing your time like a Lazy Genius is to think about your season. We all need tangible help with planning. That’s why I wrote a book called The PLAN. But since it doesn’t come out until October and we need to plan some stuff now, let’s plan our spring together.Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.Episode #339: How to Make the Rest of 2023 EasierEmily P. FreemanLaura TremaineMyquillyn Smith, aka The NesterOne Line a Day JournalEpisode #353: How to Plan a Project and Actually Finish ItSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
This is a beloved quarterly episode where I share the things in my life that are saving it. It could be products that bring joy or efficiency, moments that make me feel like myself, things I’m looking forward to… the list is varied every time.The practice, though, is just as important as the list itself, which is why I encourage you to ask yourself this question on occasion: what’s saving your life right now?Helpful Companion LinksPre-order my new book The PLAN or ask your library to consider carrying a copy once it releases in October.@emily.m.holland — a bridal hair and makeup artist who shares tutorials on InstagramMy makeup routine: Face Base by Bobbi Brown, Charlotte Tilbury’s Flawless Filter Setting Powder, Gucci bronzer, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush, RMS Beauty Luminizer, Thrive Causemetics eyeliner, Caliray Surfproof Hydrating Setting Spray, Wander Beauty’s Mile High Club MascaraEpisode #145: How to Hire a HousecleanerBonus: Office Ladies UpdateEmily P. Freeman’s new book How to Walk into a Room: The Art of Knowing When to Stay and When to Walk AwaySign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode.  This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
This feeling hits all of us at some point. You’re bored with the meals you eat, the clothes you wear, the stuff in your house, bored with your job, your routine, your partner, all kinds of things. Today, I’m going to offer you a process to help you get past the feeling of being bored with something in your life.Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #295: How to Start Fresh without Starting OverEpisode #337: How to Lazy Genius the Division of LaborStyle Thief FashionEpisode #226: How Batching and Bags Can Help You Get Out the DoorSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
A few weeks ago, I invited Jenna and Angela from our beloved Office Ladies Podcast to join me for Office Hours so we could Lazy Genius something real from their lives together. Y’all loved that episode so much. I got countless DMs asking if the baskets were working for Angela and how Jenna was holding up with school email. Well, I thought it would be great for all of us to hear from them directly. Here’s a bonus follow-up episode to last month’s Office Hours with the Office Ladies. Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #352: Office Hours with the Office LadiesFind out which Lazy Genius episodes Jenna and Angela love best.Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)As with all guest episodes, there’s no transcript for this one. Thanks for understanding! This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
Office Hours episodes happen once a quarter, and in them, I help you Lazy Genius your life! I take questions from Instagram and answer them here on the podcast, helping you see how to use the 13 Lazy Genius principles, the five-step Lazy Genius method, and any other Lazy Geniusisms that might help make your situation a little easier.As I usually do in Office Hours episodes, the first half will be non-kid questions and the second half will be kid. That way if you don’t have kids, you can know when to tap out and use your time on something else!Helpful Companion LinksHere are previous Office Hours episodes in case you want to check them out: #315 (May 2023), #327 (August 2023), #338 (October 2023)And here’s a special Office Hours with the Office Ladies!Episode #353: How to Plan a Project and Actually Finish ItEpisode #127: The Lazy Genius Chooses a PlannerEpisode #124: The Lazy Genius Weekly PlanHow to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate GuideKelly Corrigan interviewed me in an episode from last year called Kendra Gets PersonalSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
There’s nothing wrong with starting a project and not finishing it or living with many projects in various states of completion. This episode is simply a path for you to follow if not finishing a project is getting on your nerves enough to change it, if it’s affecting your quality of life. Helpful Companion LinksSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
Jenna and Angela are here! This very special episode celebrates The Lazy Genius Podcast being the first show to join the Office Ladies Network! As you may know, we do Office Hour type episodes a few times a year, where I Lazy Genius questions from listeners. Today, we’re Lazy Geniusing things for Jenna and Angela, and I’m so excited for you to hear our conversation. Helpful Companion LinksLearn more about the Office LadiesMore Office Hour episodes: #315; #327; #338Follow @thelazygenius on Instagram to keep an eye out for our next listener Office Hours episodeSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Since this is more of a conversation, there’s no transcript for this episode. Thank you for understanding! This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
Let’s make one thing clear right off the bat. You can Lazy Genius your whole life, but you can’t do it all at once. But it is possible and even something I’d encourage you to pursue. Living with this mindset is a lifelong gift, so let’s jump into how to Lazy Genius your whole life. Helpful Companion LinksEpisode #255: How to Name What MattersEpisode #323: How to Lazy Genius a Big ChangeEpisode #297: 5 Steps for More Ease at WorkEpisode #244: How to Choose the Right Lazy Genius Principle for YouEpisode #310: How to Pivot Around Any ObstacleSign up for the Latest Lazy Letter email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.
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actually, it's the first time I've heard about maycember & its chaotic time well, different cultures ig cuz these thing u're mentioning as a problem that we need an episode about it & need to be talked about, is nothing serious to me

May 17th
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Bethany Wood

For Angela's question, I want to share that I recently hung two single clothes hooks inside my walk-in closet where I hang my clothes in transition (i.e.wearing again soon, tomorrow's outfit, etc.) They are off of the floor, not draped over furniture, and hidden from view.

Feb 12th
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Lili R

Thank you Dear Kendra I'm so happy that I've started my day day with your tips 🤍🌱

Feb 6th
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victoria lisa

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Feb 5th
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Lili R

I'm so happy to subscribed this great podcast channel thank you for the tips 🤍🌱

Dec 24th
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mery huang

I lvoe it. https://www.greattibettour.com

Dec 15th
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Carol Sykes

what is wrong with you not like big bang theory! I graduated from Purdue. university that provided the most astronauts.

Oct 31st
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Aakash Amanat

I just had to chime in here and share my thoughts on "The Lazy Genius Podcast." I've been an avid listener for quite some time now, and I must say, it's an absolute gem in the sea of podcasts out there. https://hubpages.com/@deli-paper Kendra's approach to embracing both laziness and genius in our lives is refreshingly unique. It's like she's giving us permission to take a step back, simplify things, and still achieve greatness. Her tips on efficient routines, clever life hacks, and the art of making seemingly complex tasks more manageable have been a game-changer for me. https://www.behance.net/deli-paper-pros

Aug 21st
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Fred Three

Enjoyed it https://fridaynightfunkin.lol

Mar 22nd
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James Watson

I love it https://lol-beans.com

Dec 30th
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rory gehman

Loved it... https://www.gtaportal.org/

Dec 27th
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Amin

hi. i recently cheked out some of the transcripts and i realized that they are imperfect and incomplete, i mean you left many sentences untranscribed. please fix this, some ppl do need fully trascribed episodes to be able to follow up and get everything.

Dec 25th
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Amin

an american podcast with transcript for each episode!!! that's freaking awesome. I've been literally looking for sth like this for 2 years. i can't thank you enough♥️

Dec 25th
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Emilie Lancour

I love to have a zero inbox and so one of my things is delete what needs to be deleted, or respond to the things that can be responded and then delete that or I move it to a "to-do" folder which are messages that need to be handled or have been put on the other person to respond but do not need to be in my inbox any longer. I then review that folder a couple times a week for what needs attention or be deleted if it's been done.

Oct 17th
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Duncan Dee

THIS was the piece I needed, after (mind blown) reading The Lazy Genius Way. Thank you. Is there anywhere you post the full process of Lazy Genius-ing people's problems, to help us layfolks out here get a better idea of the scope and how the principles are applied?

Sep 14th
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ID25574873

New listener, 6 years late! At 14:58, you said Nick Flora was the first person you’re interviewing for the podcast - I’m just curious if this was recorded before the first episode that you had your best friend on? Or is it a matter of format, or that she was a close friend and Nick isn’t? (I can’t help noticing the discrepancy.)

May 4th
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ID22146701

So happy about hearing Hannah!! Yay!!!

Apr 1st
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Beth Sabat

I've had a similar experience picking up a car internationally, so my genius husband bought me a charging block that I always travel with to prevent not being able to charge my phone, so calamity averted. also when traveling internationally you need to know how to change the settings on the car's GPS (if you are fortunate to get) so you can understand the language. lastly, for international travel, Google translate is your best friend! love your ideas and tips! BTW my daughter lives in Winston-Salem as well.

Feb 12th
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Emilie Lancour

once a year I take out all of the clothes that are to the left of a yellow neon hanger. I move the hanger then to the right of all of my clothes that are still in my closet As I wash and wear things throughout the year they end up on the right side of the hanger. I know at the end of that year I have gone through holidays celebrations seasons and everything and if I have not worn something in a year it gets donated to a friend. if something is worn but not dirty enough to put in the laundry basket I hang it on a hanger and then put the hanger in my closet backwards so I know the next time I take it out that it needs to go in the laundry.

Jan 31st
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Death Doula ☠

I'm a stacker of books. 💯

Nov 5th
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