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Real Life Productivity Tips with Tonya Dalton {podcast 30}

Real Life Productivity Tips with Tonya Dalton {podcast 30}

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 30

Real Life Productivity Tips with Tonya Dalton

 

Today’s episode is a conversation with Tonya Dalton.

Tonya Dalton is a productivity expert, writer, speaker and founder of inkWELL Press Productivity Co, a company centered around productivity tools and training. She released her first book, The Joy of Missing Out, with Harper Collins on October 1st.

 

Tonya’s messages about business management, productivity, and the pursuit of passion have impacted thousands and inspired her to launch her podcast, Productivity Paradox which has surpassed more than a million downloads. Her podcast regularly ranks in the top 50 of all business management podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

 

Tonya has been featured on Real Simple, Entrepreneur, Inc., Apartment Therapy, Lauren Conrad, and HGTV among other places. In 2019, Tonya received the  Enterprising Woman of the Year Award and was named North Carolina’s Female Entrepreneur to Watch by The Ladders.

 

 

 

Episode Show Notes

1:40: Meet Tonya
8:00: How to find support with your passion projects
10:35 Communication tips for conversations with your family
13:40 Using your life experiences to connect with your passion
15:10 Finding your North Star
19:30 Why alignment is key in finding your core values
20:40 How expectations and the stories we tell ourselves get in the way
23:00 Perfectionism, social media, and living our truth
26:35 The glorification of busy and how we can combat it
31:00 Releasing the pressure to ‘do it all’
33:15 Turning your ‘to do list’ into a ‘priority list’
38:10 Creating boundaries around your priorities
45:00 Join Tonya’s challenge Let Go of the Holiday Hustle

 

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Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode 

 

tonya-dalton

 

Connect with Tonya

 

 

Related Blog Posts for Moms

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Podcast 20: Weekly Planning System for Busy Moms

Podcast 20: Weekly Planning System for Busy Moms

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 20: Weekly Planning System for Busy Moms

 

 

 

 

This episode is a sneak peak into the 15 Minute Formula Course and shows you the weekly planning system that helps me be super productive! Follow these steps each week to start your week with intention!

 

Episode Show Notes

2:15 Review of the Week

4:10 Digital vs. Paper Planning

6:27 Why I’m obsessed with Trello – check out a sample of our dates and events board!

trello-weekly-planner

10:15 How to set up your weekly planning system

13:30 Adding in things you can’t change

14:50 Next, add in your 15 minute goal break down

16:02 Which habits or routines are you working on?

17:43 Adding in learning time for you and your goals

18:18 Batching the rest of your tasks

20:00 Nightly planning system

 

 

 

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Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode

Plum Paper Planners

Trello Free Mini Course

Simple Steps to Make Your Morning Easier

How to Set up Your Week to Be More Productive

How to Schedule Your Day as a Work at Home Mom

How to Fit Self Care Into Your Day

How to Find Time to Workout as a Busy Mom 

Digitally Organize Your Prayer Time to Become a Prayer Warrior

Create a Morning Routine in 3 Easy Steps

How to Time Block and Get More Done!

How to use the 15 Minute Formula to Break Down Your Goals {podcast episode 01}

Using Habit Stacking for Life Long Goals (podcast episode 08)

 

 

Trello for Meal Planning

Trello for Meal Planning

 

How to use Trello to Organize Your Life (the ultimate meal planning solution)

 

Trello is the best meal planning system out there. 

 

I’ve tried so many other ways to create a meal plan – paper, recipe binders, and even adding a million things on Pinterest and nothing really stuck for me. 

 

I grew tired of rewriting the same things over and over each week. The paper clutter was driving me crazy and the meal plan kept falling off the wall. And Pinterest was working – until I couldn’t remember where I had saved that dinner recipe I wanted and wasted more time searching for things. 

 

Enter Trello. 

 

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Trello is a website and app that allows you to organize just about everything in your life. I love it so much that I even created a course all around it that you can grab here!

 

I use Trello for our family calendar, to organize projects for work and home and to map out my goals. 

 

Related Post: Goal Setting with Trello + Free Board

 

Recently though I started to use Trello for my meal planning! Going digital with your meal plan allows you to save recipes that you see online, take pictures of one from cookbooks (but get rid of the book and clutter), and mix and match meals your family loves.

 

Tip for using Trello for Meal Planning

 

If you don’t already have a Trello account for free!

 

Once you’ve done that you’ll want to create your own board for meal planning. I’ve made one board that is my home base for recipes that I reference whenever I make my monthly meal plan. 

 

Oh and if you’ve never made a monthly meal plan and don’t know where to start, you have to go listen to this podcast episode I did with Elisa from Meal Planning Blueprints where she breaks it ALL down!

 

When you’re in your board you can create lists for just about anything you need to help with meal planning and menu prepping!

 

trello-meal-planning

 

You can make a list of 

  • Family favorite recipes
  • Organize your meals by theme nights (Mexican Monday, Slow Cooker Sunday etc…)
  • have  a pantry inventory right on your board
  • Or even price lists for different stores

 

These lists come in handy because, while I prefer to use Trello on my computer, it’s also a great app! I reference mine all the time when I am out of the house and need to get something. I check my pantry inventory to see what I need or I might check out a recipe that I saved and see what I have to get.

 

Once A Month Meals

 

Trello Card Features for Meal Planning (the card template you need to make)

 

Each card has some really cool features that you can use to make your meal planning board even more amazing!

 

Labels

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You can use labels to organize by type of cuisine or even how long something might take to make! Then you can filter your cards when you’re looking for something to make!

 

 

Attachments

trello-meal-planning-attachments

 

I use the attachment feature a ton when it comes to my meal planning board. 

 

If I see something on Pinterest that I’m actually going to make (and not just something that is really cool but way out of my league), I can save the link directly to my card. This eliminates me having to scroll and re-search Pinterest for it later!

 

Checklists

 

trello-meal-planning-checklist

 

Checklists are a great way to create a shopping list for that recipe. If you copy the recipe into the card description, you have everything you need!

 

Just create a checklist and copy it in and BAM, Trello will make a checklist right there in the card for you!

 

Trello Menu Planning

 

Now when you sit to create your meal plan, you have everything in one spot. You can filter, move things around and customize it!

 

I like to add calendar power up to this board so that I can create a list for the month and move recipe cards around. The calendar power up allows you to look at things easily. You can get one power up for free with the basic plan!

 

Once you make a recipe you can add it to the bottom of the list so that you keep your monthly meal plan rotating or add it to a list labeled ‘recipes made’. You can even add labels whether the family likes it or not so you know how often to add it into the rotation!

 

Related Post: Once a Month Freezer Meal Planning 

 

How to Copy a Trello Board

I have a FREE menu board for you to copy! You can head over and sign up for this free mini course on Trello that we’ve created for you!

 

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In it you’ll be able to copy our menu boards and learn the basics of this amazing tool!

 

Hope this helps you when you set out to meal plan! Make sure you pin it to get back to later!

 

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More Trello and Meal Planning Resources

The 7 Best Products to Make Meal Prep Easier!
6 Tips for Eating Healthy on a Budget
7 Day Post Partum Weightloss Plan
80 Day Obsession for the Breastfeeding Mom
21 Day Fix Extreme while Breastfeeding
Easy and Healthy Air Fryer Recipes
Almond Crusted Chicken
Caribbean Banana Curry
7 FREE Freezer Cooking EBOOK + Recipes
Must-Have Meatloaf
Turkey Meatballs
Banana Oat Pancakes
Elisa Giorgio Interview
Lauren Richmond Interview
21 Day Fix Meal Plan for the Breastfeeding Mom
2B Mindset for the Breastfeeding Mom
Weight Loss Tips for Moms: How to Keep Weight Off for Good
20+ Kid Approved St. Patrick’s Day Snacks and Recipes

 

Podcast 13 Getting Ready for Back to School

Podcast 13 Getting Ready for Back to School

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 13

Getting Ready for Back to School

 

 

 

It’s time to get ready to prepare for back to school! Instead of feeling overwhelmed this school year, let’s dive into routines and systems you can start with your kids to help decrease the stress!

 

 

 

 

Episode Show Notes

3:13 Join the Master Your Time Challenge!

4:38 How routines help our kids (and us!)

6:24 Transitioning kid’s sleep schedules

12:20 Start your evening routine now

14:50 Changing tech rules now to make back to school easier

20:00 How to limit coffee and sugar before bed

 

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Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode 

Master Your Time Challenge JOIN NOW! Kicks off August 13th

Get on the waitlist for the 15 minute formula!

Ultimate Productivity Bundle

Podcast Episode 03: Creating an Evening Routine 

Podcast Episode 09: Making a routine for smoother mornings

 

 

Related Blog Posts

Simple Steps to Make Your Morning Easier

How to Set up Your Week to Be More Productive

How to Time Block and Get More Done!

The Best Way to Get Organized for Back to School 

Activities to Prepare for Preschool 

How to Save Money on Back to School Clothes

7 Ways to Homeschool on a Budget

Podcast Episode 08 : How to Use Habit Stacking for life long changes

 

 

 

 

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Podcast 10 – Travel Tips for a Stress Free Vacation

Podcast 10 – Travel Tips for a Stress Free Vacation

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 10

Travel Tips for a Stress Free Vacation

 

 

 

In today’s episode I am going to share my best tips and resources for how to plan a stress free vacation with your kids! I’ll share what routines went well, how we saved money and vacationed on a budget and how you can enjoy the trip as well!

 

 

 

 

 

Episode Sponsor

 

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Grab all of the resources for 98% off right here!

 

 

Episode Show Notes

4:28 Why we haven’t taken a family vacation in two years

6:30 Quick Summary of our Trip

8:53 Things to do before you leave for vacation

13:38 How to Set a Budget for Your Trip

20:58 How to Save for Your Trip

23:00 How to save money when you are on your trip

28:09 Routines that helped for a stress free trip

32:00 Travel Tips for Car Road Trips

35:00 Pool and Beach Travel Tips

36:15 What I wish I did on this trip

38:13 Trip Ideas for transitioning home after vacation

 

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Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode 

Watch my IGTV on how we packed snacks to save money!

How to Create a Bedtime Routine for Your Kids

Get $10 free from Rakuten (formally Ebates) before you book your trip

Use Ibotta for cash back on your trip

Use Amazon Home Services for House Cleaning

Need Help Budgeting? Grab my Busy on a Budget course here in the Master your Money Super Bundle

 

 

Busy Bags and Activities for the Car Ride

 

 

 

 

This travel potty is amazing! It folds up and you put a bag under it for easy clean up!

 

 

 

Related Travel Tip Blog Posts

4 Steps to Cheap Summer Activities

How to Survive When Money is Tight

How to Change Your Money Mindset

5 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

How to Get Your House Clean in 15 Minutes a Day

 

 

 

Need Help Getting Your Budget Under Control so you can Save for your trip?

Try the 5 day FREE challenge to kick your debt to the curb!

 

 

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Podcast 08 Using Habit Stacking to Make Life Long Changes

Podcast 08 Using Habit Stacking to Make Life Long Changes

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 08

Using Habit Stacking to Make Life Long Changes

 

 

 

In today’s episode we’ll have a chat about habit stacking and how it can help you make life long changes in your life.

 

 

 

Episode Show Notes

1:38 Join the Waitlist for the 15 Minute Formula 

2:08 What is Habit Stacking?

3:37 Benefits of Habit Stacking and How Habit Stacking Works

5:50 Internval vs External Motivation

7:35 Why you need systems in your home

8:14 Where you can use Habit Stacking

10:07 How to Get Started with Habit Stacking

15:01 Using Habit Stacking with Your Kids

24:07 How Habit Triggers Help

27:30 Tracking Your Habits

30:48 Finding Accountability on Your Habits

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Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode 

Busy Mom Goal Setting Challenge 

Join the 15 Minute Formula Waitlist!

Healthy Habits Transition Course (use code PODCAST for $5 off the course!)

 

 

Related Blog Posts

Podcast 01: How to Break Down Your Goals in 15 Minute Chunks

How to Set up Your Week to Be More Productive

Habit Stacking to Make Routines That Stick 

 

More Resources to Achieve Your Goals as a Busy Mom

Ultimate Productivity Bundle 

Design Your Day: Time Management for the Busy Woman (use code PODCAST for $5 off!)

Organize Your Life with Trello

 

 

 

 

 

 

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