The Do A New Thing Blog

Evaluate, Adjust, Repeat

You know what often happens when you make a plan?  Nothing goes according to it!  Isn’t that frustrating? Yes, it is. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make a plan.  It means we need to have  a healthy attitude towards ... Read more
planning six-pack

The Planning Six-Pack

We are moving right along with our Elephant Eating!  I hope you are starting to see that big elephant as a bunch of little pieces.  Are you beginning to have some hope that you actually CAN eat this thing? Last ... Read more

Mind Mapping – Get the Clutter OUT of Your Head!

ALL the thoughts!  Really.  ALL the thoughts swirling around in my head.  It’s like the tornado from Wizard of Oz in there.  Oh look!  There goes that phone call I need to make!  Wow! That cool new social media tool ... Read more

Community Means Better Together

There is a natural cycle in elephant eating.  First, you are terrified of the hugemongous gray thing staring at you.  The flapping ears and flailing trunk are threatening to knock you flat on the floor.   But then, you start ... Read more
Model Don't Compare

Model, But Don’t Compare

Well, Elephant Eaters … we are well into to our 31 Days of Eating Elephants series.  How are you doing?  Are you starting to wrap your head around how you will attack your elephant? I sure hope so! One really ... Read more
Elephants Take Time

Elephants Take Time

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could  lose 50 pounds in a week?  Or write a 40,000 word book in a day? I’m still waiting for The Cat in the Hat to barge in with the Thinga-ma-jigger and declutter my ... Read more

What I Learned from Launching A Podcast

When my business coach first told me I needed to start a podcast, I thought I’d rather poke my eyes out with a hot needle. I was very familiar with the podcasting world.  At that point, I had been a ... Read more

My Favorites from the Amazon 3-for-2 Book Sale!

Note:  The 3-for-2 deal in this post has expired, but most of these books are still on sale.  Check them out, along with other deals in the Amazon Prime Day sales. You’ve been waiting for it an it’s finally here!  ... Read more

Five Steps to Feel More Well-Rested

I’m happy to welcome Tracie Johnson to the blog with some tips for being more well-rested. And who doesn’t need more rest these days? Only a few people in the world are able to fall asleep right after their heads ... Read more

Simplify Your Systems With Spreadsheet Templates

Web platforms, browser extensions, apps, and desktop software—there is no shortage of helpful tools for today’s business and ministry leaders. While these tools can be total game-changers for you and your organization, they can also be challenging to learn. This ... Read more

Best New Books for Christian Women Leaders in 2021

One good thing about being locked in my house for months is that I made a good dent in my “To Be Read” book pile in 2020.  It was a great book year, and 2021 is shaping up to be ... Read more

3 Tips For Choosing Your 2021 Planner

Have you found your 2021 Planner yet? If you’re like me, getting your planner set up for the next year can be exciting, but at the same time it can also be daunting. Browsing through endless types of planners can ... Read more

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