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🎙Creating Free time with Jenny Blake

David Elikwu speaks with Jenny Blake an Author, Speaker, and Podcaster.

Jenny Blake loves helping entrepreneurs and organizations move from friction to flow through smarter systems, powered by Delightfully Tiny Teams.

We talked about this idea from her book, pivot about being able to make incremental changes in your career and really move yourself into a direction that aligns with what you really want to be doing and how to find joy in your work.

#podcast #theknowledge #freetime #pivot #productivity

📜 Full transcript:

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👤 Connect with Jenny Blake:
Twitter: @jenny_blake:
Book: Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want,
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One, and
Free Time: Lose the Busywork, Love Your Business

📄 Show notes
Intro [00:00]
What are your early period experiences were like [4:26]
How did you find being able to balance that with what you were doing? [8:05]
I love the idea of finding enough [15:05]
Wanting the power of my medic desire and everyday life [16:52]
In Free time I say how we bake is as important as what we make [18:14]
What social media allows people to do is to curate what you show [19:05]
How they feel on the inside is how it looks on the outside [21:36]
I was always resisting watching the Kardashians [23:57]
When I was still working in law, they were like, oh, is it like Suits? [25:05]
What made you realize it was time to make that change? [26:42]
What you’re doing now & your current context? [29:59]
Two big things about pivoting [33:17]
When people think of Spartans and they think of Wow [36:58]
Interim pivots or leapfrog pivots [38:02]
What I’m finding is getting a little further along in my career [38:38]
I think you absolutely should specialise in some things [40:20]
A lot of the ideas for free time had been percolating [45:27]
Getting better at systems thinking [46:00]
Creating loops of your own rather than getting stuck in loops [48:17]
What are the building blocks of starting to have these systems thinking 49:35]
I spent a few hours building this notion. I call it like a digital pantry [55:09]
How do you design things that are useful that you’re actually going to use? [56:21]
You have an opportunity to automate [1:00:52]
Falling off the proverbial horse is not altogether bad [1:05:14]
The best time to do the hard thing is when it’s hardest [1:07:45]

🗣 Mentioned in the show:
Medill Northwestern University:
Daily Bruin:
Palo Alto Networks:
Free Time:
Parkinson’s Law:
Andrew Wilkinson:
Shane Parrish:
Luke Burgis:
Ama Amo Agyei:
The legend of success:
Steph Smith:
Andreessen Horowitz:
Doug Kirkpatrick:
Nick Sonnenberg:

👨🏾‍💻 About David Elikwu:
David Elikwu FRSA is a serial entrepreneur, strategist and writer. David is the founder of The Knowledge, a platform helping people think deeper and work smarter.

Twitter: @Delikwu / @itstheknowledge

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