I came to Pittsburgh this week for two reasons: to spend some good face-to-face time with my daughter Kate and to get some help with my 2015 planning.
Yesterday was a “work” day for my four-day visit. We launched the work day at Whole Foods and then returned to the “sunny urban” AirBnB unit on the second floor.
We looked at the long list of weekly activities I am now doing. Emily and Kate responded with some great suggestions to my request that we find a way to simplify website, newsletter, blog, and social media presence to give me more time for that project I announced way back in September 2014 — the box in the basement.
We talked for two hours, reviewing options. I was awed by the enthusiasm and quick minds and fingers of these two young women as they whizzed through the analytics on WordPress and MailChimp and explained how easy it would be to do XY and Z.
I picked their brains for two hours. Then we enjoyed a lovely lunch.
Later that same day, I got a summary of the suggestions. Now all I have to do is put them in practice. More about that in future posts.
In the meantime, I’m back to hanging out with just Kate.
Does your weekly to-do list have too much on it? Have you ever hired a family member to help you? How did that go for you?