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How Do You Do

May 30, 2019

We talk about a version of the Pareto Principle with my friend Stacie Oliver, a woman who wears many hats in her roles as a professional, a parent, and a coach. 

Stacie has one of the fullest schedules of anyone I know, but she can’t stand the idea of being busy. In this episode we talk about how on earth that even works.

Stacie recently left her job as a senior professional staff member on the U.S Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to begin another position. She is also a parent to two kids, both with special needs, as well as a military spouse, and those two designations hardly even scratch the surface of how she spends her time. 

She is on the board of Impact 100 Greater Chesapeake and Broadneck Area Youth Sports, and she works with the Junior League of Annapolis, Girls on the Run Greater Chesapeake, Annapolis Striders and other non-profits as a volunteer. Plus she is an avid runner and athlete, which has led her to be a certified Road Runners Club of America coach, as well as a USA Field Hockey & National Federation of State High Schools certified coach.

We caught up recently to talk about Busy as a four-letter word, how to balance work and family life, and a few of her favorite tools for embracing each day with a full schedule.

Here are some of her resources that keep her engaged/grounded:

  • Facebook groups - Leading Ladies with AliceAnne Loftus, wear blue:run to remember, The Easy Kitch Tribe, various HFA support groups
  • Podcasts - Pantsuit Politics, TED Talks, Stuff You Missed in History Class, Freakonomics Radio
  • The Bible App - Stacie is usually reading a couple different devotional plans & loves the daily verse feature