True North with Abby & Ryan

Not the Humbility Episode

March 25, 2021 Abby & Ryan Season 1 Episode 58
True North with Abby & Ryan
Not the Humbility Episode
Show Notes

Abby and Ryan left off last podcast teeing up a follow-up episode about humility. We thought this would be that episode. The Universe had other plans. We sure did try, though. That's a lie. We really didn't. But we think we landed in an okay place.

How Abby Manages a Full Plate:

  1. Bag it. Ask yourself if it really needs to be done (no. It doesn't)
  2. Barter it. Ask yourself if someone else can do it (then ask them to do it)
  3. Better it. Ask yourself if it can be done more efficiently (smarter, not harder)

How Ryan Manages a Full Plate:

  1. Size it up. Figure out everything you have to do and break it down into bite-sized steps.
  2. Scale it down. Find every corner you can cut, and force yourself to cut them.
  3. Schedule it all. Block off every single step of every single thing on your calendar.

Designing your most authentic life:

  • Owning what you want. If you can't make time for it, you probably don't really want it. And that's okay. Admitting that can be freeing.
  • Self Worth. Believe that the life you do want is valuable enough to be prioritized over the life other people want you to live.
  • Boundaries. Design a life that resonates with your essential self, say "yes" to things that align with that, and "no" to everything else.
  • Also, start small. Goal too daunting? Shrink it until it's ridiculously doable.


  • Ryan is grateful that he's developing an internal compass for himself and the things he does.
  • Abby is grateful for the heavy but meaningful conversation she got to be a part of recently.

4:00 - We try to do the humility piece. We fail.
19:15 - How Abby manages a full plate (3 B's)
26:58 - How Ryan manages a full plate (3 S's)
35:18 - Why time management matters
40:28 - Owning what you want