Welcome to Series 3 of the Plutus Awards Podcast! The team is excited to present a new series of episodes, providing our listeners with the best actionable tips and personal success stories from superstars in our community and from the diverse experiences of many creators and entrepreneurs.
How To Prioritize Your Work Despite Major Life Changes
The pandemic has catalyzed more changes in our lives than we could ever have predicted. How should we go about factoring these changes into the stride of our daily lives and the progress of our work?
In this episode, Sarah Li Cain speaks with Emily Guy Birken, a Plutus Award-winning freelance writer and book author, about the systems that Emily set in place for herself and her family to reorganize their routines and adapt to both the pandemic and the change in Emily’s work intensity from her new book contract.
- How the pandemic impacted Emily’s work and life priorities
- How Emily and her family handle the change in her work intensity
- The systems Emily implements to organize her work and home life
- Emily discusses lessons from writing her book
|1:20||How the pandemic impacted Emily’s work and life priorities|
|7:29||How working with a co-author affected her writing process|
|10:20||How Emily and her family handle the change in her work intensity|
|13:34||The systems Emily implements to organize her work and home life|
|15:58||Emily discusses coordinating time with her co-author|
|20:20||How Emily’s kids respond to the changes in Emily’s work schedule|
|22:57||Emily discusses lessons from writing her book|
|25:36||Where to find Emily and her work|
|26:05||Lessons & wrap-up|
About Emily Guy Birken
Emily Guy Birken is a former educator, lifelong money nerd, and a Plutus Award-winning freelance writer who specializes in the scientific research behind irrational money behaviors. Her background in education allows her to make complex financial topics relatable and easily understood by the layperson. Her work has appeared on The Huffington Post, Business Insider, Kiplinger’s, MSN Money, and The Washington Post online. She is the author of The 5 Years Before You Retire, Choose Your Retirement, Making Social Security Work for You, and End Financial Stress Now. Emily lives in Milwaukee with her engineer husband, two elementary-aged sons, a retired racing greyhound, and a cat that doubles as a throw pillow.