Kendra Adachi
Prioritize What Matters With the Lazy Genius Way
Prioritize What Matters With the Lazy Genius Way
1h 19 episodes + 6 Blink excerpts

Kendra Adachi is the author of the New York Times bestseller "The Lazy Genius Way". Do you try to do everything perfectly: your job, your hobbies, your friendships, even your marriage? Perfectionism is exhausting and luckily, Kendra Adachi has another way. Learn how to prioritize, essentialize, organize, personalize, and systemize your life to become a lazy genius!

1. If you want to change your life, start small

Perfectionists have an all-or-nothing mindset. I’ll explain why this isn’t a great way to approach life – and why making small behavioral adjustments is the surest path to major change.

Getting Started
Getting Started

3 min
Start small!
Start small!

2 min
Sections 1 and 2 of The Lazy Genius Way
Sections 1 and 2 of The Lazy Genius Way

6 min
First, establish a habit – then scale it up
First, establish a habit – then scale it up

3 min
5 steps for “lazy geniusing” anything
5 steps for “lazy geniusing” anything

2 min
Recap of Chapter 1
Recap of Chapter 1

Recap
2. Step 1: Prioritize by naming what matters to you

The first step of the Lazy Genius process is prioritize. But before you can prioritize, you have to know what your priorities are.

Why naming what matters matters
Why naming what matters matters

3 min
Three questions for naming what matters
Three questions for naming what matters

2 min
Three guiding questions
Three guiding questions

Exercise
Recap of Chapter 2
Recap of Chapter 2

Recap
3. Step 2: Essentialize by shedding what you don’t need and acquiring what you do

The second step of the Lazy Genius process is essentializing. Keep in mind that essentialism is not the same as minimalism. You’ll need to shed the things that don’t serve you. But you may also need to bring new things into your life.

The benefits of essentializing
The benefits of essentializing

1 min
Sections 1, 2, and 3 of Essentialism
Sections 1, 2, and 3 of Essentialism

6 min
The best way to accomplish more is to focus on less
The best way to accomplish more is to focus on less

2 min
Sections 6 and 7 of Essentialism
Sections 6 and 7 of Essentialism

4 min
Essentializing means two things: shedding what you don’t need and getting what you do
Essentializing means two things: shedding what you don’t need and getting what you do

2 min
When essentializing, try taking a seasonal perspective
When essentializing, try taking a seasonal perspective

2 min
Making space for the essential
Making space for the essential

Exercise
Recap of Chapter 3
Recap of Chapter 3

Recap
4. Step 3: Organize by putting everything in its place

The third step of the Lazy Genius process is organize. If you haven’t prioritized and essentialized yet – pause for a moment. You don’t want to organize things that you neither need nor care about.

You have to prioritize and essentialize before you organize
You have to prioritize and essentialize before you organize

3 min
Section 5 of The Lazy Genius Way
Section 5 of The Lazy Genius Way

3 min
Find the right place for intangibles, too, be they ideas or expectations
Find the right place for intangibles, too, be they ideas or expectations

3 min
An example of organizing expectations
An example of organizing expectations

2 min
Where do you need to organize?
Where do you need to organize?

Infographic
Recap of Chapter 4
Recap of Chapter 4

Recap
5. Step 4: Personalize by doing personal work

The fourth step of the Lazy Genius process is personalize. You don’t necessarily have to do deep personal work to personalize. But if you want to personalize your habits, you may have to ask yourself some deep questions.

Personalizing your life may mean doing personal work
Personalizing your life may mean doing personal work

2 min
Sections 7 and 8 of The Lazy Genius Way
Sections 7 and 8 of The Lazy Genius Way

5 min
Personalize in a way that works for you
Personalize in a way that works for you

3 min
Adjust your personalized approach as you grow and change
Adjust your personalized approach as you grow and change

2 min
The Comfort Book by Matt Haig
The Comfort Book by Matt Haig

Resource
The seven P’s of personalization
The seven P’s of personalization

List
Recap of Chapter 5
Recap of Chapter 5

Recap
6. Step 5: Systemize with fixed decisions and a single question

The fifth and final step in the Lazy Genius process is systemize. Two Lazy Genius principles can help you here: Decide Once and Ask the Magic Question.

Systemize by deciding once and asking the Magic Question
Systemize by deciding once and asking the Magic Question

1 min
Sections 3 and 4 of The Lazy Genius Way
Sections 3 and 4 of The Lazy Genius Way

6 min
What can you do now to make life easier later?
What can you do now to make life easier later?

2 min
Systemize: Which Lazy Genius principle should you use?
Systemize: Which Lazy Genius principle should you use?

Infographic
Recap of Chapter 6
Recap of Chapter 6

Recap
7. What’s next? Become a Lazy Genius yourself!

You now have the tools to become a Lazy Genius yourself. Want to learn more? Check out my podcast, The Lazy Genius Podcast, or follow me on Instagram @thelazygenius.

Become a Lazy Genius!
Become a Lazy Genius!

2 min
Recap of Entire Guide
Recap of Entire Guide

Recap
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