Michelle Ann Iking

"As a working mother of 2 young children, time is a precious commodity. One of the biggest takeaways from ‘The Real Planner’ for me was the concept of managing energy rather than time. By consciously observing when I am in my Habit/Audience/Engagement/Contemplative energy states, and intentionally assigning tasks commensurate with my level of energy at a given time, I am able to optimize when I am in my high energy ‘in the zone’ stages and still tick off mundane but necessary ‘To Do’ items when in my low mental energy states. This allows me to accept, and work with, the natural ebb and flow of my hours, allowing me – for the most part – to feel like I am living the life I want for myself!"