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Part systems expert, part permission giver, Kendra Adachi, The Lazy Genius, is here to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't.

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Part systems expert, part permission giver, Kendra Adachi, The Lazy Genius, is here to help you be a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don't.

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English


Episodes

#354 - Office Hours with Kendra

2/26/2024
Office Hours episodes happen once a quarter, and in them, I help you Lazy Genius your life! I take questions from Instagram and answer them here on the podcast, helping you see how to use the 13 Lazy Genius principles, the five-step Lazy Genius method, and any other Lazy Geniusisms that might help make your situation a little easier. As I usually do in Office Hours episodes, the first half will be non-kid questions and the second half will be kid. That way if you don’t have kids, you can know when to tap out and use your time on something else! Helpful Companion Links #315#327#338And here’s a special Office Hours with the Office Ladies!How to Plan a Project and Actually Finish ItThe Lazy Genius Chooses a PlannerThe Lazy Genius Weekly PlanHow to Bullet Journal: The Absolute Ultimate Guide Kendra Gets PersonalSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.The Lazy Genius Kitchen The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:33:16

#353 How to Plan a Project and Actually Finish It

2/19/2024
There’s nothing wrong with starting a project and not finishing it or living with many projects in various states of completion. This episode is simply a path for you to follow if not finishing a project is getting on your nerves enough to change it, if it’s affecting your quality of life. Helpful Companion Links Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.The Lazy Genius Kitchen The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:23:37

#352 Office Hours with the Office Ladies

2/12/2024
Jenna and Angela are here! This very special episode celebrates The Lazy Genius Podcast being the first show to join the Office Ladies Network! As you may know, we do Office Hour type episodes a few times a year, where I Lazy Genius questions from listeners. Today, we’re Lazy Geniusing things for Jenna and Angela, and I’m so excited for you to hear our conversation. Helpful Companion Links Learn more about the Office Ladies#315#327#338@thelazygenius on InstagramSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.The Lazy Genius Kitchen The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links) This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:30:13

#351 - How to Lazy Genius Your Whole Life

2/5/2024
Let’s make one thing clear right off the bat. You can Lazy Genius your whole life, but you can’t do it all at once. But it is possible and even something I’d encourage you to pursue. Living with this mindset is a lifelong gift, so let’s jump into how to Lazy Genius your whole life. Helpful Companion Links How to Name What MattersHow to Lazy Genius a Big Change5 Steps for More Ease at WorkHow to Choose the Right Lazy Genius Principle for YouHow to Pivot Around Any ObstacleSign up for the Latest Lazy Letter email.The Lazy Genius Kitchen The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:27:15

#350 - Starting Fresh When You Can’t Start Over

1/29/2024
I shared some of these words last January, and I need the reminder just as much as anyone, so we’re going to look at them again. Helpful Companion Links Office Ladies PodcastWhy Habits Don’t Demand Perfection with James ClearSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.The Lazy Genius Kitchen The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:25:10

#349 10 Small Changes I’m Glad I Made

1/15/2024
It’s the smackdab middle of January, and we all know about the January Feelings. Since many of those feelings tend to be big and expansive and beyond, I want to bring us in today. I want us to think about small things, small changes, small steps that can have a big impact. Helpful Companion Links The hairbrush reel from InstagramHow to Lazy Genius Kids’ Screen TimeLet’s Talk about Your Body, Part OneLet’s Talk about Your Body, Part TwoHow to Kindly Navigate a Changing BodyYour Body is Not FlawedSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:26:59

#348 - Why Habits Don't Demand Perfection with James Clear

1/8/2024
I’m no stranger to self-help books. Most of them have left me wanting, leaving me feeling like I’ve been given more to do. But when I read Atomic Habits by James Clear in early 2019, I remember thinking it was the best self-help book I had ever read. It’s no surprise that it’s sold 15 million copies since it debuted. And I’m delighted to have James on the show today to talk about habits and how we can approach them as Lazy Geniuses. Helpful Companion Links Atomic HabitsSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links) This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:32:22

#347 - How to Know What Brings You Joy

1/1/2024
Over the years of this podcast, we’ve simply been tweaking the order of how we live, starting with who we are today, not who we wish to be in the future. That’s why on this first day of the year, I don’t want to talk about goals and habits and starting a new year. All three of those things are actually quite valuable and a normal part of our lives, and we’ll even talk about some of them over the next few weeks. Today, however, I want to start somewhere else. I want us to start with what brings you joy. Helpful Companion Links #258: The Seven Kinds of Rest and How to Know Which One You NeedEpisode 34 of The Next Right Thing Podcast with Emily P. FreemanSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:23:37

#346 My 10 Favorite Discoveries of 2023

12/25/2023
Yearly recaps are the most fun, aren’t they? I love seeing people’s reading lists and favorite things and all of the end of year reflections that happen. I hope you’re taking some time to make some kind of list of your own. Helpful Companion Links The Stand11.22.63IT10 Things to Tell You PodcastNaturium’s BHA tonerNaturium’s Retinaldehyde serumThe Popcast with Knox and JamieEmily P. FreemanThe NesterLettie and Row by Sabrina PursleyEvery So Often vintage flatlay account (@every.so.often.gso)Ella’s Attic Vintage (@ellasatticvintage)Romantic Piano by Gia MargaretLofi musicGlocusent Willow Book LightMadewell Kick Out Crop JeanTarte makeupGet the What’s Saving My Life email hitting inboxes on Sunday, December 31stSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:22:07

#345 - How to Approach Holiday Downtime

12/18/2023
For some of you listening, you’re close to entering a longer breaker from regular life. The winter holidays are upon us, Christmas is one week away, New Year’s two weeks, and there is a lot of activity but also a lot of downtime, sometimes more than we realize. Today, let’s talk about how to approach it. Helpful Companion Links How to Feel Good About Free TimeThe Seven Kinds of Rest and How to Know Which One You’ll NeedA Guide to Summer House RulesSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:14:12

#344 Kendra Gets Personal

12/11/2023
Today, we're doing something a little different. Kelly Corrigan, host of PBS's Tell Me More and the podcast Kelly Corrigan Wonders, is here to pull back the veil on some of the things that make me tick. We're talking about the real heart behind the Lazy Genius and how it can help you combat some of the end-of-the-year energy, plus what celebrity I'd be friends with and what live performance changed both of our lives. Helpful Companion Links Find Kelly onlineFollow Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan15 Moments That Shaped the Lazy GeniusThe Middle PlaceSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links) This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:50:32

#343 - What’s Saving My Life

12/4/2023
I love doing these episodes once a quarter where I share the things that are saving my life right now, things that are bringing me joy, making life easier, helping me feel calmer… the sky is the limit, and I love them. Helpful Companion Links Barbara Brown Taylor, the originator of this wonderful questionWhat’s Saving My Gift-Wrapping LifeHow to Uncomplicate Your Holiday To-Do ListThe Essential CalendarMagnetic Monthly Dry Erase BoardsHow to meal plan for a month Fireplace For Your HomeI Dew Care Tap Secret Dry Shampoo Powder DrowningStarter Villain Winterset Hollow BelgraviaAcceptanceSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:24:55

#342 - How to Uncomplicate Your Holiday To-Do List

11/27/2023
December is a unique month, and therefore, you need to approach that month and your long to-do list in a way that feels kind and human and grounded and like yourself. But also where you get it all done, at least all the things that matter. I share this episode with Kind Big Sister Energy, meaning I think this works, and I think it could work for you, but as with anything I ever say, do what works for you. If this doesn’t, don’t do it. Helpful Companion Links How to Make the Rest of 2023 EasierThe Real Reason It’s Hard to Get Stuff DoneTrelloNailing Your Holiday VibeSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:30:59

#341 - The Real Reason It’s Hard to Get Stuff Done

11/20/2023
So we’ve tried to make the rest of 2023 easier, but even when we have a better understanding of what is going on, it can still be hard to get stuff done. When the rubber meets the road, it’s common to feel like we’re stalling out. Today’s episode is like learning a language. I want to share some broader perspectives on getting your stuff done so that you can orient yourself better in your daily life. And of course there are some practical tips in here, too, have no fear. Let’s jump in. Helpful Companion Links How to Make the Rest of 2023 EasierHow to Get Stuff Done When You Don’t Feel Like ItHow to Create a Relaxing Home RoutineOlive & June Quick Dry PolishSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:31:29

#340 - What’s Saving My Gift-Wrapping Life

11/13/2023
In this episode, I’m going to share ten things, and these things make gift wrapping easier, more enjoyable, more fun, and in some ways more meaningful than if I didn’t have these things. So if you love wrapping, hate wrapping, or are somewhere in between, I think this list will offer some good help wherever you are. Helpful Companion Links Preorder your Lazy Genius Sticker Pack before Nov. 15!Get on the list to get the Gift Giving Guide on Friday, Nov. 17How to Lazy Genius Division of LaborSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:22:28

#339 - How to Make the Rest of 2023 Easier

11/6/2023
I am legitimately so excited about this episode, and I know you are too. This type of episode from last year is still our most downloaded episode, and I think this one is going to be even more helpful than last year’s. Helpful Companion Links Preorder your Lazy Genius Sticker Pack before Nov. 15!Get on the list to get the Gift Giving Guide on Friday, Nov. 17Get on the list for the Latest Lazy Letter (out on Nov. 8!)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:36:36

#338 - Lazy Genius Office Hours

10/30/2023
We do these episodes about once a quarter where I answer your questions in more detail than I’m able to in an Instagram Ask-Me-Anything and more public than I might be able to in a DM. The idea here is to practice Lazy Geniusing situations together so that you can feel more equipped to do it on your own. Helpful Companion Links The Lazy Genius Feeds a CrowdThe Lazy Genius Guide to Hosting AnythingCarving Out Me Time During Holiday SeasonGet on the list to get the Gift Giving Guide on Friday, Nov. 17Get on the list for the Latest Lazy Letter (out on Nov. 8!)Sign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:32:07

#337 - How to Lazy Genius Division of Labor

10/23/2023
I get asked about how to split the work load at home fairly often, especially in Instagram AMAs. I’m glad we get the chance to dive deep into it today. Helpful Companion Links Fair PlayFair Play cardsHow to Keep House While DrowningStruggle Care podcast@samkelly_world posted the reel about teaching your kids to noticeSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:28:55

#336 - How to Lazy Genius Audiobooks

10/16/2023
Y’all know I love an episode about reading, so I’m pumped about this. Audiobooks are one of my favorite ways to read, but that’s a recent development. As a new-ish convert, I’m really excited to help you figure out your relationship with audiobooks and how to Lazy Genius them in your own life, whatever that means for you. Helpful Companion Links The Libby appAudible MembershipsChirpSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:22:31

#335 - 7 Ways to Manage Daily Chaos

10/9/2023
Today, we’re getting more practical. I’m going to share seven ways to manage daily chaos, and while you could apply one of these on its own, these seven things are super helpful in order as a series of steps. Helpful Companion Links How to Create a Relaxing Home RoutineSign up for the Latest Lazy Listens email.Grab a copy of my book The Lazy Genius Kitchen or The Lazy Genius Way! (Affiliate links)Download a transcript of this episode. This podcast is hosted by Kendra Adachi and executive produced by Kendra Adachi, Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey.

Duration:00:17:17