5 Things: Tips To Help You GSD

As a fun twist on our usual “5 Things To Try” feature, we invited Meg Biram to share five favorite tips she’s gleaned from her popular GSD (aka—pardon our French—”Get Shit Done”) column. In this must-read series, Meg encourages inspiring entrepreneurs to spill many of their secrets to success. Read on for some snippets of motivational advice worth implementing this season. (And check out Meg’s GSD notepad collection—we’ve been using it for the past month and have already seen a boost in our productivity levels!) 

Photo by Abby Jiu

Kathleen Shannon of Braid Creative & Consulting
Kathleen said she pencils in her workouts as her “most important meeting of the day.”

Photo by Greer Inez


Caroline Ghosn of Levo League
“I focus on two to three primary tasks to accomplish each day. I ask myself if a task will help further our Levo objectives and if it does, I prioritize it. If it’s something that will not move the needle on our mission, I scrap it. Time is your most valuable asset, and your biggest source of scarcity.”

Photos by Elizabeth Lippman


Suzanne Hall of The Chalkboard Mag
“A phrase I refer to often is, ‘Just touch it once.’ If I read an email, I respond—provide interview questions, request assets, whatever the need may be—right away. If I schedule a meeting, I make notes for that meeting right there and then. It clears up a lot of mental clutter for me, and I can move on without simply elongating my to-do list as the day goes on.”

Photo by Cortnee Loren Brown


Leo Babauta of Zen Habits
“[I] figure out what’s most important to spend my time on, and do that first. Overcome resistance by clearing distractions and just focusing on starting.”


Clare Vivier of Clare V.
“I’ve also followed the advice to not try to follow any trends, but to design with my own vision. And I can’t remember who first told me, but just to have your own singular vision and keep putting one foot in front of the other.”

Photo by Amanda Marsalis

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Author: Carrie Waller

Carrie is the writer, stylist and photographer behind Dream Green DIY, and also is the features editor for Glitter Guide. Follow along on Instagram!

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