3.10 - PART TWO:  "Get Your Sh*t Together"

3.10 - PART TWO: "Get Your Sh*t Together"

Today’s episode is a continuation of our conversation about “Get Your Shit Together," featuring guests Amanda Yepez and Lura Long, two fans of Sarah Knight’s “Get Your Shit Together.” In this episode, we get real. We go there. Degrassi-style. Here’s how we’re getting our lives together…and what it looks like when our “ish” is in shambles.

In this episode:

  • We cover the cost of committing
  • Our journeys to figure out what we must do in order to keep healthy
  • Shoutout to 401(k)s
  • Play a  round of "Get Your Sip Together," a wine drinking game!

Amanda, Lura and I met in college, and we all read “Get Your Shit Together” within a few weeks of one another.  

How Amanda encountered “Get Your Shit Together”

 “We were all at brunch. It was before I was going on a trip to Cuba with a group of people, and I was very anxious about the group travel and life—I wasn’t too happy at work, and I was wondering is my whole life unfulfilling? I took that opportunity (being unplugged in Cuba) and figured if I’m gonna be unplugged and disconnected, I need to figure my shit out. It was only because Brionna had the book in her bag that I could read it."

(Editor’s note: I disapproved of Amanda ordering "Get Your Shit Together" via Kindle, so I gifted her my copy).

Amanda on the struggle of getting one’s own shit together in the workplace:

"Worry about yourself. Mind your business. In this book, it said “your job is to get your shit together, not everyone else’s.’ I spent so much time worrying about other people, how they interact with me and affect me, and to a certain extent it’s like fuck these other people. I’m too busy having control over what I have control over.” 


Lura on the cost of committing—when you decide you’re going to do something, you must also make decisions NOT to do something else.

At the end of the episode, we played a round of "Get Your Sip Together," each of us taking a sip of vino if we've done any of the following:

#1: Take a sip if you’ve decided to invest instead of spend in the last month

#2: Take a sip if you’ve controlled an impulse

#3: Take a sip if you’ve decided to be selfish with me-time

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