Tag: Planning

Preparing for the transition to the winter season

With September arrived, our summer garden starts to transition out. The beans, tomatoes, and squash are still producing but they are near their end. We’ve been planting autumn and winter plants in any bare spots but some summer plants are going to hold out to the very end. So I’ve been planting extra plants into …

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1 Risk: how to protect your Shopify store from failed projects

Back when I would build custom software for ecommerce stores I would be tempted to use a lot of new technology that was constantly coming out. Some of it was innovative and let me build something not possible before. The problem was that often that new technology would fail or not live up to its …

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Dig your holes before the trees arrive

Over the next two weeks we’re going to start having a bunch of trees, shrubs, and other plants delivered. Many will be bareroots so they’ll need to be planted immediately or as soon as possible when they arrive. But we have no control over when they’ll be shipped or delivered. To speed things along we …

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Your Black Friday checklists

It’s time to create two Black Friday checklists. By now you should know what you’re going to be doing for Black Friday, but a checklist will help you make sure nothing is missed. You’re going to want two different lists. A Do list. A Check list. (Also called a Confirm list but I love the …

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When a surprise abundance gets dumped in your yard

Yesterday we got a huge load of wood chips dropped off at our house for free. So much that we’re only going to be able to use about half. (Unless I decide to a make a wood chip fort in the front yard) But two of our neighbors have been desperate for wood chips so …

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Solving the “which task to work on” problem

If you’re struggling with planning what to do with your Shopify store for the holiday season, here’s one way to focus. Plan out what one thing you’re going to do each week. This one thing should be about 2-4 hours of focused work. Something that you can do in half a day or during one …

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Waiting for the perfect time while burning away your money

I’m reminded again and again how people don’t think about opportunity costs. I was talking with a friend last week about a house that was for sale down the street. It’s vacant and the owners have been trying to sell it for years now. Every spring they’d list it at the same price, have their …

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Planning your holiday promotions for your Shopify store

With Halloween almost over, it’s time to prepare for your next promotion. But which one? Thanksgiving? Christmas? New Years? What holidays you use for promotion should depend on what your store sells. Each industry has its own moments and important days. The best thing to do is to take the time one day to write …

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Performing a properly planned plan pretty precisely

For months now I’ve been making a plan for the final garden beds setup. It’ll be 8x-10x of the amount of growing space we had this year. I couldn’t work on the last parts because I was blocked by things that were still growing. But with the summer beds cleared I was finally able to …

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To dig up, or not to dig up?

A few days after I planted our first hazelnut tree, we found a flaw in the layout of the yard we had planned. Meaning that tree that just started to get settled-in needed to be dug up and moved a couple of feet to the left. But because we have a rough plan, we were …

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