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Agile Everywhere: How to Cope with Change at Work

Posted By wdhaines on Self Improvement

https://www.itcanbeeasilydone.com - An Overview of Applying Agile Methods to Your Work A guest post on Flipping Heck I’ve spent about a decade leading so-called “agile” teams to build software under conditions of extreme uncertainty.  Over that time, I’ve learned that agile techniques aren’t just for tech teams. They can make anyone more effective at work, whether or […]

On Complexity, Diminishing Returns, and Personal Finance (Part 1)

Posted By wdhaines on Self Improvement

https://www.itcanbeeasilydone.com - Intro: The Pareto Principle Applied Today I’m going to switch up my approach and instead of writing another guide, create a multi-part personal case study. Over the past decade and a half I’ve been fascinated by personal finance and investing and have read dozens (probably hundreds) of books, papers, and articles on the topic. I’ve […]

Do The Right Thing: A How To Guide

Posted By wdhaines on Self Improvement

https://www.itcanbeeasilydone.com - Introduction: When You Don’t Know What You “Should” Be Doing In my previous post “How to Achieve Your Goals: Four Steps to a Personal Epiphany” I discussed in detail how to research, break down, and create an action plan to do any of those things that you know you “should” be doing but that you […]

The Secret Weapon: A Review of Complice on LifeDev

Posted By wdhaines on Self Improvement

https://www.itcanbeeasilydone.com - The Secret Sauce Behind this Site Complice is my accomplice in productivity and effectiveness. Over the past 6 months, I’ve been working on “It Can Be Easily Done” using a really helpful online todo list/journal hybrid called Complice. Well, the secret is out… check out my guest review of Complice on LifeDev to learn more about […]

How to Achieve Your Goals: Four Steps to a Personal Epiphany

Posted By wdhaines on Self Improvement

https://www.itcanbeeasilydone.com - “I already know what I need to do. I just need to buckle down and do it.” – Me last year “I already know what I need to do. I just need to buckle down and do it.” – Me today “I already know what I need to do. I just need to buckle down […]

On Complexity, Diminishing Returns, and Personal Finance (Part 3)

Posted By wdhaines on Self Improvement

https://www.itcanbeeasilydone.com - The Final Frontier? In the previous two sections (part 1 and part 2), we considered the relative impact of my financial decision over the past decade on my net worth. Most of the advice was pretty standard and the results were only mildly surprising. Today I’m going to wrap up this series with a few […]

What Mr. Rogers Knows About Productivity

Posted By wdhaines on Self Improvement

https://www.itcanbeeasilydone.com - Hey folks! In the interest of getting you fresh information more frequently, I’m experimenting with shorter posts. As always, my goal is to create useful, actionable content that makes it easier for you to achieve your goals: be they financial, career, health, or anything else. Be sure to drop me a line and let me […]

Making Dreams Come True ~ Brianna & Eli’s Maui Beach Wedding

Posted By Simplemauiwed on Weddings

https://simplemauiwedding.net - Ironwoods was the ideal location for Brianna and Eli’s Maui Beach Wedding! A soft sandy beach, with clear blue skies, and lava rock cliffs made for a memorable occasion for all. The moment Brianna made her entrance she captured the hearts of everyone participating in this beautiful event, ours included! Eli’s smile says it all, Brianna […]The post Making Dreams Come True ~ Brianna & Eli’s Maui Beach Wedding appeared first on Simple Maui Wedding.

The Return of Investing in Yourself

Posted By wdhaines on Self Improvement

https://www.itcanbeeasilydone.com - Why Am I Doing This? Today’s post is going to be a little bit meta because it provides one answer to the question “why am I doing this?” In case you’re joining me recently, I’ve been working on “It Can Be Easily Done” for around a year, in my spare time, from initial concept to […]

Winning at Life ~ Debbie & Gary’s Maui Wedding

Posted By Simplemauiwed on Weddings

https://simplemauiwedding.net - Debbie and Gary showed their flexible side at their Maui Wedding, and we are so grateful! The couple had planned to get married at sunset, but moved it up to the morning in case of the hurricane. Turns out that on their wedding night they were going to get evacuated because of a wildfire in […]The post Winning at Life ~ Debbie & Gary’s Maui Wedding appeared first on Simple Maui Wedding.

Perfection at Paradise Cove ~ Ayla & Manuel’s Oahu Wedding Planner

Posted By SimpleOahuWed on Weddings

http://simpleoahuwedding.com - Ayla and Manuel had the most beautiful day for their Paradise Cove wedding and we are so honored they chose us to be their Oahu Wedding Planner. The afternoon started with a first look that all us girls dream of – when a groom tears up seeing his stunning bride for the first time! We can’t […]The post Perfection at Paradise Cove ~ Ayla & Manuel’s Oahu Wedding Planner appeared first on Simple Oahu Wedding.

Sharing the Journey ~ Heather & David’s Oahu Beach Wedding

Posted By SimpleOahuWed on Weddings

http://simpleoahuwedding.com - Heather and David were joined by their three sons for their Oahu Beach Wedding. We love the intimate feeling that was present at Paradise Cove as the couple became husband and wife, strengthening their bond with each other and the bonds in their family. It was so sweet how they included their boys by presenting each […]The post Sharing the Journey ~ Heather & David’s Oahu Beach Wedding appeared first on Simple Oahu Wedding.

A Future as Bright as the Past ~ Hali & Austin’s Maui Beach Elopement

Posted By Simplemauiwed on Weddings

https://simplemauiwedding.net - After being together for 10 years, a Maui Beach Elopement was the perfect option for this sweet couple! We love how these high school sweethearts chose to start their new marriage with an intimate ceremony. With this being their very first trip to Maui, they are already looking forward to coming back for their anniversary! That’s […]The post A Future as Bright as the Past ~ Hali & Austin’s Maui Beach Elopement appeared first on Simple Maui Wedding.

Pure Perfection ~ Cassidy & Taylor’s Oahu Beach Wedding

Posted By SimpleOahuWed on Weddings

http://simpleoahuwedding.com - Cassidy and Taylor’s Oahu Beach Wedding was nothing short of a dream come true! The couple traveled all the way from Australia to become husband and wife. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to get to know them and help them start the next chapter of their lives. With the way these two look at […]The post Pure Perfection ~ Cassidy & Taylor’s Oahu Beach Wedding appeared first on Simple Oahu Wedding.

Get In Shape, Optimizing for Time

Posted By wdhaines on Self Improvement

https://www.itcanbeeasilydone.com - And Now for Something Completely Different? Today I’m going to bring it back, even if it seems like I’m swerving. “It Can Be Easily Done” is all about effective action whether that be in personal productivity, personal finance, or anything else you want to get done in your life. Today “anything else” is going to […]

A Secluded Sanctuary ~ Samantha & Matthew’s Oahu Elopement

Posted By SimpleOahuWed on Weddings

http://simpleoahuwedding.com - A perfectly intimate Oahu Elopement! Samantha and Matthew chose to say, “I do” at one of our favorite locations on the island. Yokohama Beach is located in a secluded part of the island and most tourists never set foot on its sandy shores. Due to this the west side of the island has a more quiet feel, […]The post A Secluded Sanctuary ~ Samantha & Matthew’s Oahu Elopement appeared first on Simple Oahu Wedding.

A Harmonious Union ~ Edith & Stephen’s Maui Beach Wedding

Posted By Simplemauiwed on Weddings

https://simplemauiwedding.net - A truly fun Maui Beach Wedding! Edith and Stephen have been together for 5 years, they met on eharmony and hit it off right away! The last time they were in Maui was 30 years ago. They didn’t know each other at the time, but they were here the same year. What a fun coincidence! We are […]The post A Harmonious Union ~ Edith & Stephen’s Maui Beach Wedding appeared first on Simple Maui Wedding.

Rebalancing: A Balanced Approach

Posted By wdhaines on Self Improvement

https://www.itcanbeeasilydone.com - Back to Finance Tips After a few weeks of exploration, I’m going to bring it back to It Can Be Easily Done’s bread and butter: actionable personal finance tips to help you master your mental game of finance. This one is about portfolio rebalancing and it’s going to be short and sweet. Strike the Right […]

‘Seal’ed at Last ~ Sarah & Joshua’s Simple Oahu Wedding

Posted By SimpleOahuWed on Weddings

http://simpleoahuwedding.com - After being together for 17 years Sarah and Joshua were more than ready to seal the deal at their Simple Oahu Wedding! Witnessing the love these two have for each other as they exchanged vows was an absolute honor. It was a truly memorable occasion, and one we won’t be forgetting anytime soon! As the bride […]The post ‘Seal’ed at Last ~ Sarah & Joshua’s Simple Oahu Wedding appeared first on Simple Oahu Wedding.

A Woman of Beauty and Brains ~ Nicole’s Maui Senior Portrait

Posted By karmahill on Photography

http://karmahill.com - There’s no better time in life than being a senior with the world at your fingertips! Capturing this beautiful time for our Karma Hill family was more than an honor! Nicole is the daughter of our Director of Operations, Brooke!! Well, technically step-daughter, but we won’t get all technical! We’ve watched Nicole grow from a […]The post A Woman of Beauty and Brains ~ Nicole’s Maui Senior Portrait appeared first on Karma Hill Photography.