There are lots of little ways we can practice being good enough, rather than perfect. In this episode, Shannon and Janine pick two areas little areas for putting good enough into practice: recycling and making phone calls.
Discussion topics include:
Getting to Good Enough’s big milestone: 50,000 downloads!
Janine’s recent encounter with a GTGE fan
A good enough approach to recycling: Err on the side of putting stuff in the landfill
How recycling isn’t an all-or-nothing proposition
Shannon’s solution to the non-recyclability of paper coffee cups: Her leakproof travel mug (see link below)
DE-cal versus Dih-KAL
Some of the recycling guidelines that Janine recently learned
Letting go of perfectionism around making phone calls
The burden of unmade phone calls hanging over your head versus the relief of just making the call
Here’s a photo of Janine with GTGE fan Jocelyn Kenner of See Your Way Clear, taken at the NAPO conference.
And here’s a screenshot of the Bitmoji-laden text thread Shannon and I shared to celebrate 50,000 downloads. (Shannon used the app Tailor to stitch together the screen shots.)
- The fun Bitmoji app for making a personal emoji
- The Getting to Good Enough mug
- The pronunciation of “decal” (spoiler alert: Shannon wasn’t wrong!)
- Shannon’s favorite insulated, leak-proof travel mug (in her favorite color)
- Interesting video on what happens to stuff that’s taken to a recycling plant: How does a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) work?