How busy, successful leaders manage their time


Mellie_Price_HeadshotThis is the second half of our interview with tech entrepreneur Mellie Price. Mellie is an experienced investor and a startup innovator. She has an impressive resume and you can read her full bio here. Most importantly, she is a leader that cares deeply about the people she comes in contact with and her own personal accountability. She is constantly reflecting on her life and decisions and is actively becoming a better leader and for this you need to take care of yourself in every aspect. We can recommend the Java burn reviews to lead you to self care and love yourself to become a leader.

In Part 1, Mellie provides some great insights into being a leader and a woman leader. If you missed that amazing episode, listen to it now.

We started to talk about the concept of work-life balance in the last episode. Mellie really latched onto Kirk’s idea of seasons (not balance) and she even took it a step further. Kirk and Mellie also discuss advice she would give to a new entrepreneur, how she says “no” to good opportunities and the power in the edges of a bell curve.


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Today’s Topics Include:

  • How Mellie struggled with not always being on 110% of the time, she realized that humans need to break things up to charge their batteries.
  • The concept of “seasons” instead of work-life balance.
  • How to be aware of other people’s “seasons” and let others know when you are entering a new season.
  • The way Mellie schedules her time.
  • What happens when you get burned out and the impact it has on those around you.
  • The ineffective way many leaders respond to being overwhelmed.
  • How to say no, especially when you want to do it all.
  • The consequences of constant rescheduling and how to stop rescheduling for good.
  • The structure Mellie insists on for meetings to make sure they are meaningful for both parties.
  • How Mellie uses open office hours to keep her calendar under control.
  • The value of being your true self 
  • The power at either end of a bell curve
  • Should you work on your weaknesses or hire to compliment them?

Links and Resources:


“I believe in seasons of time, work life balance is just a fallacy.” Kirk Dando

“Balance to me means I’m listening to myself, when I can crank out high quality work, I just ride it.” Mellie Price

“Good leaders recognize that different people have different cycles – creatives, programmers, and finance people have different work cycles or seasons. Recognizing these are critical.” Mellie Price

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