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Episode 65 – How to Create Freedom Through Structure with Gillian Perkins [Podcast]

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Creating freedom through structure with Gillian Perkins. In this episode of the Boss Mom Podcast, Gillian shares her Boss Mom story, how she let go of the clutter so she could focus on what really mattered and how she said goodbye to the things she didn’t need… books, dishes, clothes, and junk.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Gillian’s Boss Mom story.
  • Gillian started teaching piano lessons nine years ago, through her business Northwest School of Music.
  • The story of Gillian’s new book Sorted: Structure Through Freedom.
  • How Gillian spends half an hour on housework a day.
  • How to break down chores into manageable pieces.
  • Creating routines with kids at home.
  • How to write a book and different tools available to help authors.

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Can I quote you on that? 

  • We found out while living in a tiny apartment with less stuff, we were happier. – Gillian
  • Everyone can take the time to organize. – Gillian
  • I stopped trying to make things an hour long process, I break them down into little steps. – Dana
  • It’s about getting rid of the things that aren’t adding value to your life. – Gillian
  • Reorganize until being clean is easy. – Dana

More about our guest, Gillian Perkins.


Gillian Perkins is a mom, successful entrepreneur, and dynamic business woman. She is a prolific content creator and private consultant who enjoys helping others develop order and discover balance in life. Gillian is the founder and executive director of Northwest School of Music. She lives in beautiful, green Oregon with her husband and two young children.

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Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff

Dana Malstaff is the Founder of Boss Mom and creator Nurture to Convert.
She is a mother, author, speaker, messaging strategist, podcaster, blind spot reducer, and movement maker. She believes that too many brilliant moms are struggling to figure out how to grow their business while balancing all that is required to be a good mom, partner, and woman. So many moms are trying to grow their business using trends that feel inauthentic and aren't realistic for their inconsistent schedules. She has helped thousands of women become known for their brain and not their dance moves

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