Category: Productivity

7 Essential Productivity Apps for Freelancers, Consultants, and Coaches

If you’re a freelancer, consultant, or a coach, you’ll need to rely on systems to keep track of your clients and projects — and to simply get stuff done. One of the most helpful things you can to increase your productivity is to use a combination of people and technology, including apps. For example, you might use a productivity app or a suite of apps to help you stay on top of your freelance game.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

“Not My Circus, Not My Monkey” is The Perfect Mantra to Help You Stay Focused

The message was simple, powerful, and absolutely beautiful.

I stumbled across the mantra in a meme on social media, and I audibly gasped. The background was a picture of cotton candy, and the words across the photo were “Not my circus. Not my monkey.”

When our beleaguered associate director walked into my office, I waved the printout around, declaring that he needed to read it right now! I’m certain at some point he said he couldn’t read it if I was waving it around. Once he had a look at it, he had the same reaction as I did.

Why, you may ask, were we so excited to discover this piece of sage advice?

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I’m Janice. I’ve been a Professional Organizer since 2001, and I love every minute of it. I’m also the Organized Auntie on the Savvy Auntie blog and the in-house professional organizer at a major cancer center.

Be Nellie Bly, Stay Focused, and Remain Productive

Former newspaper reporter, ground-breaking reporter, Nellie Bly is one of my heroes.

For those who don’t know the story, Nellie went undercover in an insane asylum by posing as a patient, and the article she wrote after her 10-day stay changed the way New York City treated people with mental illness.

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I’m Janice. I’ve been a Professional Organizer since 2001, and I love every minute of it. I’m also the Organized Auntie on the Savvy Auntie blog and the in-house professional organizer at a major cancer center.

Prioritizing is Like a Box of Chocolates: 5 Ways to Focus on Your Priorities

Forrest Gump, one of America’s early life coaches, taught us all many years ago life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you will find.  Sometimes prioritizing (and organizing) is like a box of chocolates, too.

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I’m Janice. I’ve been a Professional Organizer since 2001, and I love every minute of it. I’m also the Organized Auntie on the Savvy Auntie blog and the in-house professional organizer at a major cancer center.

6 Positive Quotes to Boost Your Motivation

Do you use motivational quotes or sayings that help you work through a problem or difficult situation? If you do, you have come to realize that they can be a great source of inspiration for entrepreneurs and small business owners who often travel a bumpy road to success.

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

3 Simple Reasons Why You Should Maintain Your To Do List

How’s your to do list working for you?

Now’s the perfect time to re-think the process that is being used for managing your to do  list as there are probably an ever increasing number of tasks that need to be addressed in both your professional and personal lives.

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Stephanie is a professional organizer in works with business owners to streamline operations, improve time management, and to design a functional home office.

New Year Goal: Make The New Year a Stress-Free Zone

January is known as Get Organized Month for those of us who are professional organizers. We’ve talked about it many times on this blog (like here). Since increased organization is usually on the top ten list of New Year’s resolutions, it’s only natural that we focus on this specific goal at the beginning of each new year.

The start of a new year is also a time that usually gets people thinking about other goals. This is a time to reflect on past achievements and to look toward accomplishing new ones. Some people recycle their old goals or look at them in a new way when a new year rolls around.

This is a helpful practice that can allow you create a reasonable plan for the year, but there is …

One Goal That Trumps All Others

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Hey there, I’m Deb. I’m a Digital Business Coach, Certified Professional Organizer®, speaker, and productivity consultant. I’m also addicted to apps and love helping Small Office and Home Office entrepreneurs use technology to be more productive.

3 Productivity Tips for People With ADHD

This post was updated on May 1, 2016.

Are you struggling with a looming list? Overwhelmed by all you have to accomplish?  Is it especially difficult to know that to do first?

There are things you can do to get  more accomplished and feel less stressed. If you have Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), it can be helpful to create an easy-to-follow process to help you get more done. These three ADHD productivity tips will help you get started.

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Ellen is a professional organizer and productivity consultant who works with ADHD individuals. Ellen’s goal is to empower her clients by making a difference in their lives!

Basic Tech Terms You Should Know to Handle Everyday Life

With so many technological terms being thrown around these days, I thought I’d create a glossary of basic tech terms that can serve as a reference guide. I was also motivated to write this post because of a recent conversation with my husband.

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Hi, I’m Nealey. I’m a professional organizer, an author, a small business owner, a DIY blogger, an adoring wife, a Pug lover, a hula hooping guru, a cheese addict, and a happy napper.

Stop Procrastinating: 5 Strategies to Get You Started

Everyone that I know, including myself, finds themselves procrastinating from time to time. Does that sound like you, too?

Picture this scenario. It’s Monday morning …

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Stephanie is a professional organizer in works with business owners to streamline operations, improve time management, and to design a functional home office.

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