My laptop died and there were some tech lessons learned during the process of repairing it.
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?
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.
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.
This post was updated on December 1, 2015. The makers of MOS have expanded their product offerings.
It’s amazing how many cords we have in our lives, and inevitably, the one we need is usually hiding somewhere on the floor behind our desk.
If you’re as klutzy like me, you wind up risking a head injury crawling underneath your desk to retrieve the pesky cord.
Enter the Magnetic Organization System (MOS).*