Have you noticed that you sometimes use negative words to describe the more, ah, cluttered areas in your home or office? I have a client that refers to her den as “the junk room.” Recently, we decided that she would be more mindful of the “flavor” of the language she uses when describing that room.
This post was updated on May 1, 2016.
When you find simple solutions — like voice memos — to tackle the most annoying day-to-day problems, you feel like a rock star! Well, I do.
Afterall, when things are simple, life is just easier. Using a process that is simple and has few steps to follow usually means that you can execute an action more quickly. This translates into better time management and increased productivity.
Today’s post shares how voice memos can help you do just that.
This post was updated on January 21, 2016.
If you live in a town that has its fair share of cold temperatures, it’s probably not unusual for you to experience snowstorms, even big Snowmageddon-type blizzards. And, with mega-storms, you also expect to have power outages.
Woo Hoo! A new year means a new you, right? Have you been writing lists and lists of resolutions? Maybe you should take a look back at some of your accomplishments from the past year instead. That’s what I’ve been doing and it’s been really fun taking a trip down “Yay, Me!” lane. You should give it a try … it’s pretty helpful.
Check out these tips from Renee Moore on how to write a marketing plan. Updated on July 18, 2016.
Have you decided that this is the year to start your new business? Do you know where you’ll find clients? Do you have a marketing plan?
Maybe you were laid off or you just decided that the two-hour commute was more than you wanted to deal with. So, now you have taken over the spare bedroom. You have the beautiful, clear desk you always wanted, a laptop, bookshelves, wall calendar, and smartphone. You are set to take in clients. But, there is one problem. You have no idea how to market yourself to get clients.
A simple marketing plan will help you attract all the clients you need.
Research has shown that, after six months, fewer than half the people who make New Year’s resolutions have stuck with them, and, after a year, that number declines to around ten percent.”
It’s the time of year that everyone makes the decision to be better at one thing or another. But, with statistics like that, wouldn’t you agree that making resolutions are a waste of time?
Sticking with resolutions is also an uphill battle because of one little thing — YOU. And, me, too. All of us.
This post was updated on May 2, 2016.
Are you bored with your office layout? Does your space need to be rearranged to accommodate clients or to allow for productive meetings? Trying to figure out if that desk you’ve been eyeing will fit perfectly in your office? Ready for a big overhaul or redesign? There’s an app for that!
“Switching from task to task, you think you’re actually paying attention to everything around you at the same time. But you’re actually not,” says Earl Miller, a Picower professor of neuroscience at MIT in the article Think You’re Multitasking? Think Again by Jon Hamilton. In fact, a study published in NeuroImage found managing two mental tasks at once has been proven to reduce the brainpower available for either task … ”
The Awful Truth Behind Multitasking | Avery.com | 2009
*This post was updated November 3, 2015.
It’s only day six of Get Organized Month and life is still happening. Though your children may be back at school, you’re also back at work with all – or more – of your usual responsibilities. When life goes back to normal after the holidays, it’s easy to slip into “I’ll do it later” mode. And, you might find it more difficult to stay motivated.
Whether your goals are to eat healthier, manage your time better, or have a less cluttered home/office/car, staying motivated can be a challenge. A certain pro organizer can relate as her home office is typically on her “to do” list … but more on that later.
Here are a few things you can do to keep the momentum going:
You already know how much I like using Evernote. It’s a great tech tool that can help you manage a myriad of projects.
Well, it turns out that the nice folks over at Evernote like me, too! As part of the Evernote’s Summer to Unclutter series, they invited me (as well as a few other professional organizers) to write a guest blog post on how the application can help reduce clutter. Now, how you use Evernote and how I use it may differ, but the results will likely still the be same: greater productivity and less time spent searching for important information.