One of the harder lessons I’ve had to learn as a disorganized person was how to use a planning calendar effectively. I LOVE planners, but I didn’t have very many “real” appointments, so most of the pages stayed blank year after year – and I constantly felt behind on things.
My friend and colleague Jason Womack, who wrote the best-selling Your Best Just Got Better, often talks about “MITs” – Most Important Things. Jason works primarily with corporations, so those of us who work from home, either as solopreneurs or full-time parents, tend to dismiss his expertise. The simple fact is that anybody who wants […]
Well, it happened again. I had all these wonderful ‘fresh start’ visions for the new year; lots of things I want to accomplish — completing an online course, reading the business books in my collection, blogging daily, writing my articles, maintaining my declutter routines. But then, Sunday, December 30, my throat is hurting and I’m […]
Everyone is so excited with the dawning of a new year! People are making plans and “resolving” to make improvements in their home, their work, their lives. I always look forward to the new year, too. Most of us who tend toward clutter and disorganization do. It’s a clean slate — we KNOW we can […]
Most of us (especially those of us who tend toward being disorganized) fly through the holidays by the seat of our pants. We have a hazy notion of how we’d like to celebrate – visions not of sugar plums, but elaborate gingerbread houses, happy family dinners, a house decorated to the hilt and lots of […]
We’ve had a rash of burglaries in the neighborhood recently. It’s pretty frightening. More than a dozen homes have been hit. But not one, according to our local sheriff’s department, has been a forced entry. The thieves simply helped themselves to the garage door openers from vehicles parked in the driveway. Most of us leave […]
The most common justification people give for procrastinating is that they work ‘better under pressure.’ And that probably feels true. Not being an organized person by nature, I’ve experienced that myself. The process goes like this: Three weeks before project deadline: Spun up and excited about the project. “This time, I’m not going to […]