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Make it Fun

  Are you working on establishing a new habit that will positively impact your organization or productivity? Does it feel like a lot of work? One strategy is to find ways to make it fun. Make it fun – we’ve found this video example of how people will change their behavior if its fun. We see… Read more

Elements of a Good Reference Filing System

How many of you have a reference filing system in place at home and/or in your office that’s working well for you?  A reference filing system creates a home for those papers you already took action, or don’t need to act on, but need to keep for your records.  Are you able to find the papers… Read more

More Fuel for the "Focus" Fire

Yesterday I read two interesting blog posts about the dangers of multitasking. They seem in line with what I’ve written before about the Myths of Multitasking. One, written by my Accountability Partner, Jan Wencel, of Spark Productivity, references a statistic that equates the effects of multitasking while driving to that of driving under the influence with… Read more

Slow the *&%# Down!

I don’t swear. Hardly ever. Its just not me. Yesterday morning though, the phrase in the title came hurling out of my mouth, just after my life flashed before my eyes. I was on a early morning run, enjoying a light drizzle, some clean air, and the fact that I was almost done. I went… Read more

Come Stump Debbie on Ask the Organizer Panel

Debbie has been selected as a panelist for an upcoming event. Come see her this Saturday at the Bellevue Sheraton where she’ll be answering questions about organizing and the organizing industry. The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)Seattle Chapter is happy to annouce the first annual Vendor Fair and Ask the Organizer Panel.  This exciting event… Read more

End Your Paper Pain: File, Don’t Pile

Want to make it easy to file instead of pile? Learn the stragegies and the system on Wednesday, March 17th. Come join us for this fun, hands-on workshop where you will learn how to create a new, virtually maintenance-free filing system for your home or home-based business.  You’ll walk away with the system largely in-tact, ready to use for your… Read more

When it Makes (Dollars and) Sense to Delegate/Outsource

As promised in our post earlier this week, here are our favorite guidelines around delegation and outsourcing: Delegate things others can do faster than you, better than you, more economically than you, or that cause you great stress. You’ll free up your time to do the things that only you can do. There are certain things… Read more

Multitasking Makes You Stupid

Did we catch your attention? Are you under the impression that you have to multitask to “get it all done”? Well we’ve got news for you, it doesn’t work – not as well as you think it does. Come learn more on February 23rd, 2010 ,from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in our Open Enrollment class Multitasking… Read more

Why don’t you delegate?

Not getting everything on your to-do list done? Feel overwhelmed by the amount of work you need to do? Not enough time in your day? Did you take our challenge last week to use a time log and to identify time wasters you could eliminate, lower priority tasks you could minimize or get done faster,… Read more

A Timely Special

For the month of February we are offering “A Shot of Time Management” Mini Package which includes: The Simply Placed Time Log Debbie’s book, Six Word Lessons To Be More Productive A one hour Phone Consultation (We’ll discuss your time management or productivity challenges, how to use your time log, how to review and analyze the… Read more

Finding Time

Do you know where your time really goes? Yesterday, we posted about creating and using a time log to track your time for a few days. Note in 15 minute increments what you do throughout the day and be brutally honest. Remember, you are just trying to raise your awareness here, not trying to impress… Read more

Time flies when you’re … well, always!

Do you ever glance at the clock just before 5pm when the workday has almost come to an end and ask yourself, “what did I accomplish today?”  Are there days when you feel like you just couldn’t accomplish anything on your “to do” list?   One thing we recommend to our clients in this situation is… Read more

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