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How To Break The Cycle of Over-committing

How To Break The Cycle of Over-committing

Are you guilty of over-committing? It’s easy to get in a cycle of over-committing. How often do you find yourself saying “yes” to taking on an extra commitment at work, at home or in your community, when you really want to say “no”? We don’t want to disappoint others, so often we take on extra… Read more

How Systems Can Help You To Be More Efficient

At Simply Placed, we love introducing our clients to the concept of systems. A system is a set of steps or a process to follow, each and every time a task or function is performed. Systems are efficient: develop it once and follow it to save time when you execute. Whenever you follow a pre-determined… Read more

Up for a Challenge? Join our 5-Day Productivity Challenge

Do you need a kick-in-the-pants to finally get organized and be more productive? Consider our 5-day productivity challenge. What is limiting your ability to be productive and reach your goals, either personally or professionally? Do you have too much stuff, too many emails, too much on your to-do list, procrastinate or spin your wheels but… Read more

What You Need to Know About Time Management

“Time Management is the key to success”, said Debbie Rosemont, in a recent interview with Smartsheet.com. “Time management is about planning and thoughtfulness. We can’t fabricate more time. We only have 24 hours in a day, so we really have to be thoughtful about how we use our time. This way, we get the important… Read more

Organize for School Success: Skills for Middle Schoolers

Why organize for school success for middle schoolers? The transition from elementary to middle school can be exciting, scary, challenging, and rewarding. Most students find it’s a time of increased responsibility – when parents and teachers pull back from hand-holding, and let children start to take the lead with life skills like managing their calendar,… Read more

Email Inbox Strategies for Taming the Beast

Joe sits down at his desk Monday morning.  He experiences a familiar dread as he opens his computer to hundreds of new emails. This is on top of the thousands already sitting in his inbox!  Joe starts working “on his emails” and when he looks up, it’s time to head home. He wasn’t able to… Read more

A Gift for You: Free Academic Planner in December

If you’ve been a part of the Simply Placed community for a while, you know that we’re big proponents of planning as an organization strategy; even just for a few minutes a day. Taking a little time to prioritize, plan each day and follow that plan to the best of your ability increases productivity tremendously… Read more

Giving Thanks is Not Just For Thanksgiving

  “Research shows that people are happier if they are grateful for the positive things in their lives, rather than worrying about what might be missing.” -Dan Buettner Who was the last person you thanked? Do you remember how it made you feel? When was the last time you complained about someone or something; how did… Read more

Make Your Bed, Change Your Life

Years ago when I attended my first of many music immersion (Guitar Craft) retreats, I discovered much more than music theory and how to hold a guitar pick. My teacher, Robert Fripp, an extremely competent and successful musician admired by many for the quality of his presence and focus in addition to his masterful guitar playing, often… Read more

Butterfly Soup? It’s How You Frame It

This morning as I was enjoying my swim, I was reflecting on how much I enjoyed the previous day’s speaking engagement (I presented “Multitasking Makes You Stupid” for the Redmond Rotary Club) — how much I appreciated the interest and participation of the audience, how grateful I am to be able to help and witness people learn… Read more

6 Tips to Anchor Yourself with Daily Habits

Having big life goals is exciting, motivating and necessary for propelling yourself towards the things you want to accomplish. But sometimes enormous life goals can also create fear or overwhelm, which can cause you to feel stuck. Establishing small daily habits to automate certain areas of your life can help you build a sturdy foundation from which you feel more empowered to take… Read more

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