I don’t think I have ever had the technique of “getting rid of something old to make room for something new” work this quickly, ever. And this time instead of it happening to a client, it happened to me – yeah!
Aaah, books, let me count the ways I love books. I love to read books, I love to touch books, I love to look at books and I really love to organize books. There is nothing more satisfying than spending a few hours pulling all the books of a bookshelf with a client, sorting them, giving away the ones no longer useful or beautiful,
Whether it’s at home or at work, the #1 complaint most of my clients have is paper clutter. So, how do you set up a functional home office space and what systems can you put in place to help keep it all in control?
Now that I have recovered from the U2 concert in Moncton, I’ve got some interesting observations about what some of us consider fun. It seems that I am one of those people who thinks that following all the steps required to attend a rock concert with 74,999 of my closest friends is fun. Here’s the ‘To Do’ list:
You guessed it, my struggle during this time of year is what to do about vacation. Somehow, in the old days, when I worked for someone else it was so much easier – I had no choice. However, now that I own my own business I do have a choice. One would think that the freedom of being able to take time off whenever you want would be an amazing thing. However, as many of you small business owners out there know, taking vacation is filled with feelings of guilt instead.
Summer is finally here and I’m getting really tired of working 7 days a week. It’s so easy to get sucked into doing that especially when you run your own business. If I continue to do it summer will be over and I’ll have missed it. So, I’ve made a commitment to try to stop working on the weekends at least until the fall. Now, I have to figure out how to do that.
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks to say the least. I have helped two clients move in a two-week period and I have to say that I feel like I have been run over by a very large truck!
Moving, as we all know, is one of those major life events. Major life events are coupled with stress – lots of stress. I seem to have successfully absorbed at least 50 per cent of the stress of both of these moves on behalf of my clients. Whew! Remind me to never move. Ever!
Now that the moves are both complete, and I have the time to sit back, nurse a hundred sore muscles, and take a breath, I am increasingly fascinated by life and stuff and how they are connected.
I am fascinated by how the concept of ‘good enough’ relates to being organized and our many attempts to be what we perceive as ‘well organized’. What does being organized mean to you? Most likely not the same as it does to your spouse, your best friend or your children. What if, instead of constantly striving to be more organized, better organized or even, heaven forbid, perfectly organized we strove for
Most time management experts agree that many of us get to the end of a week and wonder where it’s gone and why we haven’t accomplished anything significant. Each and every time I work with a client to teach them the planning process, I realize I could do a better job of it myself.
Why is it that we put off planning even though we know that the most successful businesses and individuals dedicate time to planning weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually without fail?