The Small Stuff in Organizing

| January 10, 2014

Imagine a chocolate cake. Now how do you eat cake? Manners dictate that you slice the cake and eat the slice bite by bite. If you keep eating the cake slice by slice and bite by bite, you eventually eat the entire cake. You can use the same approach to organize your physical and digital […]

My Three Words for 2014

| December 31, 2013

When I first stumbled across Chris Brogan’s posts about using three words to set your intentions for the New Year, I thought it was brilliant. Instead of writing down a bunch of resolutions, using a word or two or three helps you make decisions about the actions you take. It’s easier to let go and […]

My Three Words for 2012: Courage, Creativity and Health

| January 11, 2012

I don’t know who came up with the idea, but when I first heard it a couple of years ago, I liked the idea of picking three words to help you focus on the coming year. So my three words for this year are Courage, Creativity and Health. Let me explain.

Start With the End in Mind

| October 10, 2011

One of my doctors at work waved the small card listing Stephen Covey’s Seven Effective Habits in front of me. “See this?” he asked. “Let me tell you why I don’t like it.” “Okay,” I replied with great curiosity. “What’s wrong with the list?” “This one says ‘Start with the End in Mind.’ I don’t know what the end is so how can I start with the end in mind?” Good point. How can you start with the end in mind if you don’t know what it is? … If you’re not sure what your goals are, create a vision board and see what comes up for you.

The X Factor: Are you wasting your gifts?

| October 7, 2011

When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a rock star. Just one little problem. I can’t sing to save my life. So with a serious lack of singing talent, I had to develop my other interests in writing, reading, history, art, interior decorating and listening to music.

The Price of One Decision

| June 27, 2011

I stayed up very late Saturday night reading the book “One Nation Under Sex: How the Private Lives of Presidents, First Ladies, and Their Lovers Changed the Course of American History.” Now, I’m sure you’re wondering a why book about the love lives of presidents and their wives has to do with organizing. One reoccurring theme of the book was the power one decision can have on a single life and a nation.When working with clients, many times I discover they have put off making decisions, and that’s why the clutter – whether it’s digital or paper – has crept up on them.