Cleaning Your Parents’ House: Securing Paperwork, Valuables and Perishables

| September 24, 2017

My siblings found ourselves facing the task of cleaning out our parents’ house, which was our childhood home. It’s a task that’s both daunting and emotional. The first thing we had to deal with was PVP – paperwork, valuables and perishables. Paperwork One thing you can be sure of is you will have lots of […]

Practice Selective Perfectionism: Done is Perfect

| April 30, 2017

What does A+ work look like to you? An A? A-? B or even a C? Keep breathing. I know it’s hard to think about doing anything less than supremely, super stellar work. It goes against all of your thinking, and perhaps, even the very soul of who you are. I like practicing what I […]

Got Scandalous Clutter? Consider It Handled

| September 24, 2015

Your phone beeps and “Be there in an hour!” appears across the screen. In that moment, you look around your apartment and only then did you realize how messy your place has gotten. Your kitchen, dining room table, living room, desk, bathroom, every room is filled with scandalous clutter. You would like to call Olivia […]

How to Get Away with Order

| September 21, 2015

Imagine having a boss like Annalise Keating from How to Get Away with Murder. You have to stay on your toes, get things done, and show off your mad skills. In real life, bosses want results and how your desk looks matters. A 2011 Career Builder study revealed managers are less likely to promote someone […]

5 Ways to Leave Your Clutter

| April 19, 2015

Leaving your clutter can be a difficult break up, but it can be rewarding both emotionally and financially. Set it free. When it comes to things you don’t love, set it free, and in doing so, you free yourself. If something does not serve your life or make you feel good, let it go. Now […]

The Bucket List for the Year of “Lasts”

| January 19, 2015

Guest Post by Lisa Boesen Encore Performance. Second Act. Life 2.0. I am not sure if there is a perfect term to replace the quite worn out word for leaving your primary job in mid or late life, but regardless, if this next stage of your life involves moving, the process can be quite interesting, […]