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 […]

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 […]

Organizing @ Work: Do You Know Where Your To-Do List Is?

| June 15, 2014

As a professional organizer, I’ve seen a variety to-do lists. There has been the multiple notepad system, the task list function on email, the nest of numerous sticky notes, the list lost somewhere in a stack on their desk, and my personal favorite – their memory. First, it’s good to have some sort of to-do […]

Organizing @ Work: The Disorganized Boss

| April 7, 2014

My first Organizing @ Work post featured how to deal with disorganized co-workers. However, what do you do when your disorganized co-worker is your boss? This is where things can get sticky. Your boss, after all, controls your destiny – raises, promotions, stretch assignments and references to name a few. First, you need to determine […]

Organizing @ Work: Dealing with Co-Workers and Clutter

| March 23, 2014

Note: Happy Monday! Welcome to a new weekly blog series called Organizing @ Work where I will feature tips and strategies to help you with the wild world of work. In my work as a professional organizer, I’ve had many clients “turned in” by their bosses or co-workers over the years. It’s an awkward way […]

Guest Post: Becoming a Productive Writer

| January 19, 2014

Today’s guest post is from Maria Rachel Hooley, who has written over 30 novels. As part of Get Organized Month, she shares how to make time for writing. While there are many quotes I could use to describe all the frustrations about writing and not writing and not writing when you want to, “A year […]