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Learn the Process How to Get Organized

I learned a long time ago that there has to be a system for working with each client. I have several areas we address, and not all clients need to address all areas. We focus on what makes sense to their situation. That being said, it’s kind of simple. As I ask in my keynote address, I pose the question, “What’s going on here?” What is happening is not always as obvious as they think it might be. In posing the question, we begin to dig deeper to ultimately identify root causes. The question registers in their mind that something’s
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What Do You Need to Get from Point A to Point B

In an interview, I was asked, “Once you get the client to understand that they are losing money through lack of productivity, how do you address their problems?”  You may be thinking the same thing and wonder how it applies to your business.  You may think each scenario would be different, because each industry or business has their proprietary ways of doing things. 
Ironically there’s a common thread to the majority, if not all, work environments. There are generic checklists for general areas to address, no matter what industry or size. Very quickly, we are able to identify where there
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How to Work with a Business Coach

In a recent interview, I was asked about how I deal with clients who are super busy, bouncing all over the place multi-tasking. The question was asked, “How do you decide what will work for them? How do you help people get focused?”
My recommendation as a consultant of personal productivity is that I have to really quiet down the client and start to look at what is going on in their world. What is their vision? It’s up to them to set up the systems by defining how they want to communicate and have people reach them.

We all
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How to Organize Bill Paying

I doubt that paying bills is in on your list of favorite things to do, but they are a fact of life and business which cannot be avoided.  Also, there are real financial consequences for paying them late, or not being able to prove you paid them at all, even if you did.  In addition, the emotional stress takes away from your peace of mind and ability to work efficiently.
The goal here is to organize systems in your home office and to get this job done as efficiently as possible.  Along with helping you avoid any financial penalties, these
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Time Management for Getting Organized

Schedule time to focus specifically on getting organized.

People often vow to get organized when they can find the time.  However, they never seem to find the time as long as they are disorganized.  That is why it is important to schedule some time to focus specifically on the process of getting organized.  Although this sounds like a simple step, it is very important.  Remember it is easier to be organized than disorganized.

Make a commitment to devote a specific block of time to this project.  It will take much less time than you think and the significant increase in … Read More>>

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How to Declutter a Collection

Collections can look like works of art, or they can look like piles of junk — it’s all in the presentation and preservation.  Having a display is great if you have the room and your items can remain safe while on display.

Here are a few tips to organize your collection.

1.  Make a decision that you love what you want to keep.
2.  Ask yourself how you want to see the collection, ie., accessible, locked up, with back lighting.
3.  Decide on a space to display the collection.  You may want to invest in a separate unit, a specialty … Read More>>

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How To Reduce Clutter

Build a habit. Not everyone is a born organizer. Continually ask three questions for your small business: “Does it work?’’ “Do I like it?” “Does it work for others?” Organizing can be learned. Do not worry about mistakes. 

I just got back from my Pilates class and it was funny that during the class my instructor referred to habits.  I paid attention as this was the topic of my post for the day.  She talked about how we needed to make a conscious effort for the change and then eventually it becomes automatic.  If you think about exercising, how many
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TIp of the Day: How To Declutter Your Home Office

Think vertically. Look at shelving systems to maximize the space on your walls. Making your office space-efficient can add visual appeal as well. Find your individual style from numerous shelving systems available.

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