“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?” ~Henry David Thoreau
We function in a society where it’s not only an ideal to always be busy, it’s also considered to be ideal. When someone asks how we’re doing, “busy” is usually the first thing that comes out of our mouths. We often consider people who are always hectically busy to be prospering in their personal life and their business. Many of us display our workaholic tendencies like a badge of honor that everyone else should admire. Read more “5 Tips To Stop Being Crazy Busy & Maximize Your Productivity”
If you’re struggling to keep up with the momentum of your life but you feel weighed down, there is likely good reason. This is the reality for most of us in this fast-paced, information-age culture. Our lives can get filled with too many work and home tasks that all seem to be high priority. Meanwhile, the rest of the important areas of our lives are often neglected. The solution to this discrepancy is to find some level of work-life balance. Read more “Are You Missing The Big Picture In Your Life?”
I’ve had an incredibly productive summer, so it’s been a while since I have been able to send out a newsletter. This topic is especially meaningful to me since I have visited Alaska five times in the past few years. Organizing in the “Last Frontier” has some notable distinctions from the process in the lower 48 states.
Most people I have conversations with about my travels and work in Alaska have a natural curiosity about the region. To me, that area of the US is a mysterious and spiritual place, full of diversity and gorgeous habitat. The people are generally very friendly, perhaps partially due to the influence of the Native Alaskans and their communal-based culture. Organizing with Alaskans has been such a wonderful and unforgettable experience for me. Read more “Organizing in the Last Frontier!”
Rarely do I work with clients who don’t have unfinished projects eating up space in their homes and offices. The question I’m often asked is, “If I have so many unfinished projects, does that mean I’m disorganized?” The simple answer is no. What makes a person “disorganized” in this situation is losing track of how many projects were started, or not being able to manage all of them. What can complicate this further is that the projects are often spread out all over the place, rather than in one area. Read more “Do You Feel Burdened By Unfinished Projects?”
After almost seven years of working with people to achieve and maintain order in their lives, I have discovered something that many of you might find surprising. Everyone I work with has the potential to be organized, and most of them have been organized at some point in their lives. I explain to all of my clients that organization is a learned behavior, not just an innate ability (or perceived inability).
Read more “Have You Ever Been Situationally Disorganized?”