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Time Management

A Saucy Time Management Technique

A while back I was sitting down with SEO master Ed Winslow of NicheQuest and he shared a time management technique with me, with a funny name. It’s called the Pomodoro Technique. In it’s bare essence, the Pomodoro Technique involves working for 25 minutes and resting for 5 minutes.

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Top 5 Ways to Make Resolutions Stick

Top 5 Ways to Make Resolutions Stick

The new year is a natural time to make new resolutions. Whether your resolutions are goals or habits, these five tips will help make them stick.

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Father Away From Excess

Father Away From Excess

Yes, I know I left out an “r” in the title. It’s a bad pun, but that’s OK, because my father loved bad puns. On this Father’s Day, I remember my father fondly. There’s no other way to remember him. As this is an organizing blog, I want to talk about my minimalist roots that came from Dad.

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Does more categories equal more organized?

Does more categories equal more organized?

Too many categories can actually make you more disorganized than having none at all. There is a point of diminishing returns on categories.

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Time Management for Resolutions

Time Management for Resolutions

The new year is still a few weeks away, but this is the perfect time to think about how to make those new years resolutions a reality this year. Effective time management is the key.

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Points Of Compulsion To Stay Organized

Points Of Compulsion To Stay Organized

It is impossible to stay organized without action. If there’s no action on paying bills, the mail will pile up; if theres no action on the laundry, the clothes will pile up; etc. Certain points of compulsion are necessary to ensure that these actions happen.

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Organizing Past Decision Blockers

Organizing Past Decision Blockers

It’s very easy to beat oneself up for not finishing tasks like decluttering, but there are usually pretty good reasons for it. Sure, laziness or lack of motivation can play into it, but what makes tasks difficult is not the actions, but the decisions involved. In fact, my favorite definition of “clutter” is Barbara Hemphill’s “postponed decisions.”

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Organizing Breathing Room into Your Systems

When I first started my organizing business, I called it Breathing Room. Back then I believed that breathing room is a highly desired result from getting organized. I still do. I also believe it is a vital component to organizing systems for both space and time.

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Organizing: It Ain’t About Being Perfect

Organizing: It Ain’t About Being Perfect

Yup that’s me, enjoying a heavenly IPA at Coalhouse Pizza. That’s about as close as this 7-day-a-week business owner gets to happy hour. The laptop comes with me, so I can write posts like this one. So what’s the point I’m making here? I consider myself very organized and I, literally, make it my business to empower others with organizing, but organizing has got nothing to do with being perfect.

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What Your Time Management System May Be Missing

What Your Time Management System May Be Missing

If the conclusion you are drawing from the combination of this title and this photo, is that your Time Management System is missing Post-It notes, then go ahead and laugh. There’s a little more to it than that, but I stand by my Post-It’s. There are a lot of time management systems out there, both paper and digital, but I have found that NONE of them facilitate prioritizing, especially sudden RE-prioritizing.

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