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Staying Organized with Launch Pads

Staying Organized with Launch Pads

Being organized does not necessarily mean that you accomplish everything faster. Being organized, however, does require that you help yourself by establishing actionable areas to make your finished goals easier. I call these actionable areas, launch pads. Here are some examples of some key launch pads to keep in a typical household.

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“But Someone GAVE That To Me”

My approach to helping folks get organized is always the same:  take the less important stuff out of the way, so you can get to the most important stuff.  Many is the time I pick up what appears to be a less important item and ask my client, “Do you love this?” And many is the time the client will respond “No, but someone gave it to me.” I always respond by saying, “just because someone gives you something, doesn’t mean you have to keep it.”  It’s the thought that counts, which is an old saying but it’s true.  The gift itself is less important.  Friends, family, and other loved ones want you to know you are remembered and appreciated on special occasions.  In most cases they don’t want you to be burdened with a gift after that occasion. (More on that later.) If you don’t use a system like Amazon’s Wish List, it’s hard to get gifts that people actually want.  Maybe your friend mentioned that she was amused by Sponge Bob Squarepants and you know she likes candy, […]

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Focus On Your Gain Plan

For those of us who need to donate items to the needy because we have too much stuff and not enough space, it’s not uncommon to feel like we are making a sacrifice, especially if we “paid good money” for those items. Perhaps that sacrifice feels virtuous, like eating your vegetables, but if it’s making you uncomfortable, it’s time to focus on your GAIN PLAN. I could speak at length about how good it feels to put an item you no longer value in the hands of someone who really needs it, but I’ll save that for another newsletter. This month’s topic is all about the purely selfish luxury of less and how YOU gain from it. Less stuff means less to clean, less to maintain, less to forget about, less to worry about, and less to lose. Less stuff means fewer obstacles to what matters most. Less stuff looks and feels calmer. Less stuff gives you peace, clarity, and freedom. OK, these are all good things, but that cluttered room is not going to get cleared by virtue of […]

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