When Going Through Hell … Don’t Stop!

June 27, 2007

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When going through particularly stressful times … don’t abandon your organization strategy, because you feel you need to switch to fire fight mode.

When you’re going through a particularly busy or stressful time at work, it’s not the time to abandon your system of organization. But guess what? People do it all the time because that’s the way we humans are wired to handle stress, we panic! Read more

Confessions of a Chaos Whisperer

June 22, 2007

So here’s the deal … I’m starting this blog as a resource for my clients and anyone else interested in finding tips, tools, and information on personal productivity and organization.

It occurred to me that since I’ve be a professional productivity coach/consultant since 1999 it’s finally about time I start sharing, don’t you think? Hey, some of us our slow on the uptake. If all goes right this blog should be a helpful resource full of the tips and tricks I’ve picked up along the way.

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My goal is to post a daily “Productivity Tip of the Day” Monday through Friday. I’m crazy to take on such a big responsibility, but here we go! The posts will range on issues form email strategies, prioritization, file management, Outlook, space optimization, product reviews, etc. If you would like to receive updates via email, please sign up in the box to the right or at the bottom of this post.

I’d also appreciate your comments, questions, and/or additional tips in the comment section.

One of my deepest held beliefs is that your life should always be bigger than yourself. So if you find the information useful, and are so inclined, please check out this page with links to charities I support and consider making a donation. You can also check out www.charitynavigator.org to find other worthwhile causes to support.

So here’s the skinny on me. First of all, I can’t type or spell worth a crap, so please forgive any typos in advance (although I’ll do my very best).

Also, I’m not at all “anal” about organization, and I don’t consider myself to be a “naturally” organized person. I hope that’s a sigh of relief for most of you. However, I have learned that life is more enjoyable, and that I think more clearly when I implement simple proven strategies for organizing my work and life. Not to mention, I sleep better at night not worrying about what I might have forgotten or missed.

Enjoy the site!