5 Ways to Welcome Change

Are the leaves changing yet in your neck of the woods?  I live near the coast, so what we lack in fall colors we gain in mild winters.   But the fall colors always put me in a frame of mind to think about change.  The world quickly transforms from one thing to...

10 Signs that You Need to Cancel a Meeting

“Shoot me now.”      ~Typical Meeting Participant   I was in a board meeting recently with fifteen professionals who were volunteering their time to the betterment of their city.  There was no agenda for this meeting.  We were there for two and a half hours. It...

My Top 10 Best Productivity Tips…Ever!

Ten years ago, I took a leap of faith and quit my upwardly-mobile corporate job to become a professional organizer.  If you watched HGTV or TLC at the time, you probably saw a dozen shows about people cleaning up their houses.   I wanted to clean up businesses. ...

5 Clues that You Set the Wrong Goals

Setting a goal is one of the most powerful ways to change your life.  Why?  Because goals help direct your actions toward a desired target.   Goals create a gap between who you are and who you want to be.  A goal to which you are committed will motivate you to...

5 Ways to Be More Productive in the Morning

I wake up to music.  My husband prefers the sound of crashing waves.  My son likes woodland noises.  My daughter needs someone yelling up the stairs as her buzzer sounds.  To each their own, but how a morning begins is a personal choice.   What is not a choice...