In this lively interview with the Live Like Locals team, Dr. Melissa Gratias discusses three steps toward getting organized in the new year, or any time of year!


Identify the why.

Getting organized is a means to an end.  Why do you want to get organized?  Your burning reason why will sustain you when achieving your goal is difficult.

Figure out when.

You must allocate time on your calendar to work on your organizing tasks.  Look at your calendar.  Are your goals and values reflected in how you are spending your time?  If not, are these things are really important to you?

Learn how.

Read a book on organizing your office.  Watch a video on managing your time.  Hire a professional to help you (cough, cough).



And, remember…

There is no ability like accountability.  ~Melissa Gratias

Write down your goals.  Share your goals with trusted accountability partners.


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Dr. Melissa Gratias, MBG Organizing SolutionsDr. Melissa Gratias (pronounced "Gracious") is a work psychologist who helps overwhelmed and underappreciated businesspeople be more focused and effective. Since 2007, thousands of people have graduated with honors from her onsite sessions, distance coaching, productivity seminars, and corporate consulting projects. Based in Savannah, Georgia, Melissa is available for nationwide consulting and speaking engagements. Contact her via email at or call 912-417-2505. Sign up for her free monthly e-newsletter or visit her website,



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