The 5 D’s for Quick Decisions, PT. 2

In my last article, I discussed the first part of my “5 D’s for Quick Decisions” for dealing with the daily paper that comes into your home or office. This month, I’ll cover the second part of the system, which should help you deal with just about any piece of paperwork that enters your space on a regular basis. Read more

Time-Tackling Tools

Often, my clients have tried and abandoned many different calendars, agendas and planners over the years. While there are certainly some systems that are more effective than others, what is most important is that you find what works best with your learning style, and that you stick with it, at least for several months! Tweaking may be required over time as you work with your time management tools, and you will refine what you do and how you do it as you become more comfortable, but the key is consistent use. If, after a period of very consistent use, you find that your system really isn’t working well for you, then have no hesitation to move on to something else. Read more

The 5 D’s for Quick Decisions, PT. 1

When the mail and other incoming paperwork comes into your home or office, do you just plop it down on the first available surface and forget about it? Do you shuffle through it to pull out the most interesting or most urgent stuff, and leave the rest to pile up, because figuring out what to do with all of it is just too overwhelming and time-consuming? Are you tired of having your counter tops and desktop covered with piles of paper and never really being able to keep it all under control?  Read more

5 Steps to Optimize Your Office: From Frazzled to Free!

Getting your home or business office organized requires considering all aspects of your office and making them more efficient. When you can function efficiently, your productivity goes up and your stress goes down! There are several key areas that, when organized and set up properly, will make your office easier to use and save you time and effort. Read more

Banish Paper Piles Forever!

As spring FINALLY gets underway here in New England, the paper piles in our homes and offices get bigger and bigger with each new mail delivery, each new batch of papers your kids bring home from school, and each office meeting, conference and memo delivery. If you are overwhelmed with dealing with the paperwork in your home or office and want to find a way to keep it all under control, try setting up a Command Center. Read more

Managing the Paper Monster (without surrendering!)

From clients, at workshops and seminars, at networking and social events, I hear the same lament over and over again. “I can’t seem to stay on top of the paper in my home/office. It just piles up all over the place! What can I do?” Read more