Category Archives: Motivation

Top Takeaways On Organizing and Productivity

This past week I spent four days in Pittsburgh, PA at the annual conference of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). It is always fun to be with like-minded individuals, but much of what I learned is valuable to anyone. Here are a few headlines: Top Takeaways on Organizing and Productivity   When Fearful,

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Three “Hazardous” Words

  Do these scenarios sound familiar? … Someone hands you an object, and rather than put it away, you mindlessly set it on the nearest surface? … You come across a slip of paper requiring action, so you lay it down on the counter or desk as a reminder? … You stumble across an item

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When There Is No Deadline

I frequently hear people say that they work well under pressure. As a deadline nears, they kick into gear and “get it done,” often in the final hours. Unfortunately, many of the things we wish to do in life don’t come with deadlines. Pursuits that fall into this category include: Getting into shape Organizing a

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Where Is The Finish Line?

Sports analogies are a popular public speaking tool. Everyone from preachers to teachers to motivators use them. One sports analogy I hear quite commonly is one about “running the race.” This is a useful image for discussing the challenges of training, ferocity of competition and need for cultivating tenacity. Since most of us have either

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When You Just Don’t Feel Jolly

  The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. Everyone feels happy and warm and joyful, right? Well, maybe not everyone. For a variety of reasons, many people struggle to feel festive in December. Common causes of downheartedness include: Missing a loved one who has passed away Struggling with a recent divorce

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