Tag: Systems

Dear Spammers….. you know who you are

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Productivity Apps Galore!!

If you are looking for more productivity app ideas then this is the place for you! I am fortunate enough to be part of a powerful community of Professional Organizers who contribute different topics to Janet Braclay who then pulls tons this vast amount of content together and publishes it monthly. Many of her monthly […]

Task Management – Your Life Line to Remembering Everything Else

You need to book a dentist appointment in 6 months or you need to follow up with a potential lead in 5 weeks…. you don’t actually keep those reminders rolling around in your head do you? It’s really common that once people find out what I do they want to share the tools they use […]

Benchmarking Our Lives

Companies use benchmarking to identify the weaknesses within an organization and improve upon them, with the idea of becoming the “best of the best.” A retail manager will analyze sales, returns, profit margins, cost per square foot, and return on investment, comparing them to established benchmarks in order to make decisions about which promotions they […]

Tax Preparation – Beyond the documents

It’s hard enough knowing that your documents aren’t in order but then you read an article like this one and you start questioning your accountant. Do you remember your accountant? That guy or gal who you speak to once a year when you send them your tax documents and then they invoice you, you pay […]

Wondering what ‘agendize’ actually means?

I’ve always loved the name of Nick and Judi’s company because it’s exactly what they do and they do it really well – Your Planning Partners. So you can imagine how great it felt when they asked me to contribute to their blog. Initially I thought we’d explore the all too common love hate relationship […]

Small Space Offices and Other Small Space Organizing Ideas

What really matters in your office is that you’ve got what you need within arms reach. If you are wondering where to set up your office in a small space remember to inventory what you need it to hold and what types of supplies you’ll need handy. Take a look at this article about small […]

What you need to know about SEO – Search Engine Optimization

I learned so much about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) from the team at Optimising the Melbourne SEO Experts that I asked them to send along some information that I could share. What is SEO SEO, or ‘search engine optimization’ describes a strategy for maximizing your online presence and visibility. It can be thought of as […]

Clear up your Credit Card Clutter

We’re coming up quickly on the holiday season – a wonderful time for spending time with friends and family and we all know that a little gift giving is often included. I know those little receipts from the stores and those silly bills the credit card companies send us each month can get a little […]

Your Money – Organized!

Do you find yourself wondering about investments and expenses every time a friend talks about the expense of sending one of their children off to university? Do you feel completely confident with how you track your office, car and business expenses? The two statements above are about short-term money and long-term money and most importantly […]

Passwords and Passwords and More Passwords

With so many passwords to remember and not such a great memory for remembering I started and Excel Document quite a few years ago. I have since created multiple sheets. Allow me to give you an idea just how many passwords I have and how I’ve grouped the information within the sheets and how I […]

Please deliver on your promise!

I experience such a huge disconnect between what business say they do for their clients, the service they will provide, and what actually transpires during transactions. My children listen to me speak about this disconnect all the time. If you are promising ‘great service’ you MUST deliver on that promise. When you don’t the results […]

Stop the rattling around with a To-do list

I know you have a list, a pile and things rattling around in your head that must be done. Those to-do’s, actions and tasks that keep you employed will hopefully get done first. But what happens to everything else in the meantime? What’s rattling around in your head? The light bulb in the fridge that […]

Please stop blaming your email

The love/hate that people feel towards their email inbox seems to be a case of redirected anger. They can’t get control over it so they get mad at it because they don’t know how to get it under control. Or, worse yet, they’ve read the books and attended the courses but they continue to work […]

Motivation isn’t the problem – great tips for follow through

I really enjoy reading Peter Bregman’s columns. In this article he speaks to the truth of the matter of motivation and provides some practical tips for following through. If you think motivation is a challenge for you this article might help you realize that you are motivated (you can pat yourself on the back now) […]

Shred and File

I read this great article called ‘Put Your Paper Shredders and File Cabinets to Work and had to pass it along to my community. It reminded me of a client who recently finished all the shredding in the office (not enough to warrant a shredding company like Shred It) and was elated at how easy […]

Empty your Inbox: Process and organize your email more efficiently

There are literally hundreds of ways to manage your email. The more options you have the more easily it will be to choose the way that works best for you. Here is an excerpt from Microsoft on Organizing Outlook 2. Schedule uninterrupted time to process and organize email. How many times are you interrupted every […]

Coping with Email Overload

Peter Bregman is the author: 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done. In this quick read article he offers practical ideas to consider….. Instead of checking email continuously and from multiple devices, schedule specific email time during the day while you are at your computer. All other time is […]