I make money, but where does it go? I often hear this from prospective clients. They have long-term goals like saving for retirement, emergency funds, and investing but never have the cash to accomplish them. Despite earning 6 figures or more. They understand they spend too much but don’t know the steps to fix it. … More The Cash Flow Blues
Because Doing It All Means Running Yourself into the Ground
I know how you feel – there are so many ideas that I want to make happen. Every day new opportunities present themselves in my head. I get started on a new project with plenty of enthusiasm and passion. But realistically, how many can I sustain? … More For Creatives Exhausted by Their Obligations
For the second installment in this series, I explore electronic vs paper calendars via a video voyage.
This is the first post in a three-part series (or five-part, or seven) that will dive into the controversial world of electronic vs paper productivity tools. And it would seem by my provocative title that I have a bias for all things tech. While I absolutely have biases in favor of technology, I am not … More Technophile vs Luddite
Step out of your comfort zone Stretch out of your comfort zone GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE Just in case you’ve never heard this before…But knowing a thing and doing it are very different. This has never been my strong suit. I am expert at rationalizing ruts. And only shake out of them when … More The Comfort Zone is the Root of All Ennui
I’ve become a little obsessed. I am really intrigued at how mental and physical energy levels ebb and flow during the course of a day. And the book by Daniel Pink – When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing really fed my obsession. (and for you Whovians out there, that’s not Clara’s Danny Pink…) When … More Energetic Audit
FAQ: “I have a problem with procrastination. How do I keep it from affecting my work?” Procrastination is insidious. Sure, we first think of those mesmerizing time-drains like Facebook and YouTube as feeding Procrastination. But it can also masquerade as ‘busyness’ – loading our schedule with unimportant tasks that seem important. Regardless of how it … More Procrastination: The Insidious Destroyer
You want to be more productive?
Write It Down … More Write it the F**K down
What comes to mind when you hear “body double”? Maybe it’s the person that stands in for an actor when they can’t or won’t do something in a scene. In the organizing industry, a body double is someone that helps a client focus on a task. How do they help? Usually by occupying space near … More Body Double
Blah! What a boring title! Why would I want to read more? … Ok, so I’m not great at titles. But read on for some good suggestions. In my current occupation of helping people create better home office spaces, my clients sometimes ask me for advice on how to better “organize” their personal finances. Maybe … More Musings on Personal Accounting Software