Tagged: January 2015 – Organize

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A Very Complicated Guide to Finding Your Purpose

What should I do with my life?  Do you ever ask yourself that? I do. All the time. I never find a good answer. I wish someone would just tell me already. I wish God or whoever is listening up there would send me a sign, preferably one that I can’t mis-interperet because I’m not picking up on the meaning behind blue butterflies and...

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My [Depressing] Week of Preparing for Disaster and Demise

Do you know what a “prepper” is? I didn’t until a few days ago. It’s a person who makes active preparations for impending disaster or emergency, by stockpiling food, supplies and even ammunition. Apparently, there’s a whole community of preppers out there who take disaster planning extremely seriously. Some are what you would expect – doomsdayer survivalist religious extremists who are waiting...

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How To Organize Your Things, Your Money and Your Time

I didn’t send out Christmas Cards this year. Tsk tsk. It’s not because I couldn’t send them or didn’t want to – I just didn’t get to it. I didn’t get to a lot of stuff. I let things pile up and fall through the cracks, and now it’s time to get back on track. Last year, one of my challenges was...

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The Great Purge: 3 Simple Lessons for Getting Rid of Junk

Stuff. Everywhere I turn, there’s stuff. There’s stuff to snack on, sip on, stew on, think over, trip over, put away, give away, throw away, sell, delete, archive, upload, back up. Welcome to the great purge everyone. My week of less. My week of saying goodbye to junk and clutter. It weighs on me – all this clutter. It makes me feel...

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The Case Against New Years Resolutions & What You Should Do Instead

Have you ever wondered what makes someone really successful? What separates the top performers from everyone else? Is it talent? Education? Breeding? Luck? They all help, but the one trait that the most successful people possess, scientists say, is the ability to control their actions and impulses. Call it what you want: endurance, grit, willpower, perseverance or persistence, top performers consistently show up to do the...