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The Reality of Decision Fatigue

Every day we make hundreds of decisions and most of those decisions are trivial, like what to wear and where to eat. Unfortunately, studies have shown that there is a finite cap to our ability to constantly make well thought out decisions. This means that the more decisions you make throughout the day, the weaker your decision making process will become – or as many people call it, your “willpower.” This […]

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It’s Not the Work, but the Re-Work

Family Lemonade Stand has grown immensely as a business over the past two years, and so I have I. Lessons of passion, balance and commitment have been ever present as I have weaved my way through this amazing journey.  Throughout this process I have come to learn one important lesson: It’s not the work, but the re-work that matters. The opportunity to learn through continued pursuit makes the biggest impact […]

Everyday Minimalism

Life has become busier, fuller and more complicated than ever before. We are constantly trying to be our best self, while simultaneously slowing down to take stock of all we have. The enormity of this lifestyle is overwhelming and impossible to manage. So where do we go from here? Acceptance and Change When I meet with clients I encourage two principles: data collection and simplification. As we previously discussed, success […]

Defining Productivity

Productivity is defined by getting important things done consistently, not furiously attending to trivial tasks. Let’s review a few of the most crucial components of productivity. Prioritizing Tasks The Pareto Principle (otherwise known as the 80/20 Rule) theorizes that 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes. This principle is often applied to productivity with the idea that by trimming down your priorities, you will achieve more results. Single-Tasking […]

Two Simple (and Undervalued) Steps to Success

Achieving any goal truly comes down to two simple practices. Yet more often than not, these two steps are overlooked and undervalued. How could two easily implemented strategies be ignored? It’s because they bring out the truth in your priorities and seem too easy to actually work.

Setting Strong Goals

It’s that time of year again, everyone is looking forward to a fresh start. I personally love chatting with friends about setting goals, making changes and starting fresh. There’s a great feeling of endless possibilities and freedom that comes with starting a new. But the reality of the hard work and determination required to achieve goal success is always looming in background.

21 Day Gratitude Challenge

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity…it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”    ~Melody Beattie

It’s About More than the Stuff

Progress is about acknowledging that what is standing in your way is more than just “stuff.”   I had a very wise organizing client say recently, “it’s about more than just the stuff.” This couldn’t be more true. So often organizing sessions are really about processing all the meaning behind the items and less about the actual organizing.

Five Steps for Conquering Your Inbox

Email is a polarizing topic – you either love it or you hate it. Well, come on over to the dark side: the side of loving email. Use these five steps to get that inbox under control and free yourself from the constant guilt of email clutter.     Step 1: Understand How to Process Incoming Email Let’s start with the basics: processing your incoming email. When you receive an […]

Staying in Control of Your Devices

How often are you told that technology is ruining our lives, our children’s brains and will ultimately control us in the future? For me, I see those messages on a daily basis. But I love technology! And I believe that we can walk the fine line of engaging with our devices in a safe and productive manner. Here are some guidelines for walking that line.