Category Archives: Mindset


My clients are smart, motivated, and driven. But more than that, they’re clear about why they’re in business – and the why includes both personal AND professional reasons. For instance, one of my long-term clients walked into our most


When I first heard the term goat rodeo I got a very vivid mental image…of many people who own small businesses. Now, if a goat rodeo is described as “a situation that order cannot be brought to at any


Part of my mission at Your Organized Guide (even from way back to 2003 when I started Mattson Business Services, Inc.), my goal was to help my clients get out of overwhelm.  Months ago, I wrote about overwhelm and


If you google the word “productivity” you’ll get a gazzillion pages of advice. Interestingly, though, I found that the secret to being very productive isn’t on many of those pages. In fact, it isn’t about doing more, better –


You might be shaking your head and asking yourself, “What the heck does my subconscious have to do with getting organized?’ Isn’t getting organized about matching folders, neat labels, keeping like with like, and having a clean desktop? Doesn’t


You want the next tip or idea on how to get organized. You want ways to make your life easier, to be more productive, or to simply stop procrastinating and “get things done.” May I suggest a better use


Seriously, I hate technology! I know it’s supposed to make our lives easier, but I find it makes things more complicated. All things in moderation. I love my label maker and it definitely servers a purpose, but perfect labels


Holy carps. It’s hot right now. People seem exceedingly cranky, easily irritated, and kind of frantic. Or maybe it’s just me. 😉 I’m talking with a lot of small business owners and solopreneurs these days. They (we?) all seem


Ok, well not MY business specifically, but definitely the services I provide. You can read the whole post by Seth here. In a nutshell, he says, “Go find a geek. Someone who understands gmail, Outlook, Excel and other basic


“I’m in a hurry to get things done…I rush and rush until life’s no fun. All I really gotta do is live and die…I’m in a hurry and don’t know why.” You know the song – and I bet