Category Archives: Organization


There’s a thing that happens about 70 percent of the time when I meet someone new (a potential client, during a networking event when they learn what I do, etc.) The person inevitably says something like: “I cleaned up


If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it a thousand times… I’m up to my elbows in it working with client to help get them out of overwhelm. We’re digging into email or into a pile of papers. My client looks


I’m always fascinated by studies that explain why we do what we do. And yesterday morning’s radio segment about our various electronics devices didn’t disappoint. In my work with you, I routinely ask you to turn off all the


Getting organized is really fun, I swear! I mean, sure, it’s fun partly because I love it and partly because I carefully choose the clients I work with. One of my criteria is my clients must have a “fun”


It’s true. This one very small but important part of your brain is large and in charge of nearly everything you do each day. This one little area of your brain called the basal ganglia regulates your habits and


Over the weekend, I tried to do something radical. I mostly succeeded, and I also learned a lot. What did I do? I tried to get rid of HALF of my stuff. Seriously. Half of it. Clothes Shoes Papers


Recently, I spent the better part of a morning helping a business owner organize her office. She had a bit stuff over here, a bit of stuff over there. Some papers over here, some papers over there. And office


I guess I start with, “What exactly is a Spasmodic Hercules?” A Spasmodic Hercules is someone who: Has no systems or uses them sporadically (occasionally, inconsistently, in fits and starts) Doesn’t quite “get” organization and how to do it Feels


In the last month, I’ve had three different people walk up to me and say I read your book  and was so inspired I went back to my office and cleaned it out. Now people walk by my office,