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Say “No” to New Year’s Resolutions

What is it about the turning of the calendar from December 31 to January 1 that makes us think that we suddenly have the ability to exercise more, spend more time with our families, and get organized? There is nothing magical about that switch from one day to another, yet most of us continue to set ourselves up for failure by vowing to be different people in the new year. Here’s a much more achievable way to make changes to your…

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Write It Down

One of the worst feelings in the world occurs when you suddenly realize that you forgot to do something that you promised somebody you would do.   It’s even worse when it’s the other person doing the reminding. How can you prevent commitments from slipping through the cracks?   A great start is to write everything down.

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Setting Up Your Desk Area

Once they have gotten rid of piles of paper and rediscovered the tops of their desks, clients often ask me what is the best way to set up their desk areas. Sit down at your desk and spread out your arms in all directions.  Any part of your desk that is at your fingertips is what I refer to as “prime real estate”.  Prime real estate should be reserved for those items that you use constantly. Make a list of…

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