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Posts Tagged: “getting motivated”

Clutter Video Tip: Motivation for Procrastination: 3 Ways to Make It Happen

How do you get organized? Have you found the motivation to fight your procrastination? Maybe you need some inspiration to start the perspiration that accompanies household chores,entertaining and de-cluttering. But how do you get motivated to organize this domestication location? Watch this video for illumination on how to get organized and stop procrastinating. Confirmation of… Read more »

How Optimistic People Become More Organized

Recently I met Bert Jacobs, one of the co-founders of Life is Good apparel (the t-shirts with Jake, the little happy stick figure guy, on them). When he spoke here in Austin, he talked about optimism being the message of their company. "Your view of the world is a self-fulfilling prophecy," he said, adding to… Read more »

3 Laws of Organizing Success

I was so fortunate to spend a weekend recently attending a Brian Tracy seminar in San Diego. He taught us about many natural "laws" that work in our favor if we understand them, and several of them stood out to me as being very relevant to organizing. Here are my three favorites of Brian Tracy's… Read more »

Be a Force of Nature!

I collect quotes, and I just ran into this one that I couldn't wait to share with you: "This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown out on the scrap heap; the being a… Read more »

Unleash Hell on Your Closets

We here at The Clutter Diet have a lot of fun with the metaphor of weight loss as applied to getting organized. We lose "Clutter-Pounds" from our homes and we have a weekly "menu" plan of organizing projects. But the reason I started playing with that metaphor in the first place is that the process… Read more »

FEAR is Not The Boss of Me!

A couple of weeks ago I went to New York, and I was fortunate to catch a StorySLAM event put on by I was so excited–I have always wanted to go! The Moth is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of live storytelling. I am a fan of This American Life on NPR,… Read more »

The Mental Clutter of Defeatist Language

I have written recently a couple of posts on mental clutter– "The Poisonous Mental Clutter of Worry" and "Ease Your Mind Using the Bookmark Principle." Continuing on that theme, today I want to discourage you from thinking discouraging thoughts and speaking defeatist language about yourself and to yourself. I have often heard clients and our… Read more »

Marvel At It! Remembering to Enjoy Your Progress

On one of our recent weekly project plans in our online organizing program, we tackled the Master Closet. I was organizing my own closet, and I really enjoyed the results– so much that I found myself going back in there repeatedly over the weekend to admire my work and sigh. The clean rows of clothing… Read more »

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