Organize~Categorize~Systematize

Managing Information

Don’t Be A Victim

Safety and peace of mind for you, your family and all the valuable possessions in your home and office are paramount. You CAN avoid becoming a “victim” !!!

We can’t wear blindfolds. Things happen to everyone all the time, when they’re least expected. They don’t just happen to the other guy. Are you ready for an unforeseen situation?

1. “Be Prepared” … before an emergency occurs! Fires, floods, windstorms, earthquakes, thefts and loss of life can be devastating, both emotionally and financially. Be sure to… Continue reading

How To Handle Junk Mail

How often are you bothered during your busy day or at dinnertime by calls from telemarketing companies, or with stacks of unwanted mail, emails or faxes?

Send a request to the following and ask that your name be removed from these companies’ lists. Also advise them that you do not want your name or address sold to any other mailing list companies.

For unsolicited mail, contact:
Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008
(212) 768-7277

For unsolicited calls:
http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/donotcall

NATIONAL… Continue reading

Happy Place To Work

WHERE DO YOU USUALLY WORK?

Whether your primary workplace is in a corporate setting or your home office, becoming and staying organized is crucial for your own piece of mind.

In both situations, you deal with literally tons of paperwork, interruptions, phone calls, correspondence to answer, projects, and the list goes on. Have you ever found that you move from the desk to another location when concentration is necessary? This may indicate that you don’t have a happy place to work!

STEP #1 — The… Continue reading

Free Me From Chaos!

What happens when you can’t find your glasses, keys or those important phone numbers?

You may experience immediate panic, anxiety and noticeable stress, frantically digging through stacks of paperwork and belongings, opening every drawer in sight. You may be talking to yourself as if you would hear an answer! “They were here … I saw them yesterday. Now, I’ll be late …”.

More than ever before, products (tools) are available to help you become “more organized,” but once purchased, who will teach you the “right”… Continue reading

Leaders Take Control

What characteristics do the exceptional leaders share with well-organized people? They all have a vision of accomplishment, of efficiency in pursuit of that vision, and effective handling of priorities.

We tend to equate good leadership with good organization. Yet, there are some successful professionals, regarded as leaders in their fields, who do not invite visitors into their homes. (You’d never guess it, because at the office they appear “very organized.”) However, they don’t even allow plumbers or housekeepers in … because of the clutter. Stacks… Continue reading

Clear The Decks!

CLEAR THE DECKS

If your work area is piled high at the end of each day, give yourself the “gift of organization.” Spend 15 to 30 minutes clearing desktops, tables and the floor. Quickly, do today’s filing and declutter.

Now … you can begin the next day with order and confidence, knowing beforehand what needs your immediate attention. Preparation for appointments and calls avoids a fiasco and stress.

BLOCK OFF TIME

To reserve periods of time for appointments, errands, projects, family activities, exercise, and quiet… Continue reading

Donna D. McMillan
Productivity Consultant
Efficiency Trainer/Coach

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Call: 310-391-7392


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Hawaii location, co-founders Donna D. McMillan and Karen L. Simon