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Barbara Hemphill on "Asking for Help"

It was a Wednesday evening, the night before trash pick-up. The nest was empty of our five children. My husband was sitting in the chair watching television. I was walking (not softly, I have to say!) around the house,...

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From Clutter to Clarity-TEDx

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Managing Time Managing You

Elisabeth Galperin, founder of Turn Leaf Organizing and Certified Productive Environment Specialist, delivered a power packed training on Time Management (or Decision Management) at our Less Clutter More Business Event. The audio is a little rough at the beginning, but Elisabeth's content is well...

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Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule

Paul Graham, one of the founders of Y Combinator, described as "the best program for creating top-end entrepreneurs that has ever existed", posted a fascinating article back in 2009 that still resonates to this day. When I first read it a few years ago, it blew me away and explained so much...

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Productivity Tip to Help You Stay Focused

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Hustle and Grind...or Enjoy Your Life?

Since our #1 priority is helping you create and sustain a productive environment where you can accomplish your work and enjoy your life, it's imperative that we do the same thing and model it for you and our team of Certified Productive Environment Specialists. I used to feel guilty about the...

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Productive Environment Scorecard Review and Prize Drawing

Thank you to everyone that completed our Productive Environment Scorecard and entered our drawing for Barbara's book, Less Clutter More Life. In this video, I'll provide a summary of the Scores, and do the random drawing at the end. There is no identifying information as it relates to links...

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5 Strategies for Working Less and Accomplishing More

Do you work late nights and weekends, and feel guilty that you’re not spending more time with your family? Are you frequently overwhelmed or discouraged with your progress? Do you find “to do’s” in your office when the time to do them is long gone? Are you...

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How Clutter Affects Your Leadership [plus The Magic 6™]

It’s a simple fact. Clutter is postponed decisions®. Many entrepreneurs and managers have cluttered offices – unless they have an organized assistant. If you don’t believe it, just start looking around you! Begin in your own organization, and then look in places like the manager’s office of...

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Do You Dream of a Paperless Office?

In spite of predictions beginning as early as 1975 that paperless offices would be the norm by the 1990’s, the reality is that most businesses still use paper, some businesses believe that paper records are vital to legal or safe record keeping, and many have more paper than ever...

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