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Clearing the clutter: It’s a question of priorities

pile of paper - clear the clutter

I spent today with a new client. She’s an artist and a businesswoman with a studio-cum-office in her back bedroom. Unfortunately, she’s got so much clutter she can’t even get into her home-office anymore. In fact, she’s got so much clutter that clearing it from her home-office isn’t even the most important thing for us to do. Priority number one is to get the kitchen sink clear of dirty dishes…  …but the dishwasher’s not working properly and she can’t afford to call someone out to mend it. She’s run out …

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Is it time to take a pit stop on your life? 5 ways to regain focus and motivation

Do you feel as though you are not getting the results you want in your Business due to a lack of time?  Are you neglecting some areas of your life because there are just not enough hours in the day?  Do you feel frustrated that you just cannot seem to get everything done? If these sentiments resonate with you then it may be that you have

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The Wastefulness of Decluttering; or How to Make Less Count for More

‘It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.’ ~Bertrand Russell I know there are many of you who want to declutter, or who have already gotten started … but you hit a roadblock. And it’s a big one: you don’t want to be wasteful. Your gut tells you that getting rid of perfectly good things — things that cost a pretty penny to get in the first place — is wasteful as hell. I recently received this letter from Marissa, a …

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Reclaim Your Attention

A while back I (a bit ironically perhaps) tweeted this message: ‘Consider what you give your attention to each day. It’s a precious resource, & determines the shape of your life.’ This seemed to strike a chord with many people, who I think are feeling overwhelmed these days. Our attention is being pulled in too many directions, leaving us feeling overloaded, distracted, chaotic, spread thinly, without focus. There are a million blogs, people, services, media, competing for our attention. Our attention is limited, and valuable, making it one of the …

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