Category: Organization

Multitasking & Making Habits

Posted by davidjsinger - December 19, 2018 - Be a Lifelong Learner, Be Organized, Be Present, Changes, Habits, Learning, Organization, organized
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As any regular reader here knows, I’ve written a lot about how to make changes stick – break down your goals into small pieces and work on one at a time for the 21 days it takes to create a habit. As I have explained, we have a limited amount of willpower, so it’s important […]

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Managing Time Like Managing Money

Posted by davidjsinger - November 14, 2018 - Be Organized, Organization, organized, Time Management
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I’ve written often about making time for the important things in your life and shifting from an “I don’t have the time” mindset to an “I didn’t make the time” one – not only because it’s a good way to look at the situation, but also because it’s true. We are all busy with the […]

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Organized E-mail

Posted by davidjsinger - November 7, 2018 - Be Organized, Organization, Stress
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A business organization I am involved with allows members to post questions to the group. It’s a way to crowd-source great ideas. This was a question someone posted: I am perennially looking for ways to organize and prioritize emails. How do you organize your Outlook inbox? Here was my reply: My to-do list keeps me […]

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To-Do List Ideas

Posted by davidjsinger - August 1, 2018 - Be Organized, Happiness, Organization, Stress, Wellness
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I read a really good article in Fast Company magazine about to-do list mistakes. I am a big advocate of to-do lists, and of writing things down in general. Here are my favorite takeaways from the article, with my thoughts added: Create/update your next day’s to-do list before you end each day. Rather than starting […]

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Happier from Less Clutter

Posted by davidjsinger - July 18, 2018 - Be Happy, Be Organized, Happiness, Minimalism, Organization
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Two articles I recently read reinforced my feeling that most people have too much “stuff”. Beth Teitell writes in the Boston Globe, “Clutter…can assume many forms. It can present as a once-used bread machine or Lego hair that’s come unsnapped from its person. It can look like Tupperware without its assigned top, garden tools when there’s […]

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Planning: Being Organized, for Success

Posted by davidjsinger - March 21, 2018 - Be Organized, confidence, Organization, Stress
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Just over four years ago, I sold a company I had been involved in starting 25 years earlier. Over the many years I ran that company, we considered mergers & acquisitions as a way to grow. I ended up not pursuing that avenue for growth because I had heard too many stories of M&A deals […]

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Holding on Is Holding You Back

Posted by davidjsinger - December 20, 2017 - Be Happy, Be Organized, Book, Book Review, Happiness, Minimalism, Organization, Simplify
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This is a guest post by Courtney Carver. I had the opportunity to read a pre-publication edition of Courtney’s new book Soulful Simplicity, which will be published December 26th by Tarcher/Perigee, a division of Penguin Random House, and I asked if she would like to write a piece about one of the ideas I found […]

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Being Present in a Smartphone World

Posted by davidjsinger - November 29, 2017 - Be a Leader, Be Happy, Be Nice, Be Organized, Be Present, Family, Friends, Habits, Kindness, Leadership, Listening, Mindfulness, Organization
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I bought my first iPhone in 2011. I never had a Blackberry, a Palm Pilot, or anything similar—so that iPhone 3G was my first foray into the world of smartphones.  I’ve upgraded it twice since, and now use an iPhone 6. I love my iPhone—just as so many people do. The original benefits to me—being […]

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Why I Am Organized

Posted by davidjsinger - October 4, 2017 - Be Organized, Organization, Stress
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“Be Organized” is the fourth of my Six Simple Rules. I am organized in countless ways and have long felt I’m a naturally organized person. But it wasn’t always that way for me. My organized life is made up of a collection of small habits I’ve adopted over time. What I recently came to realize is […]

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What Procrastination & Pessimism Have in Common

Posted by davidjsinger - September 27, 2017 - appreciating, Be Happy, Be Organized, Gratitude, Habits, Happiness, Optimism, Organization, Positivity, Well-Being
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I was reading The Undoing Project, the latest book by one of my favorite authors, Michael Lewis. It’s about two psychologists / behavioral economists, Amos Tversky & Daniel Kahneman. I’ve written here before about their work after I read Kahneman’s amazing book, Thinking Fast and Slow. This excerpt from the Lewis book struck me: Amos […]

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