Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Making a Difference

in Blog, General, Uncategorized | by admin | on June 24th, 2011 |
Today's post that isn't about organizing things.  It's about organizing people, and the importance of grassroots protest. I was told recently that one person can't make a difference in the world's problems.  That's clearly not true.  Look at Ghandi.  Nelson Mandela. Susan B. Anthony.  They each started out as one person, acting as they felt they must.  One person, given the knowledge, motivation, and resources, can make a difference on a global scale (eventually).  However ... One person, acting locally and independently, is NOT going to make a difference.  For instance, I can protes
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The To-Do List Blues

in Articles, Blog, General, News, Time Management, Uncategorized | by admin | on January 12th, 2011 |

We all know that feeling of doom that descends on us when there's a big job on our to-to list. (In fact, many's the time I've got lots of other jobs done in the service of postponing that one task I'm avoiding.) What is less obvious is that the same feeling of oppression and being overwhelmed can be created by having a whole bunch of small jobs that have been hanging around forever. This feeling is more insidious, because you can't point to one thing and say, "If I could just get X done, I'd get rid of this feeling."

So, here are some tactics for dea
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The Rube Goldberg Effect

in General, Uncategorized | by admin | on May 1st, 2010 | 1 Comment
Do you remember Rube Goldberg?  He was an American cartoonist best known for his "Goldberg machines".  His cartoons depicted complex sets of instructions for completing simple, everyday tasks.  For instance, his Self-Operating Napkin required 13 steps to wipe one's mouth with one's table napkin! Rube's cartoons were a gentle, humorous way of reminding us that we have a tendency to make the simplest tasks more complicated than they need to be.  When we do that, we get exhausted just thinking about the job! How we perceive a task directly affects our willingness to do it.  If a task can
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Why hire an organizer?

in Articles, Blog, General, Uncategorized | by admin | on April 3rd, 2010 | 2 Comments
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