I wasn’t a role model for discipline and focus until 1991 after I began my entrepreneur training program. I was one of those people who had to save every magazine I enjoyed such as Success, Fortune and anything pertaining to entrepreneurs. I have ADD and it was like the “follow the shinning object” syndrome when it came to the Internet in the mid90s. That’s when I knew I had to change my ways!
Since this is the beginning of a new year, this is the perfect time to become more organized so you can get more done with less effort. You’ll save more time and feel less stressed the more organized you are.
Every even year I bring a new organizational specialist into my office to audit what I do and make suggestions as to what I can do to eliminate wasted steps. It is difficult to figure it out without outside help. One of the best tips I was told about ten years ago was to make sure that everything I might need while working was within arms reach. I used to get up to go to one filing cabinet or walk across the office to get a binder off of a bookshelf. I even went to the extent of getting a new desk that has a bookshelf below the desk for more storage. It makes a huge difference.