Organization

Debra Recommends Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life

Debra Russell recommends, Feng Shui, organization

How to Use Feng Shui to Get Love, Money, Respect and Happiness

by Karen Rauch Carter

Karen is a friend of mine – and she’s sure helped me with a few of my Feng Shui challenges!

Reviews from Amazon
“Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life is home improvement, entertaining, educational hilarity that will have you smiling while scrubbing and glowing in the feng shui flow. Martha Stewart, move over. Cuddle up and declutter with Karen.” — Denny Fairchild, author of Healing Homes

“This book is a page-turner and one that cannot be put down until the last page is read. It offers vibrant new directions to those who are lost in life; it is an oasis in the desert.” — Professor Lin Yun

“With wisdom and humor, Karen Rauch Carter has taken the best-kept secrets of feng shui and made them accessible for everyone. Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life is funky, fun, and filled with practical information to create harmony and balance in life.” — Denise Linn, author of Sacred Space

Denny Fairchild author of Healing Homes Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life is home improvement, entertaining, educational hilarity that will have you smiling while scrubbing and glowing in the feng shui flow. Martha Stewart, move over. Cuddle up and declutter with Karen. — Review

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Debra Recommends Feng Shui for Dummies

Debra Russell recommends, Feng Shui, health and wellness, organizationby David Daniel Kennedy

What I love about this book is it takes a system shrouded in mystery and woo-woo and gives the reader a pragmatic and usable understanding so you can apply this to your own space.

Amazon says:
Take a look around you. What do you see? Whether or not you’re aware of it, your environment profoundly affects your health, wealth, family life, relationships, and yes, even your destiny. Feng Shui (pronounced fung shway), which means wind water, is the ancient Chinese study of harmony and energy flow between you and your physical surroundings. You can enrich every aspect of your life by applying Feng Shui principles to your home (inside and out) and workplace (from window office to cubicle).

Feng Shui For Dummies is for anyone who seeks a better life. This clearly written, concise, and easy-to-understand guide can help anyone to:

  • Create harmony and happiness in your relationships
  • Increase your prosperity
  • Eliminate chronic patterns of failure, difficulty, and stress
  • Energize your home or workplace
  • Enjoy better health

This book shows you how to feel and access the energy of your environment (it’s easier than you may think!). Find out how your environment influences your life right now. Use the solutions in this book to overcome obstacles and enhance the positive. You’ll be sure to feel the before-and-after differences.

Feng Shui For Dummies also covers the following topics and more:

  • The meaning and history of Feng Shui
  • Making the most of the space in your home, both inside and outside
  • Tapping into the power of the five elements
  • Boosting your career
  • Jazzing up your bedroom for increased health, energy, and romance
  • Performing blessing ceremonies
  • Cleansing and curing with meditation

Within the past 10 years, Feng Shui has gained widespread popularity in the West. Today, more and more people from all walks of life are practicing Feng Shui and experiencing the positive benefits of auspicious placement. This book shows you everything you need to know to help improve the flow of harmony, creativity, and abundance in your life.

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Motivation and Momentum – the Missing Ingredients to Effective Time Management

Artists MBA, Professional Program

Motivation: desire to do; interest or drive
Momentum: force or speed of movement; impetus, as of a physical object or course of events

These two ingredients are critical to the recipe of effective Time Management.  Because ultimately, people only do what they want to do.  Without that desire – you have no motivation.  And without motivation, you have no movement forward – or Momentum.

There are 4 Key Ingredients to effective time management.

These key ingredients are:

  • Time Management Skills
  • Time Management Structure
  • Motivation
  • Momentum

Most Time Management books and courses deal with the first two – and you will find them well covered in Time Management 101. But without the second two ingredients you will find yourself unable to implement the skills and structure with any consistency.

Your schedule may work for a few days or even a few weeks, but then something happens and it all falls apart.

But you don’t need magic fairy dust to create momentum! In this inspiring class you will discover:

  • What motivation and momentum are REALLY made of
  • How to discover what motivates you and use it to create the results you want
  • What 3 things are guaranteed to destroy your momentum and how to avoid them
  • 5 Tools for creating and maintaining your momentum

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Get Organized

Artists MBA, Foundation ProgramSome of the greatest time management challenges aren’t about time; it’s a lack of organization!

Some of the greatest financial challenges have nothing to do with money; it, too, is a lack of organization! And relationship issues? Don’t get me started!

 

Lack of organization costs us:

  • Time looking for the things we’ve misplaced
  • Money because we neglected to pay the bill that was buried under the piles on our desk
  • Opportunities because we missed the due date – it was jotted on that post-it note buried under the 40 other things that came in that day

These are the obvious penalties. But having a disorganized space filled with clutter also costs you energy, creativity, and freedom. It affects your self esteem and your mood.

Are you ready to GET ORGANIZED?

Listen to this class, where you’ll learn:

  • How to set your space up so that it works intuitively
  • Easy new habits that allow you to stay organized
  • Tricks for maximizing your space

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Get Organized

A lack of organization costs in so many ways. We lose time looking for lost things. We lose energy as clutter sucks away our life force. We lose focus because each stray paper distracts us.

“The problem with clutter is that it blocks the energy circulation in your home and in you.”

David Daniel Kennedy, Feng Shui for Dummies.

Have you ever made a resolution to get organized? So why doesn’t it stick? The essence of organization is a combination of internal habits and external systems. Most people try to do one or the other, but the missing link is making them work together. To create organization AND maintain it, you must match your systems with your habits and your habits with your systems.

Start Your Organization With What’s True Now

In Organizing from the Inside Out, Julie Morgenstern asks you 5 questions:

  1. What’s working?
  2. What’s not working?
  3. What items are most essential to you?
  4. Why do you want to get organized?
  5. What’s causing the problems?

“Although going through the Analyze process takes a little extra time compared to just diving in, it is the most important investment you can make toward achieving your ultimate goal: becoming truly organized at last.”

Julie Morgenstern, Organizing from the Inside Out

What are your habits? Do you walk in the door and dump your stuff? I do! And in my current space, the coat closet lives as far from the front door as physically possible! Result? Piles of coats on the floor! So, I got a coat rack. I wasn’t going to create the habit of walking all the way to the back when I first came home. So, I created a system in the front, a rack to hang up my coat and bag and a bowl for my keys, cell phone and sunglasses. Voila! Piles gone!

Once you determine what your current habits and spatial situation are now, the next step is to visualize and decide what purpose each segment of your space will serve. I’m a big fan of floor plans, myself. It’s so much easier on your back to rearrange furniture on paper first.

Do Not Expect To Do All of It at Once

Organize one room at a time. Unless you’re ready to hire a team of 15 people like those organization shows, you’re not going to make it happen in a single day.

It will look worse before it looks better.

Start with a single section of your space and remove everything that doesn’t serve the purpose of that area. Toss it or put it in the location it will belong in according to your vision (but resist the urge to organize that space!). Once you’ve got it cleared, then you create containers to keep the new space organized.

Use your creativity to inspire beauty in the order.

Set aside several blocks of time over the next few weeks, until you get your entire space organized. Then, assess and adjust. Things may seem like a good idea in your head, but when put into action they may not work. There will be a period of adjustment. So, don’t worry if you don’t get it perfect right away. If a particular space gets cluttered again very quickly, go back to the original questions. I bet you’ll easily figure out why it doesn’t work and be able to make adjustments.

2 Habits of Harmony:

Once you’ve got things set up to work, create 2 new Daily Habits of Harmony Maintenance. First, completely clear the project in front of you, before you start another. Meaning, when you’re done with a project for the day, or even for the moment, put it away. Clear one thing before you begin another. That will serve to de-clutter your space as well as your mind.

Second, designate 15 minutes a day to organize and straighten up. Each day, focus on a different room. Unless you live in a mansion, you’ll be able to maintain order in your entire home every week.

Resources for Organization

Organizing from the Inside Out, second edition: The Foolproof System For Organizing Your Home, Your Office and Your Life by Julie Morgenstern

Julie Morgenstern has written an organizing book that covers a new way of looking at the task of organizing effectively without labeling or blaming the person behind the lack of organization. Then she gets down to work helping you figure out an organizing system that will really work for you, not more cookie-cutter concepts or systems.

Feng Shui for Dummies (Paperback) by David Daniel Kennedy

The ancient Chinese art of harmonious design -demystified at last Feng Shui can help bring positive energy into all areas of your life, from family and relationships to money and work. Packed with ready-to-use Feng Shui tips and remedies, this friendly guide will help you arrange your home or office for maximum energy – beginning today!

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