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Do you find yourself being buried by papers and files and emails at work? Do you go home and have three different people asking you to do ten different things? If you answered yes, then you need help with Organising Your Life! We've put together a selection of books that look at the disorder and clutter in your life and attempt to help organize it.
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In today's world of exponentially increased communication and responsibility,
yesterday's methods for staying on top of it all just don't work. Veteran
management consultant and trainer David Allen recognizes that "time
management" is useless the minute your schedule is interrupted;
"setting priorities" isn't relevant when your e-mail is down;
"procrastination solutions" won't help if your goals aren't
clear. Instead, Allen shares with readers the proven strategies he has
introduced in seminars across the country and at top organizations including
Microsoft, Lockheed, and the U.S. Department of Justice. The key to
Getting Things Done? Relaxation.
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R.
Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for
solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights
and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living
with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity -- principles that
give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to
take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
There just isn't enough time for everything on our "To Do" list -- and there never will be. Successful people don't try to do everything. They learn to focus on the most important tasks and make sure they get done. There's an old saying that if the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that it's probably the worst thing you'll do all day. Using "eat that frog" as a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day -- the one you are most likely to procrastinate on, but also probably the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life -- Eat That Frog! shows you how to zero in on these critical tasks and organize your day. You'll not only get more done faster, but get the right things done.
Almost everyone procrastinates. For some it causes problems and strains relationships at home and at work. For most people, though, procrastination is a troublesome habit we would like to overcome. Rita Emmett will inspire you to get started. Filled with useful advice and real-life stories of people who have overcome procrastination, and written with a winning touch, The Procrastinator's Handbook is as entertaining as it is helpful and rewarding. After reading it, you'll find that your self-esteem and your productivity grow.
Ready for Anything
In Getting Things Done, David Allen offered a breakthrough system
to enhance productivity-at work and in daily life. Now "the guru
of personal productivity" (Fast Company) asks readers what is holding
them back and shows how they can be ready for anything-with a clear
mind, a clear deck, and clear intentions. With wit, motivational insights,
and inspiring quotes, Ready for Anything shows readers how to
make things happen with less effort, stress, and ineffectiveness, and
lots more energy, creativity, and clarity. This is the perfect book
for anyone wanting to work and live at their very best.
From the Inside Out
Julie Morgenstern, founder and owner of the professional organizing
firm TASK MASTERS helps people who want to get organized and companies
who want to do more in less time. Since 1989, Julie and her staff have
organized the cluttered homes, offices and schedules of thousands, including
such clients as American Express, Reuben H. Donnelly, Bear Stearns,
Prudential Securities, Merrill Lynch and Chase Manhattan Bank. As a
speaker, media expert, and corporate spokesperson, Julie is known for
her warm, articulate style and sense of humor. She has been a guest
on many TV and radio shows, including The Today Show, Good Morning America,
CBS This Morning, United In-Flight News, ABC World News Now, NY-1 News
and Lifetime TV's - Our Home.
The Discipline of Getting Things Done
The book that shows how to get the job done and deliver results . . . whether youre running an entire company or in your first management job. Larry Bossidy is one of the worlds most acclaimed CEOs, a man with few peers who has a track record for delivering results. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, a man with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others are not. Together theyve pooled their knowledge and experience into the one book on how to close the gap between results promised and results delivered that people in business need today.
to Be Organized in Spite of Yourself
Revised and updated, this is a fabulous resource for one of the hottest topics of the last decade--getting organized! Recognizing that just one organizational system is not for everyone, the authors have devised solutions that provide ten different systems to match ten basic personality types, such as Perfectionist Plus, Hopper, Fence Sitter, Pack Rat, and Total Slob.
Do you have plans for your lifepersonal goals to fulfillthat keep getting pushed aside because you just don't have the time? In today's fast-paced world, it's too easy to dream of the person you're going to be, the things you're going to accomplish . . . someday. How about now, instead? In this practical, easy-to-read book, Family Manager® expert Kathy Peel helps you find the time, space, and energy to become your personal best.
Things for Organizing
A Handrail That Turns into a pot rack? A cupboard for a nightstand?
Antiques in the medicine cabinet? Here are some of our favorite ideas
and tips for maximizing space, clearing away clutter, and making your
home more welcoming and comfortable, room by room.
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