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The two books that influenced me the most in 2017

While 2017 is coming to an end we see a lot of reviews and “This was 2017” posts, I decided, this year, I would make make one myself. Now don’t worry I will not give you a long account of what all happened to me in 2017, I keep it decluttered and just talk about […]

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Clutter Clearing and Mercury retrograde

Mercury is currently retrograde from December 3 to 23, 2017! (if you read this after December 23rd, 2017 check here to find out when Mercury is retrograde next).    What does that mean for you and your life and business? Mercury rules communication, contracts, agreements, codes (i.e. computer code), transportation, shipping, travel, automobiles etc. Things that […]

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Backup system: Storing important digital documents

What is a good backup system and where to start?   I’d like to continue on from a recent post about identifying and storing of important paper documents and cover this time digital documents and how to keep them safe.   Again, this is a big and important part of Taming your File monster is […]

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What’s your definition of being organized?

When you google ‘organized’ you get this definition: “Having taken something that is messy, chaotic, and/or unordered and rearranged it logically“.   Is that your definition of ‘being organized’ as well? What does logically mean? Logically for whom? My definition of being organized is: Having taken something that is messy, chaotic, and/or unordered and rearranged it in […]

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Catch your Perfectionism: done is better than perfect

Perfectionism comes in many colors and faces and even though we might be aware that we are a perfectionist sometimes we don’t catch ourselves ‘in action’, we don’t recognize it as ‘wanting to be perfect’.   One of the traits of perfectionism is when we try to do too much too fast and then crash […]

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How to prepare for a business trip

Tomorrow I leave on a four-week long business trip and I haven’t packed my suitcase yet.   When I met my husband in 2003 we knew life will get interesting: I had a business back home in Switzerland but we both agreed we wanted to live together in Canada. The lifestyle we chose still gets me […]

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Slowing Down to smell the Roses

This blog post is inspired by my husband in two ways. He is taking me on a 3-day trip this week, a mini-vacation for my birthday. Also, when I was wondering out loud what I want to write about this week he said: “about slowing down and smelling the roses”.   The reason he gave […]

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How a cluttered workspace impacts your energy level

  Are you ‘guilty’ of having a cluttered workspace?   I have to admit, my desk doesn’t look at its best right now. That’s maybe exactly why I came across these studies at the Princeton University that suggest that a cluttered workspace means a cluttered brain.   Professor Sabine Kastner has been researching attention for 20 years […]

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Goals vs (New Year’s) Resolutions

  How did you start into the New Year? Did you make some New Years Resolutions? If yes, you are in good company. According to statistics 45 % of Americans and 32% of Brits are making New Years Resolutions, I am sure it’s a similar percentage for other countries.   Every year when the old […]

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