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  • Eliminating Clutter is Not Enough…
    Eliminating Clutter is Not Enough… If you’ve been following me for very long, you know that I just released a new book Less Clutter More Life – and you’ve probably never met anyone more adamant about clutter removal that I am. Interestingly, I heard that “How to eliminate clutter” was #14 on the “How to…”…
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    Welcoming a New Year with Less Clutter, More Life! At the Christmas Party at Passage Home we played a game called “Musical Gift.”  We all sat in a circle, and when the Christmas music began playing, we passed around a large brightly wrapped package.  When the music stopped, whoever was holding the package was to tear off the first…
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    Merry Christmas! If you are like most people I know, in spite of the words of the familiar Christmas carol Silent Night, "All is NOT calm, all is NOT bright." While I could write pages of things for which I am exceedingly thankful and the ways I am truly blessed, I could…
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    Less Clutter More Life! As I approach the end of another year – and another birthday – I continue to be astounded by how quickly time flies! It was almost 50 years ago when I first read the opening line in the book The Road Less Traveled by Robert Scott Peck: “Life is difficult.”…
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    Want meaningful work and flexible hours?   Last week I had conversations with three different women who are employed by large companies, are miserable in their jobs because of the way they are treated, and are looking for other opportunities. Jim Goodnight, Founder and CEO of SAS, recognized repeatedly as one of the most productive companies…
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    The Power of a SYSTEM: Stop the “I Should Have Done…” Madness! I’ve never been very fond of acronyms because they often seem so contrived. But there is one acronym we have incorporated into the way Productive Environment Institute does business (thanks, Gerrit Cloete!) that I am confident applies to everyone reading or listening to this blog. Are you ready for it?…
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office-disorganization-costs-moneyMessy Desks Cost Corporate America $177 Billion Annually.

According to a 2010 study by Brother International

A Productive Environment is a Profitable Environment™.

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