Say Goodbye to Paper Clutter with 7 Simple Strategies

With your first breath, you were gifted a new identity on paper, captured in ink on your birth certificate. From that moment on, your relationship with paper became a pivotal part of your life, and how you handle it can have far-reaching consequences. Whether it’s managing bills, tracking important documents, or organizing information, your ability […]

How to Leave a Lasting Legacy with Barbara Hemphill

Vision Accelerator: Leave a Lasting Legacy that Matters! FWM: It’s great to have you with us! Please tell our audience about yourself. BH: My name is Barbara Hemphill, and my best-selling book “Taming the Paper Tiger” has given me the nickname “Paper Tiger Lady.” I was recently given the title “Vision Accelerator” because I am very interested in […]

Do You Need “Family Office Hours?”

Balancing Family and Career: The Role of “Family Office Hours” I recently wrote a blog titled “Everything Broken is Clutter,” where I mentioned that one participant in a speech I gave replied “Relationships!” when asked what came to mind when they heard the word ‘clutter.’ This person was referring to relationships in their life that […]

The Time is Now: Start Your Business Journey

The Time is Now: Start Your Business Journey The pandemic has led to a surge in new entrepreneurs, and if the economy enters a recession, that trend is likely to continue. This is according to an interview in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance with Lakshmi Balachandra, a professor of entrepreneurship and a fellow in the National Science […]

Merry Christmas! Celebrate the Birth of Jesus

Christmas is, to utilize the commonplace words of Charles Dickens, “the best of times and the worst of times.” For some people, Christmas is a difficult time, for others, it is a joyful occasion, but for most of us, it falls somewhere in between.   I always have more goals than I can execute, which […]

Remembering the Star: Experience a “But God” Moment

Many things in life take our eyes off Jesus, the star. Our situations may lead us to our dreams unfulfilled, and only by remembering the star do we get to erase every doubt in doing the things that God created us to do.  “When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy..” – Matthew […]

Tame Your Paper Tiger Live this Saturday

Paper. Paper. Paper! Recently I spoke with a new organizing consultant who loves helping her clients organize their kitchens, closets, and garages. Then she said, “But I got a call from a prospect who said, ‘I have papers everywhere, and I just can’t keep them under control!’  The organizer admitted sheepishly, “I feel the same […]

Out of Sight Out of Mind – Not!

In the 40+ years I’ve been encouraging people to create filing systems, the most often repeated objection to putting papers in a file folder in a file cabinet is “out of sight out of mind.” I understand. Frequently, people who try to create a filing system ask the question, “Where should I FILE this?” That […]

The Pianos in My Life and The Blessings They Brought

In so many different ways, my life has been enriched by the pianos in my life. The pianos I’ve owned and played over the years brought my life significant meaning and blessing. Here’s an account of how my pianos became a huge part of every chapter of my life.  “Life is like a piano; the […]

Tell Me More: Peace In A Phrase

Listening is one of the easiest things you will ever do and one of the hardest. “Tell me more” is a channel through which God’s grace continues to flow and also a way for Him to demonstrate His grace to others through us.  First of all, I want to say “thank you” for signing up […]