Podcast 7: Get Organized–Why bother?

Word Organize On Computer Keyboard KeyIt’s just me today and I’d like to talk about the reasons it’s good to be organized. I’ll begin with a story of something that happened to me many years ago. While it’s not about organizing, I’m sure you’ll see the connection.

I once worked in a business that had little value for cleanliness. When I mentioned that the floor needed washing, I was told that wouldn’t happen because it would only get dirty again. And it never was cleaned as long as I worked there.

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Be Organized: No Multitasking

A glance through the help-wanted ads will quickly indicate that employers value the ability of a prospective employee to multitask. Yet, studies are showing more and more that this is not the optimal way to work. When we try to focus on more than one task at a time, not only do we lose that focus, we actually need more time to complete the task. In fact, some researchers say that it will decrease efficiency by as much as 50 per cent. That’s not being organized!

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Podcast 6: Voluntary Simplicity

Today I’m chatting with Jan Moore from British Columbia, Canada. She’s a Career Counsellor, working in this field for 20+ years, and has witnessed the despair many women feel when searching for meaningful work. Jan helps her clients look inside to discover their ideal work that fits perfectly with the life they want to live.

But aside from Jan’s amazing work in that field, we actually discussed voluntary simplicity, or as some call that, minimalist lifestyle.

I was really surprised the first time Jan spoke to me about voluntary simplicity, and decided then that I needed to know more about her chosen lifestyle, so we began our discussion at the beginning. Continue reading