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Don’t Let That Camel Stick Its Nose In Your Tent!

“If the camel once gets his nose in the tent, his body will soon follow.” –Arabian Proverb I came across this proverb while researching How Horseshoe Nails Are Ruining Your Life. My first thought was, “Wow, do I have a … Continue reading

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Mini-Kaizen Plan: Simplify Your Morning

In last month’s reader poll, you expressed an interest in “mini-kaizen plans.” Here’s an easy step-by-step evening routine for simplifying your morning and starting the day off right. You’ll need: access to your calendar or planner pen or pencil either … Continue reading

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The “Imagine It” Test – A Quick Diagnostic for Goal-Setting

Want to know how likely it is that you’re going to achieve a particular goal? Take the “imagine it” test: spend a few moments imagining yourself doing the things that would get you closer to your goal. Can you see … Continue reading

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How Horseshoe Nails Are Ruining Your Life

For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the message was lost. For want of a … Continue reading

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Your MP3 Player Can Turn Down Time Into Productive Time

I’m considering the direction I’d like to take this blog over the next year or so, and would love to have your input! Would you mind answering two multiple choice questions? http://kaizenlynn.polldaddy.com/s/small-steps-content This short survey also gives you the option … Continue reading

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Did You Know Your Living Room Can Give You More Willpower?

You already know that getting rid of clutter saves you: Time: no more looking for misplaced items Money: no more buying duplicates because you didn’t remember you already had one or because you had one that you can’t find Embarrassment: … Continue reading

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Discover the Root Causes of Your Clutter

It’s easy to recognize when you have a clutter problem. Just look for the piles. Getting rid of those piles is another matter, of course. If you’re like me, you’ve tried at least a dozen different organizing schemes that “didn’t … Continue reading

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Two Strategies That Make Getting Organized Easier

This week’s post includes excerpts from The Kaizen Plan for Organized Authors: Take Control of Your Writing Career 10 Minutes at a Time. If you read last week’s post, you know that I was never taught how to organize my … Continue reading

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Are You Programmed to be Disorganized?

This week’s post includes an excerpt from The Kaizen Plan for Organized Authors: Take Control of Your Writing Career 10 Minutes at a Time. Take a minute to think about the home you grew up in. Was it neat or … Continue reading

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Cure Your Clutter Blindness

I’d like you to take a moment to think of a spot in your house that’s cluttered. It can be anything–a shelf, your dresser, a section of a closet. Don’t go there and look. Close your eyes and try to … Continue reading

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