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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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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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Why Am I Keeping This? (or, Where Clutter Comes From)

My mother is coming to visit this week, so I’ve been on a decluttering spree. As I went through the house, making each room more presentable, I realizes that one of my biggest clutter problems is mail. There’s mail on … Continue reading

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