October 22, 2010

MP900422325[1] EXCELLENT article today on how to handle a cluttered schedule by a very busy guy — Michael Hyatt, President and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing Co. 

And yes… I’ll confess that I wasn’t sure his advice would have much relevance for someone who runs a one person shop and drives carpool on the side. But I was pleasantly surprised that his strategies apply – regardless of “corporate” size and structure. : )

Check out the article here – and let me know if you agree.

And tune in next week for my advice to busy women (corporate execs or at-home moms) on how to build some of that precious “margin” Mike talks about into your schedule. I’ll have more perspective – and a couple funny stories – after I get past my deadline tomorrow. 


Seasonal Shift

October 10, 2010

MP900430776[1] Fall provides an abundance of delights. Crisp apples fresh from the orchard. Hayrack rides. And, of course, nature at its colorful best.

Fall is also an opportunity to take stock of your own and your family’s wardrobe as you shift summer duds for cozy sweaters.

Three steps to a functional wardrobe:

  • As you pack away summer wardrobes, consider donating or pitching any clothes that are not worn or LOVED.
  • Apply the same test to the fall clothes which come out of storage. If you don’t LOVE the way it looks and feels, pass it on.
  • Finally, when storing out-of season clothing, remember three words: Clean, cool and dark. In other words, make sure clothes are clean before storing in a cool, dark place.

Your reward: An end to the complaint, “I have nothing to wear!”