Work Life Organization

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Sarah's Update

Look Ahead

New and Improved WLO Website!

Work Life Organization has an updated and simplified website. Some new features are the obligatory social networking buttons for Twitter and Facebook. A newsletter subscription button was also added. I've updated my bio and services pages as well. Please let me know what you think!

Road Trip

Mid-Atlantic Trip with Bonus Washington DC Visit

Next week I will be going on a two-week long trip to check out Asheville, NC and Roanoke, VA as potential new places to live. As a bonus for my Washington, DC friends, I will be in town the evening of March 10th, so drop me a line or call so we can get together!

Organization Tips


Reference Lists

I am about to go on two multi-week trips to find a new place to live. Any trip of that magnitude takes preparation and I would be lost without my reference lists to capture all the thoughts, ideas and reminders needed to keep me sane on a trip like this.

Reference Lists are different from your typical To Do Lists. They are living documents that are maintained regularly and are used to capture the important thoughts and ideas in your life. Be sure to keep these all in one place and make as many as you need.

Some examples of useful Reference Lists are:

  • Packing Lists - You always forget your cell phone charger when you pack, right? This list will keep that from happening again!
  • Books I Want to Read - A friend tells you about a great book, but you don't have time to read it now? Put it on this list. Do this for Movies too.
  • Someday Maybe - This is the place to put things you'd like to do, but haven't officially scheduled. It's also a great place for dreams like learning another language or places to travel.
  • Current Projects - Your boss asks you to take on another project at work? Show her this list and ask her which of your current high priority projects are being demoted.
  • How To Do X Instructions - If there are annual projects that you only do once a year. Get back up to speed quickly with this short instructions list.
  • Reference lists are a great way to get random thoughts and ideas out of your head and to have them captured in a convenient system that ultimately increases your peace of mind. Review them once a year or every time you use them.

    About Sarah

    Sarah Kirkish

    Sarah Kirkish is a Certified Life Coach and Professional Organizer with over 18 years of corporate project management experience. She understands the needs of both business and technical professionals with her background in engineering and business. Sarah brings a straightforward approach to hold her clients accountable, keep them focused and guide them to measurable success towards their personal goals.

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