Work Life Organization

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Sarah's Update

Feedback Needed

WLO Needs Your Feedback

Being in the middle of a major transition such as moving, I always like to use this time to find ways to improve. So I'm asking each of you, my dear readers, to give me your feedback. I'm looking for something more specific than "good job", I want to know what types of topics are the most important to you right now.

Typically, I break down organization into three main areas:

  • Time Management - Calendar systems, project management, missed deadlines or handling interruptions.
  • Space Management - De-cluttering, desk ergonomics, storage systems, etc.
  • Information Management - Handling your inbox, effective filing systems and tracking action items.

Which of these areas drive you the craziest? Do you want to know more on any one item? Send me an email at: and I will be sure to use one of your topics in a future newsletter. Thanks in advance for your help!

Organization Tips

Keeping Perspective

Organizational Quotes

Even professional organizers and coaches such as myself seek inspiration from others. I often share these quotes on Twitter: WorkLifeOrg and use them to prompt a question of how you can be inspired to take action in the moment. I hope you enjoy them!

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."

-- Bill Cosby, Comedian

"Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future."

-- Paul Boese

"Never let yesterday use up too much of today."

-- Will Rogers, humorist

"There's no such thing as not enough time if you're doing what you want to do."

-- Robert Half

"Lost time is never found again."

-- Benjamin Franklin, inventor

"Until you make peace with who you are you will never be content with what you have."

-- Doris Mortman

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."

-- Carlos Castaneda, author

"Ninety-nine percent of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."

-- George Washington Carver, botanist

"You must do the things today that others will not do so that you can have the things tomorrow that others will not have."

-- Anonymous

"The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken."

-- Samuel Johnson, Lexicographer

"It's not what you do once in a while; it's what you do day in and day out that makes the difference."

-- Jenny Craig, diet guru

"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. It's the end you're after."

-- Anthony Robbins, Motivational Speaker

"The greatest conflicts are not between two people, but between one person and himself."

-- Garth Brooks, singer

"Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true."

-- Leon Suenens, Clergyman

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act; the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do."

-- Amelia Earhart, aviator

And finally my favorite: "The Secret to Success is Getting Started!"

-- Fortune Cookie

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.

I conduct organizational coaching by phone or in person. My goal is to help busy professionals simplify their lives from the inside out. The solution is usually somewhere in between, let's find it together!
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