Work Life Organization

In This Issue

Sarah's Update

Cat Crossing

Life Phases

June was an amazing month in that I went through many phases in the valley of change. (See last month's newsletter) I was saddened as my cat Bogie (aka the grumpy old man) passed away and inspired as I worked with all of my new organization clients. I am still looking for a renter for my place in Austin, but excited to be traveling to the Pecos Wilderness at the end of the month. I am beginning to think that you can go through several valleys all at once!

Many thanks to everyone who sent their kind words of encouragement. Remember that a life worth living is a life worth living fully! It may be a challenge, but I wouldn't change a thing. Stay tuned next month for more adventures. In the meantime, give those you love a hug!

Organization Tips

Calendar Systems

Calendar Systems

Have you ever said, "Just give me a minute?" Then you might find these calendar system tips useful.

Organized Calendars - Why Bother?

  • We only have 24 hours a day - time is our most precious resource.
  • Peace of Mind - no more waking up in a panic at 3am.
  • Integrity - by keeping your commitments professionally and personally.

Calendar Objectives

  • Single calendar system - eliminates duplication and over booking.
  • Portable - you have it with you at all times.
  • Complete - so all your commitments are out of your head.

Calendar How to Tips

  • Meaningful Subject Lines - should make sense even before your first coffee.
  • Complete Entries - directions, conference call-in codes and contact numbers all in one place.
  • Important Items First - project deadlines, standing meetings and especially vacations!

Calendar Customization

  • Categories - color code your entries between business and personal.
  • Office Hours - be sure to give yourself plenty of office time for smaller tasks.
  • Travel Time - use this as breathing room between meetings for networking and bathroom breaks.

Calendar Exceptions

  • Family Calendar - use this so you can keep track of everyone's schedule.
  • Personal Details - is your calendar at work public? Use a fake subject line for a personal appointment.
  • Solo Meetings - need time to think? Schedule yourself offsite to brainstorm and refocus.

Final Thoughts

  • Time is precious - you can't get it back if you waste it.
  • First things first - put the important things in or they won't get done.
  • Self-first not Selfish - be sure that you are on your most important priorities list!

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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