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  • Redefining Productivity for Greater Success - It Is Imperative to Utilize All Available Resources March 20, 2017
    One of 6 tenants to productivity being "efficiently working at effectively achieving desired results" is how it is imperative to utilize all available resources. In January, I looked at what it means to "be productive"; today, I'll do the fifth of 6 deep dives into specifics for redefining productivity, offering ways you can utilize all […]
  • Redefining Productivity for Greater Success - Distractions are Detrimental to Your Desired Results March 13, 2017
    One of 6 tenants to productivity being "efficiently working at effectively achieving desired results" is how distractions are extremely detrimental to your desired results. In January, I looked at what it means to "be productive" or "boost productivity"; today, I'll do the fourth of 6 deep dives into specifics for redefining productivity to achieve greater […]
  • Redefining Productivity for Greater Success - Proactively Planning Your Efforts Will Boost Achievement of Goals March 6, 2017
    One of 6 tenants to productivity being "efficiently working at effectively achieving desired results" is how proactively planning your efforts will boost success for your goals. In January, I looked at what it means to "be productive" or "boost productivity"; today, I'll do the third of 6 deep dives into specifics for redefining productivity to […]
  • Redefining Productivity for Greater Success - Clarity of Priorities Enables Knowing Which Goals to Tackle When February 27, 2017
    One of 6 tenants to productivity being "efficiently working at effectively achieving desired results" is how clarity of priorities enables knowing when to act upon which goals. Last month, I looked at what it means to "be productive" or "boost productivity"; today, I'll do the second of 6 deep dives into specifics for redefining productivity to […]
  • Redefining Productivity for Greater Success - Time is a Limited Resource and Needs to Be Invested Wisely February 20, 2017
    How do you invest time for best ROI?One of 6 tenants to productivity being "efficiently working at effectively achieving desired results" is how time is a limited resource and needs to be invested wisely. Last month, I looked at what it really means to "be productive" or "boost productivity"; today, I'll do the first of […]
  • 7 Travel Hacks You Need to Know Before You Go February 10, 2017
    To give you a taste of what's to come in Emily Parks' series of travel tips that will count down to Memorial Day, we welcome Sarah Smith of ThePersonalIncome.org to present today's post.People like reading about travel tips simply because travel can be overwhelming and confusing. There are tips about booking cheap flights and getting […]
  • Productivity Best Practices from Super Bowl LI February 7, 2017
    Bill Belichick, the coach of the New England Patriots, is often called a "legend" or the "greatest of all time", and his team's win in last night's Super Bowl LI reinforced those beliefs for many who had been thinking that way. At halftime, the National Football Conference champions (the Atlanta Falcons) led the American Football […]
  • February 1st is Change Your Password Day February 1, 2017
    No matter how diligently you plan for your financial future, chances are pretty good that you put your future at risk every day. If you are like me, you have online accounts that run the gamut, including logins to download music, purchase clothing, pay bills, communicate on social media, share documents or information and much, […]
  • What Does It Really Mean to "Be Productive" or "Boost Productivity"? Redefine Productivity for Greater Success January 27, 2017
    Productivity is a popular topic at networking events, in office conversations and for articles across many business-focused publications. I often hear people talk about how productive they are. Some folks use this buzzword to describe the rate at which a person does useful work while others use it to reference how much is getting done […]
  • How Are Your Resolutions Coming? Or Do You Have a "Word of the Year" Guiding Your New Year's Direction? January 24, 2017
    The beginning of a new year often presents a fresh start and is an ideal time to develop new habits, attack new goals and "be better" or "do better" in whatever areas of life have been challenging. Yet, for many of us, motivation and momentum starts to wane a bit after a few weeks. Life […]
  • Tackle the Time-Crunch for Better Gift-Giving Success December 23, 2016
    There are many folks who purposefully wait until the last few days to complete their Christmas shopping, loving the energy that comes with running around on Christmas Eve or finding that these last-minute shopping sprees fill them with the Christmas spirit. I have vivid memories of running out with Dad on Christmas Eve to start […]
  • Over 60 Gift Ideas to Eliminate Clutter for Loved Ones December 10, 2016
    It is the holiday season, and, whether you're celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah or Boxing Day, chances are good that your shopping list feels endless. While giving the gift of your time or tickets to an experience offer excellent alternatives to eliminate clutter for your loved ones, we often want to give a tangible item that can […]
  • Do You Look to Squeeze Every Minute Out of the Day? December 6, 2016
    Has it really been over 8 months since my last post to the Tips To Organize For Success blog? Yes, I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging, investing that time in making sure Organize for Success, LLC is growing effectively and efficiently to best meet the needs of my clients while making the […]
  • Celebrate Mom & Pop Business Owners Today March 29, 2016
    Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, fueling our country's prosperity in many different ways. In 2012, according to U.S. Census Bureau data, there were 5.73 million employer firms in the U.S., and firms with fewer than 500 employees accounted for 99.7% of those businesses while companies with less than 20 workers made […]
  • 10 Commandments to Have Productive Meetings March 25, 2016
    Whether one-on-one or with a group, many of us spend a good deal of our working hours in meetings. Since time is such a limited resource, it is important to make good use of all that time we are investing in meeting with others, and there are steps we can take to positively impact the […]
  • Clients Are The Foundation of Every Business March 19, 2016
    This Client's Day, we show gratitude for our customers because, without customers, there would be no business. Whether the customers of your products and services are visitors to shopping centers or e-commerce website visitors, they are each company's most valued partners. Since 2010, companies and government institutions alike have had March 19th as a dedicated […]
  • Schedule Meetings More Easily With Better Tech Tools March 15, 2016
    There are many different commitments and responsibilities vying for our time… Clients, family and friends, business development, volunteering, personal growth, exercise, meditation, eating, sleep and more! When scheduling time with others, the back and forth communications can be overwhelming. What if there were tech tools to simplify and streamline this process? Well, you are in luck!If […]
  • Online File Repositories Are Not Cloud Backup Solutions March 11, 2016
    Too many of my clients have mistakenly implemented an online file repository in lieu of a cloud backup solution instead of utilizing both in tandem. Together, they can better help you and will boost your productivity more significantly.Let us get started by examining Dropbox as an example of the many available online file repositories. As Wikipedia […]
  • Is Your Team Filled With March Mania? March 7, 2016
    Whether you are not a fan of basketball at all or you are wildly cheering for your favorite team, you're probably well aware of the fact that March mania is here, which means college basketball is heating up and folks are getting their office pools started. As conference champions are crowned and the madness of […]
  • How Can Emily Parks Help Me Organize for Success? March 3, 2016
    If you are out and about, networking across Raleigh, the Triangle, North Carolina or anywhere in the nation, chances are good you've met several productivity consultants and professional organizers. With so many specialties and niches in the professional organization industry, I frequently get asked, "Don't y'all do the same things?" or "What makes you different […]