Posts Tagged ‘Julie Morgenstern’

What Would Julie Do: Managing Time and Twitter

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

I waved my hand wildly from my teleseminar seat and punched in the toll-free number. Ta-dah! As Julie Morgenstern’s first caller Thursday night, I got the lowdown on how she’d apply time management principles to social networking. Very carefully, it seems.

The time management guru said we should be mindful and proactive with social networking tools. “Plan your time as if you were going to a social club,” she said. “Decide when you’re going and for how long. Don’t do it mindlessly. Don’t do it without boundaries.”

Sounds good. Her advice is certainly consistent with the time management principle that we need to be proactive, not reactive, when we plan our time. Jumping to every tweet could be like living next to a tree of chirping, gossipy birds, like this flock of pink galahs. I hear their ruckus is overwhelming.

But can proactive time management really work in the new world of Twitter? Anyone?

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Social Networking and the Law of Distraction

Sunday, January 11th, 2009


Life is weird. My last post was about the value of vision boards and the Law of Attraction. My last column was about how I was setting out to make 1,000 online friends via social networking to promote my upcoming book, The Dog Ate My Planner.

Suddenly, I’ve been sucked into the Law of Distraction. Oops. Hard to keep focus on my vision board when I’m adding contacts, answering or sending (or trying to) tweets, reading what someone’s posted on my Facebook wall.

Tuesday evening, I’m attending a seminar (online, of course) with Julie Morgenstern, who’s known for her time management/organizing books, including Never Check Email in the Morning.

Any questions you’d like me to ask her about how to keep focus with social networking in your life? Or have you already got your tweets under control?

Please share away!

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Organizing Resources

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

Organizing Resources on the web

Zen Habits blog post, called an “Obsessive-Compulsive’s Guide” features 12 excellent organizing tips plus a spectacular resource list of its own.

Check out organizing guru Julie Morganstern on Oprah as she explains how to get organized.

Simplify 101 is a website loaded with organizing resources and a “creative organizing blog.”

Is it time to organize your closet?
This Washington Post shopping blog provides valuable tips for organizing closets. 

The Paper Systems Map prepared by Marla Dee of Clear & Simple Systems is a valuable resource for organizing papers and emails.

Find a professional organizer through the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), which features a locator service on its web site

A professional organizer tells what to expect, and what NOT to expect when you hire a professional organizer, on the Clutter Diet Blog.

Favorite organizing books and audios

Get Organized, The Clear & SIMPLE™ Way: Reclaim Your Home, Your Office, Your Life, audio CD set by Marla Dee.

Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern. (Watch also for her new book, SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life:  A Four-Step Guide to Getting Unstuck to be released in March 2007).

Clear Your Clutter with FENG SHUI by Karen Kingston

The Joy of Simple Living:  Over 1,500 Simple Ways to Make Your Life Easy and Content – At Home and at Work by Jeff Davidson

Organizing Plain & Simple by Donna Smallin

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