Monday, September 28, 2009

Get It Done Team

Massachusetts business owners (all) will be required by law to protect their customer's information - in any form, electronic or otherwise - starting March 1, 2010.

The new standards are pretty stringent. Penalties are significant.

For more information contact me at (978) 922-6136.

I'll be glad to tell you more about what is in store for you and your business and how you can be prepared for this new law.

Organization Plus
Nancy Black

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Taking Time for #1 ---- YOU

Do you feel like you are always working or taking care of someone else's needs?

Take a moment to think about what you would like to do that you do not plan the time to do.

A few months ago I decided that I needed to take more personal time. One of the reasons that I started my business was so that I could have work/life balance.
Although at the end of the month, I realize that I do take time off, I needed something to look forward to.

The key was that I needed to give myself permission to take some personal time during the work week.

I joined an organization that offers a book group and trips to museums.

I now take one afternoon a month to attend the book group and plan the time to read the book before the group meets. Notice I said, plan the time, not FIND the time. It's been 2 months and it feels good.

In a few weeks I'll be going to a museum with ladies from this group.

Remember "Life is not a dress rehearsal." .

What do you do to take time for #1 --- YOU?

Organization Plus
Nancy Black

Do 1 Minute Clinics save time?

A pharmacy near me recently opened a 1 Minute Clinic.

When my physician's office told me that they didn't have flu vaccine in, and I should call back in a week to see if it came in, I decided to go to the 1 Minute Clinic for my shot.

Yesterday, as long as I was in the pharmacy,I thought it would be a good time to get my flu shot. Although I was there at the posted hours, the clinic was closed for lunch (it was 2:30).

Today I went back, checked in and learned that I was the 2nd person in line. The person ahead of me told me that he was there for a flu shot, too.

A half hour later, the person who had been seeing the clinic practitioner came out.

When they called the name of the person who was ahead of me he had left because he got tired of waiting.

Although it only took 1 minute to get my flu shot, the practitioner needed to enter my insurance information in the computer.

It probably took me 5 minutes less than if I had driven 10 miles each way to my physician's office. The good new is I can check "get a flu shot" off my To Do list.

Organizing Tip: If you go to a 1 Minute Clinic, take something to read and toys for the kids.

I'd love to hear your comments on visiting a 1 Minute Clinic.

Organization Plus
Nancy Black

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Epitome of Customer Service

"Nancy went out of her way to help me locate a professional organizer who would be willing to travel to Norwich, Vermont, as she is located in Massachusetts. Nancy could have sent me a short e-mail saying this was out of her travel range, but instead she took the time to speak with me personally and discuss other options and she contacted colleagues, that she knew, who might work in my area. That's the epitome of customer service. I have since found a perfect match, but if I were closer to Nancy I wouldn't hesitate to consult with her on any of my organizational needs."

Susan Murphy Norwich, Vermont

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Nancy Black

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Awesome Resource

Today I received the message below from one of my clients.

SF has sent you a message.

Date: 9/09/2009

Subject: Your Wonderful Services

Hi, I need you again, more of moms papers need your thorough organizational skills. Please give me a call when you have time.

PS: If this seems like an ad for Nancy, it is! I do need her, but I want you all to know she is an awesome resource!