Monday, June 21, 2010

New Blog

I have upgraded my blog and moved it to http://www.threehourtransformation.com.

Watch for all future updates and new information there.

~ Nancy

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Nancy Black, Organization Plus
http://www.organizationplus.com

Friday, June 18, 2010

Nancy Black's Organization Plus Blog: A Veteran's Experience at NAPO Conference

Nancy Black's Organization Plus Blog: A Veteran's Experience at NAPO Conference

A Veteran's Experience at NAPO Conference

A Veteran's Experience at NAPO Conference
Nancy Black, Organization Plus
(Excerpts from NAPO/NE Newsletter article with minor edits.)

This year I attended my 19th NAPO Conference.

While riding in the van from the airport to the hotel, I met a mother and daughter who have an organizing business in Bogot√°. In one session, I sat next to an organizer from Hong Kong. In an elevator, I met the president of the Australian Association of Professional Organizers. Other attendees were from Canada, Japan, Bermuda, and The Netherlands. Obviously, people all over the world have organizing challenges!

The theme of this year's conference was "Innovate, Connect and Inspire."

Tim Sanders, former Chief Solutions Officer for Yahoo, shared his vision for innovation as it relates to our personal responsibility for social consciousness and business growth.

Gina Schreck, the Geek Chick, addressed connections vis-à-vis the value of technology and communications in the business environment.

Monica Wofford spoke about how "Contagious Confidence" can inspire you to be the absolute best you can be.

I also attended other sessions that have enhanced my professional growth.

The highlight for me was being recognized as a 20 Year Golden Circle member.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

ORGANIZE YOUR WAY TO PROFITABILITY

PLAN AHEAD:

ORGANIZE YOUR WAY TO PROFITABILITY

Tuesday, August 10 —8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. FREE
As a business owner, are you spending more time fighting fires or sparking new ideas? Drowning in paperwork or making your business watertight? Getting lost in details or finding better ways to run your business? In this workshop you will learn organizing tips that will help you focus on your top priorities. We will discuss how you can organize your way to profitability.
Speaker: Nancy Black, Founder, Organization Plus
Co-sponsored by the Small Business Development Center
www.theenterprisectr.org

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Blogging for Business

I heard Christa Terry speak on Blogging for Business at the North Shore Business Forum.

She was an excellent speaker, who presented the information in a very user-friendly way.

Christa is the author of "iDo:Planning Your Wedding with Nothing But Net".

If you would like to have a blog, but don't think you have the time to do it, contact Organization Plus so we can help you fit into your schedule.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Reduce Stress: Plan Ahead for 4th of July

Celebrate Independence Day - July 4th: Declare Your Independence

While most of us are celebrating this day with barbecues, parades, fireworks, etc., our armed forces are fighting to preserve our freedom.

Take a moment of silence to acknowledge their sacrifices to preserve our freedom. Whenever you see someone in uniform say "thank you."

Every year I attend the rehearsal of the Boston Pops Esplanade Concert. It is wonderful to see thousands of people celebrating the 4th.

Highlights of the evening are a sing along of "This Land Is Your Land;" the unfurling of our flag, with the music of "Stars and Stripes Forever;" and the exhilarating sounds of the "1812 Overture," with the cannons going off.

For more information visit http://www.july4th.org

~ Nancy

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Real Results: Declare Your Independance

Declare Your Independence in time for this 4th of July

Clients who have declared their independence have told me...

"Being organized is so liberating."

"Working with us to identify where our time goes has been invaluable in scheduling work and personal activities that relate to our values."

"I am feeling very empowered, as if organization might be something I will be able to maintain in my life. You have helped me to feel lighter."

~ Nancy

As a professional organizer on the North Shore, I help people change their lives, reduce stress, and enjoy work! (yes, you can actually enjoy working!). Visit my website at http://www.organizationplus.com.

See how I transform people's lives in as little as THREE HOURS.

Recommended "Get Organized" Product - June 2010

Elfa® Freestanding™ Drawer System

While re- organizing a client’s desk and office supply drawers, I realized that items were getting stuck in the shallow drawers, and lost in the deep ones.

My solution was to create an Elfa® Freestanding ™Drawer System.
We selected a platinum frame, butcher block top, and silver mesh draws, so they would blend in with the decor of his office.

When I put things in them, I used drawer organizers so that small items have a specific home, and will stay neat.

He now has an attractive set of drawers, clearly labeled, Office Supplies, Peter, Mailing Supplies, and Paper, where he can find whatever he needs within seconds.

The products I suggested are an example of my knowledge of the best organizing products available to get the job done.


These are available at The Container Store via my Recommended Products page.


~ Nancy

As a professional organizer on the North Shore, I help people change their lives, reduce stress, and enjoy work! (yes, you can actually enjoy working!). Visit my website at http://www.organizationplus.com.

See how I transform people's lives in as little as THREE HOURS.

What Would You Do With an Extra 10 Hours Per Week?

Do you dream of having another 10 hours a week?

One of my clients thought it could never happen.

Voila…I taught him how to break his projects down to manageable time segments and he now leaves the office at 5:00pm each day instead of 7:00pm.

Yes, he has another 10 hours a week.

That's more than 500 hours per year!

Just think you could get in a round of golf after work, get home for dinner on time, or make it to your kid’s little league game.

~ Nancy

As a professional organizer on the North Shore, I help people change their lives, reduce stress, and enjoy work! (yes, you can actually enjoy working!). Visit my website at http://www.organizationplus.com.

See how I transform people's lives in as little as THREE HOURS.