Author Archives: Kathy Paauw

What Would You Do if Your Mailing Address Suddenly Changed?

  My favorite marketing coach, Kendall SummerHawk,, received notification right before the holidays from her mail box store that they were closing for good … in just one month … and NO forwarding of mail would be allowed. If your mailing address suddenly had to change, would it send you into a panic?  Kendall shared…

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Six Tips to Tame Your Paper Tiger

The third full week in April  is National Organize Your Files Week. When I’ve asked clients what causes them to pile instead of file, two primary reasons are consistently given: (1) If they file it away, they’re afraid they won’t be able to find it when they need it, so they just “set it here for…

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When Life Throws Dirt on You, Shake if Off!

Here’s a wonderful story shared by SpiritHoods, with a great message for all of us. One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered…

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What Does Clutter Cost You?

Why do so many business owners and independent professionals have cluttered offices? Today’s professionals feel overwhelmed with the volume of paper and electronic information that arrive at a frenetic pace daily. Here’s the most common response I’ve observed to this deluge of paper and information …”I’ll just set it here for now!” … and a…

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A Recipe For Decluttering Any Space

How to Declutter Any Space

This week is National Clutter Awareness Week. Do you need to take time to declutter your life? Answer these questions to find out: Can you find what you need in 15 seconds or less? Can others in your home or office find what they need in 15 seconds or less? Does your current way of…

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Hidden Clutter

“Clutter is anything you own, possess, or do that does not enhance your life on a regular basis.”  –Kathy Paauw   Next week is National Clutter Awareness Week.  In preparation for that, here’s something to think about. Clutter is not just something in your physical environment.  Clutter takes many forms and often it is camouflaged to…

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Improve Your Management Skills with Effective Delegation

March is Improve Your Management Skills Month. One great way to improve your management skills is to get better at effectively delegating tasks that you do not enjoy and/or are not good at doing yourself.  Let’s begin by looking at what may be holding you back from delegating tasks: Reasons given for not delegating Reasons…

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Beat Procrastination by Finding an Accountability Partner

The first full week of March is National Procrastination Week. In honor of that, I am publishing a daily blog with tips about how to deal with procrastination for each day this week.  Here’s the final blog in the series… Solopreneurs and small business owners are unique in that they don’t have to answer to…

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10 Tips to Help You Overcome Procrastination

The first full week of March is National Procrastination Week.  In honor of that, I am publishing a daily blog with tips about how to deal with procrastination for each day this week.  Here’s the fifth blog in the series… ’10 Tips to Help You Overcome Procrastination’ 10 Tips To Help You Overcome Procrastination 1.…

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Developing Systems to Help You Manage Procrastination

The first full week of March is National Procrastination Week.  In honor of that, I am publishing a daily blog with tips about how to deal with procrastination for each day this week.  Here’s the fourth blog in the series… Sometimes, procrastination is caused because your business isn’t organized. You put off starting a task…

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