So many people seem unhappy in their professional lives. Very few connect that dissatisfaction to being disorganized, which can make a good job seem unbearable. The good news is that it’s easy to correct!
Some of my clients are effective decision-makers on a higher level, but they have difficulty managing the hundreds of micro-decisions they must make daily, often in the form of paper — memos and letters to read, phone messages to return, mail to sort, reports and proposals to review, and to-do lists a mile long.
It’s not the tigers that eat us alive…it’s the gnats!
Do you put “getting organized” on the back burner because of more pressing things which need your attention? Until you consistently pay attention to non-urgent but important tasks — tasks such as getting organized, weekly planning, self-care, and other preventive kinds of activities — the urgent tasks will continue to multiply, often to a critical state.
Answer these questions to find out if you need to schedule some time to get organized:
If you answered NO to any of the above, there are some very real professional and personal costs to continuing “business as usual.”
You may put off getting organized because you don’t have the time. Or perhaps you’d like to hire a professional organizer, but you don’t want to part with the money. Unfortunately, you may already be spending that money now in less tangible ways.
To calculate the costs of disorganization click here.
TANGIBLE COSTS OF DISORGANIZATION:
HARDER-TO-MEASURE COSTS OF DISORGANIZATION