I’m stuck with Paperwork

I’m stuck with Paperwork

I’m stuck with Paperwork

I’m Stuck with My Files, HELP!

A great example from yesterday for getting unstuck with too much paperwork can help all of us
to get unstuck. A senior woman I met a year ago called me, and said she needed help with her
filing. She was feeling stuck even though her life’s work was one of being organized, she just
could not get out of the mess of papers everywhere. That is not uncommon. She had tub and
boxes full of papers that needed filing. She moved six months ago into a new apartment and
that was part of the procrastinating and chaos with paper. Any number of things can cause
being ‘stuck’: 7 ways get yourself unstuck.

FILES

With her new housing arrangement and widowhood. she needed to review what papers she
needed to keep and what file categories best suited her. With a guide sheet we selected the
categories for her files then we worked together to edit her current single file drawer and an
extra file box. With a list of five file categories and the system used in the webinar at
elisahawkinson.com/calming-office-chaos we tackled the project and made great
progress in an hour. We had five categories in the drawer; using tri-cut file folders we had used
the left file cut and made a front to back row for PERSONAL files, a center cut file folder
category (front to back row) for FINANCIAL, then a right cut file folders for a row of
LIFESTYLE files. Then one more center cut file folder row for the category of
TAXES/INSURANCE files.

At the very front of the drawer was a center cut file labeled NOW, CURRENT where she
could have easy access to files like the retirement community’s activity calendar for the month,
and the menu for the dining hall. She could also have any other file she would need to have
quick and frequent access to like an upcoming reunion or birthday celebration with details for
driving or gift ideas.

MEDICAL RECORDS

The file box she had became her collection of current Medical files; one file for each health
category she had records, labs or x-rays for: orthopedic, heart, optical, dental, and wellness
records. That gave her a way she could have easy access to and not have to go through the
stack of papers she had to find a specific lab report for a heart issue. Those files could be in the
single drawer if it had been larger or a second file drawer in the desk.

WEEKLY CALENDAR

The woman said she had a habit of doing her dishes each day and she was willing to add the
habit of filing each day using a calendar for each week that would help her lay out her
commitments and appointments. She felt the weekly calendar* would help her stay on track
and she would use a timer for each of the segments she chose whether it as 15 minutes or 60
minutes or 90 minutes. A color pencil would be used for each segment of time.

PERSONAL PLANNING GUIDE

A 3-ring binder for her son, the executor of her will, had already been assembled with all the
final instructions and information of sources for retirement income and social security, service
preferences and a list of people to contact, financial information. estate information and a few
other personal details. She is intentionally making it as easy as possible on her son for her end
of life details. That is another beautiful example of adulting to the last breath.

* email to request a copy of the weekly calendar and it will be sent upon request.

Elisa (Lisa) Hawkinson

Elisa (Lisa) Hawkinson

Elisa Hawkinson
Professional Organizer | Author Calming Your Chaos | Leader of the Smooth Organizer Community
www.elisahawkinson.com

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Elisa (Lisa) Hawkinson

 

 

Since 2000 Elisa (Lisa) Hawkinson, author of Calming Your Chaos, has been teaching and training businesses and individuals to support anyone who is not naturally organized on a consistent basis to be just that. Her HOW2GetOrganized seminars, workshops, and speaking along with hands-on coaching and coaching by phone has evolved from her natural genetic bent for order. Efficiency, calm, productivity and profitability are increased with the help of HOW2 and Elisa.

 

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Purple Couch with Vickie Adair

Purple Couch with Vickie Adair

Vickie Adair sits down with Karen on the Purple Couch to discuss the walk back from the “pit of despair”. Vickie’s story starts at the darkest point in her life when everything seemed to be crashing around her. She tells the story of leaning on the word of God and relying on His wisdom and guidance to get back to her life.

Join Karen Rae and Vickie Adair on the purple couch, a conversation with real women about real life!

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What is Self-hypnosis?

What is Self-hypnosis?

What is Self-hypnosis?

What is Self-hypnosis?
Self-hypnosis is any relaxation and meditation technique that helps to improve your mindset,
consciousness, or behavior! First, focus on slowing and deepening your breathing and relax your
body. Use these techniques to make a difference in your life! Here are eight techniques to use to help
yourself. If you have any questions, book a Free Breakthrough Call with Dani Green!

1. Eye Fixation – focus and stare at a 45-degree angle (slightly up) point in front of you, as your
eyes become tired and blink, you will begin to blink more slowly until your eyes close as you blink
slowly and allow your body to relax. Any amount of time you can spend relaxing your body is good for
your cells and immune system.

2. Keyword – Write a goal statement, and within that statement, find a keyword that you can repeat
to yourself to inspire you to accomplish your goal. Focus on the key word until you feel its truth within
your body. For example, you could say, “Nutritious foods satisfy me physically, mentally, and
emotionally”. And your keyword could be ‘satisfy.’

3. Body to Fingers Anchor – In a relaxed state, focus on a word like ‘calm,’ and when you feel as
though you are as calm as you can be, place your thumb against any fingers on either hand and
squeeze. Anytime you need to be calm, place your same fingers together and allow ‘calm’ to fill your
body.

4. Ball-Toss – Using a weighted ball, slowly toss the ball hand to hand and let the rhythmic motion
bring relaxation to your entire body.

5. Sway Test – stand with feet shoulder-width apart and relax. Hold whatever you are testing to your
chest and sense whether your body sways forward for ‘yes’ or back for ‘no.’ You can receive ‘yes’ or
‘no’ information from your superconscious mind. For example, you can find out if a food or
supplement is good for you! Relax, hold the item, remain neutral, and test if you sway forward or
backward!

6. Mind Movie – Create a movie in your mind of you what you would like to do, generate a level of
emotional passion and purpose. Positive dreaming at the subconscious level helps you accomplish
your goals.

7. Belief in a Good Higher Power – Belief in God or a Universal Divine Source opens up the
subconscious mind. Studies show one main factor of a healthy brain is your belief that God is Good
and Loving. It is not good for your mental pr physical health if you believe God is not loving.

8. Cancel, cancel, cancel – If you have a thought that keeps repeating in your mind and you want to
break this thought loop, say ‘cancel, cancel, cancel’ and then focus on something you would rather
think about that brings positive emotion or resolve.

Eliminate Distracting Behaviors! Accomplish Your Goals
Dani has used all these self-hypnosis techniques to improve the quality of her life. Dani has used an
additional technique to eliminate nine addictive foods from her diet. Dani has also hypnotized herself
to no longer play solitaire on the computer! You can learn this amazing self-hypnosis technique, too!

Let Dani be your Guide to help you transform your behaviors using Self-hypnosis! Experience
The Emotion Code, which is an energy healing technique that helps get rid of emotional baggage
from your past and past generations. Experience RIM, which helps you discover your Higher Truth.
Experience PSYCH-K to reprogram your subconscious and unconscious mind to achieve your goals.
Book a FREE Breakthrough phone call and find out about The Soul Power Experience! Go to
danigreen.today.

 Dani Green

Dani Green

Dani Green
The Soul Power Experience Creator
www.danigreen.today | hello@danigreen.today
425-359-4906

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Dani Green

Dani Green is the Creator of The Soul Power Experience using motivational speaking, education and hypnotherapy. Dani also helps clients reduce stress, smoking cessation and weight release. As an Ordained Minister, Dani writes and officiates Weddings and Funerals. Dani and her husband, Kevin have three adult children and have hosted 15 international students.

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What is a Marketing Audit and Why do you need one?

What is a Marketing Audit and Why do you need one?

What is a Marketing Audit and Why do you need one?

A marketing audit is a complete evaluation and interpretation of your business’s marketing
environment and efforts. The audit is comprehensive and systemic in the analysis of your
marketing methods and results. These audits are done by a third-party to provide an outside
perspective.

Marketing audits will also evaluate your marketing goals, objectives, strategies, and principles
to identify your problem areas and opportunities to improve. The end goal is to create an easy-
to-follow marketing plan of action that will enhance your marketing activities, and therefore
your businesses’ marketing performance.

Simply put, it studies your marketing plan and highlights the strengths while eliminating the
weaknesses.

Parts of a Marketing Audit

Marketing audits work similarly to website audits; they consist of six elements that are
designed to optimize your marketing strategy and create a reasonable end-game goal.

The different pieces typically included in a marketing audit are:

  • Initial consultation: The starting point where you discuss what you know is working or not
    working in your marketing strategy and create a plan of attack to correct or improve the
    situation.
  • Marketing gap analysis: You will attempt to identify why your content is not converting an
    identify an achievable goal for your marketing plan. You will also get clarity on what your target
    audience wants vs. needs.
  • Marketing UX review: A UX or user experience review determines how your current and
    future clients use your website and how to target your marketing towards their needs.
  • Marketing funnel review: Discovering the client’s journey from when they first learn about
    your business to when they’re ready to buy your service.
  • Avatar motivation: Understanding the motivation behind why your client behaves how
    they do and what in your marketing strategy triggers them to purchase your service.
  • Marketing project plan: A guide that takes everything you’ve learned into consideration that
    creates and plans out a marketing strategy that attracts your target audience.
What is a Marketing Audit and Why do you need one?
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Why Do You Need a Marketing Audit?

Your current marketing strategy might be working well, or it might not be. Either way, having
an outside source look at your plans can examine the situation and reveal issues you may not
have noticed or may have skipped over. An audit can also uncover new opportunities that you
might not have identified. Marketing should influence all of the decisions regarding your
website and business; if you did not have marketing, you would not have clients.

That’s why the value of a marketing audit always outweighs the cost. The number of clients that
can be reached will make up for the investment needed to begin. A marketing audit should be
completed annually before the creation of the yearly marketing plan. This timing will allow you
to expand into new opportunities or course correct on the things that are not working well in
your current marketing strategy.

A marketing audit should be viewed as an annual activity and expense that helps guide your
marketing activities. Through this exercise your business can stay on the cutting edge of
practices that will continue to bring clients to your business over the year.

What is a Marketing Audit and Why do you need one?

about

Danielle LaFleur

Danielle is a serial entrepreneur and has been creating and running businesses for over 20 years.  Danielle Owns Easy As Pie Design a website and marketing firm, specializing in websites designed for engagement and profitability.  She also offers Masterminds and One-on-One MVP Alignment coaching. 

Danielle has been featured in over 30 publications, worked with National Geographic in over 50+ countries, and has created a process for extracting an ROI from an ROE in training and development which is currently being used in over 100+ corporations.

Danielle encourages all of those that work with her to deep dive into their values, maximize those natural talents and skills, and create the life they have always dreamed of. She is a full believer that when you align yourself with who you are meant to be, there is an opportunity around every corner.

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Finding Encouragement from God

Finding Encouragement from God

Finding Encouragement from God

Where Can You Find Encouragement from God?

Today I found myself googling Bible verses about encouragement from God. One site had 20 and
another had 37. I really just wanted one.

There are many things in life that are out of my control. Too often I forget that. I think I’m in control. I’d
like to believe I’ve got it all figured out, but I don’t. Never have; never will.

Kathy Collard Miller, a speaker and author, shared a timely post on her Facebook page: Not once in the
Bible does it say worry about it, stress over it, or figure it out. But over and over again it clearly says
TRUST GOD!

Yep, Bible verse after Bible verse reminds us to trust God:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.
Proverbs 3:5 ESV

And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O LORD,
have not forsaken those who seek you.
Psalm 9:10

We all need encouragement—whether tackling that next set of reps at the gym or that daunting work
assignment, whether regrouping from tragic loss and a terrible misstep. We all need love and support,
because some days do not go well.

But there is Good News! Our ever-faithful God insists on surrounding us with His encourage, His love
and support. It’s that unexpected call from a friend. It’s a knowing smile from across the room. It’s a
quick cup of coffee in the middle of craziness. It’s the promise of His Word.

May the God of hope will you with all joy and peace in believing,
so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Romans 15:13

Interested in more encouragement from God?

Preview YouTube video WOLK: Say It with Flowers!

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Deanna Nowadnick

Deanna Nowadnick

Speaker | Writer | Author
www.FruitOfMySpirit.com

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Deanna Nowadnick

Before my father died, he reminded me that Mom had asked me to write a book. At the time the boys were in college, and the notion of writing was unfathomable. Writers write books. By the time my boys were adults, I’d run out of excuses. I was also at that age when I could pause and reflect.

Fruit of My Spirit: Reframing Life in God’s Grace was my first publishing endeavor. My second was Signs in Life: Finding Direction in Our Travels with God. Both are collections of stories that tell of God’s love and faithfulness. Both tell of His remarkable grace and mercy.

When not writing, I serve as the Client Service Coordinator for The Planner’s Edge, an investment advisory firm in Washington state. I’m active in my church, serving on the Leadership Team and gathering with a wonderful group of ladies to study and giggle over lattes and chocolate. On my desk is a rock with the words “Choose Joy!” etched in it. It’s my inspiration for each day. As an author, it is my hope that my own words might share that joy we find together as children of God.

With Him, it can be so.

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