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Organize 365 supplies home organization tips, strategies and motivation with professional organizer Lisa Woodruff.
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The #ThrowbackThursday Podcast this week is Episode 241 - Using Your Planner for Productivity.   I talk about two things: why most people use their planners incorrectly, and why using a planner at all sometimes causes us to lose focus on the things that truly matter.   I want you LIVE your life with purpose. My goal is to help you be productive and be fulfilled. Your kids will see you do that, and then they will be able to live their life with purpose and fulfillment.
Welcome to the newest Wednesday Podcast! On Wednesdays, I get to talk with members of the Organize 365 community as they share the challenges, progress, missteps, and triumphs along their organizing journey. You can see and hear transformation in action. I look forward to helping YOU get Organized! This week, I share my conversation with Amy M. She lives with her Husband, four children, and her aging father-in-law. Amy has this to share about her journey “Organizing your life really is the secret to making your dreams come true - you just have to plan and execute every single day with baby steps. It's playing the long game.” I hope you find her story as inspiring as I do!  I am grateful that you are reaching out to share your stories and progress with me and with the Organize 365 community. If you are ready to share your story with us, please apply at https://organize365.com/wednesday. For more information about the programs and products mentioned in this podcast please check out these links: Organize 365 The Sunday Basket® 100 Day Home Organization Program ALL ACCESS Workboxes Paper Organizing Retreats I look forward to helping YOU get Organized!
Marni Jameson | Downsizing the Family Home | Book Review by Lisa Woodruff On Mondays, I will be posting a podcast recording of previously recorded book reviews. These are books that have impacted me that I want to share with you. In May, the Organize 365 book reviews will focus on estate planning and home organizing. My first book to review is Downsizing The Family Home: What to Save, What to Let Go by Marni Jameson. Marni wrote this book as she was clearing out her family estate after the loss of her parents. I loved how practical this book was! She shared real, logical thoughts and her process for dealing with all of the stuff. The most profound suggestion in the book is to focus on what to keep, not what to let go. This was especially helpful when Emily and I settled our Dad’s estate. The book also led us through unpacking the memory behind the items. This book also helped me to understand the actual monetary value of the stuff left in the house. If you are anticipating settling an estate or downsizing, I highly recommend reading this book soon! You can also watch this as a video review on YouTube.  Follow me on Goodreads! If you are interested in trying Audible for audiobooks, you can get a free trial with my affiliate link.
402 - Lisa's YES List

402 - Lisa's YES List

2021-04-3014:19

I have always wanted to record a podcast about what I am saying “Yes!” to and what I am saying “No!” to. Today, I am sharing my YES! list.  What I realized people are doing when they share these kinds of lists are actually different ways of thinking about how you are using your time. For me, the “no list” is about decluttering my decision making stress and setting boundaries. On the other hand, my “yes” list is about supporting my priorities. This week, I will be sharing my “yes” list for the next of my New Year’s - the Summer (May to August). The things on my “yes” list will not get my complete focus, but I will be finding extra pockets of time to use for these things. This Summer, I am saying YES! to: Traveling safely in the US! I have been home for the entire pandemic, and I am ready to travel. I’m fully vaccinated. I will be following the most current CDC recommendations during my travel. But, my big news is that I am preparing for a book tour! I’ll be touring my newest book Organization is a Learnable Skill from July 8 to August 10th. My kids’ requests for my time! As I said last week, I will be focusing on getting my kids to do more of their own #adulting responsibilities. However, any requests to just spend time together will be met with a YES! from me.  Makeup, fun hair, beauty routines, and enjoying a corporate casual look! I have been having a lot of fun trying out new makeup, a new curling iron, playing with my hair and makeup, and working on my wardrobe. I don’t own yoga pants or sweatpants. We have the freedom to choose what looks good on our bodies and works best for our current life stage.  Making our home a place we love to be! Greg and I are doubling down on optimizing our home. We want it to be a place we love to be, function well for us, upgrade anything we can, and to make it work for everyone who lives there. I encourage you to do the same for your home - no matter what budget you are working with. I hope that my “yes” and “no” lists help you to figure out if there are any things for your Summer that you want to firmly establish as a yes or a no for you right now.
The #ThrowbackThursday Podcast this week is Episode 198 - Good, Better, and Best Goals. Today, I introduce you to one of my favorite methods of goal setting and one of the reasons that I have been able to make so much progress in my business and in my life. In this podcast, I share some of my goals, and the different ways I have been able to meet them. I also encourage you to set your own goals. This is a perfect refresher before we start the next round of the 100 Day Home Organization Program on May 11th.
Listen here: https://organize365.com/wednesday-podcasts/   Welcome to the newest Wednesday Podcast! On Wednesdays, I get to talk with members of the Organize 365 community as they share the challenges, progress, missteps, and triumphs along their organizing journey. You can see and hear transformation in action. I look forward to helping YOU get Organized!   This week, I share my conversation with Cailla M. She lives with her husband, daughter, and a cat. She shares her story of facing some very difficult events in 2020, both as a teacher and in some health challenges for her husband. Despite all she went through, Cailla shares how she has been able to change her mindset, her self-talk, and her home to better care for her family and herself. I hope you find her story as inspiring as I do!     I am grateful that you are reaching out to share your stories and progress with me and with the Organize 365 community. If you are ready to share your story with us, please apply at https://organize365.com/wednesday. For more information about the programs and products mentioned in this podcast please check out these links: Organize 365 The Sunday Basket® 100 Day Home Organization Program ALL ACCESS Workboxes Paper Organizing Retreats I look forward to helping YOU get Organized!
Julia Pimsleur | Million Dollar Woman | Book Review by Lisa Woodruff On Mondays, I will be posting a podcast recording of previously recorded book reviews. These are books that have impacted me that I want to share with you. On the last Monday of every month, my book review will highlight a female founder or business owner. Most of these women started a company from their homes with less than $10,000.  Million Dollar Women: The Essential Guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big by Julie Pimsleur is our Female Founder for April. I loved listening to this book on Audible. I was looking for inspiration to keep growing my business income, and I wanted to learn about how to work towards earning a million dollars. This was the first book that taught me to know the numbers of my business. This book also opened my eyes to the fact that growing a business often takes a lot of money and helped me to anticipate what I would need when moving into physical products.  You can also watch this as a video review on YouTube.  Follow me on Goodreads! If you are interested in trying Audible for audiobooks, you can get a free trial with my affiliate link.
400 - Lisa's NO List

400 - Lisa's NO List

2021-04-2319:58

I have always wanted to record a podcast about what I am saying “Yes!” to and what I am saying “No!” to. Today, I am sharing my no list.  What I realized people are doing when they share these kinds of lists are actually different ways of thinking about how you are using your time. It’s not necessarily calling different things good and bad. It’s about prioritizing (what things get your yes) and decluttering and setting better boundaries (what things get your no). Over the next 100 Day cycle, I will be saying no to four main things. Different times of year call for attention to different kinds of tasks and areas of focus. When you make a yes or no list, you are creating a rule that helps you spend less energy making decisions. These rules can be for your next of the Lisa’s New Years, or it can be permanent. You get to choose.  Listen in and I’ll explain why I am saying no to these things. This list helps me declutter activities that are taking time on my mind and in my schedule. These are either things on my calendar or a mindset I am letting go. I am decluttering these things - at least for now.  Perfectionism Diet ideas Working in the evening Doing things for my kids
The #ThrowbackThursday Podcast this week is Episode 196 - The 24 Hour Rule. Today, I introduce you to a rule that I impose upon myself that I call the “24 Hour Rule.”   The 24 Hour Rule is going to free you up from all the things that you might do, should do, could do, or want to do someday. Instead, it’ll teach you to focus on today.   Warning: Please listen to the full podcast episode! You may think at first that the 24 hour rule is a little crazy, but by the end I hope I’ve convinced you to give it a try.
Welcome to the newest Wednesday Podcast! On Wednesdays, I get to talk with members of the Organize 365 community as they share the challenges, progress, missteps, and triumphs along their organizing journey. You can see and hear transformation in action. I look forward to helping YOU get Organized!   This week, I share my conversation with Jordan B. She lives with her husband and two teenage sons. Jordan started with her Sunday Basket®. After doing the 100 Day Program, she finds it much easier to have guests over without stress. I hope you find her story as inspiring as I do!     I am grateful that you are reaching out to share your stories and progress with me and with the Organize 365 community. If you are ready to share your story with us, please apply at https://organize365.com/wednesday. For more information about the programs and products mentioned in this podcast please check out these links: Organize 365 The Sunday Basket® 100 Day Home Organization Program ALL ACCESS Workboxes Paper Organizing Retreats I look forward to helping YOU get Organized!
Barbara Stanny (Huson) | Overcoming Underearning | Book Review by Lisa Woodruff On Mondays, I will be posting a podcast recording of previously recorded book reviews. These are books that have impacted me that I want to share with you. Just in time for tax day, throughout April, I review books on money and money mindset. I share my own beliefs, ideas, and thoughts about money, and I share how I have been able to transform these over time.  Overcoming Underearning: Overcome Your Money Fears and Earn What You Deserve & Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life by Barbara Stanny helped me to overcome many of my personal limiting beliefs about money.  I started with these books in 2016 and used her quizzes to journal about the thoughts in my head that were holding down my success. Being positive, abundant, and wealthy are available to all of us, but we need to work on our mindsets. This book helped me to cultivate my mindset to move up in my earning and in how I manage my money.  You can also watch this as a video review on YouTube.  Follow me on Goodreads! If you are interested in trying Audible for audiobooks, you can get a free trial with my affiliate link.
I am super excited today to introduce you to Jay Papasan. He is the co-author of The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results with Gary Keller. Jay is a best selling author and executive at Keller Williams Realty.  I quote the ONE Thing mantra regularly - What’s the ONE Thing I can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”  Clarifying our number one priority ensures that we make great decisions. We know what to say yes to; and then say no to everything else.  Jay and I explore the origins of the ONE Thing question, and how I have applied it to my life and business. My understanding of the ONE Thing has grown over time and can be applied in any arena at different levels at different times in our lives. Jay shares how you can use this ONE Thing question to figure out what to do today, and in life. He graciously explains what his own lifetime ONE Thing is in his own life.  There are limitless possibilities for how we can use our time, so the ONE Thing question can break down your choices so you can clarify what makes the biggest impact for you. Making decisions proactively ensures a better investment of your hours and your minutes so that you have fewer regrets. Time is not renewable. It is a precious resource and who you give it to matters greatly.  Jay also gives some great guidance on how our habits decide our futures. He shares his ideas about making rules for how you choose to spend your time. Listen in for his amazing advice! He explains how he balances openness to new people with those he already has decided are the most important.  Jay also teaches us about how to best set goals and the secret to improving our chances of achieving them. He talks about accountability and how to set the steps to stay on track to reach our goals. Systematically working backwards from the goal helps to create a straight line of actions that will move the needle and he shares how to set up a system. This is a proven process that naturally narrows our focus on key goals.  Perfection is overrated. Let’s make progress. Follow Jay and learn more at the1thing.com . 
The #ThrowbackThursday Podcast this week is Episode 281 - Decluttering Negative Thoughts.   Your inner thoughts can have a serious impact on your state of mind. If you see the world through a darkened lens, that negative way of thinking can quickly become a way of life.   When I tell people that I used to be the queen of negativity, they find it hard to believe. Nowadays, thinking positively comes easy to me. I like to think about negative thoughts as weeds in our mind. Weeds that need to be pulled out from the roots. If the garden of your mind has become overgrown with persistent weeds that you can’t clear, it’s time to tackle the root of the problem.   In this episode, I reveal the steps you can take to overcome your negative mindset and start living a more positive and happy life.   Ready to say goodbye to negative thoughts? Listen in!
Welcome to the newest Wednesday Podcast! On Wednesdays, I get to talk with members of the Organize 365 community as they share the challenges, progress, missteps, and triumphs along their organizing journey. You can see and hear transformation in action. I look forward to helping YOU get Organized! This week, I share my conversation with Amber Z. She lives with her husband and four kids. She’s been working on the 100 Day Program since 2018 and shares about her progress (but not perfection!).I hope you find this conversation as inspiring as I do!  I am grateful that you are reaching out to share your stories and progress with me and with the Organize 365 community. If you are ready to share your story with us, please apply at https://organize365.com/wednesday. For more information about the programs and products mentioned in this podcast please check out these links: Organize 365 The Sunday Basket® 100 Day Home Organization Program ALL ACCESS Workboxes Paper Organizing Retreats I look forward to helping YOU get Organized!
Alice Schroeder | Snowball: Warren Buffett & the Business of Life | Book Review by Lisa Woodruff On Mondays, I will be posting a podcast recording of previously recorded book reviews. These are books that have impacted me that I want to share with you. Just in time for tax day, throughout April, I review books on money and money mindset. I share my own beliefs, ideas, and thoughts about money, and I share how I have been able to transform these over time.  The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life by Alice Schroeder is our next money mindset book. This is a really long tale of the life and work of Warren Buffett and includes information on prior generations. I learned a lot about his simple lifestyle and how he learned about the stock market. I listened to this on Audible and it was like learning from a grandfather like person about history and money. I loved it! You can also watch this as a video review on YouTube.  Follow me on Goodreads! If you are interested in trying Audible for audiobooks, you can get a free trial with my affiliate link.
This is part four of a four part podcast series on discovering YOU. This week, I will be talking with you about how to curate your life with Gail Golden. Gail is a management psychologist who helps businesses build better leaders. She helps to create powerful interventions and boost the bottom line.  So far, you have learned how you think and get something done. You now also know how to follow your energy and trust your intuition. Then, we covered how to create and trust your plan - for a day, a week, or a season.  I invited Gail to the podcast this week to share knowledge from her new book Curating Your Life: Ending the Struggle for Work-Life Balance. I want to introduce her to the Organize 365 audience. We are all on a journey from a reactive to a productive life. Everything we organize gives us more time, and some women now have 12-15 hours a week and are wondering “now what?” Gail shares how she has figured out what she is doing next, and how she is curating her next season of life.  Gail recommends The Power of Full Engagement. She shares how instead of asking “Do I have time for that?” she asks herself “Do I want to spend energy on that?” For Gail, the management of energy is how she makes decisions about how to spend her time and her life.  Gail shares how many of her clients feel exhausted, overwhelmed, and inadequate most of the time. She also noticed that people never seemed to develop a work life balance - at least until they curated their life. There are things that matter, but are not important, so we can just do them good enough. This leaves energy left over for the things you want to be great at.  Lisa and Gail talk about how to increase your energy, and even your energy capacity. Organizing your space means you don’t waste energy looking for things. Knowing yourself and awareness of your energy means you can manage your energy by selecting environments that give us energy. Also - sleep, water, healthy diet, and regular breaks can all contribute to our optimum energy levels. No matter what we do - our energy capacity is finite. This means, we still need to make decisions about how to spend our energy.  They also talk about mid-life re-curating. Sometimes life happens to you and something changes (divorce, COVID, job loss). Other times, we have changed and we recognize that we need something different in our lives and we elect to re-curate and make choices about our next steps in life. The theme of re-curating honors that our earlier choices were right for us at the time, but do not have to be followed forever.  Gail also gifts us by exposing the “obnoxious roommate” in our heads that speaks against every decision we make. You know that voice! If you stay home with your family, the voice asks why you are not at work. If you stay home, the voice asks why you “wasted” college or are not contributing more to the world. Gail calls that roommate out, and gives advice for talking back to that cruel voice and ensuring that our decisions about what to curate reflect what is best for us.  Gail also shares some incredible insights on how we live out our curation as social creatures. When we curate our lives, we do so in the context of many relationships. Listen in for her amazing explanation of how to balance individual needs with those you love.  We finish up by talking about how to manage our energy as we begin to re-enter the world after COVID. Gail gives some great questions for each of us to consider as we figure out what things to reincorporate into our lives, and what things are no longer best for us and can be left in the past. Listen in and see what you are called to curate in your life. 
The #ThrowbackThursday Podcast this week is Episode 227 - Having an Adult Spring Break. About two years ago, I took an improptu adult spring break adventure. I was surprised when I looked up and realized mid-way through the week what i was doing. In the podcast, I tell the story of how I spent the week replacing the windows in our home, cleaning the kids' rooms, and updating my binders. Taking a spontaneous break isn’t something I do very often, but the more I live a truly organized life, the clearer I can see the patterns of how to breed more productivity in organization and a large part of this is taking the time to relax, unwind, and de-stress. Remember to join us for the Adult Spring Break this year at organize365.com/blitz
Welcome to the newest Wednesday Podcast! On Wednesdays, I get to talk with members of the Organize 365 community as they share the challenges, progress, missteps, and triumphs along their organizing journey. You can see and hear transformation in action. I look forward to helping YOU get Organized! This week, I share my conversation with Kristin B. She lives with her spouse and her daughter. Her transformational journey has had some major ups and downs! I hope you find this conversation as inspiring as I do!  I am grateful that you are reaching out to share your stories and progress with me and with the Organize 365 community. If you are ready to share your story with us, please apply at https://organize365.com/wednesday For more information about the programs and products mentioned in this podcast please check out these links: Organize 365 The Sunday Basket® 100 Day Home Organization Program ALL ACCESS Workboxes Paper Organizing Retreats I look forward to helping YOU get Organized!  
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Joy Lizbeth

ok I'll I'm mm hi j in an email to our home ere3in every morning👍😁👍😁

Jun 11th
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Wendy Wendt

Re Bonus Issue 10: Lisa!!! During this pandemic, people should NOT have the neighbor kids come over to babysit! NOT go over to the neighbors! NOT have neighbors over! That spreads disease whether you feel well or not. People can be carriers even if they feel well.

Mar 29th
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Naishe Kami

Bold of you to assume I have a laundry basket.

Mar 25th
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Emily Murphy

Instantpot is also a slow cooker.

Oct 2nd
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Natasha deVries

Organize 365 is my favourite podcast and I listen to several! Thank you for always inspiring me👌👌👌👌

Sep 27th
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Jana Miller

I have loved listening to your Podcast and am so excited to say that I ordered your book The Organization Mindset on Amazon and it will arrive tomorrow!

Jun 2nd
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Jennifer Dunn

Great episode! 100 days to build a habit is definitely more accurate than 21. I think research has found that it takes 6 weeks to develop a habit, but longer to keep it.

Mar 29th
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Danielle Leitner

this post was so relevant in my job as a personal assistant...so thank you much for bringing it to light.

Sep 14th
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Mylinda

"pack it up we'll deal with it at home" Omgosh!! it's like you were there! thanks so much for this podcast, you made me feel so much better... I'm not alone!

Nov 6th
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Mylinda

AWESOME! YOU are the BEST!!!!

Oct 25th
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