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The Value of a Personal Assistant

Once entrepreneurs have taken the plunge and added an assistant to their payroll, they often don't use that person to their best advantage. 

Assistants often excel at taking tasks such as writing your blog posts, handling scheduling, and reminding you about following up with clients but they so...

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  • Not making time to assess the mess. If you can, build in 15 minutes at the end of the day to put everything back where it belongs.
  • Confusing the process of throwing away with actually getting organized. Organizing is putting systems in place to find what you need w...

  1. Documents. The way you name your files can dramatically improve the organization of both your physical and your digital documents. Be consistent with file naming.
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Common sources of clutter for entrepreneurs include business cards, printouts from the Web, and literature from conferences and seminars.

A good way to get rid of clutter is to turn each piece of paper that you're keeping around into an action item in your planner. 

The best gauge of being well organized, "is just the lack of anxiety that comes from a clean comfortable workspace where you feel like things aren't piling up and overwhelming you."

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Organize your office

  • Start with a purge to create an office that is free of clutter.
  • Create a catch-it space for incoming junk to sort through.
  • Keep your desktop clear of clutter.
  • Place two document trays on your desk...

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What ideas are

An idea is a connection between two concepts.

Steve Jobs said that creativity is just connecting things. When you understand that and think of ideas in that way, the process of generating ideas will seem a lot less intimidating.

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1. Rewrite It

Spend 5 minutes each morning preparing your task list to have only accomplishable tasks that fit the time you have available. Keep other tasks on a holding list for another day.

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