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It's Hard to Make a Difference When You Can't Find Your Keys: The Seven-Step Path to Becoming Truly Organized (Compass) Paperback – December 30, 2003
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This book is unique in exposing the deeper "why's" of disorganization. With her seven-step model, Marilyn Paul offers an intensely practical and easy-to-follow roadmap to transforming chaos into order. She offers a means to live powerfully with ease and calm. The first step on the path is to define one's "compelling purpose for organizing" ; the secret to staying motivated while patiently reversing years of disorderly habits. Next, she helps the reader vividly imagine how life would be if you were living that purpose right now. Then "taking stock" not only diagnoses the physical symptoms of disorder but helps the reader uncover the emotional, mental, and spiritual levels that are key to lasting and comprehensive change. The next step on setting up a support system of colleagues, friends and family is a practical method to ensure on-going success.Read more ›
Anyway, I was hoping this wouldn't be one of the "file recipes under the blue tag, and do it all the time" breed of books, which I HATE. The preachy-sniffy-better-than-you organizational mavens out there, give getting your stuff in order a bad name! Kind of like the time management guy that says, "Well, leave on time to arrive on time." Makes me want to gnash my teeth and howl. I used to just look at all my stuff and decide getting it all in some kind of order was just too much for me, so I'd better go to the movies instead.
I made this author my BF immediately after learning she and I shared WAY too many quirks, even down to paying a professional organizer hard-earned bucks only to have them return the next week, and scowl at you for the clutter that came creeping back. Marilyn Paul is my TRIBE. She understands how it is. She gets it. Her invitation for you to examine why you make mess brought my motivations into clear focus. Her book really helped me to understand how I am benignly sabotaging my deep-down desire to live a less complicated life.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book helped me incorporate some important techniques to avoid procrastination. There were a few in here I hadn't seen before so definitely worth checking out. Read morePublished 6 months ago by I.J.
Excellent book! I've read many books about organizing techniques but none that addressed the reason why one is disorganized. It's been very eye opening and extremely helpful. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Diane Balkinski
Great points, well organized. Addresses all areas of organization. Many citations to other works that allow the readers to continue their journey in this area.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Love this book. I found out late in life that I have AD/HD and this book has a great outlook.Published 13 months ago by Mary Fran
I'm only one chapter in, as I ordered this just before moving house, but I feel the content is promising. (I may change my review to 5* later. Read morePublished 15 months ago by C. Flora
Yes, I admit it - I'm totally unorganized. And have ADD. Did this book help? Somewhat. Am I totally organized and have overcome my ADD because of this book? Nope. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Pamela Ray Brimm
This book is a hidden gem..why isn't it more popular? I have to read it slowly.Published 17 months ago by Bisaro
A very good book discussing not just organization but the spiritual and psychic aspects of our organizational habits. Read morePublished 22 months ago by T. C. Sienko
I've never written a review online before, although I read them often to help me with decisions for products, restaurants, etc. Read morePublished on October 8, 2013 by Darida