I want to make your life easier!
Organizing is in my blood. Before I was 17, our family had lived in over a dozen homes across three continents, each move carefully orchestrated by my mother. She was also fond of saying, “A place for everything, and everything in its place.” Our house ran like clockwork and was very tidy, despite there being five children!
Because I can’t bear to do extra or unnecessary work, I’m always looking for the best way to do a thing, from tying your shoelaces (so they stay tied and are easy to untie) to setting up a self-purging filing system. Ever since I first discovered mail merge in the 80s, I’ve been captivated by the power of technology to make people’s lives easier. Today I’m thrilled to have tools like Evernote, Asana and Google Apps and I love sharing what I’ve learned!
For over a dozen years, I worked in international law firms creating knowledge management systems to organize and make information accessible. I helped individuals and teams transition from paper to digital. Along the way, I learned that many people need help to get free of the burden of email, learn to use technology effectively, and gain control over their time, tasks, and lives.
I use both Mac and Windows. Some of the things I carry around are:
- an iPhone 6 loaded with Evernote, Asana, LastPass, and Google Apps, among other things
- a tiny notebook and gel pen for quick notes on the go
I’m known for a killer mac and cheese and cutting a rug on the dance floor. I’m lucky enough to live in California, where I get to explore a vast variety of natural beauty and just about any kind of food. I practice meditation and yoga and am a student of the Diamond Approach at the Ridhwan School.
In my experience, being organized and productive is a process; a practice of habits. Let me help you cultivate some new habits. Chef Thomas Keller says, “Getting organized is setting yourself up for success.” I heartily agree.