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I'm giving myself permission to refuse to write every day - too much pressure!!! I'd never enjoy writing again, and I'd bet my audience would start making comparisons between me and a mosquito. I'm told I have a good sense of humor - I know I enjoy finding ways to laugh and to get other people to laugh. Don't take any of it too seriously, except of course the serious stuff. And, after all, everything is about our stuff.  

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The Tao of Time Diana Hunt & Pam Hait 1991 Redux

By Lauren Williams | April 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

I reviewed The Tao of Time in an earlier post. I’ve been using the concepts in an entirely unapproved fashion – no affirmations, no visualizations, no consistency. Bad Organizer, bad. I’ll probably never mutter a mantra or see fluffy clouds, because I excruciatingly dislike both methods of relaxing. Haven’t even pretended to pick up a…

Why Hire Professional Organizers? – Client Side

By Lauren Williams | April 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Client Side – I love this review as advice for anyone thinking of hiring an Organizer, forget whether someone chooses to work with me or not!!! Robin has so perfectly captured how a pro can help, I’m in awe. If the process can’t be fun, it (almost, grin) might not be worth it. Lauren…

Mark Wahlberg makes it local for Duvall Valley Bombers

By Lauren Williams | April 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

I stumbled on this while waiting for a manager at my bank – The Woodinville Weekly, Vol. 42 No. 23, March 12, 2018 Front Page  (and page 6)  featured this terrific article, Duvall Valley Bombers Mark Wahlberg helps propel Cooperstown trip fundraiser, about his spontaneous, heartfelt support for a local boys baseball team, the Duvall…

Are You a Member of the Phone Calls Club?

By Lauren Williams | April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Do you call your Mom when you wash the dishes? Catch up with your best friend every time you fold the laundry? You hunt down your first high school boyfriend’s little brother, 30 years later, just to have someone to talk to because you have to do the clearing up before the housekeeper comes –…

Pesto out of Postponement

By Lauren Williams | April 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pesto out of postponement. Take a last-minute client cancellation and: (1) finish improving data in QuickBooks; (2) finishing scrubbing old information from my phone list; (3) continue following-up on Monday’s GSBA Matchmaker conference MUCH sooner than otherwise and (4) experiment with pistachio pesto several days ahead of schedule. WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   Pistachio pesto was a success,…

What was I thinking?!?!?!

By Lauren Williams | April 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

What was I thinking?!?!?! 8:00AM – 4:00PM (up at 5:30AM) at Starbucks HQ Monday 4/2/2018, participating in the Greater Seattle Business Association Matchmaker conference. Taught a BIAWA class 4/3 morning and turned around to the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation (worth a day trip, by the way, especially coupled with Duvall and Monroe) in the afternoon…

Gini P

By Lauren Williams | March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Once upon a time, Gini P was my guest at an Organizer on the Road Show. The Universe granted me a privilege I hope I never fail to appreciate. Gini, 80+ years youthful, only this year embarked on the adventure of becoming a published poet, and formed a writers’ support group to craft a novel. She…

Finding Joe

By Lauren Williams | March 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Finding Joe

Just when I thought it was safe to believe that it’s getting warmer… it snows. And so yet again I took refuge under the covers. My son’s school is studying A Hero’s Journey, the soul-searing premise formulated by Joseph Campbell, a Professor at Sarah Lawrence College from 1934 – 1972, that all myths from all…

Peeved

By Lauren Williams | March 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Peeved

I thought I was peeved, but maybe that’s too strong. I considered “aggrieved,” but that implies I think the Universe is out to get me. “Irked” is a ridiculous word and “annoyed” is just plain too weak. “Befuddled” and “discontented” came to mind this afternoon, and they still feel right. Yesterday, Monday 3/19/2018, was another…

How Thoughts Determine Your Destiny

By Lauren Williams | March 18, 2018 | 2 Comments

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. – – Frank Outlaw Have an amazing day!” I’m grateful to Carol Williams, a fellow blogger on ActiveRain who coaches new real estate agents on best practices…