Sunflower and Butterfly

13 x 7 = 91. That’s the other side of the coin of my 13 x 7 = 28 post. I didn’t fail. I made the best decisions I could in the time I had with the resources available to me. I conducted triage. I frequently remind my clients that triage is a critical skill.…

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I admit defeat. I admit abject, miserable, wretched failure. A failure to practice what I preach. And ghastly consequences. Starting a business is always perilous. In my early Casual Uncluttering LLC days, I constantly juggled coinage, allocating every leaden penny as carefully as possible to those operations for which I couldn’t tread water if I…

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Megan Reimann, M.Ed., NBCT, Academic Support Specialist with the Hallowell Todaro ADHD Center will be offering the latest insights into ADD/ADHD – CEU-eligible February 4, 2020 Featured Business Partner: Meeting Format 6:00-6:30pm Networking 6:30-6:40pm Welcome to the meeting & Introductions 6:40-6:50pm Business Partner Presentation 6:50-7:15pm Roundtable/ discussion of a pre-planned topic 7:15-8:15pm Guest Speaker 8:15-8:30pm…

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How do I love The Complete Home Office by Alvin Rosenbaum? Let me count the ways. It’s taught me a significant number of features to look for while evaluating the physical and technological functionality of my Casual Uncluttering LLC clients’ offices, so much so that I may carry it with me when that’s the project.…

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It was late enough, dark enough to be difficult to drive. It was in Edmonds, out of my way. But I went, finding a large church, old and unexpectedly intimidating in the murk. I knocked on the door and no one answered. I couldn’t find the Women’s-only AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meeting. I went home saddened…

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Once upon a simpler time, in days of yore so long long ago, I could count the number of passwords I had on one hand. And none of them was for Casual Uncluttering LLC. And most of them were probably my social security number. Because who knew? And ‘sides which, there were no computer hackers.…

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I jumped off the QuickBooks cliff, like a Barnacle Goose gosling tumbling over Greenland crags to get some breakfast. And, like most of them, I survived, banged up but triumphant. I solved a problem that’s bungled my reconciliations for months. How did I manage? Old-fashioned persistence, or, in my case, a persnickety refusal to quit…

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Yes, Stacy London of What Not to Wear. For those very very very few of you who may not know – and you are forgiven if you don’t – What Not to Wear was a NYC-based TV show which ran from 2003 – 2013 in which Ms. London and her co-host Clinton Kelly led chic-challenged…

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Sometimes you have to talk something through. Sometimes you need a pep talk. Sometimes you have to have a temper tantrum, talk something through and have someone shake you while he’s proclaiming “You’re being ridiculous!” Mahlon Otero of Shivelight Company, a full-service IT support firm for businesses, shook me good. Quite reasonably pointed out that…

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