Archive for October, 2015

If you’ve taken the chance and picked up a copy of the “Happiness Project” You will have gotten into a bit of the meat of it by now. Interesting isn’t it?

This book to me is obviously applicable to everyday live. Marriage, Careers, Kids etc. But Every now and then I find a distinct connection that makes me think of my clients!

The changes that the Author – Gretchen Rubin was making in her life, she was measuring them. Tracking her results and noting the difference in her “happiness”.

When I start to work with a client I often am privy to many personal problems, insights and dreams. So, more often then not a relationship forms on a greater level then just “organizing”.

Those relationships grow over time and most often do not stop just because the project has been complete.

Do you find yourself in situations when a memory will pop into your head and you’ll be thinking of someone, wondering how they are doing and if they are succeeding in their personal quests?

This happens often to myself and the team I work with. We love our experiences but most of all we love to re-connect with our past clients. If for nothing else but to hear them say “hey! I can still see the floor in my laundry room!”

When we finish a project we hope that our clients can manage the systems we have put in place for them. We hope that as they measure their happiness and begin to notice the changes in their “organized” lives that they too think of us.

Maybe don’t strive to move a mountain…Maybe just tackle that laundry room floor.Cat resting

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Yes, I’ve read this book. Twice as a matter of fact.

I enjoyed it the first time and took some steps to increase my overall happiness. But I find I do fall back in some of my resolutions. So reading it the second time I thought I would make my thoughts public and look for insight from my fans and friends.

My first true AhHuh moment was this

“Current research underscores the wisdom of his chart-keeping approach.People are more likely to make progress on goals that are broken into concrete,measurable actions, with some kind of structured accountability and positive reinforcement.” Gretchen Rubin

Well that made sense, I mean when I work with my organizing clients success is greater when I break down the tasks, set out guidelines, and work with a clear set of goals.

Rebecca and Erin have been reinforcing the SMART Goals

S- Specific

M- Measurable

A – Achievable

R – Relevant

T- Time Sensitive

So…is it true?

Do you achieve your goals more consistently when you have them down on paper? Are you able to reach success when it’s just a thought process or are the odds greater for you when it’s black and white – right there in your face? Does this make it all too overwhelming? Too much pressure to succeed?

It’s obvious the answers will be different for everyone. But for me, my happiness…I will ascertain 12 important virtues that I feel will increase my happiness when addressed.

It’s a work in progress. 🙂Friends

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Friends and fans!

It definitely has a hint of Fall in the air. The TEAM at Just In Time Solutions is busy. So many people are starting to hunker down and plan for the next three months.

October – Thanksgiving

We have much to be thankful for…Pauline is working at keeping the ladies focused and behaving.

Erin is doing her very best to calm the chaos and bring peace to clients that need our help…

And Rebecca, well she’s just putting one foot in front of the other, reminding our friends that ROME wasn’t built in a day.

When you start to feel the need to settle things in your home or space. To bring them from “crazy” to calm. Take one step at a time, there is no sense in becoming overwhelmed in the first hour when you’ve got a large or small task ahead of you! Slow and steady wins the race – always. Take your time, make the decisions that are going to stick. “Does it bring you JOY?” Yes, good question. Do you NEED to move mountains to be successful? No!

You just need to keep moving.Headshot

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