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10 Ways To Be A Super Effective Organizer

Joel Brown (Founder of Addicted2Success.com)

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Being more organized can change your life for the better and can even result in you becoming more successful. After all, when you have things in order, you will be likely to get more done and achieve more of your goals. In fact, most highly successful people share the trait of being organized in most aspects of their lives.

If you want to experience this for yourself, then below are 10 ways you can become a better organizer!

 

 

 

How To Be Awesomely Organized

 

1. Create a To-Do List

A to-do list is extremely important if you want to keep your days in line and make sure that you get everything done. While you certainly can keep a pen and paper with you at all times, there are phone apps you can use instead. These apps track your to-do list and even remind you about deadlines so that you don’t forget things. There are also computer software programs you can use to write and track things you need to get done.

Tip: Try to minimize this list to four or less things, or else you could end up becoming overwhelmed.

 

2. Find Places for Things

At home you should have things to put your trash, laundry, toiletries and other items. In the office you should have bins for things you’ve done, things you need to get done and everything else. Make sure you can easily access the things that you use most often, as this will save you a lot of time.

Tip: Purchase organization products; they are well worth the investment.

 

3. Get Rid of Clutter

A lot of people hang onto things that they think they “might need/use” later on. Unfortunately these cause a lot of clutter and generally never end up being used. Simplify your life by getting rid of clutter and letting it go! When you’re not focused on the clutter, you will be more focused on things you need to get done right now.

 

4. Get Things Done Right Away

Procrastination is only going to cause you problems, so this is a trait you definitely need to change. Get things done as soon as you can, rather than putting them off until later on. Not only will this help you be more organized, it will also reduce the amount of time you waste during the day.

Tip: It’s especially helpful to do things that you don’t want to do right away. Knock out the worst things first so the rest seems easier.

 

5. Color Code Tasks

If you truly can’t get to something right away, like a paper you have to review, then put it into a color coded folder. For example, red could be urgent matters that need to get done ASAP and green can be things you need to get done within the next week.

These can be kept in your briefcase, office or even your home to make sure you see them throughout the day. If colour codes don’t quite get you there, then draw little pictures on them to inspire you to work through your daily tasks, this works for me.

 

Organization Quote #1

Early in my career I felt that organization would destroy my creativity. Whereas now, I feel the opposite. Discipline is he concrete that allows you to be creative. – Verna Gibson

 

6. Keep a Schedule

Write down dates of things that you have to do, like pay bills or turn in huge projects. You should also keep track of meetings and set alerts ahead of time so you are sure you are prepared in advance.

Tip: Use a dry erase calender so you can easily add, remove and edit things on your schedule. Or use a phone app so you can easily track and remind yourself of things you need to get done.

 

7. Create Small Goals

When you make huge goals that are difficult to accomplish you could end up not meeting them because you become overwhelmed. Small goals that you can actually accomplish will result in getting more done and making sure you can complete them as you anticipate. Keep goals written on your main calendar and make sure to update them as you progress.

 

8. Have a Positive Attitude

Powerful people have go-getter attitudes that are positive and willing to try. If you just try being more positive about things that you need to accomplish, then you will see a really huge change in the way that you get things done. If you take a look at successful business owners, then you will see that they are positive, energetic and have great attitudes about their work.

Tip: Watch videos or listen to audio recordings of career coaches and motivational speakers to give you a new perspective and attitude.

 

9. Set Priorities

You have to take note of what your priorities are if you want to be successful. This means knowing what you want and not being sorry for taking time out for it. Everyone has priorities and they are all different, so it’s important to be true to yours and what you want. You have to make a list, and make sure that you start with #1 and work your way down. Put the most important thing at the top, most of the things we keep putting off we usually push to the bottom of the list.

This is an absolute must for those who are procrastinators. When you find you have a free day, write a new list (Your PUNCH! list) and put your most “put off tasks” at the top and knock them out one by one, you will feel so much better for it.

 

10. Use Time Wisely

If you find yourself daydreaming, then ask yourself what you could be doing instead. Making more use of your time will ensure that you get more done and that you don’t postpone important tasks.

Even if you have to switch your cell phone off or unplug the TV for a few hours, nothing moves unless you do. Block out distractions and get to working on the most important tasks.

 

Organization Quote #2

Have a time and place for everything, and do everything in its time and place, and you will not only accomplish more, but have far more leisure than those who are always hurrying. – Tryon Edwards

 

Albert Einstein Organied Quote

 

I am the the Founder of Addicted2Success.com and I am so grateful you're here to be part of this awesome community. I love connecting with people who have a passion for Entrepreneurship, Self Development & Achieving Success. I started this website with the intention of educating and inspiring likeminded people to always strive for success no matter what their circumstances.I'm proud to say through my podcast and through this website we have impacted over 200 million lives in the last 10 years.

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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