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How to Organize your Work, Home and Life

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Time is an important non-renewable resource that can be used more effectively by organizing your work, your office and yourself. In this book, time management expert H.Taylor explains step-by-step.
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In general, organizing involves working with things and time management involves working with time. But the two are closely aligned, and it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between them. This book discusses both, with an emphasis on organizing your office, your home and your life in a way that optimizes your use of time. Discussing the need and benefits of getting organized, the author provides step-by-step guidance in getting rid of the backlog and clutter, and setting up systems, tools and procedures that allow you to increase your personal effectiveness Ė both at and away from work.He also includes organizing information for seniors whether they are retired or still in the workforce. How to organize your work, home and life.

About the author

Harold Taylor, CSP, president of Harold Taylor Time Consultants Ltd., and now operating as Taylor In Time, was a teaching master at Humber College of Applied Arts & Technology in Toronto, Canada for eight years before launching into the consulting business. He has now been speaking, writing and conducting training programs on the topic of effective time management for over 35 years. He has written over 20 books, including a Canadian bestseller, Making Time Work for You. He has developed over 50 time management products, including the popular Taylor Planner, which has sold in 38 countries around the world. He has had over 300 articles accepted for publication.

A past director of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Harold Taylor received their Founder’s Award in 1999 for outstanding contributions to the organizing profession. He received the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation in 1987 from the National Speakers Association. In 1998 the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers inducted him into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. And in 2001, he received the first Founder’s Award from the Professional Organizers in Canada. The award has been named in his honor.

Since 1981, when he incorporated the original time management company, he has personally presented over 2000 workshops, speeches and keynotes on the topic of time and life management.

  1. Introduction
  2. Time management & organization go hand in hand
    1. The value of time
    2. Getting organized
    3. How do we become self-motivated?
    4. Make changes gradually
    5. Control the things you can control
  3. The need to get organized
    1. The benefits of getting organized
    2. Disorganized? don’t blame it on your brain
    3. Are you disorganized?
  4. How organized is your office? 
    1. Your office layout is important
    2. Getting rid of the backlog
    3. Organize your office for maximum productivity
    4. The follow-up file
    5. Organizing your books
    6. Organize your electronic files
  5. Merging time & organization for maximum productivity
    1. Mobility in the office
    2. Productivity revisited
    3. Corporate productivity vs. personal productivity
    4. Advantages of a written “to do” list
    5. Are paper planners making a comeback?
    6. A solution to shrinking planning times
  6. Organizing your home
    1. Getting rid of the clutter
    2. The fate of unused stuff
    3. Packrats lose time, money and space
    4. The key to getting rid of clutter is to start
  7. Organizing your home can be fun
    1. A personal note from my past
    2. A personal story of triumph over clutter
    3. Organizing tips for the home
    4. Getting an early start
  8. Everything i know about getting organized i learned from my mother
    1. Mother knows best
  9. Organizing advice for seniors
    1. Don’t retire from life
    2. Plan for your senior years
    3. Seniors in the workforce
    4. Advice for seniors in the home
    5. For those working with seniors
  10. Gaining control can impact health and longevity
    1. Organization is an indication of control
    2. Age has its benefits besides senior discounts
    3. Purpose beats profit hands down
    4. It is time to do what you really love doing
    5. Take charge of your health
    6. The greatest time management strategy is to live longer
  11. Books referenced
  12. About the author
About the Author

Harold Taylor