Use Days 10, 11 and 12 to Catch Up with Your ORGANIZING!

This message was sent on Friday May 15th to participants of 21 Days of ACTION with Organizing. This is a Facebook event.  Details of the event are here.

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Hi Everyone!

To mark the halfway point of our journey I’d like to suggest that over the next 3 days you DO the following:

1) Use today, Saturday and Sunday to COMPLETE all projects started over the past 10 days – devoting as much time as you can. {a minimum of 1 hour per day…how’s that?}

2) Place correspondence all together in one place, separating the pile by “answered” and ‘to be answered.”

3) Make a list of the books you’d like to read this year.

4) IF you own them, gather the top 10 books of your life so far and remember the lessons learned.

5) Celebrate your work, your new systems for correspondence and your new commitment to taking ACTION with organizing your life!

BONUS:

Spend one HOUR writing letters, making calls, touching base with the people you’ve been out of touch with.

A lack of organization often keeps us from the most important people and relationships of our life.  We tend to want to WAIT for things to be easier, better of perfect.

DON’T WAIT…that day never comes! Let THIS weekend be your turning point. Feed your relationships, nourish and nurture them…and this can only be done with love and attention.

So have fun with your organization weekend. Create the joy and lightness that leads to even more joy, productivity, creativity, laughter…do I need to go on? 🙂

Take charge…you’re the only one who can in your life!

Wishing you an abundance of joy, love and light,
Julette
♥~

Oh…if you’re just starting with us (we’re at 219 participants now) please visit http://successhabitsin21days.com for all past messages – start at May 5th and do them one day at a time, for 21 days straight.
♥~

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Day 9 – Organize Your Correspondence!

The message below was sent to the participants on Day 9 of 21 Days of ACTION with Organizing Your Life.

This is a Facebook event – details are here.

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Hello Organized People!!

Today is the first of 4 days dedicated to organizing those areas of your life to do with relationships, correspondence, books and learning…

Why is this important?

Think about your personal correspondence – letters, emails, text messages, phone calls, that HAVE NOT been responded to.
Are those relationships doing well?
Are you not responding because you don’t want to?
Or is it because the quantity is overwhelming?
Or perhaps you have no system in place to organize all the correspondence and as a result, letters get misplaced, emails get buried and phone calls get forgotten.

Today I’d like you to:

1) Dedicate as much time as you can to reviewing your personal correspondence “system.”

Where do you place letters? How do you tag emails needing a response? Where do you record incoming messages? How often do you schedule time to respond to everyone? How does this all affect your emotions and those relationships…?

2) Think about and record a few answers.

Some music to remind you of those who support you, raise you up and love you…►► ► http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OOhd6R2EiY ♫♫♫ You Raise Me Up ♫♫♫ – Josh Groban and African Children’s Choir

3) Then create a system – dedicate a drawer, file or folder to correspondence needing responses; tag emails with a certain color tag if you’re not able to respond immediately; schedule a specific amount of time per day to respond to personal emails and letters…even if it’s 5 minute a day, it’ll make a difference.

4) Answer at least 1 letter or email from your personal file…at least ONE! (Include a sincere apology if it is long overdue) 🙂

5) CELEBRATE – as ALWAYS! Celebration is an outward manifestation of GRATITUDE.

{We STILL have new folks signing on…please visit http://successhabitsin21days.com for all past messages. See all posts in May – starting with May 5th….}

Wishing you all an abundance of peace, joy, lightness and love.

Julette
♥~

P.S. You can find me here on Twitter ► http://www.twitter.com/JuletteMillien (please tell me if you follow, and I’ll be sure to follow back)

Day 8 – Complete a Project!

The message below was sent to the participants on Day 8 of 21 Days of ACTION with Organizing Your Life.

This is a Facebook event – details are here.

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Hi Everyone!

The reports coming in are SO fantastic!! Folks are really throwing themselves into this one and getting themselves light and excited about their life!

Organization, clearance, clarity…..so good for us. Thank you for the inspiring messages!

So, it’s Day 8 and I suggest the following:

1) As best you can COMPLETE the project you started yesterday

2) If that was already done, spend 1 hour organizing and clearing up the space you spend MOST of your time at home...

3) Check in with accountability partner

4) Write the answer to this question in your ‘Organization’ journal/book/file:

After 21 days of action with organizing your life, what will you continue doing to keep the habit growing?

5) CELEBRATE – as ALWAYS! Celebration is an outward manifestation of GRATITUDE.

We still have new folks signing on…please visit http://successhabitsin21days.com for all past messages. See all posts in May – starting with May 5th….

Wishing you all an abundance of peace, joy, lightness and love.

Julette
♥~

Day 7 – Reflect, Take a step and Celebrate!!

The message below was sent to the participants on Day 7 of 21 Days of ACTION with Organizing Your Life.

This is a Facebook event – details are here.

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Hello Organized People! 🙂

This will be very short and sweet.

Action request for today is as follows:

1) Reflect on all you have done in the past 7 days…HOWEVER little it might be (to you) and be GRATEFUL for your efforts!

It’s from our “small” successes we create the platform and foundation of bigger success. From this perspective, NO success is small or insignificant.

2) Look around your home and take a FIRST step on the project that has been on your mind the most…the one that when done will bring a significant sense of accomplishment.

3) And as always….CELEBRATE!

For past messages – for the 4 folks who signed on yesterday – please go here — http://successhabitsin21days.com

Wishing you ABUNDANT peace, joy and love,
Julette
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Day 6 – Organize your HOME.

Below is the message sent to participants of 21 Days of ACTION with Organizing Your Life on Day 6.  This is a Facebook event – details are here.

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Hi there,

I hope all is well, even wonderful with each of you.

A strong suggestion ►►► Visit the event page – hit link above – and read some of the insights shared on the wall. Powerful stuff!
AND…share a thought or two. We will all benefit. 🙂

Today’s action:

1) Get into a resourceful state…with what works best for you. (some popular choices: prayer, meditation, nature walk, music or dance, etc…)

2) Do at least 15 minutes of organizing in one of these areas: foyer or entry way to your home; personal bedroom/bathroom; closet or personal mail.

3) C E L E B R A T E — ALWAYS celebrate!!

REMEMBER: What wasn’t done yesterday is history. FORGIVE yourself and let yourself reside in the PRESENT moment. The most powerful and productive way to move forward is LIGHT and free of baggage.

I shared this in an earlier message – the forgiveness ritual I do daily ► http://blog.myforgivenesskit.com/2008/12/31/forgiveness-ritual-for-daily-accountability.aspx

Here are the links to past messages (for the few people joining us yesterday)

Message #1 ► http://tinyurl.com/cegnmo – sent 5/3
Message #2 ► http://tinyurl.com/dl4pt3 – sent 5/5
Day 1 Message ► http://tinyurl.com/dg8p6r – sent 5/6
Day 2 Message ► http://tinyurl.com/ova8up
Day 3 Message ► http://tinyurl.com/pjo4m2
Day 4 Message ► http://tinyurl.com/q7hhr2
Day 5 Message ► http://tinyurl.com/o3gxsp

Wishing you ABUNDANT success, love and light,
Julette
♥~

Day 5! The Toilet Seat Lesson.

Below is the message sent out on Day 5 to participants of 21 Days of Action with Organizing Your Life…a Facebook event.    See details here

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Hello!!

H A P P Y M O T H E R’S D A Y to all the Moms and those who do what Moms do – Give unconditional love and support to the children of the world.
Thank You!! ♥~

This is day 5 and the 1st day of organizing in the Home venue. Projects at home, left undone can really have tremendous impact on us – our disposition, attitudes and emotions. Home is where we are supposed to recharge, relax and become revitalized…and get ready to take on the challenges of our life.

Often this does not take place. Home, because of the physical condition of chaos can bring us down instead of pick us up.

You have control over this…You can tackle one little project at a time. And often the projects take a fraction of the time we imagine! Really! 🙂

I remember when I bought my very first apartment – a studio in Brooklyn, I was thrilled to be a home owner. I wasn’t thrilled about the things that had to be fixed from time to time though!

There was the matter of the broken (I thought) toilet seat. I would sit on this thing and it would slide around, causing great discomfort. After a few pinches of the skin, I decided I had to call somebody – would you believe I thought I had to CALL somebody!! Well, I didn’t- do it or need to do it! It got so bad that I dreaded sitting on the thing – which didn’t help much, if you know what I mean! lol

Well one day my girlfriend, Michelle came by to visit. I complained about the nuance toilet seat and Michelle bent down (her name is Michelle BENT, btw) in typical Michelle style of self-sufficiency and resourcefulness, placed her hand under the seat, tightened a screw and IT WAS FIXED!!  In amazement, I babbled a thank you and had to laugh at myself.

Can you imagine! A few seconds of ‘work’ is all it took!! I had it blown into a huge problem, hurting myself, feeling badly about not getting it done. And all of that vanished in a few seconds!

The point? Some projects will take a few seconds, minutes or perhaps hours, but NOT the days and expense you may be thinking. We BLOW things all out of proportion, especially when they remain undone.

So the ACTION request for today is to find a project (check your master list) that takes NO MORE than 5 minutes to complete and do it TODAY.

That’s it. It has to be 5 minutes or shorter.

Then of course CELEBRATE! ALWAYS celebrate 🙂

I see folks are still signing on…

Message #1 ► http://tinyurl.com/cegnmo – sent 5/3
Message #2 ► http://tinyurl.com/dl4pt3 – sent 5/5
Day 1 Message ► http://tinyurl.com/dg8p6r – sent 5/6
Day 2 Message ► http://tinyurl.com/ova8up
Day 3 Message ► http://tinyurl.com/pjo4m2
Day 4 Message ► http://tinyurl.com/q7hhr2

Wishing you ABUNDANT success, love and light,
Julette
♥~

For those on Twitter – you can find me here – and please let me know you are in this program and I’ll be sure to follow back promptly.
http://twitter.com/JuletteMillien

Day 4 of Creating a New Habit – Organization!

Below is the message sent to participants of the Facebook  event dedicated to creating a powerful  new habit – ORGANIZATION!   See details here.

Day 4 message sent on Saturday May 9, 2009

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Hi there!

So did you think it’s the weekend so there’ll be a break?! NOT! lol

With creating new habits, DAILY action for 21 days is ESSENTIAL. Our brain’s circuitry is no ‘respecter’ of weekends. Repeated action in the targeted area…that’s the bottom line! 🙂

BUT we can still be human about the whole thing.   So here’s the deal.

As today is the the 4th day of organizing in the self venue, I would imagine you have started some projects that were bigger than the hours in the day…SO, today’s action request is as follows:

1) COMPLETE at least ONE of your organization projects started recently

2) Take at least 30 minutes today and do something that relaxes you, makes you laugh or in someway feeds your soul/spirit. (a random act of kindness jumps to mind)

3) If there’s nothing to complete – begin and do your best to complete at least 1 organization project (consult your master list, created in pre-work for this program) This can be as small as you’d like, taking as little time as you have – Just DO something!

4) Look at your list of ideas – created a few days ago – and place two dates next to each one. When would you LIKE to start and complete it?

5) CELEBRATE – ALWAYS!!

Previous messages for those joining yesterday:

Message #1 ► http://tinyurl.com/cegnmo – sent 5/3
Message #2 ► http://tinyurl.com/dl4pt3 – sent 5/5
Day 1 Message ► http://tinyurl.com/dg8p6r – sent 5/6
Day 2 Message ► http://tinyurl.com/ova8up
Day 3 Message ► http://tinyurl.com/pjo4m2

Wishing you ABUNDANT success, love and light,
Julette
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P.S THANK you for the personal messages – I’ll be in touch, and until then please know I’m SO excited to hear about how it’s working in your life! YES!! 🙂