overhead view of organized desk and computer space

I have a theory.

Your work space is either set up in such a way as to invite you in and support you in what you are doing, or it is somewhere else on the spectrum up to and including compelling you to run screaming from the building!

It has been documented that many of us will spend at least one hour a day looking for things.

If you set up your office (or wherever you work) to work FOR you (rather than AGAINST you), you can eliminate most of that time.

What you need will be where you need it when you need it.

Please note, this does NOT mean a huge amorphous pile on your desk! You may be able to reach into the pile and pull out just the piece of paper you are looking for, but if anyone else touches the pile (or if gravity attacks and the pile cascades over) you are in real trouble.

Take some time to figure out what you need for your space to be truly functional, and make a plan to get your space in shape. (Hint: There are people who will help with this. You don’t have to do it on your own.)

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Terry is the CEO of Time Triage

With over 30 years of business and entrepreneurial experience, Terry’s unique technology has dramatically increased the productivity of Fortune 100 executives and entrepreneurs in a variety of industries. Whether it’s a corporate executive or a “solo-preneur,” the outcome of Terry’s methodology will give you an expanded level of freedom and productivity with results you can measure.

Terry’s clients find themselves working on what is most fulfilling and what really matters in moving things forward rather than what they previously thought they “had to do.” The things you hoped to get to someday become the things you work on today.

Terry’s work was recently featured in the New York Times best-seller Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has The Time by Brigid Schulte (Sarah Crichton Books, March 11, 2014).

Eliminating overwhelm, giving clients more time to focus and clarity about where to focus, and implementing what it takes to produce results beyond what is predictable are what Terry’s efforts are all about. Her high integrity, no-nonsense, practical approach to business operations has helped build trusted relationships with many high performing professionals, entrepreneurs, and executives.

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