What Are Today's Interesting Finds? - v20
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7:05AM
Linda Samuels in Discovering Success Secrets, What's Interesting?, change, compassion, focus, goals, happiness, life balance, lists, opportunity, organizing, overwhelm, professional organizer, success

The newest installment (v20) of the “What’s Interesting?” feature is here with my recent discoveries that inform, educate, and relate to organizing and life balance. I’ve included unique and inspiring success-related finds, which reflect this month’s blog theme. You are such a fabulous, engaged group and I am so grateful for you. I look forward to your participation and additions to the collection I’ve sourced. What do you find interesting?


What’s Interesting? . . .


1. Interesting Read – Accelerating Your Success 

If you are struggling with how to achieve the success you desire, this book has some helpful ideas and strategies that are opposite to what most of us have been taught. In The Happiness Track – How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success, science director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, Emma Seppälä, Ph.D., shares ideas backed by research which support that happiness is “not the outcome of success but rather its precursor.”  Seppälä explores six keys to happiness and success that include living in the moment, tapping into your resilience, managing your energy, doing nothing, being good to yourself, and showing compassion to others. She says, “… you already have all it takes to be happy and successful; that a stress-free and fulfilled life is not only possible but also the secret to personal and professional success.



2. Interesting Season  – Organizing for Success

The truth is that every season is a great season to get organized. In fact, the change of seasons presents us with an opportunity to reset our organizing goals, redefine what success looks like, and bring some balance back into our lives. With fall just starting, the cues for change are all around us. If you want to get organized, but are feeling overwhelmed and stuck, find an organizing buddy. Your buddy can be a compassionate and non-judgmental friend, family member or professional organizer like me. You’ll be amazed with how much you will accomplish in a short amount of time when you work side-by-side with someone else. I’m here to help and am just a phone call (914-271-5673) or email (linda@ohsoorganized.com) away.



3. Interesting Product – List for Success

There are so many approaches to and preferences for managing to do lists. Some of us like paper and others prefer digital reminders. One thing I’ve noticed is that no matter what the list form is most of us crowd them to the point that we become overwhelmed and stuck. So instead of getting a few things done, we do nothing. How can we be more successful list makers? Give Knock Knock’s Reality Checklist a try. The customizable list adds humor and focus to accomplishing not just what’s most important, but what’s truly realistic. 



4. Interesting Video – Secrets of Success


If you’re curious about why people succeed, you’ll enjoy watching this short Ted Talk by analyst Richard St. John. He spent seven years interviewing 500 people and asked the question, “What leads to success?”  The research was distilled into eight common factors (passion, work, focus, persist, ideas, good, push, and serve) that every successful person he interviewed had in common. 



5. Interesting Thought – Bluntness for Success

We can be our own worst enemy when it comes to success. And why is that? We tend to have a litany of reasons why we aren’t good enough or smart enough or worthy enough or fill-in-the-blank-enough to succeed. We decide even before we begin that “it” won’t work. So why try? Let those excuses go. You deserve all the small, medium, and large successes that are waiting for you to experience. 




What are your interesting finds? Which of these resonate with you? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Come join the conversation!






Article originally appeared on The Other Side of Organized by Linda Samuels (http://theothersideoforganized.com/).
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