According to recent data by Global Workplace Analytics non self-employed individuals who work from home has grown 115% since 2005 with over 3.7 million people working from home at least 50% of the time. Job site, Monster.Com reports that working from home can have tremendous benefits including decreased stress, a greater sense of work-life balance, […]
Summer, holidays, kids, life, there are so many things that can pull at our time and although some might say that these are merely distractions, as a mother of five, with several businesses, I refuse to call my children ‘distractions.’ The reality is that often our goals are larger than the amount of time we […]
Staying productive on the road can be tough. Do you ever feel unproductive? Do you go through periods where you struggle to know what to do? Do you become frustrated because you feel so disorganized? It can happen to anyone. Staying productive can sometimes feel like its own full-time job. For twelve days, I am […]
‘I would rather hear a baby in the background than a television.’ This is something one of my mentors said often as I apologized for a crying child or an emergency juice spill that forced me to put her on hold. She herself had seven children, no nanny, and managed to build a multi-million-dollar business […]
According to tax data from 2013 provided by the IRS, the top 1% of Americans earned over $428,712. Obviously, there is a high degree of variance considering, according to the NY Times list of highest paid CEO’s for 2016, Thomas Rutledge of Charter Communications, raked in $98 million including base salary and stock options. Essentially […]
Can everyone – regardless of age – become more organized? One week before the big move, we were having dinner with another couple. Over cocktails we lamented the expense, and commitment, of having kids in college. Yes, we worked hard to raise our children right, told them they were smart, and can do anything, and when […]
Let me ask you a question – do you ever feel pulled in several different directions and lack clarity in terms of what to focus on? Does this cause you stress? Are you feeling stressed? In the United States alone, 77% of people are feeling more and more stressed. They feel the physical effects of […]
The CDC says 1/3 of Americans aren’t getting enough sleep – 7 or more hours a night – and it is a public health problem with the following consequences…
One of my students had almost 100,000 emails in her inbox. Every time she looked at her phone, her GMAIL icon illustrated the ridiculous number. I asked her how it made her feel. Her reply was, ‘stressed and guilty.’ The reality was that some of those emails were years old and frankly, those people were […]
Stress management is not only vital for your health & happiness – it’s important for your kids too! For many of my clients, and students, the struggle with stress management is real – when they are working, they feel guilty that they are not spending time with their family and when they are spending time […]
Nearly everyone would love to improve productivity. One key is not letting challenges take you too far off course. To dramatically improve productivity, we must learn to roll with the punches and go with the flow… Okay, so life has thrown you’re a curve, or three, and you are tempted to give up, have a […]
Part of getting organized in life – or organizing your life – is preparing for the future. And as unpleasant as this may be to consider… possibly, a future without you. However, it’s amazing how much you can reduce stress about this idea when you do the preparations to ensure that whenever this time comes, […]
Do you need to improve efficiency? Guard your productivity… Numerous studies have recently demonstrated that despite the fact people are working greater hours at both home and work, productivity is declining. Even though running themselves ragged, people are not achieving more. Want to improve efficiency? This is one of the major reasons you must make […]
As someone who specializes in mentoring people to achieve greater work-life balance and become more productive, I want to get out my pointy shoes and declare loudly – stop the insanity; booking appointments by multiple modalities is a surefire way to stress you out. Consider this for a moment: * The average American spends […]
That can happen to the best of us for a variety of reasons, the most common being that ‘life’ cannot live in a vacuum; space ultimately gets filled with something. That’s why it’s vital to get organized now for the new year. Even the most meticulous of organized souls finds ways to fill space albeit […]
Sometimes we forget kids are really “people” too. Little “people”. Adolescent “people”. Teenage “people”. But definitely “people”, who like me and you, have demands put on them day in and day out. And just as with the deadlines and pressures we deal with, sometimes those demands can feel overwhelming. Likewise, just as often happens when […]
Procrastination is one of the major obstacles to success because it not only often puts us under a great deal of stress, it messes with our work-life balance. Thus, also affecting the quality of work we produce. Likewise, it can even mean we never achieve our greatest potential because we are constantly playing “catch up” […]
Sometimes, success principles are considered life hacks, business hacks, or even relationship hacks. In other words, “shortcuts” that – when followed correctly – allow you to achieve a desired outcome faster, with fewer obstacles, and greater potentiality. Time… there never seems to be enough of it and we always want more. Yet, when we have […]
Do you worry about your time management? When it comes to creating a schedule, the first and foremost rule is that this is YOUR life; comparing yourself to anyone else is only going to serve to take you out of balance. People often come up to me and say, ‘I don’t know how you do it,’ or […]
Have a crazy life? Want to organize it once and for all? Recently, we started our newest program – OYL Sales Academy. In this class, I assist people from many forms of sales to organize it – get organized, get focused and embrace their profession. One of my consistent areas of focus is ‘mixed messages,’ – items […]
“Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.” – John C. Maxwell Depending on where you are in the world, it’s very likely your kids are now back in school and […]
Feeling Overwhelmed? A Lot Going On? 7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Re-Gain Control by Best-Selling Author, Susan Sly “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” -Mahatma Gandhi So, as I write this article, we have a lot of things going on. I am currently on a […]
“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” – Abraham Lincoln The You Economy is on the rise with more and more people, of all ages, embracing the notion that 9-5 in a cubicle just doesn’t work. People want to work; however, with the demands of life, they […]
Overcoming obstacles isn’t always the easiest thing to do or deal with in this life. Time management often flies out the window at the worst time. Okay – so you created a schedule, you wrote it all out, you felt good – empowered even – because you had a plan. Then, out of the blue, you […]
What is it that sets people apart? How can some people consistently achieve greatness, while other seem destined for mediocrity? And there is more to it than just being born with a silver spoon. In fact, many of the greatest achievers and wealthiest people came from humble or disadvantaged beginnings – Oprah, Tony Robbins, Ralph […]
Perhaps one of the greatest entrepreneur tips is that anyone starting a new business, a new endeavor, a partnership, or even just a change of profession, should be asking themselves pertinent questions to help to provide clarity on the future. Below are 10 questions entrepreneurs should ask themselves before jumping in: What’s your why? Why is […]
You can be organized and have the best time management skills in the world, but working from home with kids around can still be challenging. Want to improve work life balance? Of course you do! That’s likely one reason you work from home. It cuts down on commute time and for many, it can help […]
Getting Kids Prepared To Head Off College – What To Know Preparing kids for college… the thought stirs up many different feelings – excitement, apprehension, hope, and so much more. Students and parents alike ride the rollercoaster of emotion, as the “baby” now becomes a college student. There is a lot to process in the […]
Take Control of Your Taxes! Taking control and organizing your taxes can be one of the most daunting and stressful, but absolutely one of the most important things you have to do. Why is organizing your taxes so important? According to Sandy Botkin, CPA and former IRS Attorney, the average entrepreneur is spending much more […]
College Bound – Is Your Child Organized With Their Money? 3 Things to Do Right Now in Order to Create Financial Success With Your Kids “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.” ~ Will Smith ‘Do you think you will cry?’ I […]
Get Organized to Benefit the Entire Family and Have More Success You owe it to your kids to get organized. What if I told you that by doing so, you were able to make them into well-adjusted, successful adults? You will likely have more success too! At surface level, it might not seem like a very […]
Time to stop procrastinating, get organized, and be happy! You can accomplish more and you can have it all… Surveys show that procrastinators tend to eat less healthy, sleep fewer hours, and drink more heavily than those who don’t procrastinate. According to Newsweek, due to poor life organization, the average American wastes 55 minutes a day […]
Get Rid of Junk Mail – Help Save the Environment, Save Time and Create Better Work Life Balance. These Junk Mail Stats are Scary! Need to find work life balance? Junk mail is literally one of the most maddening things we have to deal with. I understand that the production is due to people who are […]
Want to Organize Your Life? Figure Out – Which Monkey Is On Your Back and Remove the Monkey Now! We all have a monkey on our back. The question is how big is it? You may be a person who is somewhat organized. Or conversely, you may be a person with a significant degree of […]
Photo Credit:Flickr/Benjamin Thompson Why Get Organized? Why Organize Your Office? Why Organize Your House? Why Organize Your Life? Sometimes, people talk about being disorganized off-handedly – almost as if it’s just a “quirky” personality trait. Makes you wonder if they realize the high cost of disorganization at all? When you get organized, you get clear. And […]
Work from home? Ever wonder how to get rid of clutter once and for all? There is a secret to getting organized and organization in general. Do you have items that send mixed message? What you may not fully realize is that all items in our home are a catalyst for some form of energy. […]
Ever wonder how to organize your life? Consider Feng Shui… Do you ever feel stuck? Ever feel like you are working hard, but just not getting the desired results? Of course, we all do. Perhaps it’s time to change the environment around you. Sometimes feeling stuck can be the result of being overwhelmed with all […]
When you get organized magic can happen! How becoming more organized can improve your life I teach my students that internal chaos is reflected back to us by external chaos. When we look outward at our space, we have mirrored back to us an amplification of something that is disharmonious within. Tradition teaches that when […]
Having a Life Coach, Success Coach or Life Planner – Why? Having a life coach, success coach, or life planner couldn’t possibly help you be more successful. Or could it? You’re not one of those people, right? You know – one of those people who needs a life coach, success coach, or life planner to help […]
Why get organized now? Learning to get organized now can be the greatest skill in the arsenal of a busy, success-driven person. Simply not having to search for lost items will save time and headaches right away, but once you really become organized and time efficient, your world will be much more clear and much […]
Life Hacks: 7 Time Management Apps That Can Help You Be More Productive and Have Better Work Life Balance
Life hacks are intelligent shortcuts that we can take in our daily lives – work, professional, and personal – to live more efficiently, be more productive and experience better work life balance. While mobile phones have definitely made life more convenient, if not used responsibly, they too can become a huge time drain. On the […]
Ever wonder – what is the key to making sales? Follow up! Follow Up! Follow Up! Follow Up! Follow Up! That is about the number of times that you should follow up with your potential customers if you really want to be one of the top sales people – making sales hand over fist – […]
How many times do you say to yourself: I must be more productive? I have to stop wasting time!? Time Management Tips, time management srategies and formulas to be more productive. Stop wasting time. I have been responsible for my own paycheck for the last twelve years. Although I started my first business at the age […]
Proper Business Infrastructure Is Just As It Sounds – The Foundation to Any Good Business You might have a million amazing ideas, but without the right business infrastructure – knowledge, skill set, and organization to make those ideas into a reality – into a sustainable business – you are likely finished before you even get […]
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” – Colin Powell We all have access to the same success principles and principles of successful people. We are all born with the same blank canvas; we all […]
Personal Development Life Hacks What does it take to realize true greatness? To go from good to great in your personal development? Everybody has their take on what is needed to achieve lofty goals. Skills, focus, passion, and desire are commonly considered some of the most important factors necessary to be successful and personal development. […]
Whether leaders are born or made is a long-standing question among business leaders, academics, the military, and even athletes of every age. Nearly every corner of society asks, “What does it mean to be a leader? What are leadership skills? Is leadership development a real possibility or is leadership something that can’t really be taught?” […]
Be More Productive Sometimes it can be tough to be more productive. As entrepreneurs, there will be times when the last thing you want to do is think about your business… As an entrepreneur, we all will have times where we need to be more productive. We might say we are stuck in a rut. We might […]
Get Organized to Be More Successful! Work Life Balance Expert Susan Sly Releases New Study on the Effects of Disorganization on Your Life and Career
Do you want to be more successful? Speaker, Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author Susan Sly has released an in-depth study outlining the detrimental effect a lack of organization can create in one’s personal and professional life and how to be more successful. Scottsdale, AZ. — March 9, 2016— Do you want to be more successful? Best-selling […]
I – and other successful entrepreneurs – often get asked for entrepreneurial advice. “How did you go from being on government assistance to building a multi-million dollar business?” This is the question Lisa Nichols is most often asked during interviews. And she has been interviewed a lot. And asked for entrepreneurial advice a lot. Lisa […]
Work from Home Tips If you work from home, can you always take the home office deduction? RECENTLY… I visited a friend who has her own work from home business which she runs from her condo. This particular friend, let’s call her Sharon, likes to work at her dining room table so she can look […]
written by Joel Kribel for SIYP Get Organized to Benefit the Entire Family? Yes! When you get organized, it empowers you to be more successful and leads to a happier life – and more successful life – for your kids too. Alright all you fathers out there… I am generally not one for telling other people how to […]
Business Tips FOUR KEY QUESTIONS TO ASK OURSELVES ON A DAILY BASIS TO ENSURE THE HEALTH, LONGEVITY AND PROFITABILITY OF ANY COMPANY When Donald Trump uttered the words, “You’re fired!” he not only made those two dreaded words synonymous with failure, regret, anger and frustration, he also massively engaged an audience of millions watching, as […]
Money Hacks Help You Create More Wealth Fast! MONEY!! Money is what makes the world go around. While there is often a stigma attached with being wealthy, it is the wealthy who can have the greatest impact on society. According to the Wall Street Journal, the top 20% of income earners in the US pay 84% […]
The majority of small businesses fail – that’s the bottom line. That’s why it’s important to always seek ways to improve your business. Bloomberg says 80%; The Small Business Administration says around 50%; and Neil Patel and Rand Paul say as many as 90% of start-ups fail. Whichever number you believe most, the reaction is […]
Ever thought about how or why you should feng shui your office? Chinese New Year is on February 8. In China and in much of Asia, they will be celebrating the of the monkey, one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. In honor of Chinese New Year, here is are some feng shui […]
Ever wonder how some people are able to achieve more than others? What is it that sets people apart? How can some people consistently achieve greatness and achieve more? While others, seem destined for mediocrity? Likewise, is there more to being able to achieve more than just being born with a silver spoon? In fact, many of the […]
Ever wonder how many and why small businesses fail? According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months. A whopping 80% crash and burn. However, the Small Business Administration published stats that say about half of all employer establishments survive at least five years and a third survive […]
The right time management tips and strong time management strategies can help you organize your life and get back in control so that you can have it all! Do you remember back in grade school, looking up at the clock, praying for the hands to speed up? Inevitably, that never happened, of course. If anything, […]
You try and try to organize your life. Life organization is important for you both personally and professionally. Time to stop procrastinating, get organized, and be happy! You can accomplish more and you can have it all… According to Newsweek, due to poor life organization, the average American wastes 55 minutes a day looking for things […]
Think it doesn’t really matter if you organize your office? Think again! Get organized to get on track. Have you seen this person? The employee with a horribly cluttered desk, hopelessly rifling through piles of paper. The small business that can’t seem to get orders right. Or maybe the entrepreneur with countless scattered ideas but […]
When Your Schedule Throws You A Curve, Bounce Back and Just Roll With It “You CAN have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.” – Oprah Winfrey Our house is very much what you would expect with four children, two dogs and two fish — extremely productive. Those of you who have […]
The number 1 killer of productivity is lack of organization. Get organized and get productive. Don’t believe me? A 2013 survey by market research firm, Brother, estimated that the cost of disorganization to US companies is $177 billion annually. When you combine the time spent searching for misplaced items in the office with the time […]
Ever wonder how to get out of a rut? As an entrepreneur, we all will have times where we can get stuck in a rut. We might have difficulty finishing a task. Maybe we temporarily lose vision of where we are headed in business. Or perhaps we are so stressed out we can’t focus. Whatever the […]
What does it mean to become a super producer? “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” Richard Branson Not long ago I had the privilege of spending the day with Darren Hardy, President and CEO of Success Magazine™. Darren has interviewed the top producers on the […]
I humbled myself and got down on my knees, the cool floor pressing into my bones. “God,” I sobbed, “if you will show me the way, I will do the work.” Exhausted, overwhelmed, feeling shredded to my core, tears streamed down my face. How could it have come to this? Only a few months earlier, […]
How many times do you say to yourself: I must be more productive. I have to stop wasting time! Time Management Tips, time management srategies and formulas to be more productive. Stop wasting time. I have been responsible for my own paycheck for the last twelve years. Although I started my first business at the […]
The Delicate Art of Uncommitting… Tips for Success …an excerpt from Organize Your Life – a new book by bestselling author, Susan Sly. Graciously uncommiting is simple. I have done it time and again in my life and guess what? The world didn’t end. People who genuinely wanted to do business with me continued to […]
My life today is absolutely unrecognizable from when I started. I have newfound success in so many different aspects of my life. I have relocated to a new city, and I now live in a much bigger place. It is completely redecorated and is in a very fun, trendy area that I would have never dreamed of affording prior to my transformation.
I was hopeless prior to the class. I knew what I wanted, but I had no idea how to REALLY put it together. Now, I have hope that my life of financial freedom and time abundance is on its way, something that NEVER would have happened without this awesome and very simple course
Since taking Susan’s course, my life has completely changed. I have my appointment book color coded and scheduled. I have not missed or double booked an appointment. I have left 2 hours a day for “me time”, which I so deserved. But most importantly, now that I have a work space at my condo to call home, I have had 2 back to back 5 figure months for the first time in the professional network marketing career! I could not of achieved this success if it wasn’t for Susan and her Organize Your Life course.
Your question reveals a common theme I’ve encountered in my almost 25 years of couples counseling and relationship coaching. What happens when one partner is “growing” in one area, while the other is not or is more accurately “growing” at a different pace in their own way?
All I wanted from Organize Your Life was to increase my income. What I got, was my life back. Organization is a process. I continue to take Susan’s courses because I learn something new every time, and because honestly, I don’t have it all figured out yet. I am off to a good start, but I am still in the process of creating new habits. But what I do know, is that getting organized took me from where I was a year ago to where I am today, and I continue to stay committed to the process. As Susan says, “I can be, do and have anything I dream.” And I dream really big
Join Susan Sly as she interviews Sandy Botkin in this very insightful interview. Sandy is known as the #1 Tax Coach in North America.
Prior to joining the Tax Reduction Institute, Sandy spent three years in the tax department of the international accounting firm, Touche Ross. He has extensive financial and legal experience, including five years as a legal specialist in the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service.
What is the look you would like to portray to your client? Do you want to feel approachable? Do you want to have strictly a business look or more laid back? There is nothing more frustrating than investing both time and money for photos, only to realize the end result doesn’t fit with your brand. As small business owners, many times we are our brand and it is important to stay consistent with the image you are trying to portray.
We know that procrastination is a problem. However, how much does it actually cost you? It can be so innocent – saying we will save money when we make more money or start working out when we lose weight. The reality is that the small things, procrastinated on, over time, do add up. Consider this: […]
Are you allowing your ‘to do’ list to build up and create chaos, overwhelm and anxiety in your life? In this video Susan shares her top tip for getting things done!
Everyone goes through life events that rock their world, whether it’s a job layoff, illness, bankruptcy, divorce, massive debt, etc. In this blogcast, Jeffery Boyle interviews Susan Sly, a Balanced Living Strategist, and discusses the steps we can take to overcoming life’s challenges.
Although scheduling can sometimes feel overwhelming or confining, the reality is that it is essential to the prolific results that the majority of us want to achieve. Scheduling can in fact be liberating as we configure our time to align with the life we desire to establish.
“Managing multiple projects is like being the parent of a large family that you have to feed. Each aspect of your job can be like another child that needs nurturing. You can’t neglect any one of the ‘children’ and expect to have a healthy family.” – Peter Turla
So many people set goals with excitement and determination and yet not everyone is able to stay committed in the long haul. What does it really take to stay focused and on task? What do you require to really thrive in 2015 and create your epic year?
Considering a life planner? If you have decided now is the time – you are ready to learn how get organized and you are going to finally get organized – good for you! The really great news is that you don’t have to do it on your own! A life planner can help! Likewise, a life […]
An organized workspace is essential for productivity. It doesn’t matter if you are a student living in a dorm room with minimal space, someone who has a desk in the corner of their family room or working out of a converted closet. When we are serious about creating results in our lives, having a place to produce those results that is both utilitarian and inspiring is essential.
In looking at workspaces there are several key aspects for productivity – functionality, inspiration and accessibility to necessary items.
One of the questions I get asked from students, renters and people who, for whatever reason, are residing in a dwelling where they cannot make significant changes, is – how do I organize this? My passion is organization and specifically workspaces. When our workspace is free of clutter, inspiring and functional, we are able to be much more productive and this translates into many other areas of our lives.
Habits are what shape our reality and we either sit in a place of contentment with that reality or we look for ways to improve. Back to school time is a wonderful arena for the creation of new habits as we are conditioned to associate this time of year with new beginnings.