• LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+

Clear out your life plaque

by on
in Office Management,Time Management

Your desk isn’t the only thing that needs occasional decluttering. Our lives could use some decluttering, too, says Gail Blanke, author of Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life.

√ Clutter keeps us from moving forward. Blanke calls the extra physical and emotional debris “life plaque.”

“When we throw out the physical clutter, we clear our minds. When we throw out the mental clutter, we clear our souls,” she says.

√   Constantly edit. Living in the digital age has its benefits, she says, but only if you know how to use the delete button.

√  Throw out old ideas about yourself that no longer apply. And let go of the idea that everybody has to love you.

“Think about Martha Stewart or Oprah or Ina Garten or Cher … or Lady Gaga. Some people love ’em, some don’t,” Blanke says. “Here’s a fact: If enough people love you, the ones who don’t, don’t matter!”

— Adapted from “Q-and-A with Gail Blanke: Clearing the clutter can open your path to success,” Tricia Smith, SmartBlog on Leadership.

Like what you've read? ...Republish it and share great business tips!

Attention: Readers, Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Media, Webmasters and more...

We believe great content should be read and passed around. After all, knowledge IS power. And good business can become great with the right information at their fingertips. If you'd like to share any of the insightful articles on BusinessManagementDaily.com, you may republish or syndicate it without charge.

The only thing we ask is that you keep the article exactly as it was written and formatted. You also need to include an attribution statement and link to the article.

" This information is proudly provided by Business Management Daily.com: http://www.businessmanagementdaily.com/28306/clear-out-your-life-plaque "

Leave a Comment