31 December 2005

More of Everything that is Good in Life.

That is my New Year's Resolution.

I admit New Year’s has never been one of my favorite holidays. I used to think the coming year was going to be so much easier and so much better than previous year. Make a few resolutions and everything will change.

I have come to accept a lot about those expectations recently. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore. Instead, one commitment I made a few years ago is helping me have more of everything.

I made a commitment to eliminate the chaos, clutter and crap in my life. That meant cleaning out my closets and quitting my job. It meant getting organized and staying organized.

It meant letting go of a lot of things.

Well here I am, three years later, and I have more of everything. I have more time for family and more energy to enjoy life. I am more creative, charitable and patience. I eat better, exercise more and have less stress.

I am still working on more money, but when you quit your job to follow a dream, you have to be willing to work a little bit harder for some things.

I love the New American Dream’s take on the Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions.

This blog is for all of you who want to make one commitment that could help you realize many or all of your New Year’s Resolutions.

Wishing you more of everything that is good in life and much joy!

30 December 2005

Just Organize Your Stuff

Why Get organized?

More Time.

Good records provide facts necessary to shorten the time it takes to do almost anything. Easily resolve an issue, file insurance claims, collect government benefits, prepare income tax returns,order a pizza or find something when you need it.

More Money.

Good records provide proof of agreements made and costs paid. Spend less replacing things you misplaced or repairing things you never had time to maintain.

Less Chaos.
If or when someone makes a mistake or official records are lost or destroyed, your records may be needed to support claims. Because nobody is perfect, keeping good records verifies agreements, transactions, ownership and personal wishes.

Emergency Preparation.

In the event of an accident or emergency, good records support personal information, financial and health history and ownership. Provide medical professionals information that may be critical to your care or the care of a loved one.

Income Tax Support.

Uncle Sam makes it your responsibility to supply proof to support tax returns. Keeping good records substantiate your tax deductions.

Identity and Financial Protection.

Banks and others make it your responsibility to clear up debt with all financial accounts in your name, whether you created the account or not. Keeping good records helps make this overwhelming task a bit more bearable.

Ownership Protection.

Keeping good records provides the support necessary to settle estates, file for insurance claims or express wishes regarding ownership transfer.

Goals and Personal Support.

Keeping good records provides all the details necessary to help you ponder and achieve life's dreams.

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