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Stuff - Week 52

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I never realised how much stuff I have until I moved house last year

My garage unfortunately is one of my dumping grounds for stuff I donít use very often, or should I say stuff I never use. But finally I got sick of walking passed my garage, feeling guilt about the mess

 

So I took the plunge and I decided to sort out my garage

Yes I decided to do it.

Simple as that

 

I took the screws and decided where to put them, the bolts and screwdrivers, paints and memorabilia, yes for everything in my garage I decided what to do with it

Chuck it or sort it, with plenty of stuff going straight in the trash.

 

Hour on hour I felt better and better, and within a few hours Iíd finished

When it was completed it, I felt amazing, not just a little pleased but a huge sense of relief.  I felt like after years of running a race I had finally crossed a finishing line

 

No more guilt

Proud that I had taken action when I had not made the effort to do so before

Proud to be an efficient, organised, well presented person, rather than reinforcing the opposite view of myself every time I passed my garage.

 

So what other stuff, paperwork, equipment, lists, business-cards, memorabilia or anything else do I need to decide what to do with.

What other actions should I take so that my stuff ceases to be something that saps away my positive energy and becomes something that actually makes my life better!

 

With all that, Iím off to sort out more of my stuff

Till next week get sorted and rid yourself of that guilt.

 

David Gardner

 

Ps if you want more idea on how to get organised then get the brilliant CD on "Getting things Done" by David Allen it brilliant. I can't find a link in the UK but I've bought it from his site and it came to the UK without issue.

 

 Recommended Audio CD's
 
THE MUST HAVE
"THE ACHIEVERS EDGE" 
By Peter Thompson
 
More Great CD Programs
 Think & Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
 Good to Great - Jim Collins
 Psychology of Achievement - Brian Tracy
 Discover Your Strengths - M Buckingham
 7 Habits of Highly Effective- Stephen Covey
 Rich Dads Secrets - Robert Kiyosaki
 Maverick Mindset - John Elliot
 Vocal Power - Roger Love
 Quantum Memory - Dominic O'Brien
 Getting Things Done - David Allen
A Short History of Nearly Everything- B Bryson

 

 Recommended Books

 Good to Great - Jim Collins 
  7 Habits - Stephen Covey
  The Automatic Millionaire -David Bach
  Discover you Strengths - M Buckingham 
  Richard Branson's Auto biography
  Brilliant Memory - Dominic O'Brien
  Think & Grow Rich -  Napoleon Hill 
  Freakonomics - Stephen Levitt
 Getting Things Done - David Allen
 The Machine That Changed the World
 Watching the English - Kate Fox
A Short History of Nearly Everything- B Bryson

 

Archives

The Einstein Factor

A Mathematician, a magician and a croupier

Is getting divorced an easy decision?

The Hudson Bay Start

How to Live on 24hrs a day

Water in the Brain

Jamie's Food for Thought

Betchaican the Wiseman Way

Old Lang Syne

Who Made the World?

The Latte Factor

The Fox and the Hedgehog

Life Balance the Da Vinci Way

Peace of Mind

The Miss World Quiz

The Road is better than the Inn

Did the Elephant Remember?

Can't See the Wood for the Trees

Dutch Courage

Talk with Relevance

Milo the Greek

A Boy called No

Bluebird - A pint of Ale &  water speed record

Visualising an Argument with Alien Bowling

Old Friends lead to New Thoughts

Bad Driver

Space Shuttle designed on a horses backside

Back to the Future

The Mexican Boatman & "Harvard MBA".

The World in Perspective

Acres of Diamonds

First impressions in 30s

The Two Minute Rule

 Noughts and Crosses

 Think and Grow Rich

 3 Blind Men & An Elephant
 
Someone Everyone Anyone No-one
 
12 Questions to High Performance
 
The Bee Can't Fly but No-one told the bee
 
The Maverick Mindset of Baseball
 
Three Men and a Boat
 
Stop
 
Two Cannibals & a Beautiful Girl
 
The Meaning of Life  
 
What was your name again?
 
Two Frogs
 
Is Common Sense Possible
 
An Architects Vision
 
Does Edison Turn Your Light On

 

Other books and CDs I've mentioned can be found here

There are loads of great audio programs at Nightingale Conant's ,web site here,