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Thursday, September 3, 2009

What's not serving you?

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What's not serving you?

By Marcia Francois

Today I have a question for you - what's no longer serving you?

Sometimes we keep on doing things simply because we're in the HABIT of doing them and not because they actually serve us anymore.

I'm not talking about good habits so let me explain.

You go through a really busy period at work and work until 6pm every night. After that, it's become a habit so you continue to do so EVEN THOUGH there's really no need. But it's no longer serving you. You could be enjoying the extra time at home with your family, exercising, taking up a new hobby, etc.

Or you might have a bookshelf full of books you don't like or need to have. It's no longer serving you.

One have 5 sets of bed linen for your guest bedroom. You have guests twice a year and never even get past set 3 on the shelf. That's no longer serving you.

When we first got internet at home years ago, we were happy enough with dial-up. But as my business got increasingly busy, it was definitely NOT serving me ;) I'd spend hours on the computer writing blog posts, newsletters, e-courses, and so on.

finally got my act together and got us fast, wireless internet. Wow - the difference was amazing. I shaved hours off my computer time every week.

Coaching challenge
  1. Jot down 3 - 5 things in your life that are no longer serving you. And let them go. They can be anything from kitchen utensils, crockery and table linen to old appliances to bad habits. Anything.
  2. If you're not sure where to start, I explain in detail in the audio "how to organise any space" that you get with the Organise your home e-course.
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Marcia Francois is a time management and organising coach who empowers small business owners and other busy professionals who want to make the most of their time. You'll get simple, practical organising and time management secrets to help you work less and enjoy life more! Visit for your free Organising Success Pack.

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