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Questions Clients Ask
What can I do to figure out where to start something and find the next steps?
  • Identify your values
  • Understand your strengths and weaknesses 
  • Go "Z to A": Write down the end result; call that "Z"
  • Ask yourself, "Before Z is done I need to do Y. Before Y is done, I need to do X."
  • Backtrack steps until you run out of steps. That's your starting point.


Free, 1-2-3 Start-up
1  Phone discussion
What do you need?
  • Coaching
  • Accountability partner
  • Consulting
  • Organizing
2  "Vent Visit"
Get it off your chest
  • Short onsite assessment for organizing clients within service area.
  • Coaching & Consulting clients skip to Step 3.
3  We discuss the path that's right for  you, then you decide. No risk! 


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July 2014
Hanging on...
Dealing with daily life when things seem out of control

O No!! 


It's cancer. My family loved one has cancer.


Wow. My blood turned to ice. My mind went both blank and in a thousand directions at once.


There are two schools of thought about how to cope with huge issues like illnesses, deaths, divorces and other major life events.


One idea is to carry on with as little change as possible. For some people that helps maintain a sense of control and balance.


The other is to 'lean in' to the issues and not attempt to continue life as usual, but to change the way you might ordinarily deal with schedules and daily life.


Either way, it's important to decide which works better for you, and to let people know what to expect from you, especially those that rely on you.


I chose to 'lean in'.  Here's what that meant for me.



I alerted people that, out of respect for their time, if they needed a 100% commitment for appointments, I'd have to decline. But if they could accept the small possibility that I would have to cancel the day before, I would make the appointment.  Some chose to decline (dentist and doctor) some said "No problem." (long-time clients)



We've heard it before and don't ignore this: Have 6 months of financial reserve in place, either in savings or guaranteed loan availability. Ironically, you cannot get credit when you need it, only when you don't need it. Talk to your financial folks for ideas.



You're the only one that can take care of your own health. So take care of your health. Without it, everything you want or need to do is limited. 



Just like being aware of your health, you're the only one who knows when you're spiritually depleted. Do what it takes to refill yourself. 



Be generous to yourself and others by offering the gift of accepting their help in whatever form it's offered, within the boundaries you've set. People want to assist you; it helps them feel connected.


See all views

Be balanced and organized by alternating your view of things from the details to the long-range view and back again.  


Otherwise it's like driving your car while looking only at either the gauges or the horizon.            



All in all?  Everything here applies to everyone, every day, crisis or stasis. And remember, whatever it is, this too shall pass.

Keep records
  • Always ask for a copy of the results of a medical visit.
  • Make a file for each family member. Depending on your circumstances, it doesn't have to be any more complicated than a file folder. You can add multiple sub-folders if you see more than one provider.
  • If managing paperwork is a challenge for you, get help from a talented friend or a professional. Click here to contact Mastery.   One time or ongoing services available.
Learn More, Be More
Choose from individual topic classes or the 6 week series that boosts you toward mastery of your time, space, information, communication and self. Ultra convenient, economical, thought provoking and valuable.
"In person" workshops below:
Through the Mt. Airy Learning Tree, Chestnut Hill/Philadelphia area:
Speed Cleaning, Monday, October 6, 10:30-12:30
Learn how to efficiently maintain your home like a pro!
Understanding Chronic Disorganization & Managing Your Time
Wednesdays, November 5 & 12, 7-9 pm
Some folks are occasionally disorganized, some are chronically disorganized. Learn more about the causes and what you can do to help yourself or a family member.  Then we'll discuss ways you can maximize your time so you can accomplish what's needed.....and have enough time for guilt-free play.
Through Main Line School Night, Philadelphia area:
Master Your Day, Master Your Life
This three part series will help Improve your quality of life by focusing on individual strategies in key life areas: effective time, space, information, as well as learning more about personality and communication styles.  
Tuesdays, 10/14, 10/28, 11/18, 6:30-8 pm
Amy Tuttle's mindfulness-based  workshops for women designed to help you find your way back to your healthy natural weight-and what matters most.


Have a community or work group that would like to learn more and be more? Email to discuss your thoughts and schedules. 

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