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time for changeBy Karen Simon


As a tech specialist, I see that technology drastically changes and drives our lives! I see it in how people and families communicate, how we receive & pay bills, how we buy things. It's even taking over our cars - parallel-parking automatically! Some people fight against it, saying they're going to stick to their own (and old) ways. But tech will not allow it. Soon, all parking meters & lots will be "unmanned," the only option will be to "pay by card." Why? Because tech saves time (our most precious commodity) and labor (our most costly expense).

Do I HAVE To?

Tech forces us to do things we may not want to do - like order online, file electronically, or take & keep photos digitally. Instead of resisting, we can figure out ways to celebrate and embrace it. Use it to our advantage! If you're a business owner, there are ways that tech can FREE you from burdensome tasks. It can save you time, space and money. It can do the same in our personal lives.

Why SHOULD I?

Armed with the right apps and devices, we can relax. We can free our minds of having to recall who we know & how to contact them, where to be & when, and even, how to get there! A business can easily leverage its information and re-use it in multiple ways to get new customers, retain existing ones and engage old ones.

What Does It Take?

With an open mind, little bits of learning and some patience, you can get there. Find someone to help you - perhaps a Digital Trainer. Just like a Fitness Trainer, it's a person you trust, who has an interest in your success! They'll have more impact than one who just "knows more than you." As you set your resolutions for the New Year, be CURIOUS about how tech can help you get those goals!


 
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Mint.com logoOrganizing Expert Interview With Donna & Karen
 

       "Disorganization causes people to lose credibility. Their reputation suffers. They lose clients and miss opportunities because of lack of follow-up. They pay penalties due to late payment of bills, and other financial problems such as credit worthiness, etc.," say Karen Simon and Donna McMillan, co-founders of Island Organizers.

       How do you avoid all this? Karen and Donna were featured in an Organizing Expert Interview on Intuit's Mint.com ("online" version of Quicken). In the interview, they discuss:

  • ways to safeguard and backup financial info to prepare for disaster
  • going paperless and online finances
  • tricks for organizing financial information  
  • our favorite organizing tools for paperwork and digital info

‚Äč       Read the article to find out how YOU can be free of the struggles, stresses, and strains of disorganization!

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Learn skills and techniques to manage finances, time, digital tools, and more with Online Sessions and Private Appointments


 
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Organizing is a valuable investment of time and energy. Virtual Organizing is an innovative process to help you become and stay organized. Via phone coaching, email, digital photos and/or video calls, targeted sessions focus on your goals.  By hiring an expert, you receive the guidance and support you need so you learn the skills it takes to FINALLY get organized.

Who benefits from Virtual Organizing Services?

  • Individuals with specific areas that need to be organized
  • Busy business owners who need a "jump start" for re-organizing their office 
  • Self-motivators, self-starters, DYI-ers (do-it-yourself) who are ready to change habits
  • New entrepreneurs who need procedures established
  • Solopreneurs and others who want to maximize their use of technology

Why use Virtual Organizing Services?

Some people have the desire and motivation to get organized but lack specific skills and need a guide. Virtual Organizing is also the perfect fit for those who:

  • Don’t know where to start & how to proceed
  • Can dedicate time to organize in small bites (1-2 hours at a time)
  • Are ready to learn techniques and solutions from experienced professionals
  • Can't find qualified organizing skills trainers in their area

How Does It Work?

By simply using your telephone, digital photos and email, we quickly become your organizing coach/trainer. Get all your questions answered and discover customized solutions. Learn how to become and stay organized – you apply the proven methods that you need to gain control of your time, space and information.

Each session will be empowering, educational and (yes) fun! We transfer organizing skills that you can use forever! You don't have to get organized alone!

More about Virtual Organizing Services

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Contact Us:  808-943-2053 & 310-391-7392


 
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karen simonBy Karen Simon, Island Organizers

 

Got a scanner to get organized, but need help with How To? If you've tried to go paperless but are having trouble getting set up, you're not alone. Today, people are caught between the paper- based and digital document worlds. So many of them feel disorganized because they have some information on paper while other information is in digital form. They want all of their information to be "somehow" merged together into some kind of system that makes sense for them, is easy to maintain, and allows them to find it quickly when they need it.
 
Intuitively, they know that turning the paper into digital format is the answer so they purchase (or contemplate the purchase of) a scanner. That's where they get stuck because now, they realize that they don't have a system for filing the documents once they're in digital format - or they don't know how to create one. It becomes more of a headache to "figure it out," so they quit. Their investment in the equipment, and especially their time, is now wasted.
 

Just one of our solution-based services, Island Organizers helps you to set up your digital filing system to match how you work. We'll teach you how to use your scanner and teach you a routine to make your office and your life into one that is "paper-less" and organized so your information is always at your fingertips!

Find out how we can help you. Contact Us today. If you have a success story with your scanner, post a comment about how your scanner has helped you!

 

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Other Blogs about Going Paperless

Other Solution-Based Services:

Managing Email and Paperwork to get things done (and on time)!!
Setting Up Successful Routines to stay in front of clients and contacts
Maximizing Space for an organized and efficient office
Collaborating with others for virtual workers
Mobilizing The Office for staying organized on the road
Organize Anything to start, get and stay organized, finally!

 

Contact Us:  808-943-2053 & 310-391-7392

 


 

 

 
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