“Success is Neither Magical Nor Mysterious…”

“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” -Jim Rohn I’m writing to you from the high of my Productivity Power Mastermind Study Hall. It was so powerful! This week, perhaps due to weather, people felt really cluttery. Tasks and projects were heavy, felt hard and there was a lot of avoiding going on. But by the end of class people were smiling and amazed at their […]

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Do You Have Fear of the Known?

Sometimes I’m scared of my drawers.” -MN, Joumor student Lots of people have the intention to declutter each new year. So what keeps them from succeeding? EMOTIONS. BRAIN FUNCTION. THEIR BODIES. (We’re going to focus here on emotions and brain function, and we’ll return to your body in the upcoming weeks. 😉 It’s well known that we have a lot of emotions wrapped up in/with our stuff, like nostalgia or shame or even confusion- “What […]

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Is Memorabilia Slowing Your Internet Speed?

If you’ve ever traveled (and even if you haven’t), you might have experienced internet connectivity issues. I know I have! The other day here in Colombia I was working with my tech guy over Zoom and Team Viewer, conferencing and computer-sharing programs, respectively. The internet kept going out. Each time I checked the “full” wifi connection, my computer had disconnected to the internet here and connected to some other internet from when I stayed at […]

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The Most Surprising Thing About Crying

Dr. Sears, a renowned pediatrician with eight children of his own, many grandchildren, multiple books and over 40 years of experience as a doctor, writes about the effects of crying on newborns: “Research has shown that infants who are routinely separated from parents in a stressful way have abnormally high levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as lower growth hormone levels. These imbalances inhibit the development of nerve tissue in the brain, suppress growth, and depress […]

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Are Your Balls Made of Glass?

A few months ago I got really excited to make high quality Joumor branded insulated water bottles. I like making things, and I like giving gifts. I researched it, my assistant and I worked on it, and it seemed like everything was flowing smoothly. Then we realized there was another, better option, and there was a pause. I came back to the project a couple of times, and each time there was a delay. Finally, […]

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How to Declutter with Gratitude

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey Thanks, Oprah. Now how can we be about a billionth as successful as you? It’s pretty hard to make decisions about every single thing in our possession…and let’s not get started on digital storage! Things get overwhelming, FAST, when we try to deal with them directly. One of […]

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