The Cost Of Not Being A User

Why is it so hard to not throw our money in the garbage? Because it’s hard to commit to Use what you have. In order to use what you have, you have to be able to keep track of it, access it, and have up-to-date things you like and are willing to use. There are infinite ways to LOSE YOUR MONEY, especially in your own home. Take the simple example of a quart of yogurt: […]

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If You’re Not Robert De Niro, Do This

Do you go to the gym for classes and/or have a personal trainer? Do you call a friend to keep you company so you can have a burst of productivity? It’s not because it’s hard or we don’t know how, many of us are smart and capable people who also don’t like to do things alone. Our need for external stimulus/structure is related to our motivation. We are naturally motivated to take action on things […]

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The Point In Moving the Needle Just a Little #punintended

Brendon Burchard is a marketing guru whom I admire and respect. But I disagree with one of his major tenets of Productivity. He asks, “What will move the needle THE MOST?” It’s a nice idea, but doing so can be jarring and unsustainable. In Why Productivity Literature is Wrong, we looked at how sudden change can adversely affect our nervous systems and thus our future productivity. So too, when we try to move the needle […]

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Guest Blog: How Joumor Changed My Life and Continues to Help Me 6 Months Later

In this guest post, Clare Monteau, Joumor student and entrepreneur, describes the positive impact Joumor has had on her in small and large ways. “I wanted to summarize really neatly what I got out of taking the Joumor organizing class. It’s now 6 months later and I still find myself not only reaping the benefits of the skills I developed in class, but continuing to deepen my awareness of myself and my habits. The changes that came […]

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6 Secrets To (Start) Changing a Habit in 30 Days

Right now we are 26 Gamers in Joumor’s Game, 30 Days To Change a Habit. People are having AMAZING results. Why? Joumor’s new Games are designed to encourage Clutter-Free Connection on 3 Levels: With ourselves With another person In a community And guess what? It totally works. The number one thing I have heard over the years is, “Why is it so hard to do this alone?” I have many theories, but the simplest one […]

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How 168 Hours IS Enough

When was the last time you managed your time well? You woke up feeling refreshed, the members of your household (including you) were fed and clothed at a reasonable hour, and everyone went off to their respective days and was fully productive. Upon reuniting (or getting home, for single member households) everyone felt satisfied at their output and in control of their destinies..the feeling of openness and connection prevailed. What’s that, you say, this has […]

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