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80/20 Rule

The 80/20 Rule is Your Friend

By Hazel Thornton | June 21, 2021 |

One of my favorite concepts in life is The 80/20 Rule. What is it? The 80/20 Rule, a.k.a. the Pareto principle, stems from observations made by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto in 1906, including the fact that 80% of the land in Italy was owned by 20% of the population. Or, generalizing to other situations, roughly…

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There’s No Place Like Home

By Hazel Thornton | April 19, 2021 |

(NOTE: It was in October 2012 when I “just returned” from this trip and wrote this post. A worldwide pandemic was the furthest thing from my mind! Most of us have stayed home for over a year, and we’re just now thinking about traveling again as we gradually get our COVID-19 vaccinations. Also new since…

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16 Reasons Why They Haven’t Replied to Your Email (and what to do about it)

By Hazel Thornton | December 14, 2020 |

I often hear people bemoan the fact that someone has not replied to their email. They assume the other person is purposely avoiding them. What?! Sure, it’s possible that they are snubbing you. But it’s far more likely that their lack of response has nothing to do with you in any way. Don’t take it…

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An Organized COVID Holiday Season – When Less is More

By Hazel Thornton | November 1, 2020 |

This year has been like no other in our lifetime. What an opportunity to re-think the holidays! Whatever we do this COVID holiday season may — by default, or by design — also affect our future. What’s important to YOU during the holidays? Peace and quiet? (Or, have you had way too much of that…

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10 Easy Steps to a Clutter-Free Office

By Hazel Thornton | July 6, 2020 |

More of us than ever before are working from home. A clutter-free office allows you to feel more comfortable, and therefore more focused, and productive. These 10 easy steps apply to any office, whether or not it’s a dedicated room, and no matter where it’s located. A quick, easy decluttering of your workspace does not…

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Are you feeling adrift too?

By Hazel Thornton | May 25, 2020 |

              PLEASE NOTE: If your life is shipshape and full-speed-ahead, this post is not for you. Carry on! If, however, you’re feeling adrift, keep reading…

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Are you wasting your “free time”?

By Hazel Thornton | May 1, 2020 |

Which type of person are you? Are you spending your quarantine time at home, reading books, watching Netflix, doing jigsaw puzzles, and enjoying the heck out of it? Or maybe you’re industriously cooking and gardening, retooling your business to provide virtual services, cleaning and organizing your entire house, catching up on home repairs, learning a…

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5 Secrets of Truly Free 30 Day Trials

By Hazel Thornton | March 23, 2020 |

Life feels scary right now because everything seems out of control. We can’t personally solve all of the world’s health, financial, social, environmental, and political issues, but we can focus on controlling our own little corner of the world, bit by bit. Starting with “free” trials.

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The Worry Matrix

The Worry Matrix: How to Decide What’s Worth Worrying About

By Hazel Thornton | March 8, 2020 |

  The Worry Matrix is a handy, printable tool that will help you decide what’s worth worrying about, and what isn’t. In my previous posts — Clearing Mental Clutter and Why Worry? Take Action! — I covered the following concepts: Worrying is just a form of mental clutter. Worrying is like praying for something you…

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What do you love about your office? Here’s what I love about mine.

By Hazel Thornton | February 12, 2020 |

I think the key to being productive is to be comfortable and happy spending time in your office. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a corporate cubicle; a dedicated room at home with a door that closes; or another space you’ve carved out for yourself. If you love your office, great! Carry on. If you don’t,…

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