Friday’s event in Houston was a lot of fun. Now, after being home for a couple of days, it’s back out this afternoon for three cities in three days; first, Philly for a corporate gig tomorrow, then to Minneapolis for the Get Connected Event with Lisa Nichols, Janet Attwood and Roxanne Emmerich. This one is open to the public so – if you’re anywhere near the Twin Cities – come on and join us. Then, on to Tempe, AZ for another corporate program.
Speaking of “how am I doing” my desk is still neat. Yes, it really is. This is a good thing. Might also be surprising to anyone who knows me. It’s definitely been a “mental thing” with me; not a physical one. After all, I’ve read the excellent books, articles and such. The how-to aspect of organizing a desk is fairly straightforward. Yet……..
So, Dr. Mollie Marti – whom I mentioned in the previous post gave me a coaching session after I admitted on her show that I suffer from MDS (Messy Desk Syndrone) – asked me to focus on the following three things every time I made the effort to move something (anything!) off my desk and put it in its proper place:
- Thoughts: What am I thinking about as I think about as I begin the process? I’m thinking how It’s something I need to do in order to obtain the benefits of having a clean and orderly desk.
- Emotions: What am I feeling about it? I’m feeling a sense of satisfaction in knowing I’m improving on a defective character trait, and also feeling how great it will…well, feel to have “desk clearity” (yes, “clear-ity”) 🙂
- Actions: Then, take the necessary action because that’s what makes it all work.
Of course, Dr. Mollie reminded me that during our 30 day “desk cleanse” my time out of town does not count. But, that’s okay. I’m starting to feel a bit of the ol’ confidence. I see myself having a clear, neat and orderly desk. That’s not just an affirmation, it’s a commitment to myself and to my productivity.
How are you in this regard? Am I the only with (or rather, who used to have) Messy Desk Syndrome?