Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cleanin' Up Our Act, 5 Tips To Organize the Paper

It's time to clean up our act. Time to get organized. It's frustrating when you're so busy and the one thing that is holding you back in getting the mess in your office cleaned up. In Paul's video blog (see YouTube video below) he shares this frustration. We had read an article in Business 2.0 magazine on David Allen. According to the article, David is a "management guru who has learned to relax, go with the flow and market his mysterious elixir of success." This article content has encouraged us to clean up our act.

5 Tips to Cleaning Up Your Paper Files On Your Desk:

1) Start by sorting thru your giant paper pile making it into 3 smaller temporary piles labeled "To Read/Process", "To File", "Throw Away". Once the pile is sorted, throw away the third "throw away" pile. It feels good to do so.

2) Make file folders to avoid collecting piles of paper on your desk.

3) Use a file sorter to orgazine your file folders so that they aren't "piled" back onto your desk.

4) Wipe down the clean desk space with a surface cleaner.

5) Sit back and relax. Put your feet up on your clean desk and admire your hard work. :)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Time to Buy a Home in a Buyer's Market Video Blog

Here in Springfield, it is a Buyer's Market. There are numerous houses on the market that are for sale. So in my video blog, I have put together a few tips for the typical home buyer out there looking for a house.

Tip #1: Stay organized. Keep a short list of homes and look at no more than 3-4 houses at a time. This is so you can keep all of them straight in your head.

Tip #2: Make a list of both pros AND cons of each home you see.

Tip #3: View the home that you intend to buy at least twice.

Tip #4: Negotiate hard and be patient.

Tip #5: However, don't be ridiculous! Don't make obnoxiously low offers on houses that Sellers wouldn't even consider.

If you need assistance with purchasing a home for sale, contact me (Paul Dizmang) at (417) 887-0501 or via e-mail. I can answer any questions you may have and offer you so much more in depth information if you'd like.