GO Quote Email for March 26Go Quote :"If you have a goal in life that takes a lot of energy, that requires a lot of work, that incursa great deal of interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to waking up tosee what the new day brings." - Susan Polis SchultzGo Guru:Aby Garver- “Clutter Free Easter Baskets”GO Tip: With tax season approaching, most of us will spend some time digging through our filingcabinets. Most likely, there will be all sorts of documents from past tax years – medical bills, W2s,interest statements, and, frankly, some things that we’re not sure why we’re keeping. This tax season,go through your old documents and throw out expired statements. Most documents can be shreddedafter three years, or six years if you run your own business. Check with your tax professional.GO Quote Email for April 2Go Quote Email:Too many of us are hung up on what we don’t have, can’t have, or won’t ever have.We spend too much energy being down, when we could that same energy- if not less- doing, or atleast trying to do, some of the things we really want to do.” – Terry McMillanGuru Post- Carmen Coker- How to Stop Procrastinating by Carmen CokerGO Tip: Springtime is here, and with it comes a renewed focus on personal fitness. As the coats comeoff, our choices during the candy holidays from Halloween through Valentine’s Day become apparent. Ifyou’re looking to improve your fitness, renew your resolve to exercise and stick to it. Whether it’sgetting out the door early and spending some time at the gym, or going for a morning bike ride, theimportant thing is to keep to your schedule as much as possible. For most of us, it took more than oneseason to get out of shape – don’t be discouraged if it takes more than one season to get back in.GO Quote Email for APRIL 9Quote:We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that asmall group of determined people can change the course of history. -Sonia JohnsonGO Guru: Guru Post- 3 Ways toMake the Most of Your Time by Josh ZerkelGO Tip:Over time, the boxes for board games get stepped on, shoved together, and compressed on theshelf. That’s if the game has a box to begin with – all too often checkers, dominos or poker chips end upsitting out on the shelf in ugly plastic bags. If your game boxes are disintegrating, try getting new ones,or put larger pieces in decorative jars. This can help turn your games into a decoration rather than aneyesore.GO Quote Email for April 16
Quote:All truly wise thoughts have been thought already, thousands of times; but to truly make them ours,we must think them over again, honestly, till they take root in our personal experience. -Johann GoetheGo Guru:Teaching Children to be Organized by Naomi CookTip: After spending the winter cooped up inside, it can be exciting when the weather warms up. Formany people, spring is the time you get to plan your garden. For the best results you’ll want to startearly in the season – if you find seeds you want in a seed catalog, you’ll need to have them shippedbefore their planting season. Taking the time a few weeks before planting season to sketch out yourgarden plot and take stock of the crops you want to grow will pay dividends come fall.GO Quote Email for April 23Quote:"People who are truly effective have the humility and reverence to recognize their own perceptuallimitations and to appreciate the rich resources available through interaction with the hearts and minds ofother human beings."-Stephen R. CoveyGo Guru: Spring Cleaning by Aby GarveyTip: As spring gets going, family schedules start getting busier. There are suddenly sporting events,school concerts, and other reasons to drive all over town. Before these events get to be too much, andbefore your kids blame you for not foreseeing any scheduling conflicts, set up a planning board in acommon area of your house. Then you can help encourage your kids to keep track of their own events.GO Quote Email for April 30Quote: “When you’re in your nineties and looking back, it’s not going to be how many awards you’vewon. It’s really what did you stand for. Did you make a positive difference for people? –Elizabeth DoleGo Guru:Time-Wasting Habits by Carmen CokerTip: Spring is a great time to do the small seasonal things that make a measurable difference around thehouse. In the bedroom, you can rotate your mattress and wash your pillows for a fresh, comfortablenight’s sleep. Go through the house and wipe off any screens to get rid of little fingerprints or airbornecooking oil accumulation. And speaking of cooking, spring is a good time to reorganize your spice rack.Take everything you own out, throw away expired spices, and put things back with the most used spicesin the front.GO Quote Email for May 7Quote:“We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small dailydifferences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.” –Marian Wright EdelmanGo Guru:Two Strategies for Stemming the Tide of Email by Josh Zerkel
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Quote:If circumstances had the power to bless or harm, they would bless and harm all men alike, but thefact that the same circumstances will be alike good and bad to different souls proves that the good or badis not in the circumstance, but only in the mind of him that encounters it. – James AllenGo Guru:Naomi Cook- Organizing a StaycationTip: Organize Your Small SpacesKeeping small spaces orderly can be a real challenge. The trick is to decide what must be there andestablish places for each thing. Creating zones for each item or category makes the space feel muchlarger.If your recipe books and organizers are always in the same place with bookends to keep them fromsprawling across the shelf, or if your spice rack is tucked neatly away in a drawer, you’ll find more openspace to work.If you have clothes dividers in your laundry room that keep your dirty clothes from spreading across thefloor or desktop organizers to contain your papers, you’ll find that you actually feel more at ease withyour added elbow room.GO Quote Email for June 18Quote: “There are countless ways to achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one’s maximumpotential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and arejection of mediocrity.” – Buck RodgersGo Guru:Joshua Zerkel- “4 Tips for Easier Emailing”Tip: Get More Out of Your TravelWith the right preparation, your travel time can be easier to enjoy.You can breeze through airportsecurity by wearing shoes that are easy to remove and put on. Keep your laptop where it’s easy toaccess so you can get it out and replace it quickly. (The right travel bag can make that easier.) And keepyour liquids in small containers under 3 ounces. Anything larger than that will be confiscated. Plus, keepyour passport where you can find it easily. Passport covers can keep your valuable documents andcurrency close at hand.You’ll enjoy your trip more if you can remember it. Keep a travel journalwith you to take note of yourfavorite experiences. Travel journals are also a great way to plan your trip in advance. This will keep yourlists in one place so you can more easily remember what you need to pack.Passport covers in BSOY: 36324, 32925Journals in BSOY: 42154, 42152, 37955Travel prep pad in BSOY: 35655
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