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Andrew Mellen
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The Most Organized Man in America
The Most Organized Man in America

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Inner peace will never be found in your relationships with material things or the external world. The Buddha says it’s an inside job. Let’s take him at his word and sit still for even a few minutes. Peace in every moment IS possible as long as we remember to breathe and let go. It’s surprising simple if not always easy.


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#JamesBaldwin inspires us to face our challenges so we can change things for the better. What have you been avoiding that you would “rather not” deal with? We both know that whatever it is is NOT going away. And not facing it only leads to more stress, frustration and exhaustion. Set a timer for 15 minutes and “eat a frog” today.


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It takes more energy to start something than to maintain something. Instead of ramping up all that effort to get organized over and over, treat organization as a practice. Just 10 minutes a day putting stuff back in its home will not only change your day, but your life. Imagine how much more free time you’ll have by making this one small shift. Finally break the pattern of starting and stopping and winning and losing. Boom!

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Do not be surprised when things get bigger before they get better. When it comes to getting organized, you must be kind and patient with yourself and the process. That doesn’t mean you don’t do something, it means you don’t rush or bail on yourself when it starts to become difficult.



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Hey neighbors! I’m back +New York Open Center Center for a series of Breaking Free of Clutter classes. Learn to tackle every clutter “hot spot” and in 4 weeks—you’ll have the tools and resources you need to set yourself free from clutter and disorganization for good.

Don't miss tonight’s free intro at 8:00pm. Get inspired and ready to tackle the unmanageable!

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Action is everything. And acknowledgment matters. Today as we honor MLK, let’s also recognize one of his closest and most trusted confidantes, Bayard Rustin. Mr. Rustin was a brilliant strategist, organizer and humanitarian. So often, there are those among us who do much of the heavy lifting and for whatever reason, do not get the credit they deserve for their significant contributions and vision. Here’s to Mr. Rustin and every unsung hero toiling unseen for progress, equal access and love for all.


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If you’re looking for #change in the New Year, the best place to start is with you. Nothing about the physical stuff in your life will shift in any meaningful way until you change how you see yourself—your time, your mortality and the stories you tell yourself that let you off the hook from taking decisive action each day. Change that and the clutter around you will disappear fast.


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Can you tell when you’ve stopped “contemplating” something and slid into inaction? It’s crucial that you recognize when you’re spinning your wheels because THAT’S when action dies. Deferred decisions = clutter and disorganization. Consider your choices and then ACT before you lose any sense of momentum. You already know what too much thinking and not enough acting looks like :) 

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Feeling more overwhelmed than engaged this #holidayseason? +Fast Company asked me and other experts for some quick tips to stay productive while keeping the holiday spirit! Check out the piece here:

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