organisation

Apr 23, 2013

The Secret to Having More Time

Time only needs ‘managing’ because we don’t seem to have enough time to do everything we want and need to do. In particular, we never seem to be able to ‘find time’ for those important but not urgent activities. Stop looking.   You’ll never find time. It isn’t lost. You’re living it. You have to consciously decide to live it in certain ways and not others. You have to make time by taking it away from one activity and giving it to another. Start Living Liz Cassidy   Action: What is most important for you to do this week? Make the time to do it.   It’s not about not having enough time it’s about it not being a priority.   Thank you and I look forward to sharing more tips, strategies and skills to support you to be more organised so that you too can create a better...
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Apr 10, 2013

Do You Ever Feel That There is Never Enough Time?

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Do you ever feel that there is never enough time to do everything you have to do and feeling that you are never going to catch up? You can get control of your time and your life only by changing the way you think, work and deal with the never ending list of responsibilities that flows towards you each day. What you can do is stop doing some things and start spending more time on the few activities that can really make a difference in your life. Success is Predictable Simply put, some people are doing better than others because they do things differently and they do the things right. This is the ability to concentrate on your most important task, to do it well and to finish it completely. This is one of...
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Sep 24, 2009

How to find the energy to declutter?

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Take a deep breath Are you an early bird or night owl? Work at the right time of the day for you Know your limits – sprinter or marathon runner Eat healthy Music is a great motivator Understand that the hardest part is getting started so: Put all your focus on getting started Just spend 15 minutes Know what you are going to achieve Start with a small task to get started Make it easy to get started Have a rubbish bag and recycling bin ready So take action and start decluttering, one small space at a time. About Us LifeStyle Refocus is a Melbourne based personal assistant, corporate concierge and lifestyle management consultancy. They are all about saving you TIME. By taking care of your “to do” list so you can spend time doing the things that are truly important to you. For...
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Jul 28, 2009

Clearing the clutter

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Did you know that clutter can bring you down? Think about how you felt last time you cleared out a space that was bothering you. It is a real sense of freedom whether it is a whole room, wardrobe or desk. It is worth investing the time in clearing the clutter. What is clutter? Over time our homes, have a tendency to accumulate and collect all kinds of treasures, gems and keepsakes. Now we all know that one person’s trash is another person’s treasures, but our homes can only hold so much!!! Our motto is “Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful”. Of course, this process will not be done in one day, after all it took years (or if we are really good, months) to make it this way. Start...
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Oct 21, 2008

Recruitment vs. Retention

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The costs of replacing departing staff can be massive. Companies should be focusing their attention on how to keep their existing staff. It is an exhaustive process to hire new staff and not one that an organisation wants to do often. So don’t let the recruitment take over, change your focus from recruitment to retention. Why should I focus on retention? The cost to replace a single employee is between 25 per cent and 150 per cent of their annual salary. Once you start multiplying those replacement costs out across the number of employees lost each you, the cost of attrition can be crippling. What is the true cost of losing a member of staff? Recruiter’s fee Advertising costs Exit interview costs Psych testing Interim staff costs Training costs Protective clothing , uniform IT and systems set up...
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