You don't realize it yet, but in the next two minutes you are going to learn how to finally get organized in your personal life. The secrets of personal organization escaped me for years as I tried this system, bought many books, set up planning systems, tried to deal with procrastination and felt good if I kept my head above time meltdown for another day. Here is the condensed version of my story and what led me to the 140 Lists I share with you.
P.S. If you hate to read all of a sales letter and just want to get to the part where you sign up, scroll to the bottom and the button for signing up for a subscription is there--I do that and I want to help those of you who hate reading all of the sales material.
KayLee and the story of List Organizer
Most disorganized people can't point to the day that they lost control of their time because it happened a step at a time as events, clutter, people, and responsibilities increased and hours stretched to take care of all those time-takers. Of course sometimes birth, death, accidents, health problems hit us all at once and change our schedules, but the addition of small developments get us behind a little today and more tomorrow and so forth.
You understand if you put enough small pebbles in your pocket, the weight will pull down your pocket and eventually the pocket will tear since it can't stand the addition of so many pebbles which now weigh as much as a large rock. Sure, you would never stuff a rock into your pocket that was too big, but you keep adding small pebbles--substitute the words small chores or daily tasks--and the fabric of your pocket gives way. Similarly, the structure of your life tears under the weight of too many time wasters and household tasks.
At one time, I directed my life and thought I could juggle the myriad responsibilities of my personal to-do list. Gradually I added a husband and four children and found my life was creeping out of control with the dishes, laundry, cleaning, pets, bills, mail, schedules and a full house. I started reading many books about how to get organized and all those magazines that touted the latest idea for pulling it together. A few changes were made, but life was spinning along and my body and soul were wearing down from too much work and not enough sleep.
Those First Lists
Working smart had to be the answer since I couldn't add time to my day. So I started making Lists. Maybe you've also tried making Lists. The trouble with Lists is they take a long time to make and I would leave off half the items I needed to include and I wrote them on small slips of paper that disappeared.
With six people at my dining table each day, my first Lists were a Grocery List and Menu Planners to help me organize the meals. Making a great grocery list takes much more time than scribbling items onto the back of an envelope. My scribbled grocery list was never complete plus there wasn't any system to the list since I just put things on as I remembered them. Then at the store, I had to try to find the food in some kind of order although my list didn't match up with the very organized aisles.
A structured list was needed and I spent hours making three (3) styles of grocery lists and offering them to my friends and family, except they wanted me to give them pre-printed and pre-made lists because they didn't have any time to copy the grocery lists. Who had time to copy and make a list? My friends wanted to be able to stick a list on their refrigerator and take it to the store for their shopping trip. Everyone was struggling just like I was.
My next List was a Camping List since I always forgot half of the food and supplies when we headed out for a weekend in the Colorado wilderness.
Offering Lists to the Public
People liked the idea of the Lists, but a friend said, "KayLee, I don't have time to copy your Lists. Can you copy them for me?" Her remark got me started printing and selling Lists so people were able to stick a grocery list on their refrigerator, fill it in during the week and take it to the store for easy shopping. That is how I became acquain ted with the printing business as dozens of pads of grocery lists and meal planners rolled off the presses. People actually wanted to buy these products and were willing to put down their hard-earned money to get copies of my Lists.
Lists by the Dozen
My brain went on automatic until every time I found a challenge in the house, I organized the chore into a List to see if it helped. Wow, I was making up Lists right and left to organize everything from clothes to travel to bab y care. As you can imagine, my list making skills improved as I spent hours inventing and refining my Lists.
The list making continued and when I had 50 Lists, I started a website so people could download the Lists from the Internet. The website took off until I had millions of hits and people asking my advice about how to get organized. The website, www.listorganizer.com launched in September 2000 eventually climbing in rank to one of the top ranked websites in the world (about 60,000 in rank.) It included my 50 Lists as well as the Grocery Lists and Meal Planners.
More Lists were added until my goal of 125 Lists gave me the incentive to write a book and include them all. In 2003, I wrote Lists for Muddle Management and sold it in bookstores, on home shopping networks and on my trusty website.
Become a Expert and People Listen
One day I found I qualified as a "Professional Organizer" as determined by the National Association of Professional Organizers. I presented my unique ideas for getting organized at seminars and wrote about them in newspapers and talked about them on radio and television shows.
The List Organizer system was refined as the years continued and I called it "Simple solutions for complex problems" since it got rid of my fuzzy thinking and helped me find a way through the overwhelming work involved in day-to-day living.
Although I started teaching about personal organization in 1992 with a few concepts about how to get people organized, it's taken me years of refinement to make Lists that appeal to many types of people with their different styles of home and personal life.
Refining the Lists and their Content
While many of my early concepts about trying to organize a home were ideas I used to organize my own home, the basic concept of using Lists to assist people has remained the basis for List Organizer. I still believe the best way to get organized with the least amount of effort is to use a well-made List and follow those simple directions. The website now contains over 135 pages of Lists.
I have lots of "thank you" e-mails from people who find simplicity and motivation in List Organizer and the Power of Lists. My struggles as a mother of four, at home with no board of directors or paid employees to help with the work overload, led to this conclusion: "If you want to get organized, use a List from List Organizer."
Remember how I started telling you how you probably got into your disorganized mess a little at a time. The Power of Lists works because you use one List at a time, one line at a time, and you climb out of the pit of disorganization until life seems manageable again.
So that's my story and the reason you will be helped is because you don't have to take years to figure out how to get organized. Just print out any of the Lists, follow the instructions and you will know what to do.
You Benefit because I Hate to Market
Let me add a revelation about me--marketing is boring to me. Although I know it is the most necessary, vital part of any business, it doesn't excite me. Why does that matter? It means that you get the benefit of my marketing foot-dragging since I offer a subscription to all my wonderful Lists for only $1.00 a month. That's right, I am willing to let you have access to all my 140 (and more on the way) organization Lists for only $11.95 a year.
Why? Because I hate to market and the Internet makes it too easy for me to contact you and make this offer to you. Buy a subscription, get on the Member's part of the Website as often as you wish and download as many Lists as you want There are Lists for everyone. If you would like to see the contents of the Lists provided on the website, Click Here.
I'm still in business and trying to make a living, so I don't offer the Lists--which include my years of hard work and refinement--for free, but I offer them to you at a bargain rate. It's easier for me since I don't have to print the book filled with lists, package the book, ship it, bill people, have returns and so forth. I just say, "Here are all my Lists offered cheaply to you and you get on the Internet, 24 hours a day, when it's convenient for you, and browse the Lists until you find the ones that will help you get organized."
It's better for you and for me. It's called a win-win situation for both of us.
From KayLee to you:
Use the Power of Lists to help you get organized for the first time in your life.
So that's it--sign up and have access to all the Lists for one year. If you don't like using the Power of Lists and they are not what you had hoped, cancel at anytime. My only caution is these are Lists for personal and home use and they are not ideas for setting up a business office--although they will help you be more organized at home.
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