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Organization for Creative People

c/o Indigo, Finder of Cool Things...

Lateral Action: Organization for Creative People – Why Your Brain May Be Keeping You From ‘Getting Things Done’
"This room looks like a tornado went through! How on earth do you ever find anything in this mess?"

Sound familiar?

Most creative people have had a version of this conversation at some point in their lives, be it with a parent, a friend or partner, or a well-meaning mentor or teacher.

Invariably, the offered solution was a thorough cleaning, perhaps accompanied by a purge of the piles and a new, shiny filing system.

But what happened when the dust settled and you tried to go back to the project?

Chances are you had difficulty picking it back up. You went to pull out all the things you needed, and within hours the desk was just as covered as it had been prior to the intervention...


-The Gneech

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captain_slinky
Aug. 25th, 2011 03:04 pm (UTC)
My life has been a constant string of this exact post, repeating over and over again like Stephen Tobolowsky trying to sell insurance to Bill Murray!
yippee
Aug. 25th, 2011 04:03 pm (UTC)
Sounds so familiar, except for costumers, the piles end up as boxes of fur in storage! I do need to work on a filing system for the non-creative stuff. I'd been a pack rat for too long, and leading up to our recent move, I just chucked old phone bills and bank statements. At least hung onto tax docs and such.
james_b
Aug. 25th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC)
Oh man. Doesn't that sound familiar ...
hantamouse
Aug. 25th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
Nnnn... the purging of all Other projects from the workplace is vitally important before today's chosen project can move forward.
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