Uncluttered Office with Catherine Avery

Uncluttered Office with Catherine Avery

Are you a busy professional with a to-do list a mile long? Do you wish you could just control your brain, time, clutter, or ADHD? If you struggle with time management, paperwork and productivity, this podcast is for you. Your host, Catherine Avery, is an ADHDer and Neurodiversity Coach, so she gets you. On this podcast, she and her guests will offer productivity tactics that work with your differently wired brain, not against it, to help you gain control over your time, space, and information.

Episodes

September 22, 2022 36 min

Claire Tansey, meal planner extraordinaire wows us with simple ways to get dinner on the table without stress. A food pro, working mom, and solopreneur, Claire takes us through the 5 types of food planning styles - see if you can identify your preferred method. She even reveals which one works best for Catherine.

Claire explains how a customized meal plan can be the gateway to easier, happier, and more fun dinner times. And she offe...

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September is National Preparedness Month. Today’s conversation with guest, colleague and friend, Judith Guertin, will set you up for long term preparedness success.

Catherine and Judy dive deep into her new book: “Beyond the Estate Plan Guide”, which not only provides the many forms that you need to keep all of your important information but also the how to gather and manage your information using her CALM process.

We discuss why we ...

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Guest, Penny Zenker, talks about how focus can help our productivity, get strategic, and make little shifts in our mindset.

She explains the difference between focus vs attention. 

Then Catherine and Penny take a deep dive into how social media and the pandemic have affected our focus. 

They also discuss how this can lead to a trauma response.

Tune in to hear Penny answer the question, “Why are we in a focus crisis?”

And how we can all ...

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Catherine starts this episode with a recap of her summer with burnout and setting some stronger boundaries particularly around work not bleeding into vacation.

She explains a new work routine and how this is helping her battle the burnout. And offers up her routines around personal time.

Catherine shares her realizations from a summer of truly honoring when her body and brain say enough. And how you can honor being intentionally unpr...

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In this third of our 3 part mini series on uncluttering your office, Catherine takes you through decluttering the rest of your office.

She mentions clearing out books and permission to give them away. She suggests you get rid of excess office supplies, broken pens, old tech, manuals, and those endless random cords.

She takes you through how to set up stations in our office space – different areas for different types of work. For exam...

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In this second of our 3 part mini series on uncluttering your office, Catherine starts with the most important questions you should ask as you begin to declutter the papers in your office.

She reveals the difference between filers and pilers.

Finally, she explains how to declutter your paperwork using the File-Act-Toss System™ and The Art of Wastebasketry® (both learned from her training as a Certified Productive Environment Speciali...

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In this first of a 3 part mini series on uncluttering your office, Catherine explains why we keep stuff and how some items can drain our energy. If you have ADHD or another brain based challenge, you’ll especially appreciate how clutter can mess with our focus.

She takes us through the benefits of decluttering and organizing your office.

And she describes how and why you start with determining your vision before throwing out the firs...

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Catherine interrupts this summer mini series to have an amazing talk with Sasha about working moms and how they do it all. Sasha busts the myths of super mom and talks about balance. The conversation naturally unfolded around boundaries and since that’s the theme of this month, Catherine couldn’t wait to publish this episode.

They had a great conversation on how to stay organized and smoothly transition from work to home and home to...

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Catherine starts today’s podcast episode with their family trip to Europe.

Unfortunately they brought home the souvenir of Covid.

Catherine shares the lessons learned around boundaries and the importance of rest.

You can’t have rest without setting those boundaries.

She shares what she deems the best definition of boundaries (in her opinion) from reading Tamara Rosier’s “Your Brain’s Not Broken”. Personal boundaries are everything, esp...

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Technology is a blessing and a curse. It’s wonderful because we can all reach each other all of the time. And it’s a nightmare because we call reach each other ALL of the time.

I’m calling this a digital detox but I’m not telling you to throw out your phone and live in a cabin in the woods. Though the introvert in me likes occasional trips far, far away from the madding crowd.

Learn some simple and realistic strategies to reduce your...

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If you’re wondering why your well has run dry (time for you), you may not know how to set boundaries around your time. Your power comes from the pause.

Learn how to set boundaries by using your calendar for you. Set time for yourself on your calendar every day and honor that appointment like you would one for anyone else.

Tune in to hear self care ideas to put in your calendar so you can be your best self. With a full well you’ll be ...

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Overwhelmed, need 27 hours in the day. Your time management problems are not just about how you use your time. I’ll let you in on the secret.

Learn why procrastination isn’t always bad and how to use a time tracker to determine your best times of the day.

Tune in to hear quick and easy strategies to plan your calendar.

This Mini Series is 6 bite sized trainings with actionable strategies to unclutter your office space, time and inform...

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The average employee spends out about 1/5 of their work time searching for papers. In part 3 of the Mini Series, I take you through a super easy system to declutter the papers on your desk, your chair, your floor… Well you get the idea.

Tune in to learn how F-A-T, the circular filing system, and the Art of Wastebasketry® will help you get organized.

This Mini Series is 6 bite sized trainings with actionable strategies to unclutter yo...

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In part 2 of the Mini Series, I take you through how to set up your office to be a productive environment, especially if you are working in a home office.

Working from home has its own set of challenges – home schooling kids who always want snacks, packages being delivered during a recording, the inevitable dog or cat interruption during an important Zoom meeting (though they are super cute!).

Tune in to learn how to minimize the dis...

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Today, I start with how you set your vision for your life or a specific project. Before you set out on a trip, you set your destination. Then you plot the route on a map. Setting your vision is similar.

I take you through the exact process I use to set my vision before I get into the planning of any project.

This Mini Series is 6 bite sized trainings with actionable strategies to unclutter your office space, time and information. The...

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Even bronchitis doesn’t stop Catherine from delivering a story to share on her podcast.

She starts by explaining how the summer will differ on the podcast and why, mostly burnout, she’s taking most of the summer off from podcasting. But don’t worry, the podcast will still be here airing two mini series from the past two years.

Then she shares her magical small group experience during Gail Larsen’s Transformational Speaking long weeke...

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Donna Cravotta has been the expert in media assets long before Catherine met her a decade ago.

Donna talks about how opportunities can be missed by not sharing your own story. She encourages you to have everything in place - your media kit etc - and why that’s so important.

She also explains that when you hand the various pieces of your story to someone else to craft that other person will often see things you do not. We don’t always...

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Ilene & Ted shared how she and Ted met and how they work together even though Ilene is a person with she believes undiagnosed ADHD and her husband is a list-maker and organizer "freak". 

They also shared their insights into how small companies and solopreneurs can grow their businesses through marketing techniques that really work, giving several strategies that you can use right now.

You’ll love hearing their stories of ...

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Bill explains how to access your inner Olympian.

We discuss how improvisation is the secret weapon of effective communications.

And Bill shares about how conscious communication helps you to be a deep listener.

We delve into how communications makes for Improvisational Leaders.

Finally Bill shares his simple strategy for productivity.


About Bill Prinzivalli

Bill is an entrepreneur, executive coach, organizational consultant, author, spea...

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Jen Lehner, our guest today, will wow you with all things digital marketing. We discuss how to batch content and how to make it short form. Jen explains the best times to use long form content and how to choose the different digital platforms.

Jen takes a live case study of my lead magnet and shows how you can build a marketing strategy on Pinterest.

We talk about the value of having a virtual admin and all the things that they can t...

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