Taking Control: The Organizing Podcast
Summary: Since 2010, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright have been helping listeners live the organized lifestyle. From ADHD to life management to time and technology tips, this podcast is dedicated to anyone looking to take control by getting organized.
You've been living with stress and disorder you're whole life. Suddenly, you're introduced to the concepts underlying ADHD and realize that this bucket of behaviors may actually define what you've been going through, and struggling against, all along! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright discuss what it means to wake up to a diagnosis of ADHD and share resources that can help you make the transition to living an organized and productive life through accommodations and structure.
If you stop for just a minute and really examine the space around you, you'll see them. The Tolerations. They're the little things that are broken or falling apart, systems that have gone woefully out of date, that you live with thanks to a sad lack of inertia to fix them. Luckily, all it takes to get out of the rut and begin to see the things that have gone invisible to you is a plan. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the state of tolerations in their homes and take on the challenge to trample them all!
Living alone introduces a whole new emotional and practical reality to getting organized. Without the structure of a partner or family, it is all too easy to let good habits slip, and allow clutter to creep into formerly organized systems. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright take on this listener request and share practices for living organized while living alone.
The work of getting organized is made that much more arduous if you're struggling with the set of behaviors that comprises ADHD. That's why it's important to start with one objective: simplify. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share three key tips to help you get organized under the mantra of simplicity!
If you're struggling with ADHD, life can feel like a burden. But it doesn't have to be. With a little positive conditioning and evaluation of your core skills, you might just find a new source of structure and hope. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about how to build a life that is focused on your strengths not struggles and frustrations!
Living the organized lifestyle is not always easy. But as a stay-at-home parent, where mornings blur into evenings and one day fades into the next, it can be doubly tricky to navigate clutter and stress around you. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share their tips on staying on top of staying at home!
We're thrilled this week to announce that registration is available for our brand new Take Control of Your Space Webinar! This week on the show, join Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright as they share details of the April sessions and how you can join this small community and take the next huge step toward living an organized lifestyle!
Struggling with tasks? Overwhelmed by task list overload? Configure your digital tools to keep your activities in order. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share three key tips for creating great tasks and organizing your work leveraging the power of digital tools. We'll be focusing on OmniFocus and David Allen's Getting Things Done concepts today, but the principles apply across any number of other digital tools.
Empty nest? Prepping for a move? Tired of all your stuff? Whatever the reason, if you're looking for a big change in how you live in your space, it's time to talk about downsizing. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about what it takes to downsize — physically and emotionally — and how you can regain control of your space through less stuff!
We're thrilled to introduce our first eBook today on Taking Control: "Taking Control of Your Space" by Nikki Kinzer. This week on the show, Nikki and Pete Wright talk about how the book came to be, how it chronicles the organizing process, the story of Carol, and how this is the start of a larger series dedicated to living the organized lifestyle.
It's a major milestone here at Taking Control, and we owe it all to you! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the last 99 episodes of the show and introduce Nikki's new eBook, "Taking Control of Your Space". Then, in an epic organizing frenzy, we answer listener questions sent in just for this episode. Thanks to all of you for sticking with us, and here's to another solid 100 to come!
Are you late? A lot? If you're late even by a few minutes to every commitment, you may have a problem. It's never too late to get a handle on time! This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share tips on managing your schedule, work, and commitments that will help to get you back on top of your time!
When you organize your first space, and you really devote yourself to doing it right, it can come as a cruel surprise when you realize that the work doesn't end there. Watching how you use your newly organized space — how your family interacts with it — will call for greater focus and attention than you've likely ever placed on that space before. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright discuss the value of the Double-Take, reevaluating your organizing work, and the importance of an ongoing maintenance and review process for your spaces.
Happy New Year! Now that you're through with all the celebrating and have hopefully made a move to reclaim your life from holiday chaos, it's time to dig in to some meaningful change. If you're like us, the turnover of the new year represents a great opportunity to build some momentum toward putting the new systems in place that will support you all year long. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright talk about the value of an external coach, what coaching means to your organizing efforts, and how you can use the coaching process to help make good on all your new year promises!
It's the last Taking Control for 2012! We're gearing up for a few weeks of break around these parts for rest and recharge, and to dig in to some great new year organizing projects around the house! As such, we thought it a good time to review a few key questions you should ask yourselves before you do the same. This week on the show, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright share the questions and reflections you should process before you start your sorting and organizing. From the team at TCO to you and yours, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!