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3 Deep Conclusions I Learned From My Hairdresser

3 Deep Conclusions I Learned From My Hairdresser

The first time I went to my wise hairdresser I was 16. He transferred from one place to another and I followed him wherever he went. Finally he bought his own place, but that’s not my point. I was bound to him. Why? Well, because I was connected with him. He made my hair beautiful, and most of all, we talked about deep subjects that I couldn’t even think to mention to my parents nor to my friends.

Even though his job was to “cut and style hair” as Zohan said, his job was also to listen to his customers and try to give solutions to their problems. We all have problems (including me) that cannot be revealed to everyone. My hairdresser doesn’t belong to the group of “everyone.” He was the guy I could “spit out” my problems.

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He always had wise comebacks. Was it his talent or his overall experience? I don’t know but I would like to share the three deep conclusions I learned from him.

1. There is a solution, ALWAYS

As I mentioned shortly before, I don’t know his mind-set or way of thinking but he always had a solution for every complication! It is easier to look at things from another view and to give advice to someone else but he always gave reasonable solutions. I crashed my car once and I didn’t know what to do so I went to him.

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He encouraged me to call my father calmly and to confess the exact story of how it happened and that clearly I was “under booze.” Believe it or not everything went perfectly. Well not perfect, but understandable. My father told me that he was also a cause in one accident under the influence. He also told me, “Everyone makes a mistake once. The second time you will pay for your consequences.”

2. Not everything turns out perfectly

I went to him for a haircut. It was summer 2011 in July. We had the deepest conversation about all kinds of stuff. If we measured the deepness of the conversation we could touch the core of the Earth, literally.

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We talked for hours. One year before, I told him that I was happy, had friends, a perfect car and I had a lot of money (from my parents) and everything was going great. He responded with a secret smile filled with sadness. I clearly remember he told me, “I don’t want to put you down Koko (my nickname), but things change all of the time and you will have to accept them.”

Fast-forward, it was 2013, lots of things had changed. I had couple of friends because all the rest became disinterested. I started making money on my own by working in my Spa Center, managing blogs and writing texts. I no longer had all the free time in the world. This was not a bad thing, but quite the opposite. I was living life on my own and it was beautiful. Far more beautiful when I was living in a false reality.

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3. Money is a must

Then a couple of years ago, we had a talk about money and its meaning. He stated it clear with two sentences, “Money is a must and you have to earn it with both your hands. Money is not going to make you happy, but an absence of money can buy you whole lot of miseries.” I live on these two sentences. I don’t know where he got this knowledge from, but I looked at him like I was looking at a wizard!

That’s most of my hairdressers’ wisdom. I had many deep conversations but I don’t want to break my fingers writing all that. I hope you will find your own “seer hairdresser.

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Last Updated on September 18, 2019

15 Best Organizing Tips For Office Organization and Getting More Done

15 Best Organizing Tips For Office Organization and Getting More Done

You may think that you don’t have time for office organization, but if you really knew how much time that disorganization cost you, you’d reconsider.

Rearranging and moving piles occasionally doesn’t count. Neither does clearing off your desk, if you swipe the mess into a bin, or a desk drawer.

A relatively neat and orderly office space clears the way for higher productivity and less wasted time.

Organizing your office doesn’t have to take days, it can be done a little at a time. In fact, maintaining an organized office is much more effective if you treat it like an on-going project, instead of a massive assault.

So, if you’re ready to get started, the following organizing tips will help you transform your office into an efficient workspace.

1. Purge Your Office

De-clutter, empty, shred, get rid of everything that you don’t need or want. Look around. What haven’t you used in a while?

Take one area at a time. If it doesn’t work, send it out for repair or toss it. If you haven’t used it in months and can’t think of when you’ll actually need it, out it goes. This goes for furniture, equipment, supplies, etc.

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Don’t forget about knick-knacks, plants (real or artificial), and decorations – if they’re covered with dust and make your office look shabby, they’re fair game.

2. Gather and Redistribute

Gather up every item that isn’t where it belongs and put it where it does.

3. Establish Work “Zones”

Decide what type of activity happens in each area of your office. You’ll probably have a main workspace (most likely your desk,) a reference area (filing cabinet, shelves, binders,) and a supply area (closet, shelves or drawers.)

Place the appropriate equipment and supplies are located in the proper area as much as possible.

4. Close Proximity

Position the equipment and supplies that you use most within reach. Things that you rarely use can be stored or put away.

5. Get a Good Labeler

Choose a label maker that’s simple to use. Take the time to label shelves, bins, baskets drawers. Not only will it remind you where things go, but it will also help others who may have a need to find, use, or put away anything in your workspace.

6. Revise Your Filing System

As we move fully into the digital age, the need to store paper files has decreased.

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What can your store digitally? Are you duplicating files? You may be able to eliminate some of the files and folders you’ve used in the past. If you’re storing files on your computer, make sure you are doing regular back-ups.

Here’re some storage ideas for creating a smooth filing system:

  • Create a meeting folder – Put all “items to be discussed” in there along with items that need to be handed off, reports that need to be given, etc. It’ll help you be prepared for meetings and save you stress in the even that a meeting is moved up.
  • Create a WOR folder – So much of our messy papers are things that are on hold until someone else responds or acts. Corral them in a WOR (Waiting on Response) folder. Check it every few days for outstanding actions you may need to follow-up on.
  • Storage boxes – Use inexpensive storage boxes to keep archived files and get them out of your current file space.
  • Magazine boxes – Use magazine boxes or binders to store magazines and catalogs you really want to store. Please make sure you really need them for reference or research, otherwise recycle them, or give away.
  • Reading folder – Designate a file for print articles and documents you want to read that aren’t urgent.
  • Archive files – When a project is complete, put all of the materials together and file them away. Keep your “working folders” for projects in progress.
  • File weekly – Don’t let your filing pile up. Put your papers in a “To File” folder and file everything once a week.

Learn more tips on organizing your files here: How to Organize Your Files for Better Productivity

7. Clear off Your Desk

Remove everything, clean it thoroughly and put back only those items that are essential for daily use.

If you have difficulty declutter stuff, this Declutter Formula will help you throw away stuff without regretting later.

8. Organize your Desktop

Now that you’ve streamlined your desktop, it’s a good idea to organize it.

Use desktop organizers or containers to organize the items on your desk. Use trays for papers, containers for smaller items.

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Don’t forget your computer desktop! Make sure the files or images are all in organized folders. I’d recommend you clear your computer desktop everyday before you leave work.

9. Organize Your Drawers

Put items used together in the same drawer space, stamps with envelopes, sticky pads with notepads, etc.

Use drawer organizers for little items – paper clips, tacks, etc. Use a separate drawer for personal items.

10. Separate Inboxes

If you work regularly with other people, create a folder, tray, or inbox for each.

11. Clear Your Piles

Hopefully with your new organized office, you won’t create piles of paper anymore, but you still have to sort through the old ones.

Go through the pile (a little at a time if necessary) and put it in the appropriate place or dump it.

12. Sort Mails

Don’t just stick mail in a pile to be sorted or rifle through and take out the pieces you need right now. Sort it as soon as you get it – To act, To read, To file, To delegate or hand off. .

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13. Assign Discard Dates

You don’t need to keep every piece of paper indefinitely. Mark on files or documents when they can be tossed or shredded.

Some legal or financial documents must be kept for specified length of time. Make sure you know what those requirements are.

14. Filter Your Emails

Some emails are important to read, others are just not that important.

When you use the filter system to label different types of emails, you know their priority and which to reply first.

Take a look at these tips to achieve inbox zero: The Ultimate Way to get to Inbox Zero

15. Straighten Your Desk

At the end of the day, do a quick straighten, so you have a clean start the next day.

Bottom Line

Use one tip or try them all. The amount of effort you put into creating and maintaining an efficient work area will pay off in a big way.

Instead of spending time looking for things and shuffling piles, you’ll be able to spend your time…well…working and you’ll enjoy being clutter free!

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