Jan 5, 2010

Organizing Is Something I Just Gotta Do :o)

"Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up."

- A.A. Milne, creator of Winnie-the-Pooh


I think being organized is one of the traits that I have that makes me successful in my job and my financial planning.  Don't get me wrong, I am certainly no Felix Unger, but everything pretty much has its place.  Whether it is my electronic filing system, my financial planning (budget, retirement, investments), my wine racks (by year of course), my garage shelves, or my piles by my coumputer (both home and work).

Organizing is also a skill that I think is essential to be a project manager.  The most important part of a project is the upfront planning, and having organizational skills certainly is important to perform proper planning.  Then, having the discipline to execute the plan is hard to do if you have not organized things so that the information is provided in the proper form at the proper time.

Incidently, one of my favorite shopping catalogs is called "Get Organized," go figure.

So, are you an organized planner type, or a spontaneous type?


  1. Carlos and i were just having this discussion because he can never find anything becauuse he never puts things back where they go. And he actually asked me, "How come you hardly ever lose anything?"
    Organization my friend.
    So, I am an organized planner, but I do enjoy a bout of spontaneity.

  2. And here I was thinking I was the only person on the Get Organized mailing list. :)

  3. I create chaos. That's where my talent lies.


  4. Yeppp, I'm an organizer type. And a planner. I do well with projects. Not so much with leading others in projects, but I can certainly plan out what needs to be done and lay it out. I am always a little furious that time does not allow me to ponder and organize and plan every little thing. I get so caught up in the details that sometimes I can't see the big picture. So that is the bad part. I also like to organize a little too much. And at the wrong times. lol

  5. I love organizing and planning, and I'm pretty good at it. But I'm also a perfectionist, and if I'm not careful that trait will derail me. I have good organizational skills, but I have to use them with balance and wisdom and not get obsessive about things.


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