Author Archives: Nettie Owens

Nettie is an expert in organizing, productivity, simple living and chronic disorganization. She holds Level I & II Certificates in Chronic Disorganization and Hoarding from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization and a BA in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. Helping others to streamline their lives and the space to live is one of her biggest motivators!

The Beauty of Being in Business


This week didn’t feel ‘beautiful’.  I had my plan that I had worked out with @Cat Stancik the prior week.  I was refreshed from a retreat with @Victoria Whitfield and I was working from my 9 Principles of Sustainable Business Success. I would get up before the kids to get…  
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What You Need to Know About Healthcare for Your Business


One of the topics that many small business owners find confusing as they begin adding employees to help grow and expand their business. I interviewed Allison De Paoli from Altiqe Consulting about what businesses need to know now about health care. Allison helps employers take control of their healthcare spend…  
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What Businesses Need to Know Right Now


For the past month or so I have been hosting an interview series called “What Businesses Need to Know Right Now.” It features business leaders sharing what you need to know about their particular area of expertise. This series was created in response to the Coronavirus pandemic that required entrepreneurs…  
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New Year Recipe


My New Year Planning Recipe 🙂 The new year is a great time to reflect on your past successes and lessons and to set yourself up for success going forward. Moving into 2020 marks a new year and a new decade. Here are a few strategies I use to help…  
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No Need to Imagine Waving a Magic Wand, You Already Have One


I used to ask my coaching & organizing clients, “If you could wave a magic wand in your business/life, what would you create.”  Some people had never imagined a different outcome than what they saw right in from of them.  But many, especially my entrepreneurs, have imagined big for a…  
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Business Lessons from Life Adventures: Rafting


I was recently on a trip with my youngest daughter and her Girl Scout Troop.  I felt like I was hit in the face with all of the lessons and information that I could directly relate to business.  So I have decided to bring a series to you on these…  
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How To Create A Vision


Vision is seeing the future you are creating.  It doesn’t matter what your current reality is, at least not for this exercise. The truth is you will create whatever you envision. So, see something good! Begin with this simple vision process: Imagine for a moment you are sitting down to coffee…  
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How Can You Put More Vibe in Your Tribe?


Today’s message comes from Ryan McShane, of HRevolution, LLC. Enjoy! When you vibe with someone, the relationship interactions have the characteristics of being natural, flowing and complimentary.  When you’re not quite “vibing” with others the interactions are forced, uncomfortable and typically lead to more confusion. This brings us back to the article’s…  
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The Take Control System Gave Me Hope


Each story of organization is unique and yet through the services provided at Sappari a common thread weaves them together.  In some way, each person is looking for support, a belief in herself and her own capability, space to live, time to enjoy, love and joy.  Karen came to Sappari…  
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What’s Getting In the Way?


I have found over and over this statement to be true.   Most people know what to do.   Is this true for you as well?  Do you know WHAT to do to ‘get organized’?  Manage your time better?  Declutter?   What is getting in the way of you taking…  
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