“Are you really going to use it, mom?” “I don’t know, I don’t want to throw it out,” I said “If I’m just going to throw it out after you’re gone you might as well throw it out now.” That’s the gist of a conversation I had with one of… Continue Reading..
Most people have had to downsize one way or another — whether it’s because of divorce, retirement, or moving into a shoe box in Manhattan. It seems like an impossible task at times, but what I have learned is that anxiety can be vanquished! (That is, with a little help… Continue Reading..
Last week I talked about a special project we’ve been working on to help settle an estate. This week I have another special project to talk about, centered around divorce. I recently received a referral from a financial advisor colleague. It involved a very high-profile divorce featuring an ex-wife (Diane)… Continue Reading..
Traveling abroad enriches your senses, opens your mind, and is generally good for your personal development. It can also be a source of stress if you’re not careful. So how can you be careful? Below I’ve compiled a list of things that will make you more secure, and hopefully less… Continue Reading..
I am lucky to have a top-notch, high-end business while still being able to take time off for things that are important to me. Prioritizing is often challenging for people (myself included), which is why I was thrilled to find an analogy that motivational speaker Stephen Covey often uses: If… Continue Reading..
"No one person can be good at everything. It takes a real team to grow a business." Recently my search for a new employee at Judith Heft & Associates got me thinking about delegating. The topic had come up before at a coaching group, where we talked about creating turn-key… Continue Reading..
Being organized comes with so many benefits, it should really be right up there with meditating and working out on the self-care pyramid. Besides enabling you to do more by freeing up more time, it leaves you feeling better about your job and your life because last-minute surprises aren’t so… Continue Reading..
I have a friend whose relationship with organization is strained at best. Recently, he made a pretty harmless error that carried outsized, dire consequences — a mistake that Judith Heft & Associates could have prevented if he had hired us. As Eric was preparing to spend the summer in upstate… Continue Reading..
In my Book, How To Be Smart, Successful, And Organized With Your Money, I spend a chapter on organization. The first part of the chapter deals with steps to take: Throw Out Your Junk Mail: You need to be merciless when freeing yourself from this unsolicited nuisance. That’s why I… Continue Reading..
Being a bookkeeper is easy: add this, subtract that, and divide by twelve for the monthly number. It’s like working the front desk at a hotel. But what if you arrive at the hotel with bags under your eyes and a pounding headache (like the total hot mess that you… Continue Reading..