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18 thoughts on “Sign up for Your Free AgiliZen eZine and Agile Life Design Toolkit!

  1. Nine years ago I lost my husband and love of my life. Four years later I remarried and he was killed the day after the funeral. On top of already being high strung and ADHD I now had severe grief and PTSD. Everything just fell apart. Then the adult children with children took turns moving in and out. The piles grew and grew. This is the first time in a long time that I feel like I might have a chance of living a normal life again.

  2. We have 4 rental properties which we have had a accountant for many, many year’s, up until last year. Last year, she received a large account and stopped doing single peoples tax returns! I use to just take every receipt to her, she would figure out EVERYTHING and all we would have to do is sign and mail them into the I.R.S., now, it is 9-13, the taxes for 2012 have still not been done! I am totally over whelmed! I have tried & tried to find some thing on line to use to use to keep track of records and know where we stand & what to turn in at the end of the year. I even bought one of those NEAT ORGINISERS (It came with NO directions on how to use it) when I contacted them to tell them about the problem, they acted like I was crazy! I feel like I am at this time. These taxes should have been turned in this PAST April 15th and they are still sitting here staring at me! This has just about got the best of me! We went to other accountants and they ALL just want finial numbers! There are HUNDREDS of receipts, and things needed to file these taxes that I do not even know where to look for the information at! I DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO!!! I AM ABOUT TO LOOSE MY MIND, DO YOU HAVE ANY SUJUSTIONS? If you do I would GREATLY appreciate it so much, words could not say! Thank you so much for your time. Even a web-site I that gives a record keeping system would help, if it is one for rental homes. I cant find one, believe me, I have searched, & searched!!!
    Shirley Ziepfel

    • What a tough situation! I can’t “advise” you, but I can say I’m stunned your accountant would drop you without giving you a referral to a bookeeper and accountant who could help you. Sounds like you need someone with bookeeping skills – perhaps try a temp agency for a personal assistant or a college student studying to become a CPA (I worked as a part time bookeeper while in college, it was great!)

      I have written about taxes and financial paper work here: http://blog.neatandsimple.com/2008/02/organize-your-f.html It may not address your needs exactly but I hope you find some ideas in there to customize to your situation. Good Luck!

  3. As a person with a medical background, including a Master’s Degree, this was confirming. I always said, “Whatever I have, my Grandma had it, my mom has it, I have it, and my daughter has it 10 times worse than all of us.

    She is unable to maintain her living space since her teens and is now age 31. She now lives back in my home on the lower level and has hired me to clean because she gets overwhelmed and I got upset.

    Why? the accumulation of un-rinsed dishes “decorating” the whole space, mounds of clothes on the floor (laundered mixed with the dirty), and my tool and storage sheds no longer navigable since she moved in a year ago. She cannot get past Yoga I in college; cannot maintain a job so takes temp work; cannot maintain close relationships so has many friends whom she is generous with but they exploit her; she is in financial distress and worked one whole year without being paid because unable to focus on submitting the paperwork; and family gets upset when she shows up for family events when they are half over.

    By going on a Hoarding website, I see chromosome 14 deficits (decision-making) affect MANY parts of life, is part of the same syndrome, so to speak.

    I think I have found the answer I have been seeking. Once there is a label, there is understanding and compassion. Finally, we can go down the correct path to get the appropriate resources in place, and achieve better coping for the rest of OUR lives. Today, thanks to you & God, I have HOPE.

    • Thanks so much for writing and letting me know how the toolkit is helping you deal with your challenges. Decision-making affects EVERY part of life. People like us need to learn how to make decisions in a completely different way than the average person does. Conventional approaches to decision-making are likely to make the situation even worse. One of the mantras in my AgiliZen framework is “Design for Decision-making” and it turns conventional decision-making inside out. I’m working on the book…but in the meantime you can read more articles on my website here. http://arianebenefit.com/best-of-articles/

  4. Ariane,
    I had the pleasure of listening to you on the Unschooling Summit today. What a wonderful bit of information you shared. Thank you so much for doing so! I look forward to reading the toolkit.

  5. I discovered you when surfing the web to find out why I, an intelligent, successful person, keeps getting “in trouble” at work for poor organizational skills. AH ha! Can you help my INTP self get a little more organized in a way that satisfies the boss and co-workers but doesn’t feel onerous and unnatural? Many thanks!

    • Thanks so much for your note Wendy! What you describe is definitely a big part of my work with people. Working to manage expectations and negotiate the balance between “their” needs and yours. If you are interested in personal coaching with me, you can contact me via my website, or hang in there until I’m ready to offer another group program. All my best,

      Ariane

  6. Thank you! For the first time ever (I’m 43) I have found someone/something that describes me. I love Jesus-most important element in my life. I just appreciate knowing that you are helping others who feel awkward in normal situations because of their out-of-the-box thinking (myself anyway). Agility is a beautiful word with great meaning. I thank you for opening your mind & heart even more so the rest of us can see the light through this long tunnel. I know it’s possible to get organized the way I can do it. I have a wonderful brain that can’t wait to work this out. I am very willing; I just want to get away from this frozen state of mind and on to an agile state of mind. God provides everything; He does want us to do the footwork though. The path along the way might just be a little more colorful and fun than the norm, but I am like that. God bless you richly, Ann Marie Smith

    • Thanks so much for sharing your note with me and letting me know how much this means to you. Your feedback and appreciation mean the world to me – It helps validate that we are not alone and that it’s really worth the trouble to try bring the tribe together to understand ourselves in whole way. Knowing you are out there helps me keep going when the going gets tough. Thank you again! I really needed to hear your message today!

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