The Ability To Be Organized – May It Be Empowered!

post-itA little tongue in cheek for the morning.

The first step asks that you admit you are powerless over Post-It’s and that your life is unmanageable.

I guess on some levels I must be a romantic. I guess I believe everything will just work out. You know, find the right girl (Or guy), and life will be without problem, without discord. Perhaps I am a little Pollyanna in part from the generation and culture I grew up in.

So my desire to be “organized” is not as good as I would like. I tend to rely on experience and not thought process some times. If I am helping someone else that is one thing…but me?At one point I thought getting all my paperwork into one (maybe two boxes) box was progress.

So, as I come in to the New Year I see some changes, I need to make.

  • Get all my Post-It notes in one place. (I have perhaps 12 pads running simultaneously.)
  • Get all my notes off the backs of envelopes and receipts on to one Post-It note pad.
  • Get current Post-It notes onto 1, well maybe 2 pieces of larger paper. (Let them cascade.)
  • Get more white boards. (At least a wall to start.)
  • Get pictures off last 5 computers in to 1 place.
  • Get notes on computers from 1995 to 1 place.
  • Organize my computer desktop so Tina does not get lost.
  • Get my notes in to one folder called “notes”
  • Reduce number of “important” and “personal” folders to one each.
  • Reduce the number of “to do” programs I have by 3.
  • Determine not to open more than 10 windows and/or tabs at a time.
  • Get those 6 boxes of pictures and photos scanned
  • Get notes from “Evernote” to one folder.
  • Get phone Post-It notes on to 1 page.
  • Reduce the number of contacts in phone from 3,000 plus to a manageable 1,500 or so. (I have had my number since 1996!)
  • Determine who the 6 “Adam’s” in phone are with no last name.

Just writing that all down was a lot!

I am sure there was more. May it be uncovered!

So may 2014 be a year of power, passion and reduced paperwork!


Written by Lee Johndrow

Lee Johndrow

Lee is on staff as the Prophetic Ministry Leader at the Village Church where he functions as one of the prophetic grace. (You can visit their site at

He is the father of five wonderful children. Married for over 22 years to his wife Tina. 7 grandchildren as of September 22, 2014, with another one on the way! Loving life with family, friends, faith, fun and food!

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