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Moving the Sticky Notes

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Moving the Sticky Notes


I am always amazed at how the small things in life can make such a big impact. Take for instance moving a sticky note. Just today I was feeling a bit overwhelmed. So I began to sort through some paperwork and get it organized. This always helps me beat down overwhelmdo one task and complete it. Once you have a small task done, it changes your psyche and moves you to a place of accomplishment and empowerment. Sounds crazy right? Well, crazy or not- it works.

Back to my sorting of papers.

I continued to stack receipts together and group them by date (this is a big deal when you travel like I’ve been doing the blue booklately). I stacked and clipped and then pulled my “blue book,” a journal for tracking ideas that has become a fixture in my system of keeping up with travel and expenses, and I noticed that I had not moved a sticky note from the top of the book to the side.

The way my system works is that a dated sticky note pokes out from the top of the book marking a particular date. It stays there until I submit the receipts for that trip. Once I have submitted the receipts, I move the sticky note to the side of the page. This creates a visual system for me that in an instant lets me know if I am up to date or getting behind.

Today while I was sorting the receipts I realized that I had neglected to move a sticky note.

As soon as I moved it from the top of the book to the side I felt a sense of relief. That one small act symbolized that I had completed something. I was energized then to do more.

One small taste of completion and I get empowered. This is the reason why when I make a “to do” list I always write “make a list” at the top. That way when I finish making the list, I can cross off the first item.

Feeling overwhelmed? Pick one small thing you can do- as small as moving a sticky note. Conquer it and revel in the power!

Small things make a big difference!

| empowerment, feel better, solutions, thrive | September 26, 2011

About the author

Wynn Godbold is an inspired educator who stretches herself and those around her to new heights. Her work as a speaker, trainer, and administrative coach carries her across the United States where she spreads her message of inspiring teachers to reach children with authenticity, joy, and success. Her teacher retreats are known to empower teachers to love their lives. Teachers world-wide experience personal growth through the products and packages she offers on line. In June of 2012, Wynn kick started the International Academy of Bee Sharp Teachers. Wynn is Nationally Board Certified in Reading and the Language Arts. She has certifications in Education Administration, Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In addition to running Bee Sharp, she consults for the McGraw Hill Education Group and serves on the Educational Team at Page Turner Adventures. Wynn lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband, two sons, and the family dog, JR.

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