007 - Friday Workbox Essential FAQs with Monique Horb
Friday Workbox® Playlist
In the current podcast series, I am sharing my conversations with members of the Dream Team while we are in the messy middle of some of our current transitions. In this four part series we will be unpacking the most commonly asked FAQs for different parts of the Organize 365® transformational journey. I want to keep you updated on changes and improvements as we declutter and organize before our 10th Anniversary in January 2022. We are not eliminating anything, or raising our prices on any existing products. We are simply doing some decluttering, organizing, and increasing productivity. This week, I am sharing my conversation with Monique Horb. Monique is the Organize 365® Director of Business Development. We have spent most of the last year taking the Friday Workboxes to 110%. We have upgraded our Friday Workboxes into two overarching categories - Business and Education. We look at work differently here at Organize 365®. For us, work includes anything you do for the majority of your hours from Monday to Friday. We want to help you organize the different kinds of work that you do so that you can get more life and spend time in your unique purpose. Friday Workbox FAQ What is the Friday Workbox™ and why might I want one? At home, we are used to thinking about having paper. However, at work, it feels like we are always on a computer.The Business Friday Workbox™ is a physical representation of your work inside of a box. Our brain is not digital.This system will hold all of your ideas and actionable to-do in a single place where you can quantitatively see it. Printing your emails and other digitials items helps you and others see the quantity of work you are handling. What is the difference between a Sunday Basket® and a Friday Workbox™? The physical components are the exact same physical tools as the Sunday Basket®. But, it goes deep because business is more complex and nuanced. For most of us, our brains make connections better when we are not in front of digital screens. The Sunday Basket® is for anything related to your home, and the Friday Workbox™ is for anything related to work. Both help to eliminate your to-do list, and hold your ideas for future possibilities. Both help you to prioritize how you will spend your time and energy over the upcoming week. I understand how the Friday Workbox ™ can hold ideas, but what other things go in there? As a leader of a company, it is easy to spend a lot of time talking about ideas. If you have a more traditional job, the systematic approach of the Friday Workbox™ will still work for you. It works for anyone in any kind of business. Every job has four core components. Once you identify the components that relate to your job, you can optimize them and make your approach more productive. What colors are used in the Friday Workbox™? Pink - anything that is only done by you Purple - your assignment or job description Blue - the team that helps you get your work done (direct reports and supervisors) Green - financial OR administrative and repetitive tasks If I get a Friday Workbox™, how long will it take to work? What do I have to do for this to be useful? This is not a one and done system. The Sunday Basket® takes four to six weeks to build the habit. The Workbox takes a bit longer to set up and build the habit. We ask you to give it a full quarter of the year; give it a full 13 weeks. You keep talking about planning. I don’t feel like I have the time or authority to stop my work and plan for my next quarter. How does your planning system work? When I think about my planning, I realize that I am a teacher, and teachers always spend so much time planning. I’ve always been a salaried employee, not an hourly one. When I tried to limit my hours in the past, I had to plan a lot to be a really good teacher. As the owner of Organize 365®, I am spending at least 20 hours a week thinking and planning. The more prepared I am, the faster and easier the work is for the rest of the team. For you, start with five minutes after each meeting. Go through what you have been asked to do, and add it to your actionable to-do list. See how much your productivity improved. Next, add on five minutes before meetings and review the notes from the previous meeting, write down any questions you have for the meeting, and then do your five minute post review. I know that a Friday Workbox ™ is the place to store the actionable to-dos and the Friday Workbox ™ Planner is the place to plan. What makes the Organize 365® planner different from others? I was an unusual child and I have had a planner since the fourth grade. I love planners. Most planners sold are really more of a date book or calendar; they record dates. Our planners have actual education for how to plan your time. The front of the planner has pages to guide you in thinking about your goals in all four kinds of work. I then guide you through an audit of how you actually spent your time. Then, we realign your time decisions so you can create what you are trying to create. The calendar keeps track of your appointments, and the planner gives you the vision of what you are going to accomplish. Planning and purposeful thought makes everything happen. Every single person is busy, but the goal in life is not to do more. The goal is to organize your time, thoughts, and energy so that you can make the biggest impact in the world. This system will increase your impact. Using a common language improves your communication tools. Improving your communication tools helps more people collaborate effectively without requiring more complexity. I have a lot of paper for my job. Does it all live in the Friday Workbox™? Each slash pocket represents and holds the paper for a single idea or project. Lisa has multiple boxes of slash pockets — one at work and one at home. The most active ones live in an active workbox or portable bag for this quarter, and the rest tend to stay in one place. Frequently accessed reference papers are printed and kept physically in binders, and they are also kept digitally. The binders are color coded to match the workbox and hold the reference materials for easy access when needed. The contents of each binder is reviewed quarterly to ensure they are up to date and to identify any decisions that need to be made on the contents. I have heard about a Friday Workbox™ Club. What is that and how can I join? As a teacher, I know there are many different kinds of students and learners. They need different levels of support and tutoring to be successful. Organize 365® provides three different ways to help you be successful in implementing the Friday Workbox™ system. On demand dashboard training videos Friday Workbox™ Club - 90 minute virtual sessions in an online community for co-working and accountability Friday Workbox™ Certified Organizers - individuals who partner with Organize 365® and can provide 1:1 or small group assistance I have purchased other programs and not followed through. What support or access is there for the Friday Workbox™? Organize 365® is an education company. When you invest in our programs, I want you to have access to the teachers, the community, and the support you need to achieve organization. There is a lot included in your initial purchase — we want you to succeed! This is your professional development and an investment in yoru time management and productivity. It will multiply your time going forward, and we are not going to take it away from you. Is there a way to try this before I make a purchase? Absolutely! Please go to organize365.com/workboxes and read all about the workboxes. A Masterclass is coming soon! And, there is a free five day mini course available to you.
Professional Organizers Think Tank (POTT) with Monique Horb
Organize 365® Podcast
Listen here: https://organize365.com/wednesday-podcasts/ This week for our Wednesday podcast, Monique Horb and I deep dive into the Professional Organizer's Think Tank (POTT). We have both worked as in home professional organizers, and I share some of the history of how Organize 365 has transitioned along the way. The POTT is the largest FREE Facebook group for professional organizers. It is a blend of seasoned professional organizers and people just exploring professional organizing as a career path. We share how the group is a great place to learn about this as a potential job. We also share about the POTT podcasts (Lisa shares details about setting prices and policies in that podcast) and we share about the Sunday Basket® Certification Program that you can add on to your professional organization business. The conversation also shares some information about the SALES part of running your own professional organization business.
Listen here: organize365.com/wednesday-podcasts Welcome to week two of our updates with Monique Horb. This week we talk all about the Paper Organizing Retreats. We talk about where they come from and why people find them so helpful in finally getting their paper organized and ditching their filing cabinets. One of the real gifts of a Paper Organizing Retreat is a chance to focus on your papers without interruption in a dedicated space - it allows you to really make progress! They are also way more affordable than hiring an in home professional organizer. We also talk about how we converted these in person Paper Organizing Retreats to virtual in the COVID pandemic hosted by our All Paper Certified Organizers. Some are even offering deep dives into specific binders. Remember, if you preorder 5 copies of The Paper Solution and submit your receipts by July 17th, you can join our virtual POR as a preorder bonus. You can place your preorder at organize365.com/book We also share how the Sunday Basket® Certified Workshop Organizer program can add to your business. Monique also shares some of her paper organizing packages and workshops. If you are looking for a local or virtual Paper Organizing Retreat, please check our directory.
Sunday Basket® Club Updates & NEW Friday Workboxes Club with Monique Horb
Organize 365® Podcast
We are continuing to transform our Wednesday Transformational Podcasts. In July, we are starting with 3 podcast conversations with Lisa and Monique. Monique is the leader of our Sunday Basket® Club. Lisa and Monique talk about the new #sundaybasketclub (with a NEW mug you can win). Organize 365 wants to continue to encourage and support you and you build new habits and change your life. They also explain the new Friday Workbox Club launching on July 17th. All people who have purchased a Friday Workbox are welcome to join us in the Facebook group (LIVE Friday at 4pm EST) or watch the weekly recording when you have time.
Redefining Balance for Working Mom Podcast by Your Life Rocks
Do you have a place to rest and recharge? What if you had a place that you could go, like in your own house? Often, our master bedrooms become a dumping ground so the rest of our homes stay put together. If you are looking for more rest in your life, this just might be a project to tackle. The great thing is, you can make this process easy or complex. Today, we are joined by Monique Horb, a professional organizer at Organizing Your Chaos. She is going to take us through step by step just like she was right there with you cleaning your space. This is our last part of our Spring Cleaning series, I hope you enjoy! Get a full breakdown of the steps by clicking here. Ready to join Life Balance Membership? Click here.
Spring Cleaning: How to Organize Your Kitchen with Monique Horb
Redefining Balance for Working Mom Podcast by Your Life Rocks
Spring is here! With the change of seasons, I can't help but want to clean and organize my house. To help us in this process, we are joined by professional organizer Monique Horb. In this episode, she walks us through the step by step process of organizing our kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home and you will reap the benefits of doing this as you do your weekly prep. Get all the steps she takes us through over on our website. Click here.
How To Organize In Times Of Chaos With Monique Horb
Redefining Balance for Working Mom Podcast by Your Life Rocks
As working moms, we have all been there. Life gets busy or we hit a hard season and the first thing to go out the window are our organization habits. We hit survival mode. In this episode, hear from professional organizer Monique Horb on the importance of holding onto your habits in times of chaos and if you have already lost them, we'll give you the steps to get back on track. Learn more about the resources available to support you in redefining balance by visiting YourLifeRocks.com Follow us on Social media: Facebook Instagram Join Life Balance Membership
In this episode, Lisa invites Monique Horb back onto the podcast. Monique is a Sunday Basket Certified Workshop Organizer and runs her own professional organizing business, Organizing Your Chaos. In today’s episode, Lisa and Monique tackle the nuanced and difficult conversations surrounding parenting children with special needs. Speaking from experience, both moms discuss the challenges and joys of parenting their unique kids and the documentation needed to do it well. Organize 365 introduces the Warrior Mama Binder, a workbook and documentation powerhouse designed for moms by moms of children with unique learning needs. Be sure to check out www.organize365.com/warrior-mamas for notes, links, and photos from this episode. Like the show? Leave a review! If you tried any of my suggestions, I’d love to see them! Follow me on Instagram and join the Facebook group for more great organizing tips, then share your photos with me by tagging me @organize365 or using #organize365! If you’re ready to use my strategies to finally take back your home, jump right in to the 100 Day Home Organization Challenge. You can try a week free to see if it’s right for you! Want more information on launching your professional organization business? The Professional Organizer’s Think Tank is for you. Want more information on adding the Sunday Basket Certification to your current business? We’d love for you to join us in the Certification Program!
Girls, do you feel overwhelmed by all of the stuff that you have in your home? What about all of the papers -- the bills, the mail, the school papers? Do you have a "stash and dash" room -- a room that is kind of the catch all for things you don't know what to do with? Me, too! Great news! Help is on the way! This podcast is for you. I interviewed Monique Horb, owner of Organizing Your Chaos, to get some tips for us on how we can get a handle on some of our chaos! Tune in! If you would like more inspiration, download my Ultimate Guide for Guilt-Free Self-Care HERE!And join us in The Proverbs 31 By Design Community on Facebook! To connect with Monique, visit her website www.organizingyourchaos.com.
Today we have Monique Horb on the show, she is a home organizer with six kids! She shares with us tips on keeping the house from getting too crazy, when to start giving little ones things to do to help out around the house and how to overcome the mountains of laundry. We talk about having a homework station and how she stays organized with all the paperwork that comes into the house. If you strive to be organized but feel its too overwhelming, I hope this show leaves you inspired to take small steps to getting there.Let's go to the show!Please join me over at:How many summer vacations do you have left with your kids before they graduate? If you are wanting to make more memories with your kids and be intentional with your family vacations then make sure to learn more about the Dream Achiever - Vacation Planning Tool mominspiredshow.com/vacationplanningtoolWhat is your vacation personality? Take the Vacation Personality Quiz now: http://mominspiredshow.com/vacationpersonality/Guest Contact Info:Website: http://www.organizingyourchaos.com/FB: https://www.facebook.com/OrganizingYourChaos/Thank you for our sponsor, for making these podcasts possible. This really helps keep content free.Links mentioned:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gritandhustle/the-side-hustle-journal-turning-9-to-5ers-to-entre?ref=f4tyz9