April 2009

From Rita Emmett
A Handbook for the Overworked, Overscheduled & Overwhelmed


Quotes for April
When you change the way you think about things, the things you think about change.
---- attributed to Wayne Dyer

Life tends to respond to our outlook & shape itself to our expectations
--- Rich DeVos, co-founder of AMWAY

Mychalís Prayer
Lord, take me where You want me to go;
Let me meet who You want me to meet;
Tell me what You want me to say,
and Keep me out of Your way. Amen
--- attributed to Father Mychal Judge, priest killed in 9/11 tower collapse


Message from Rita

Bruce & I just returned from a dream-come-true Mediterranean cruise to Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta and Egypt. We were at the Acropolis in Athens and the Pyramids in Egypt in the same week -- awesome structures that we have seen photos of since we were kids. Fantastic. Thrill beyond description.

I LOVE to cruise and HATE when it has to end! Fortunately, with Daniel Hall's help and program "Speak on Cruise Ships: 8 Easy Steps to a Lifetime of FREE Luxury Cruises" I can schedule a cruise anytime for practically anywhere I want to go -- FREE!

Can you imagine? Here's the thing. YOU can too...Click Here

I wrote a blog for Daniel's Club (it was my first blog ever). You can read all about Bruce & my adventures in the Mediterranean at the "Speakers Cruise Free" blog

Seriously, anyone can do this when they have Daniel's help and program and you can get it here.

AND if you want to write a book, Daniel and I have put together a FREE TELESEMINAR "Finish Your Book, Get it Published & Start Making Big $$ -FAST!" for Wednesday, April 1.

Details are at the end of this Tip Sheet. We are expecting a big response & have only 200 phone lines so .... don't procrastinate.

And now, here are 10 tips for when you feel overwhelmed with too much to do & you need to do SOMETHING to get organized.


  1. Make a giant list of everything that HAS to get done in the next few months.
  2. From that, make a list of what HAS to get done in the next month.
  3. Select from the above lists what must be accomplished this week.
  4. Every evening or morning (depending on your best time for thinking clearly) take a post-it and write on it 5 things you want to accomplish that day (these will be some of the many steps that TOGETHER will achieve the bigger goals on the above lists).
  5. Identify your 5 to 10 Most Important Activities. What are the really important activities that you must do to achieve your goals (whether those goals are higher income, happy family, productivity, learn to play the tuba, become more confident, eliminate clutter, whatever.)
  6. Print the above in BIG FONT and post where you can see it every day.
  7. Just as important, identify your time wasters. Actually write a Do NOT Do List. It might include long phone calls with people you donít want to or donít need to talk to, playing computer games, rummaging through stacks of paper in search of something important, reading goofy emails with poems, jokes or stuff that "must be sent to 859 people within the next 30 seconds or youíll have bad luck for the next 99 years", etc.
  8. Print the above in BIG FONT and post where you can see it every day.
  9. Every day, process 5 pieces of paper clutter. Process means put it where it belongs; or create a place for it to belong & put it there; or best of all, get rid of it.
  10. Pick one spot of clutter in your house and every day process 3 pieces of clutter. Process here means the same as above.

Doing these 10 simple steps will help you move into springtime feeling like you have a plan and knowing what the next step is to bring organization into your life.

The Project Lists will give you clarity about what you must take care of immediately and what can be put off for a while. The Activity and Do-NOT-Do Lists will help keep you focused on how you should (and should not) be spending your time.

Together these will help you stay on track, even if you tend to have problems keeping your attention on tasks.

Happy April!


"Finish Your Book, Get it Published & Start Making Big $$ -FAST!"
Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00pm Central
(8pm EST, 6pm MST, 5pm PST)

If you are serious about writing a book someday, don't miss this call.
Get on early because we are expecting a big response & there are only 200 phone lines.
Simulcast: (Attend via Phone or Webcast -- it's your choice)

"Catapult Your Business to New Heights:
Sure-Fire Strategies to Increase Profit"
Tues., April 14 at 7pm Central time

Rita will interview author Glory Borgeson about how to run your business better -- leading to more efficient processes, increased profit & decreased stress. So that you can have time to enjoy your life more!

Click here to register:



Her Des Plaines Library is having a fund raiser
Sat., April 25 from 7 till 10 pm
Among the many activities, Rita will speak about "Clutter Busting"
Call 847-827-5551 for further details & to register

Morton Grove Library
Wed., April 15 at 7pm
Call Nancy at 847-929-5122 for directions & to register


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