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The Olympics Are Over; Boost in Productivity Commencing!

The Olympics Are Over; Boost in Productivity Commencing!


Organizing is an Olympic eventWho else spent every night watching the Olympics?  I sure did!  I couldn’t get enough of it, and every night, I went to sleep so proud of the Olympians and their hard work.

I have to admit, their stories made me cry on several occasions.  There were so many “first time in history” events, and we watched five of the best Olympians of all time compete.  Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Usain Bolt, Allyson Felix, and my favorite, local to the DC area, Katie Ledecky.

What does the Olympics have to do with being organized?  I think a lot of the same principles apply:

1) Becoming an Olympian requires everyday discipline.

No one wakes up one day and just go to the Olympics.  They wake up one day and make a decision to dedicate their lives to a sport. The good news is that you can become more organized and productive by dedicating just a few minutes or an hour of your day.

2) There will be setbacks!

We were reminded of the injuries and the failures the athletes go through to become part of the team. But, they get up and continue their journey. You will wake up and wonder what happened to your systems, and how disorganization took over. Just start again, and keep going.

3) Ongoing training required.

This is the worst part!  Like being fit, if you abandon your workouts your muscles won’t look as trim and strong.  Your organization systems will need constant maintenance.

Persistence is what keeps most of us organized and productive.  Life is a marathon, not a sprint!

Happy Organizing,


Cris Sgrott

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