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Sidetracked Home Executives now Available on Kindle!

Posted by Pam Young

Apr 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM

 

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Sidetracked Home Executives is Available on Kindle!

Posted by Pam Young

Apr 2, 2017 1:26:23 PM

 

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What is a SHE?

Posted by Pam Young

Mar 13, 2017 5:01:00 AM


This blog is brought to you by Sidetracked Home Executives: from pigpen to paradise! It explains why a SHE is called a SHE:

 

When my sister and I started teaching our system for getting organized, we knew we wanted to name it something catchy. We loved the thought of calling ourselves "Home Executives." We knew we'd never be home executives like our BO (Born Organized) mom who ironed Dad's underwear, baked everything from scratch, kept her high school figure and "freshened up" fifteen minutes before our dad came home from work every night. We didn't care to be THAT organized. We just wanted to be organized enough to have clean, cozy, happy homes.

We liked the sound of SHE and since we had the HE part, all we needed was the "S." The "S" would have to be an adjective to describe the kind of HEs we were. So what kind of Home Executives were we? Scummy didn't describe us; we weren't sloppy, shifty, sneaky, skittish, sassy or stupid either. (Great names for another clan of dwarfs, but not for us.)

One day we were on our way to teach our first class and we went under a railroad bridge and I squealed, "SIDETRACKED"! My sister was driving and she almost ran off the road!

"Sidetracked, where, what?"

"Our "S" word," I beamed.

"Our "S" word?"

"Yeah, for our company name."

"Oh, that "S" word! Hmm, sidetracked, I like that.

"Yeah it's a word that implies temporary."

"And fixable," she added.

Sidetracked: normal, temporary, fixable

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Disorganized? You're Right Where You're Supposed to Be

Posted by Pam Young

Feb 6, 2017 5:33:00 AM

 

Once you accept your circumstances as being alright, that doesn’t mean it’s wrong to want to improve. When you're troubled by being disorganized, it can be exciting to know you can get organized if you really want to. If I could get organized, anyone can! The urge to change something for the better is why you're reading this blog. Be grateful you have the ability to change. Be grateful for your circumstances and know that as you change them you'll learn more about YOU. You'll grow in self-respect and love for the awesome woman you are. Once you're organized just enough to please you, you’ll look back on your old circumstances and thank God for them because you'll have gotten to know yourself better.

In my latest book,"The Joy of Being Disorganized" you'll learn about all the famous people who were successful in spite of their disorganized natures. Your path to self improvement has to be your own personal path. You can get ideas from others, but ultimately your successes will come because you end up doing it your way. Take how you fall asleep as an example. If you're a good faller asleeper, your methods won't work for everyone. My procedure for falling asleep is unique to only me. If I tried to impose my falling asleep techniques on you I would be remiss. Only you can figure out the best way to fall asleep (that goes for getting organized too).

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Plan to Get Organized? Keep it a Secret

Posted by Pam Young

Jan 25, 2017 5:20:00 AM

 

 

When I got organized in the late seventies, I decided to keep my “project” a secret from my husband, kids, parents and best friend. I’d read that when you want to make an important transitional change in your life, keep it to yourself and wait for “them” to come to you and say, “What’s happened to you?” or ”You seem happier and you’re always on time lately, what’s up?”

What I discovered by keeping my mouth shut on my plans was I had more energy! There was a certain excitement in “my secret.” Also, those closest to us have heard us talk about needing to change, wanting to change and planning to change, so to make a chronic announcement, “This year, I’m going to get organized,” “lose weight” or “budget and get out of debt,” your friends and family are liable to say, “Yeah, sure Martha, what’s new?”

I also think there is power in sharing your intentions with those who have the same goal. I’m so thankful for the platform I've been able to create so we can help each other and share our triumphs as well as our failings. I’m just talking about keeping it a secret from our loved ones, until they start seeing results.

 

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Get Organized to Relax and Have Fun!

Posted by Pam Young

Sep 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM

 

Because this blog has nothing to do with getting and staying organized, and everything to do with having fun and relaxing, there's a habit to establish at the end for those who want that kind of information today.

Being organized has many facets and one of those is one we SHEs (Sidetracked Home Executives) are familiar with because it has to do with our creativity. Besides having fun comes naturally, although it can be squelched by overloaded work routines.

 

When we’re organized, we make time to have fun on a routine basis. SHEs who get organized get to play way more than SHEs who are disorganized. BOs (born organized) have a hard time playing in the first place, because there’s always work to be done.

 

We SHEs are creative and it’s that creativity that recharges our energy, just like a good nap does. My youngest daughter, Joanna, has found a wonderful way to relax and play with her artistic gift.

It all started with a Face Book page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1194501230583751/ and this comment on the page:  

 

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