Organizing for Your Brain Type

Finding Your Own Solution to Managing Time, Paper, and Stuff

Lanna Nakone, M.A.; Foreword by Arlene Taylor, Ph.D.

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Get---and stay---organized!

Let your natural inclinations guide you toward gaining control of your environment and learn to live life on your own terms. Drawing on the science of brain function and her experience as a professional organizer, Lanna Nakone offers tailored and specific advice that will actually work to help you tame your desk, unclutter your closet, manage your time, and save your sanity.

Take the Brain Style quiz to determine which of the four parts of the brain you rely on the most to process information, and which organizing style complements your brain function. If you rely on the

*Posterior left section of your brain, you're a Maintaining Style. You develop and follow routines well and adhere to traditional organizing methods.

*Frontal right section of your brain, you're an Innovating Style. Artistically creative, you have a unique stacking system that no one else understands.

*Posterior right section of your brain, you're a Harmonizing Style. Valuing interconnectedness with your family or coworkers, you need to be organized enough to keep your environment peaceful.

*Frontal left section of your brain, you're a Prioritizing Style. Adept at analyzing data, you prefer to delegate organizing.

Chapters specific to each type offer practical tips and strategies for implementing an organizing system, maintaining your system, and coexisting with different brain styles.

Insightful and understanding, Organizing for Your Brain Type turns the task of managing your life into an enjoyable experience.

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Organizing for Your Brain Type
Chapter OneMaintaining StyleThe heavens themselves, the planets, and this center Observe degree, priority, and place, Insisture, course, proportion, season, form, Office, and custom, in all line of order.--William Shakespeare, Ulysses in Troilus and Cressida, 1.3. 85-88 
Let's start by stroking your ego. You deserve it! You see, your natural style matches societal expectations for the desirable organizational solution and the rest of us have been trying to emulate you throughout the ages. It's true, you are the epitome of efficiency, meticulous systematization,

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Lanna Nakone, M.A.; Foreword by Arlene Taylor, Ph.D.

Lanna Nakone is a professional organizer and consultant. Her business, Organized World, boasts clients from corporations and busy executives to homemakers. A member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), she runs workshops and does extensive lecturing for The Executive Committee Worldwide (T.E.C.). She lives in St. Helena, California.

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Organizing for Your Brain Type
Finding Your Own Solution to Managing Time, Paper, and Stuff
Lanna Nakone, M.A.; Foreword by Arlene Taylor, Ph.D.

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312339777
ISBN10: 0312339771
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 224 pages
$15.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2005
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466827608
ISBN10: 1466827602
224 pages
$9.99
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