Organizing for Your Brain Type: Finding Your Own Solution to Managing Time, Paper, and Stuff

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St. Martin's Press, May 1, 2005 - Self-Help - 224 pages
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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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User Review  - BookAngel_a - LibraryThing

Enjoyable, helpful, informative, even funny at times - especially when she talks about how people with different organizational styles can clash with each other. The only thing I did not like was that ... Read full review

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The subtitle is "Finding Your Own Solution..." and the emphasis should be on Finding Your Own. This book might be interesting to a person who wants to learn about brain styles, but it is lacking in ... Read full review


Foreword Arlene Taylor PhD
Preface Welcome to Your Brain
Quiz What Is My Brain Style?
Chapter 1 Maintaining Style
Chapter 2 Harmonizing Style
Chapter 3 Innovating Style
Chapter 4 Prioritizing Style
Chapter 5 Sensory Preferences
Quiz Sensory Preference Assessment
Chapter 6 Different Strokes for Different Folks
Appendix 1 Organizing Supplies
Appendix 2 Recycling

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About the author (2005)

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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