Less Clutter, More Productivity with Barbara Hemphill

Improving the quality of employee’s lives is one of the best things you can do for your employees and your business. 

Unquestionably, clutter is bad for business. It not only slows your employees down, it weighs them down. They are less productive than they would like to be and as a result, less happy than they would like to be.

Barbara Hemphill, often referred to as the “Paper Tiger Lady” is an internationally recognized expert on increasing profits, productivity and peace of mind by eliminating physical, digital, emotional, and spiritual clutter. She has a bestselling book called ‘Taming the Paper Tiger‘ based on the premise: Clutter is postponed decisions.

Barbara has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, The View, CNN Nightly News, and in publications including USA Today, New York Times, Fast Company, Reader’s Digest, Real Simple, and Guideposts. Her most recent book is ‘Less Clutter More Life‘. 

In this episode, Barbara shares how to eliminate physical, digital, and emotional clutter to create a “productive environment,” an intentional setting in which everyone can accomplish their work and enjoy their lives.


Why you have to check out today’s podcast:

  • Learn the emotional and physical cost of clutter
  • Discover how excessive clutter in the workplace becomes a potent energy-drain to employees in constant disarray
  • Learn how to create an organized environment allowing everyone to enjoy their work-life and accomplish more

“The core of my work for 40 years has been helping people understand that clutter is postponed decisions.”

– Barbara Hemphill

Key Takeaways from Barbara Hemphill:

“One of the biggest challenges that people face in the world today is being overwhelmed. And the reason we’re overwhelmed is because of clutter.

“Why do we postpone the decisions? It’s because of emotion. And that emotion is usually fear.”

“Something is organized if you can answer yes to these four questions. Question number one, ‘Is does it work?’, Question number two, ‘Do you like it?’, Question number three, ‘Does it work for the other people it impacts?’, and Question number four is,’ Can you recover quickly?’.”

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