Life Made Simple Offers The 8-Hour MiracleTM:  How to Find Anything in Your Office in 5 Seconds

June 4, 2007
Lori Vande Krol of Life Made Simple, LLC has recently completed the training required to become a certified Paper Tiger PTAC (Productivity Trainer and Authorized Consultant) by Paper Tiger Productivity Institute (PTPI) in Raleigh, NC.  As a PTAC, Vande Krol helps businesses and individuals increase their productivity through PTPI's proprietary processes and approved products. Only trained PTAC’s are certified to administer PTPI proprietary services such as The 8-Hour Miracle™ and the Paper Tiger Productivity Solution™.

“One of the biggest stumbling blocks to increased productivity and decreased stress is information clutter,” says Barbara Hemphill, creator of the PTAC Program.  Research shows the average worker spends 150 hours per year looking for misplaced information, but 80% of what we keep we never use.  Hemphill, CEO of Hemphill Institute and the internationally known author of Taming the Paper Tiger at Home and Taming the Paper Tiger at Work has spent the past 27 years helping people create a productive environment so they can accomplish their work and enjoy their lives

The following five techniques form the basis of the PTAC program and The 8-Hour MiracleTM:
Take everything off your desk except what you must do.  Today’s mail is tomorrow’s pile.  Put everything else you can’t throw away in boxes to deal with later.  Create a new system to eliminate future messes – then you can deal with the past.

Clutter is Postponed Decisions®!  Implement The FAT System: 
File it in a reference file or electronic folder in case you need it later
Act on it immediately or in the near future
Toss, recycle, or shred it
Get The Magic 6™ tools for your desk to implement your decisions and eliminate unnecessary paper:
1.Wastebasket/recycle bin/shredder
2.Sorting trays on your desk (“In”, “Out”, and “To File”)
3.Rolodex or electronic database for contact information
4.Calendar/electronic planner for appointments
5.File drawer or box for Action Files – things to do
6.File drawers or boxes for Reference Files – papers you want to keep.
Organize your Action Files to manage your time more effectively.
Create an Index for your Reference Files. 
A filing system software program, such as Taming the Paper Tiger, creates and prints a file index, as well as file labels, and allows you to automatically cross reference files.  With its powerful search engine capability, you can do a search, similar to a “Google search,” for the paper files as well as electronic files in your own office.

Vande Krol works with individuals and businesses to implement these five techniques and guarantees the following three results from The 8-Hour Miracle™:  (1) You will know what to do with every piece of information from that day forward, (2) You will be able to find anything you file in five seconds, and (3) You will have a game plan for integrating whatever you didn’t handle during the eight hours into the new system.

About Life Made Simple, LLC
Life Made Simple was founded with the mission of helping businesses and individuals become more productive, allowing them time to focus on what matters most.  Life Made Simple provides organization and productivity consultation and seminars, covering time and calendar management, paper management, electronic file management and workflow management.  The processes and systems Life Made Simple provides help to save clients hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars each year.

Life Made Simple also provides residential solutions, including organization and storage solutions, custom painting and home décor.

For More Information
For more information about the benefits of a productive environment and how Life Made Simple can help, contact Lori Vande Krol, (515)360-8347, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit our website at .