If you are looking at a messy desk, and you don’t know where to start to clean it up and get through that pile of clutter, then you can do what I call the “4-D’s” and stop sitting right on top of it. 


Just Get It Done!

Stop looking at the mess and thinking about how you should clean it up and do it! Do it; be done with it – stop thinking about it.


Delegate Tasks

Look at the things on your desk and delegate. If someone on your team can take care of something sitting there, let them do it. Don’t let it remain there waiting if you can delegate that item.


Delete Junk

If it is not important, then delete it. Right now, throw it away and get it out of your workspace. 


Delay for Later

When you find things that need to be addressed in the future, then make a file and place it there. You may have items on your desk that you can’t do now, but they need to happen this summer, next year, or later. Make files for Q1, Q2, Q3, or Q4 and place items in the correct quarter so you can access them then.


At the Growth Architect, I want to help you find ways to increase your productivity and reach your goals. If you like this, check out my YouTube channel and find dozens of videos on ways to help you grow your business.


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Beate Chelette is The Growth Architect & Founder of The Women’s Code, and provides visionaries and leaders with strategies, blueprints and results-oriented, tangible tools and techniques that give clear steps to improve business systems, strengthen leadership skills and teams so that you can scale your impact.


A first-generation immigrant who found herself $135,000 in debt as a single parent, Beate bootstrapped her passion for photography into a highly successful global business and eventually sold it to Bill Gates in a multimillion-dollar deal. She is amongst the “Top 100 Global Thought Leaders” by PeopleHum and “One of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs” by HuffPost.


Recent clients include Amazon, Reckitt (the maker of Lysol), Chevron, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, the Women’s Legislative Caucus of California Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Shelter Inc., Mental Health First Aid and thousands of small businesses.

Beate is the author of the #1 International Amazon Bestseller “Happy Woman Happy World – How to Go From Overwhelmed to Awesome” –a book that corporate trainer and best-selling author Brian Tracy calls “a handbook for every woman who wants health, success and a fulfilling career.”


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