The bullet journal was created by Ryder Carroll. His system for a calendar and a way to capturing actions is an interesting one. Many of my clients have bits of paper that pile on their desks and as Carroll puts it " it gets out of control." Over time he created a system that worked for him called the Bullet Journal. 

For those of us who gravitate to pen and paper, this way of gathering next actions is great. I tried the system and loved certain parts of it. The indexing in the front of my moleskin notebook worked superbly. I also loved the legends he created-a checkbox for action, an arrow to forward actions from a previous month. You can check out more note legends on the Wave Productivity Pinterest board. 



Margo Brown is a Productivity Coach and Professional Organizer with Wave Productivity. She works with entrepreneurs, small business owners and business professionals to help them get more focused, organized and productive in their workplace. She serves the Tempe and Greater Phoenix area in Arizona. If you want to get more organized in your office and in your home call 602-677-8275 or email



An added bonus for our regular readers, this month is a longer blog with information on products, events and tips on how you can have a great vacation. 

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Our program in which we partner with a local Valley non-profit is well underway.  We have partnered with Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) to help Betty the kitty get adopted. Betty has been at the no kill shelter since August of 2014. She's a quiet cat that needs a quiet calm environment. She would love to be in a home where she is the only cat or with cats that are mature. Her eyes and fur are a soft butter cream color. She is poly-dactyl, she has extra toes on her paws. Not a kitten, Betty is 5 years old, purrfect for someone looking for a mature cat. 

So that you can get to know Betty, we helped her answer the questions asked of actors on Inside the Actor’s Studio. At the end of the Actor’s Studio, the host James Lipton asks every guest the following questions. It’s called the Pivot Questionnaire after Bernard Pivot who originally came up with this famous inquiry.


Lights glittered the stage and music boomed from large speakers. It wasn’t a rock concert-it was the ICON conference. Infusionsoft gathers great thought leaders and the community each year in Phoenix for their annual ICON conference.

Looking around the fully packed conference I immediately saw some people in the room I knew. In this blog I’ve asked them to share what they enjoyed about ICON and what they learned.


The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) meets each year to learn about the organizing and productivity industry. We all are so organized we walk into the conference in alphabetical order! Just kidding, we’re there to learn, network and have fun.


Each year at the NAPO Expo, vendors gather to show us their wares. Here are a few of my favorite products—