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—

Local First Arizona members Giselle Aguiar of AZ Social Media Wiz, Margo Brown of Wave Productivity, Josephine Levy of New Horizons Senior Move Management and Jacqueline Destremps of Another Hand Advantage are partnering to produce classes to help solve all your social media marketing anxieties! Find out how you can become better equipped to organize and prioritize your time to implement successful social media strategies in your business.


Social Media and Productivity Boot Camp Schedule:


Margo Brown, a productivity coach, will be presenting a 3-session Productivity Boot Camp to help those folks who “can’t find time to do their social media marketing or blogging”.
Classes: 4/22, 4/29 and 5/6 @ 6:30 pm






Josephine, who took Giselle’s social media marketing course at Phoenix College and has a Masters in English, will be teaching a 2-session Blogging 4 Business class to help those folks who don’t consider themselves good enough writers to blog regularly to promote their businesses.
Classes: 6/3 and 6/10 @ 6:30 pm





Jacqueline, who specialized in Facebook advertising, will present Advertising on Facebook to help folks with strategies and techniques to effectively advertise on Facebook.
Class: 6/13 @ 9 – 11 am






All classes complement, Giselle’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp where folks can learn everything they need to know to properly and effectively market their business on social media as well as strategic and tactical planning.

Not sure what you need? Check out other classes available at Social Media Marketing Classes & Boot Camp



March is Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Awareness Month, it is designed to help people further understand this disorder. ADD is a chronic neurobiological difference in the brain, characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and/ or hyperactivity. It affects close to 5% of the adult population. Although labeled as a disorder, ADD can have many positive attributes such as spontaneity, creativity, persistence, and above-average intelligence. There are many myths and misconceptions about ADD. 

1-People with ADD can’t focus on anything-That's a Myth!

People diagnosed with ADD will sometimes go into hyper-focus. Hyper-focus is an intense focus on something of interest, so much so that the person with ADD becomes oblivious to everything around them. Once hyper-focused on a task, people with ADD can become lost in the task, hours can slip by without interruption. It can make switching to another task difficult and it can be a real asset in being productive and getting things done.

Donna Smallin has written over 15 books on organizing. Last month she was on a book tour and stopped at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe to talk about her latest book Clear the Clutter, Find Happiness.

It was standing room only, with lots of people asking questions. Here are some great quotes from her talk that can motivate you to stay organized.

“Clutter is physical proof or our abundance, will you have the means to reacquire it again?  Could you get it again easy and inexpensively?”

“Be mindful of purchases and of your environment, do you have space or a place for it when you get it home?”

“Give yourself permission to let things go, if you don’t know what to do with it, can you let it go?”