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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (299 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Morgenstern Narrator: Karen White Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781400177875
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Are you eager to make a change but unsure what's next? Organizing works when you know where you're going but don't know how to get there. But sometimes organizing isn't enough. When you're eager to make a change in your life but are unsure of your new destination, you need to SHED. Expert organizer and New York Times bestselling author Julie Morgenstern has developed the four-step SHED plan to help you get unstuck from the defunct, obsolete objects and obligations preventing you from living a richer, more meaningful life. SHED picks up where other organizing processes leave off-helping you purge the physical and behavioral clutter holding you back so you can finally create real change in your life. But it's not just about throwing things away! The SHED process is more about what comes before and after you heave the clutter so that the changes you make really stick in the long term. The SHED plan involves four key steps: -Separate the treasures-What is truly worth hanging on to? -Heave the trash-What's weighing you down? -Embrace your identity-Who are you without all your stuff? -Drive yourself forward-Which direction connects to your genuine self? Whether you're facing a move, a promotion, an empty nest, a marriage, divorce, or retirement, When Organizing Isn't Enough provides a practical, transformative plan for positively managing change in every aspect of your life. Note: To access the free online SHED test, visit http://www.juliemorgenstern.com/shed. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • With natural diction and phrasing that is sensitive to the energy flow of the writing, [Karen White] gives an appealing interpretation of the author's best advice yet on the well-managed life. AudioFile
  • “This book will help you to recognize what you really value in life so you can let go of everything that’s keeping you from reaching your true potential.”

    Larry King

  • “Examines, in-depth, typical emotional reactions to shaking free of the old, and encourages small steps toward revolution…Client case studies pose intriguing challenges, from obsessive email checking to good but unfulfilling jobs to an overabundance of shoes and accessories.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With natural diction and phrasing that is sensitive to the energy flow of the writing, [Karen White] gives an appealing interpretation of the author’s best advice yet on the well-managed life.”

    AudioFile

  • “Absolutely brilliant!”

    Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

  • “I’ve always been amazed by the way Julie Morgenstern can organize everything—but until now, I didn’t realize that included human minds, hearts, and souls.”

    Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Own North Star

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrienne | 2/13/2014

    " This is a good book and the author has a lot of great insights, advice, and wisdom; however, I thought the first half of the book was more helpful than the second half of the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 2/3/2014

    " While I appreciated Morgenstern's "Organizing from the Inside Out," this one was a bit to system's oriented. It is a personal preference, but I am not big on systems with acronyms! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Terri | 2/3/2014

    " A little too "fluffy" for me...more involved with the endless process of the handy little acronym than actually getting down to the heart of it all. Maybe I'm just further along than I give myself credit for? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 1/24/2014

    " I don't know if it's because this book arrived in my life at THE most perfect time possible, but it's one of those books that is truly helping me to change my life. I've been feeling almost desperate to SHED a lot of stuff - feeling like I am drowning in my STUFF - and suddenly this book pops into my life with an easy-to-follow but also psychologically-oriented book on how to do exactly what I need to be doing right now. I've already started over at the beginning. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juliana | 12/17/2013

    " This book has some good ideas but someday I'll write my own productivity book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 12/16/2013

    " This was a pretty interesting book about getting through transitional phases in your life. She has a lot of tricks to help you get yourself on track. I am a sucker for books about organizing and this was a good one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 11/29/2013

    " Did not finish it. There are better organizing books out there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 11/23/2013

    " Very interestig book. Never realized how much stuff one can give rid of or just manage time and the things we really enjoy. Time for a little spring cleaning! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 11/18/2013

    " I like Julie Morgenstern's books and I think this one is great. She really gets to the bottom of things but in a good way. I found this book to be very helpful "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 9/19/2013

    " Most influential self-help book I have read, following its precepts will surely allow a well-intentioned person to declutter his/her life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elly | 6/29/2013

    " Good information to share with students (and even inspired me to clean out some college textbooks!). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa | 11/23/2012

    " I actually couldn't finish this book because it was hard to focus on its contents. CTChe case studies didn't apply to me and I found it hard to relate to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 9/21/2012

    " I found this book very helpful because it's not just about getting rid of things you don't need. It's about picking a theme for some period of time and then organizing your life around that. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin Arth | 9/19/2012

    " Got to about page 43. Don't think I'll read this book. It was recommended to me as a how-to for time management, and it doesn't appear to be that at all. It's more of a therapy guide for coping with the challenges life throws at you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 6/18/2012

    " How to relinquish things and habits from my life that are holding me back from enjoying life more completely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TxLadyForever | 3/23/2012

    " Such an eye-opener and I only started it last night! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 7/9/2011

    " I was hoping for something a little different, but this turned out to be mostly pop-y self help in the form of getting rid of emotional clutter in the form of physical clutter. Still, pretty useful. Satisfied my reader-nesting-instinct. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anne-Marie | 2/10/2011

    " Thought I'd throw another self-help book I won't finish on the floor by my side of the bed . . .

    So I read this and all the clutter in my house is still there - covered in a fine sheen of dog hair.

    "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 2/3/2011

    " While I appreciated Morgenstern's "Organizing from the Inside Out," this one was a bit to system's oriented. It is a personal preference, but I am not big on systems with acronyms! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 9/24/2010

    " How to relinquish things and habits from my life that are holding me back from enjoying life more completely. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 4/2/2010

    " Got to about page 43. Don't think I'll read this book. It was recommended to me as a how-to for time management, and it doesn't appear to be that at all. It's more of a therapy guide for coping with the challenges life throws at you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 2/28/2010

    " Very interestig book. Never realized how much stuff one can give rid of or just manage time and the things we really enjoy. Time for a little spring cleaning! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 2/12/2010

    " I found this book very helpful because it's not just about getting rid of things you don't need. It's about picking a theme for some period of time and then organizing your life around that. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/21/2010

    " It was okay....I still haven't shed anything yet though!
    "

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About the Author
Author Julie MorgensternJulie Morgenstern, founder and owner of Task Masters, is the author of the New York Times bestseller Organizing from the Inside Out and Time Management from the Inside Out. Her column, "Getting Organized," appears monthly in O, The Oprah Magazine. A speaker, media expert, and corporate spokesperson, she lives in New York City.
About the Narrator

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audiobooks since 1999. An Audie Award finalist, she has earned numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards. Her reading of The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2009.