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Chapter 5. Organization: How To Get Your... > How Organized Are You (Really)?

How Organized Are You (Really)?

Take the following quiz to see just how well organized you are. Once again, complete this quiz in the spirit of wanting to make some needed upgrades in your life. If you find that you score well, then bravo, you're in better shape than you imagined. If you find that you don't score well, take notice of the areas in need of improvement.

  • Are you good at making up daily To-Do lists but not so good at following them?

    Yes No


  • Do you keep trying to build an exercise regimen into your day but never do?

    Yes No


  • Does the thought of getting your taxes together make the hair stand up on your neck?

    Yes No


  • Do your mornings feel chaotic and rushed as you're trying to get everybody out on time?

    Yes No


  • Do you have shopping bags or boxes filled with mail that needs to be sorted?

    Yes No


  • Do you constantly feel like you don't have enough time to get through your day?

    Yes No


  • Do you have to search for last year's tax returns?

    Yes No


  • Do the piles on your desk migrate from corner to corner until you finally get around to going through them?

    Yes No


  • Do you frequently pay your bills late because you have to sort through a pile of mail to find them?

    Yes No


  • Has it been longer than a year since you last purged your business files?

    Yes No


  • Do you write work phone numbers and messages on any handy scrap of paper?

    Yes No


  • Do you have to search the house for your keys, cell phone, or glasses more than once a week?

    Yes No


  • When asked for your Employer Identification Number (EIN), do you have to search through your files and paperwork before you find it?

    Yes No


  • When someone asks you to call him or her back, does it often take a few days just to find the time?

    Yes No


  • Do you sometimes have to plead your way into a professional conference because you missed the deadline to send them your check?

    Yes No


  • Would it be typical for you to let expiration dates lapse on your license, car registration, or insurances?

    Yes No


  • Do you sometimes have to send payments via an overnight service to avoid cancellations and late fees?

    Yes No


  • Do you get calls from creditors for late payments?

    Yes No


  • Do you constantly feel rushed when trying to make a business deadline?

    Yes No


  • Do you keep planning to set up important things like a retirement account or college fund for your children but never get to it?

    Yes No



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