Winter Newsletter


“Simplicity involves unburdening your life, and living more lightly with fewer distractions that interfere with a high quality life, as defined uniquely by each individual.”

– Linda Breen Pierce




Diana Cutler uses a minimal approach to her aesthetic design – keeping things streamlined and priorities always in focus. With her clients she outlines five steps for creating a minimalist garden. As Eckert Tolle says, “If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place”.


Want to be more productive in 2017? We are in love with the team communication service Slack , Evernote (our all time favorite app for collaboration memory and access), and this wireless keyboard when you are on the move.


Almost every move involves some amount of charitable donations. As clients evaluate tax implications, many ask us about requirements when reporting these donations. Here are tips from the IRS related to deducting charitable donations. And don’t miss this article in the New Yorker, Decluttering for the New Year.


Over the holidays, we took in a newly released movie titled Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things. Two years ago we heard The Minimalists Joshua and Ryan speak at the NAPO Conference in Los Angeles, sharing their insights around getting rid of the superfluous and focusing on what really matters. These men have inspired followers to simplify their lives and create meaningful moments without excess.

We embrace such a philosophy at In Order to Succeed. Whether moving or organizing a residence or business, we are forced to ask the questions that lead people to new understandings of what is most meaningful in their lives. When defining what truly matters, the key question is to ask yourself is, “What’s my story?” Pattie Sellers, founding partner of SellersEaston Media, explains why it’s critical to know the answer.

So set your intentions for the new year. What inspires you? How will you tell your story? Here’s to a 2017 filled with many meaningful moments and that which brings the most value to your life.


“Thanks to our Evernote consulting session with In Order to Succeed, our team has learned how to eliminate redundancies and develop effective systems and strategies to take our workflow to a whole new level.”

Girls Who Invest
New York, NY