Welcome August And Updates

Welcome August And Updates

There is just something about the month of August that makes you feel a sense of new purpose and push. Maybe because the kids are going back to school or maybe because it sets in that we only have five more months to make it happen this year on those goals. Whatever it is I am energized by the month and look forward to making big things happen.

There has been a lot of changes this year with Get IT Together! and me. My business has grown and I feel that I am finally at a good place in the process since transitioning fully to digital organizing and technology. I have accomplished a lot in just 6 months, but know there is more to go.

So I wanted to write a post sharing some of the big things that have happened and that I created to serve you better.

The first is I finally finished my Pushing Past Procrastination book. If you have not checked it out, please go over there now. This book was a true labor of love in it took me almost 4 years to complete for various reasons. I am excited to announce that the print copy will be available for purchase very soon. I will update this post when it is available in print.

Pushing Past Procrastination

The second announcement is I have finally opened Sam’s Tech Academy. I wanted a place where I could share my tech knowledge to help you in your business. So head on over there now. I have a couple of courses already up but will be adding new ones monthly. If you are not tech savvy and need to get up to speed on tech then you definitely want to check out Sam’s Tech Academy.


And then finally I have my new Facebook Group Digitally You with Samantha. I would love for you to join me over there in the group. I come in live twice weekly and share #TechChat’s and daily provide relevant tech information to help grow your business. It’s FREE to join and I would love for you to be apart. Just click here to request to join.


Well that is all of my updates for now. It’s a new month and I am excited for all that is going on. If you are not connected with my mailing list drop your information in the box below so you can stay up to date with the happenings and special offers as well as my free ezine My Organized Life.


10 Tips For A Great School Year


Photo by ilco @ sxc.hu. Modified by Samantha Pointer.

Now that school has started back you may be overwhelmed about the thought of all the incoming papers and dates that you will have to keep up with. But don’t worry. I am going to share with you my top 10 tips for having a great school year.

If you follow these tips you are sure to get off to a great start and a more sane year.

  1. Have a place for all incoming school papers.
  2. Sit down and go over the school calendar and put all relevant dates into your calendar.
  3. Have a routine for doing homework and checking it with your child.
  4. Make sure all papers are signed and homework placed back into your kid(s) backpack.
  5. Pack lunches the night before. Or at least put ingredients together and into sandwich bags so that it can just be taken out and placed in lunch bag in the morning.
  6. Set out school clothes the night before. If you can pick out clothes for the whole week and set it out even better.
  7. Have a GO Station near the door where you put back packs, coats and anything else that needs to go back to school with your kid(s).
  8. Keep the lines of communication open with your child’s teacher.
  9. Be as involved as you can with your child’s school.
  10. Set academic goals for your child at home in addition to the ones set by the school. And hold your child accountable for your goals at home for him or her.

If you do these 10 things you are guaranteed to have a great and productive school year.

Until next time….