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I’ve got a secret….

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I have been working really hard this last year to overcome my fear of public speaking. Part of being a professional organizer, and a successful business owner, is giving presentations on organizing. I have had to turn down so many great opportunities to speak to groups because of this fear. Since I seem to be a goal driven person, I do not let the fear stop me (though it has definitely slowed me down). I just look at it as a step that I must take in order to get to the goal of being a successful business owner. Now… read more »

You can reach your goals

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Getting organized is a very detailed process that can be accomplished very simply if you have the ability to break things down into manageable chunks, and not look at the big picture. Goal setting is really no different. Many people are unable to reach their goals because they are paralyzed and overwhelmed by how big they are. They seem so unattainable. However, if you take the time to break down the steps to getting to your goal, it is much simpler and can be very rewarding since you celebrate each little success. Let’s say that your goal is to lose… read more »

Power through procrastination

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Part of helping people declutter and organize their home, office and life is coaching them through their procrastination to make decisions or take actions that they have been putting off. I’ve said it over and over, but clutter is delayed decisions. So the only way to declutter is to make those decisions. Procrastination drains your energy and you don’t even realize it. There is nothing as mentally exhausting as an uncompleted task or decision. The most common reasons for procrastination are: Difficult: The task or decision seems hard so we avoid it in favor of those things which seem easy… read more »

Why is de-cluttering so hard?

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Did you know that clutter represents delayed decisions? Once you know that, it makes the thought of de-cluttering seem less overwhelming. You think to yourself All I have to do is make decisions on everything. That can’t be that hard. While de-cluttering is extremely empowering, it is also mentally and emotionally draining. When you make a decision on a piece of paperwork for instance, you have to read it and decide if you want or need the information. If you want the information, you have to decide where you should keep the information, what you should do with the information,… read more »

Battling procrastination

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It’s human nature to put things off that we don’t enjoy doing. We procrastinate about doing them, which in the end only makes them seem bigger and far harder than they actually are. Many people want to get organized but they don’t know where to start. This causes them to feel overwhelmed and then they procrastinate about getting organized, period. Once people finally decide once and for all that they are going to get organized no matter what it takes, and they call us for help, they feel absolutely amazing when it’s done. You know why? Because things we put… read more »

Rid yourself of the weight that’s holding you back

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If you want to finish the race of life, if you want to make it to the finish line, you’re going to have to let go of some things that may be holding you back in the race. Call it decluttering; call it simplifying; there are some things that need to be laid aside in order to finish well. What kind of things am I talking about? The things that cause you to get discouraged or weigh you down. Think of it this way. If you attach one light bulb to a battery, the battery will run for a long… read more »

All it takes is baby steps

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When you feel overwhelmed by your clutter or disorganization, it’s paralyzing. You don’t have a clue where to even begin because the problem seems so big. If you can at least begin making some type of baby steps, you will eventually advance to bigger steps. But it all starts with just baby steps. I’ve been struggling with my weight for the last few years and I often reflect on how similar losing weight is to getting organized. There isn’t a simple or quick fix for either of them. Many of our clients would love to just buy a book on… read more »

Overwhelmed

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Today I go face to face with one of my biggest fears – public speaking. I’ve blogged about it here before. My focus this last year has been to work really hard to overcome this fear. I will be speaking with some other fantastic women today at Webster University on Breakthroughs to Success. I will be talking about how clutter and disorganization stops you from being all that you were created to be. We’ll discuss the various feelings associated with keeping things and why it’s hard to tackle your clutter mountains. Then I’ll be sharing some practical tips and information… read more »

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