Organizing the Professional Organizer
It’s been a busy year. I’ve co-authored a book, expanded my product line, serviced clients, hired employees, travelled the country speaking and being spoken to, and took care of the countless day-to-day tasks of running a business. That doesn’t even capture my time for my family, friends, home, community and the occasional “hide out” in my car to enjoy frozen yogurt and the latest People magazine.
Frankly, I’m tired…and a bit time challenged.One recent evening I was complaining to my daughter how overwhelmed I was. Oozing with sarcasm, she said, “Maybe you need to hire an organizer.”At first, I laughed it off. But then it got me thinking. Why not? I could easily benefit from the wisdom and expertise of one of my colleagues. I’m highly motivated and clearly get a ton done. But a time management expert? Not so much. But, more importantly, the experience would truly help me help my clients.Here is what I learned after a few sessions:
I am truly a paper planner girl. I need to write it to commit it.
I need to schedule EVERYTHING. I even schedule the unscheduled.
A timer is my best friend. I tell my students it really can work!
Not everything is a priority. Or has to be done right away. This was truly the hardest change for me but the most powerful. And the most necessary if I truly wanted to create more of a balance.
Learning more about me has benefited my work with my clients. Completely. How? Because it taught me how freeing it can be to not have all the answers, to ask for help and to let someone else be the expert. And that is the mindset I would like to impart for each of you. So if you are feeling disorganized, or overwhelmed or even time challenged, reach out to me and let me know. We’ll get there together.
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