Friday, June 16, 2006

Lessons from my mom

I am searching for my keys the other day. I had just put them down and started a conversation with my mother as we were on our way out for an afternoon of shopping.

Again, more support comes from the shopping is herditary case I have been building for years.

As I am looking around the living room, my mom tells me, the professional organizer, "If you put your things in the same place all the time, you will not spend your time searching for them."

She is right again, bringing me to a new conclusion, I learned not only shopping from my mom, but also how to stay organized!

More lessons to come on this blog, I am sure.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Organizing Coach

Coaching is on my mind today. Coaches support your goals, help you come up with a plan and hold you accountable for your actions-- they help us to achieve our goals.

I like this idea! As a small business owner and writer, support is incredibly valuable and rare.
This week I am taking a cue from the coaches by helping my clients to set the following goals:
  • Create accountability
  • Formulate a plan
  • Take action
  • Maintain progress

My role to support all of the above, in essence to become a new kind of coach, the organizing coach!

When I start a new project, I am always slow to begin, not knowing what to do first, I usually ask a colleague or friend when I am most stuck. If you think you are ready for a change, ask a trusted friend or colleague for their thoughts and be open to their response. Having a support soundboard is a great way to start. Real change can come when we are open to change. You might be surprised to see how much support is all around you.