One by one and things get done
Ben was a inventor, author, signor of the Declaration of Independence, and so much more. He has inspired me in many ways. I’ve been organizing individuals and businesses for over 10 years. There is one thing for certain; an organized workspace makes for an organized and quiet mind. This picture was taken at a clients’ office. She actually had plenty of space which is a nice thing to have, but she didn’t know how to best utilize the space. We rearranged everything, top to bottom; from the closets to the desk and other working surfaces. It took us one full day, 8 hours to get it done. I help her every 6 months or so to stay on top of the incoming and outgoing chaos. Once a foundation is established, quarterly and / or bi-annual ‘check ups’ are essential for long term peace of mind. The process is quite simple; we just have to start. One paper at a time… One file at a time… One pen at a time. If I have any task that looks like it will require lots of time, I will procrastinate because I am afraid that there is ‘no way’ to ever get it all done. But if I just do the next indicated thing, little by little, one paper by one paper, one task by one task, and don’t let those thoughts race through my brain, things get done. They get organized. All I’ve ever wanted was peace of mind. When clutter takes over, my brain is not free. This is what I have learned and what I pass on to clients. I have never had a client that wished they hadn’t worked with me, ever. It costs less than a 1.5 hour massage and will last a lot longer, like years longer and ultimately will have you living longer. ORGANIZING SPECIAL FOR SANTA BARBARA COUNTY:
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Organization really does free up the mind. And taking it paper by paper, pen by pen, it’s a lot less scary than it seems to tackle that clutter and get organized.