03 Jun Let Me Organize It Turns One
A lot can happen in a year.
One year ago today Let Me Organize It became an official business. I filed my Fictitious Business Name with the county, and opened my business checking account. I had my first client consultation, which resulted in booking the client on the spot for the following week. I still work with that client, and now many, many others both in my immediate area as well as Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Seattle and soon Salt Lake City.
In one year I went from terrified new business owner to confidently self-employed, hiring on external staff to help me run the day-to-day business. I found a community in the National Association of Professional Organizer’s San Francisco Bay Area Chapter, and could always count on the support of my friends and family. I learned that when you go into business for yourself, you never stop working, but since I’m an over-achiever I’m ok with that. I’ve enjoyed staying busy and am proud that this year has been an overwhelming success. What was I so scared of in the beginning?
It takes a village. I could never have been the success I am today without a terrific Marketing Director, Michelle Tresemer of the Tresemer Group. She made the growing pains much easier to bare, and helped me to see the value in SEO and the importance of social media. I could have never started the business without the guidance of my best friend’s mom, Nancy. She welcomed me into her home when I needed a safe place to land, and inspired me to go out and become the successful businesswoman I am today. The support I’ve received reaffirms to me that this is my correct path. I finally hear you Universe.
The most profound change I’ve seen in the last year has been in myself, and that’s thanks in large part to my wonderful clients. Each of my clients has taught me something about patience, kindness, generosity, vulnerability and living in the moment. It’s their reactions to their newly organized spaces that fuels me to work as hard as I do. I’m finally doing something I love, where I am not just selling something or earning a paycheck, I’m changing lives; my own included. One year ago I felt empty. Today I have a purpose, and a talent to share. I am fulfilled.
I achieved a lot in the last year and have some lofty goals set for this next one: come up with an idea for a unique organizing book to write; hire on some employees; expand to other cities; act as the Director of Marketing for the NAPO SFBA chapter; and even take on virtual organizing. I want to continue to grow Let Me Organize It and help as many clients as possible. As I type this, the moon is full, and so am I; full of possibilities, full of excitement, full of gratitude.
A lot can happen in a year.