31 May Welcome to Let Me Organize It!
I’m so excited to be sharing the start of my business with you through my inaugural blog post! I hope to change a lot of lives through my little startup, and would be honored if one of them turns out to be yours.
I’ve been very blessed in my life, with lots of support and encouragement from friends and family. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t had my times of doubt. In fact that might be my biggest fault, my willingness to let fear stop me in my tracks. I didn’t fully understand this about myself until a life coach sitting next to me on an airplane pointed it out.
He told me that I had to stop letting fear rule my life. Ever since, I have tried very hard to remember this and follow his advice, but of course we’re all a work in progress. A few years ago, when I first started doing professional organizing, I thought this would be a great career, but the idea of running my own business was terrifying. After nearly 10 years in the fine arts industry and a year at a software startup, I was used to working for other people, and liked the stability that came with it: a bi-weekly paycheck; paid vacation; a benefits package. But I didn’t feel challenged, or ultimately fulfilled in those jobs.
Earlier this year, I came across a quote by Bill Cosby that helped me to refocus on what I want, and remind me not to let fear stop me from getting it. It says, “Decide you want it more than you are afraid of it.” And I did just that. I reached out to women I knew with successful businesses they had started on their own, and asked their advice. After those conversations, I felt empowered and realized I had been worrying for far too long.
Starting a business from scratch is time consuming and a bit chaotic at first, but it’s already been very rewarding! You can compare my story of being fearful to start a business to someone being fearful to start an organization project: it’s overwhelming and you don’t know where to start, but you know something needs to change. You reach out to someone who understands, and can help you figure out a strategy for achieving your goals. Then the fear diminishes, and you’re already on the road to success.
Organization does not have to be stressful. I will work with you to make your space work more efficiently for your life, but still feel very much like ‘your’ space. I love the sense of accomplishment upon completing an organization project, and I cannot wait to share that feeling with you! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. I look forward to making this journey together towards a better, more organized life.