Being organized begins with your state of mind, so before you can get organized, you’ve got to shift gears mentally.   To shift gears you have to make a conscious choice about how you want to work. It’s really easy to be clear about what you don’t want or how you don’t want to work.  By nature it’s easier for us to determine what’s “wrong” or what we don’t like about something.  It’s quite another to be clear about what you do want, but necessary if you really want to change a situation.

Of all the things that you were taught when you were young and as you grew into a young adult, you weren’t taught to manage yourself or how to organize our space or our time.  If you’re lucky enough to have some sort of clue as to what to do, then life tends to work better than if you don’t have that clue.  For most, being organized is something that they’ve learned.  You might say “I don’t know how to get organized.” It’s not hard to do and it is possible.  It’s all up to you and your state of mind.

Are you thinking like a disorganized person?  If so, it’s time to shift gears and start to think like an organized person.  What would your life look like if you were organized?  What would it feel like to get through your days being able to get it all done? Get real clear and have a vivid picture of what that looks like.

Then ask yourself why you want to get organized.  Maybe you want to save some time; have time to spend with your family or friends; have time to focus on the money making tasks for your business.  Maybe you want to enjoy that freedom that you know being in business for yourself can give you. Whatever your reason is, allow it to fuel you forward.  Let that be your focus and what drives you.

Once you know why or what your purpose for getting organized is, you can create your foundation and ultimately plan for organizing your space or your time. Your foundation starts with looking at your Productivity Persona™ building your productivity system around that, then creating your plan in writing. Don’t keep it in your head, it will contribute to that disorganized state of mind.  If your Productivity Persona™ reveals that an electronic tool is the right fit for you, get your plan into it and determine the steps that have to happen to accomplish each of your end results.

Making the mindset shift, getting clear about what you want, why you want it and creating a written plan will help you create order in more than one way. Being in action around your plan and your purpose has you operating inside of that space and developing the new habits that you need to get and stay organized so you can do what you love and have time for the things you want.