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Your Disorganized Mind


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.

 


Desk Monitor & BookcaseOver the years as I’ve worked with clients I’ve come to learn that one of the things that people struggle most with is keeping their work space organized and clutter free.  It’s right up there with procrastination.  It starts small and then it builds into something that you just can’t seem to get rid of.  It can get to the point of you having an entire space full of clutter.  It’s definitely a formidable opponent and it will not only keep you frustrated, it can keep you from making money.

What most people don’t realize is that as the disorganization and clutter build up in the physical space, so does the energy that comes along with it. Everything is energy and clutter is no exception. If your office or work space is cluttered, you probably have client files, notes from conversations, that book that you started to or want to read, things that need to be filed, and bits and pieces of your personal life lying around in that space. What you also have present in that space is the energy that all of those unfinished bits and pieces bring with them.

Think about that for a moment. The files and notes that you have hanging out bring a stagnant energy to your space since you haven’t done anything with them. So do the books that you haven’t finished reading, and the unfinished or derailed projects on your desk. Some of these things bring other kinds of energy to your work space depending upon how they got there or why they’re lying around. Some things might be there just because you haven’t taken the steps to putting them away. No matter the reason, they bring negative, heavy energy to your space. The exact same kinds of energy build up in a disorganized space. When things don’t have a home, can’t be found or are lost in the shuffle, a particular kind of energy comes to the space.

Your office is your profitability space. This is the space that you come to daily to make things happen. This is the space where you create your products or programs to serve those you are here to serve. This is the physical space that you operate from to live out your entrepreneurial dream. Doing so becomes difficult when your space tells you that you can’t. You work on that new program or event, putting the best of your efforts into it. Sometimes you struggle with it due to the energy in the space. When it’s finally done, somehow it’s not what you intended or not as successful as you thought it would be. If your office is disorganized or cluttered, the space dictates that you can’t use it as you’re attempting to use it. The energy in the space doesn’t allow for you to create your profitability from it.

If your bottom line isn’t looking quite like you want it to, look at your office space. Is it disorganized or cluttered? When you look around do you see a well-organized space that works for you and supports you? What kinds of things are piling up? If you see that your space isn’t allowing for your profitability it’s time to shift the energy in your space. Start by putting away the things that are out of place. If your space isn’t supporting you, start to think about how it can be changed to help you be more productive and hire a professional to help you if necessary. Shift the energy in your space so that it allows you to build your business from it. The energy within it dictates your level of profit and your growth.

 

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