Posts belonging to Category Personal Stories

New Year – New Focus

  I gave up New Year’s resolutions years ago – instead I set a theme for each year.  A theme creates a sustained, focused effort in one area of my life – both personally and professionally – which I find to be more impactful.  I not only get to work consistently at creating and building the change but […]

Professional Organizers Are People Too!

Those of us naturally inclined to organization can take as much ribbing asthe pack-rat.  We have been referred to in unflattering terms – fuss budget, “a”retentive, neat freak – you get the idea. The truth is we all live on a continuum and we are all subject to the same natural laws.  The messiest person […]

Have Fear But Do It Anyway

Last night was my Toastmasters club meeting.  I have been a member of the Clackamas Stepping Stones for more than 20 years. In fact, my time in business is only a couple of months longer than my membership in Toastmasters. I can state with total confidence that without the skills I learned in my TM club, I would not still […]

What’s In A Name?

The first order of business now that I had a business, was figuring out the company name.  It has been both enduring and ever evolving. In 1987, I had never heard of a professional organizer but I knew that what I was now doing independently was something I had done in every job I’d ever […]

The Accidental Business

Since my goal for this blog is to share my journey and the lessons along the way, it makes sense to start at the beginning.  This is the how and why of my start as a business owner. The general thinking is that people who own businesses always dreamed of owning one until they succeeded.  The […]

To Blog or Not To Blog

OK, so it’s a bit cliché to fall back on Shakespeare in my first blog post but it is relevant to my ambivalence about blogging.  To blog or not to blog has been a question I’ve been wrestling with for some time.  You already know my answer – you’re reading it – but what went […]