It Take A Village: Build Your Organizing Goal Support Team

Ever hear the saying “it takes a village to raise a child’? Well if you are not a child what you feel you need is likely not life critical yet it allows you live a fuller more satisfying life. You have food, clothing and shelter but you yearn for greater self- confidence, sense of achievement and peace of mind. Organizing can help you gain all those things. So does it take a village to get organized? I believe it does. Think about how many times you have just been run down mentally by being disorganized and feeling you were all alone. How much closer to happy productive days could you be if you had a goal achievement support team to call on?

You can build a village around yourself to help work towards any goal that you have. You should enlist members to fill the following roles:

Motivator- to encourage you to stay in a positive frame of mind about your decisions and to remind you of the benefits you will experience in accomplishing your goal

Helper- to walk with you as you take small preparatory steps then increasingly larger purpose- driven action steps and to push you to overcome barriers to achieving your goal

Accountability Partner- to reflect your measurement of movement towards the goal and challenge you to maintain all gains achieved.

Take a minute to make a short list of a couple people in your life that could serve in each of those roles. Make the time to contact them next week. Share your goal and ask them to join your village describing the role they can best play. The sooner you establish your support team the sooner you can make progress towards achieving your goal.


31 Ways To G.O.

Hope everyone is having a great year so far. If you are still working on setting your organizing goal maybe you can gain inspiration from the attached calendar. I’ve put together some ideas for actions and projects you can complete to help you get organized during the month. You don’t have to do everything day by day but I strongly encourage you do a couple of items this month that align to your organizing goal.

I look forward to hearing about your success!
CLick Here for January 2013 Calendar

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!! I’m sure you’ve heard this greeting so many times the past couple of days that you echo a response automatically. Before you reply to me I ask that you just for a minute to reflect that you have officially reached the end of what was and the beginning of what can be…

How was last year? Did you transition your kindergartner to a working homework space, make room for the new office you needed, get that email under control, or have enough time to really enjoy your family and friends?

What about this year? You’ve listened to everyone else’s reasons and resolutions to make some changes. Have you thought about what is motivating you to improve your situation? Take another minute to think and write down your motivations. Then write down just one organizing goal.

Getting organized can support you
• Having a space function like you want
• Gaining efficient access to the information that supports the work you need to do and
• Finding time for the things you want to do.

There is no time like right now to start getting organized. January is GO (Get Organized) month and many product and service companies, including A Taylored Space, will be showcasing what they offer to help you achieve your goal. Start with the one goal, complete it and celebrate it. Then define and work on another goal. You don’t have to do everything at once. And now you have a whole year ahead of you to work on making the changes that can create your happy new space, happy new schedule, happy new life!

Wishing you all the best this new year: Happy Organizing!