Saturday, June 21, 2008

what's going on in the organizing world today

Every day I organize for people. I help them figure out what is causing the their disorganization and how to work with their natural habits to create systems that work for them and allow them to keep the organization I help set in place. And that's a good day. That's why I do this day in and day out. I want to help people reclaim their life and get back to what's important. And whats imporatnt is not stuff in your home! Every now and then i.e. right now I get frustrated with the lack of living I see going on in people's homes. Everyone is incorrectly focused on what they have and how to get more. And they wonder why they are in the stressed out state that they and their kids live in. You can't have it all! You can't. And why would you want it anyway. The more you have the more things get complicated. And I'm not talking about just the big things, it's even the small things. Today I'm asking you to get rid of the excess and start living. Get help and get organized.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

My thoughts on organizing today

In the shower this afternoon I reflected on organizing and the content of the book I am trying to write. Getting organized is not as easy as it sounds. For most people it's almost impossible to do on their own. Book after book tells us how easy it is but do you ever wonder why all they offer is vague information and pie in the sky ideas but never give you the step by step this is how you do it guide? As a professional organizer I have read just about every book ever written on organizing and most are so general you get to the end just to find yourself still waiting for the goden secret to get yourself out from under the clutter in your life. That aggravates the crap out of me. You wanna know the golden secret? Getting organized is hard for most people. It requires us to look at ourselves and admit the ugly truth; it would be nice to be organized but we don't really want to do what it takes to get there or have the self discipline to stay organzied after you achieve your goals. This doesn't mean you are stupid or that you don't have what it takes, it just means you're not getting the right help and you have probably read a crappy book with general ideas and no hard core facts and steps. My book will be different. And at the end of my book there will be a way to contact me in case you need more help or you need further explanation of any of the steps.
But for now I'm readig a vague and general book on how to write a book and I haven't the self discipline to finish!