Great things come in 5’s- fingers, toes, senses, Jacksons… Did you know that there are also 5 questions that can greatly influence your life and home? Watch this video for five questions that I have gathered based on the habits of the most powerful people I know. Answering these questions for yourself will help you gain powerful insights into achieving your goals.
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Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero, creator of the Clutter Diet book and on-line program, and today we’re going to talk about how organizing helps make you more powerful in your life. Now what do I mean by power? I don’t mean that you are Zeus up on the mountain top with the lightening bolts, throwing them down at people. I’m talking about the ability to get things done in your life and to influence others. So I have five questions for you to ask yourself today based on some of the organizing habits and behaviors and mindset of the most powerful people I know.
So question one: Am I clear about my goals? Powerful people know where they’re going and how they’re going to get there. If you don’t even know what your goals are, it’s going to be very difficult for you to make decisions and prioritize things such as putting appointments on your calendar. How will you know what you should be doing, if you don’t know what you’re trying to do in the first place? If you need clarity on that, you can go to a counselor, you can go to a coach, you can try meditation, list-making, you can write in your journal; whatever you need to do to get that out of your head and get that all crystallized into a plan.
Secondly: Does my personal environment support my goals or hinder them? I guarantee you if you are waking up in the morning with chaos, you are limiting yourself. So you just thought about all of those goals; how are you going to get them done if you’re personal environment doesn’t represent or support what those are about? In other words, does your environment reflect your present and your future, or does it really represent a lot of your past? Look at that, see what the chaos is doing to those goals, and correct that today.
Three: Am I taking advantage of my strengths? The most powerful people I know do what they do best, and they delegate the rest. So you focus on those strengths and you find a way, and it doesn’t have to cost that much money; you can hire a teenager down the street to run errands for you, for example. You can delegate things to family members or your spouse that you’ve been trying to do yourself. Don’t take it all on, don’t try to do it yourself because if you have big goals, it’s not going to be possible to reach those if you’re trying to please everyone and do everything. So find a way to delegate, and if you need help with that, you know, we can help you in our program, so we’ll talk about that in a minute.
So, question four: Am I connected? The most powerful people I know have a very vast personal network that they can tap into when they need something and equally give back to when they have something to offer. And if you’re one of those people with rubber-banded stacks of business cards in your drawer with all those people that you’re not accessing in your network because you’ve forgotten about them, you have your information spread about in different places, different systems, correct that by creating one system, getting all that entered in so that you have visibility to access that network. You can delegate data entry to someone if that is hard for you, and you probably should, but put that together because your power has a lot to do with your ability to reach that network and influence that network.
So the fifth question is: Am I repeating the same mistakes? Look for patterns in your life – time management, things that keep going wrong, trouble spots in your home or your office – any time you see a pattern, you want to look for the root cause of that pattern and address that. One of the big mistakes people make in their organizing projects is that they just jump in and have an attitude of just cleaning something up without looking at how it got that way in the first place, and how to prevent that from happening again. So you want to think about systems, not just cleaning up.
And what also helps is a fresh set of eyes on those patterns, and if you need that fresh set of eyes we can give you that objectivity in our online program. You can access that for two weeks for free in our Quick Start Program. You can find out more about that at https://www.clutterdiet.com/learnmore. We have organizing experts in there seven days a week answering every member question, we provide accountability, we help you set those goals, we can do so much for you and we’re so excited about that. So come and check us out, and until then, we’ll see you next time, and may you always be happy and grateful for having more than enough.
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