Are you working with a mess at your office? Have you changed your work area to be more comfortable, breathe and think more effectively?
When there’s chaos in the inner and in the exterior for me, I realize that I’m in the middle of an issue of some sort the moment I stop to glance at the surroundings and see chaos within my office. Chaos inside leads to chaos from the outside, but the reverse can be the case, as I have discovered.
Our work needs to be organized in a manner that sets the US up to be successful. The best part is that we hold the ability to make that happen. Let me show you a few steps I follow to be ready for the start of a new season of the year; also, in my company, I establish goals on an annual basis.
1.) MY DESK.
Each quarter I clean all my work items off of it. Everything! Additionally, I clean up clutter from every counter in my office (shelving as well as tables, filing cabinets, and so on.). I take everything away and clean the surfaces so that they’re fresh and clean Then I begin to sort through the papers I’ve eliminated (paper is just like rabbits – it’s just a matter of breeding!). I’m brutal when it comes to sorting out the paper. I either put it in a bin, throw it away from the paper, or recycle it into the pile labelled ‘Take Action. Ahhhh, what a wonderful feeling!
2.) Office Supplies.
“It’s the most amazing season!” This is the commercial on TV for Staples (an office supply store in Canada). I get it! I love going to Staples and purchasing new pens, gorgeous writing paper, new highlighter pens, and many more. I dispose of pens sitting on the counter that have become dry and no longer useful. Another good feeling.
I’ve discovered, over the last couple of years, that having a fresh bouquet of flowers in my office on a Monday morning makes an immense impact on the energy of the room. One thing that I have learned from one of my feng shui buddies is that if any of the flowers in the bouquet go out of date and die, you must remove them as soon as possible – and ensure that the energy is in good health and vigour.
4.) MY BUSINESS JOURNAL.
I keep what I refer to as”Million Dollar” in my business journal (see the photo). Do you? The journal is a way to remind me to constantly learn. It’s also where I write down notes from every meeting in my relationship with my Business Coach, and I keep my eyes on the content that I can use to build my business. This is my gold!
I try to make a point of purchasing a new outfit for work at the beginning of each quarter – particularly in September. I am a fan of the autumn season. I recycle a lot of clothing that wasn’t used during the summer. Even if I did not wear them during the summer, it’s improbable that I’ll be wearing them the following summer. Therefore it’s time to donate them to someone else that might benefit from the clothes.
If I complete this process every year, it’s like having a rebirth for me and my business. It’s about clearing out the clutter, and it’s having a direct and positive effect on my attitude that directly affects my performance.
These are simple steps you can take, and I strongly recommend you do to set yourself (and your surroundings) up for success.
I am accountable for the energy I put into my office as well as in my life and in my work. I consider this to be a severe matter, Do you?
Pat Mussieux is fast becoming a highly sought-after Canadian guide for female entrepreneurs, taking her own company from a small start-up to a six-figure business from her home in less than four years. A large part of her success is attributable to her skills in the field of marketing, mentality and finances!