I don't know where to start!

27.08.21 10:00 PM By Shanley

Have a goal, but are not sure how to make it happen?

I love this recent article by Janine MacLachlan in Forbes about using decluttering as a way to accomplish your goals. This is one of the main tenets of the way I help my clients: Identify the goal, then move forward in stepwise fashion to accomplish it.

But, if you don't know where to start, even the idea of figuring out what your goal is can be daunting! Janine has some good suggestions, and it's also where I can help.

Let's say you decide your goal is to have a wardrobe that will get you a promotion. That's great! We will start there. 

Umm, ok, but what's next?!?!?! 

Here is one way that conversation between us might go:

  • When you are working, do you want to look strongapproachable, balancedtrustworthyprofessional, creative?
  • (Let's say you pick professional): What does "professional" mean to you?
  • (You say something along the lines of, "Like I can do the job.") Ok, does that mean suits, jeans, workout gear, ball gowns, etc?

And so on and so forth, until we drill down to what "professional" means to YOU, for YOUR goal. Because if you want to look professional while teaching yoga, that's probably a different wardrobe than professional while working on Wall Street. Both are still professional, but they require different approaches to that wardrobe (and goal). But you still don't know how to proceed. And that's what Janine is talking about in the article by saying: 

"You’re overwhelmed at the outset. Perhaps you have a lot of ideas but don’t know where to start. If we look as this as a Marie Kondo-style closet edit, you’re so overwhelmed by the piles of disorganized stuff spilling off the shelves, you don’t know where to start. 

You close the closet and psych yourself up to try another time.

If you have so many ideas you can’t decide, take a Marie Kondo sweep and pick one small place to start. Start with the equivalent of your sock drawer, a smaller scale, low risk, easy success venture. 

You choose the sock drawer instead the extensive collection of vinyl records because socks are low risk and not filled with emotional attachment.

As a Certified Personal Stylist, KonMari Consultant, Reiki Master, and Professional Organizer, I can help you achieve your goal of Yoga Instructor professional or Wall Street professional with your answers to a few questions. But like Janine says, you've got to commit the time to working with me, so you can accomplish that goal.

Give me a call or book a consultation and and we can figure out how to make that happen.

Here’s my direct scheduling link: https://shanley.zohobookings.com/#/customer/shanley

Until then, move forward with Peace & Grace!