I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about order. When I was younger I had a person in my life who preached continuously about “setting order.” So, as I’ve grown up I have always had an appreciation for those people who seem to be well organized, structured, and ordered.
At this point I must make a confession. Organization has never been one of my strong suits. I’ve sort of created a “what works for me” mentality over the past few years, and thankfully it worked for a while. That is, until a little while ago.
As many of you know, I’ve been in a stage of metamorphisis lately; losing weight, starting new businesses, going back to college, writing my first novel, and practicing my public speaking skills. I am already a success because of my attitude and actions. So just last week I started feeling this insatiable desire for order.
The cell phone store I own had a flood about two weeks ago and I lost a lot of stuff and I’m still waiting for the landlord to replace the floor. I could have gotten angry about the whole thing, but instead I’ve been persistent and it looks like today will be the day that the work gets done. I’m exctied about that in so many ways.
I’m converting some of the back space into an office for me and others so I can have more order in my life. Even when I’m working at the store I can be in the back office working on my novel, writing sales letters for different products, designing websites and classified ads, or even just taking a break on the sofa because I installed a doorbell ringer that dings whenever someone comes in the front.
I believe that setting order in your life starts with decisions and investments. I purchased the door bell alarm for about 40 bucks. That investment now allows me the freedom to have my own quiet office where no one disturbs me (save the customers 🙂 ).
I also just purchased an IMAC for my bedroom so that I can lock myself away in the room and write articles like the one you’re reading, work on the novel some more, or do other productive things that I can’t do in the main living area because of the noise of the tv and people.
And speaking of the bedroom, today I am dedicating myself to bringing it to a state of complete order. As I grow and change I find that I can’t sit by any longer and let things slide. Setting order is the next logical step in my path. Remember, this blog is an adventure in personal development! It’s a journey
Here are some things you can do right now to begin setting order in your life.
1. Decide on cleaning that one area you’ve been puttting off.
2. Determine 3 things you can buy to make your life more productive, and buy them as soon as you can.
3. Commit to taking an extra 15 minutes each day to organizing your paper work.
4. Set aside a private space to maximize productivity.
5. Allocate an hour each week to filing, copying, and saving important paperwork.
6. Never do later what you can do right now.
7. This goes with # 6, DIRDIN. This stands for: DO IT RIGHT, DO IT NOW.
When you follow these principles, you can begin to have a more productive life, which leads to a happier, more fulfilled life. So get started today, you’ll be glad you did. 🙂
PS – Soon and very soon this page will have a whole new look. It’s going to be much more professional and nice looking, easy on the eyes if you will. I’m hesitant to say a date because the project isn’t in my hands totally, but the design for the project was approved on Friday so more than likely it should be up by the middle of next week. So you have that to look forward to! Also, be ready for a new website coming soon! I love secrets…