A Shifting in 2018!

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The year 2018 is now only days away!  I’d suggest that we take just a quick glance back over 2017 and see how much our lives have changed.   The things that we’ve accomplished … or not, are totally dependent on our perspective! However, we’ve experienced almost 365 days (over 8,000 hours) of life, some days were challenging and others enlightening, but I pray that we have lived EVERY day to it’s fullness!

As a NEW year approaches, we must look beyond the Chaos of the world today and continue to focus to establishing more Order in our lives day by day.  In spite of what we see, we should move forward with Purpose, Determination and Expectation!

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I believe that we will continue to experience a “Shifting” in our lives in 2018.  Shifting is defined as changing, especially unpredictably.

IF we…

  • Keep our eyes open, so that we can avoid the distractions and move the barriers.
  • Walk through the doors that the Lord opens, but don’t try to push through the doors that He closes.
  • Plan for success, but don’t give up if we fail.  Just get up and TRY again!
  • Organize along the way (I am a professional organizer :-D) and Stay on Track…

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May you have a Blessed & Prosperous New Year!

Order Your Steps … 6 years in

It was very interesting looking back on my post from the First year(s) in Review of Order Your Steps!  We are now going into our 7th year and it’s been an AMAZING journey, thus far.

Here are a few highlights:

  • YES! The job is still VERY labor intensive !  😦

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I still LOVE my job!

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I’ve seen 100+ clients….

  • My most recent testimonial…

When I told my husband that I would be hiring a Professional Organizer to help me organize our home office, he thought it would be a total waste of money. I, however, was desperate.  I couldn’t walk into my office without climbing over heaps of paper and other random items.  The documents had been piling up for almost ten years and the office space was totally unusable.  READ MORE:  A Client’s Perspective II

  • I’ve written over 300 WordPress blog posts, over 900 followers, including Facebook and over 20,00 hits.
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One of my first WP post and the most LIKED!

  • The Lord has opened doors that may not have been opened otherwise.  Selling was not in the plan?? But working for ShelfGenie was truly a Blessing!  I resigned from ShelfGenie last June.  Unfortunately, it had become my “safety net”!?!? However, Arline, the former franchise owner and I are still the best of friends!  The Lord always has a purpose, although one that we may least expect.

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  • The Lord continues to provide me with a steady flow of OYS clients… and that one client that was my most difficult back in 2012 taught me the most about being about business!  The experience will always serve as a LESSON LEARNED!

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I am sooo excited about what my SEVENTH year will hold.  I am in awe of what God has done.  He continues to allow me to touch the lives of the people that He has ordained.  This is about SO much more than money, it about ministry!

Stay Tuned… There is A WHOLE LOT more to come!

 

It’s a New Season

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It’s a New Season and the Name of the Game is CHANGE!!  The Fall season is the best time of the year to prepare for change.  Nature does it perfectly, as the leaves change color and fall from the trees. We watch in amazement… Our lives are also changing constantly,  yet another NEW season of growth & transition.

For most of us, the shift in our daily routine, it again is a routine …. The kids are back to school and we are on a Fall schedule to make sure the homework is done before bedtime. Preparations are made the night before, to ensure that everyone gets out the house in time and in their respective places on time.

So from September until about the middle of December, we are in transition.  I’d like to suggest that we start preparing for the holidays now, because before you know it, a new year will be upon us.  It’s a New Season! Take a moment, just a moment, to look back over the year of 2017.  Look at how much our Lives has changed. The kids are a little older and I am sure that we are a LOT wiser.

Now that we have had just a moment to reflect on our past, let’s look AHEAD to our future.  Think Positive thoughts!  Capture our dreams & visions and don’t let them go! Identify those obstacles, which may hinder our smooth transition & growth… those things that might get in the way.

Plan NOW for an AMAZING …

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… It’s a NEW Season!!

“Own Who You Are and…”

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Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:  …… Philippians 1:6 KJV

  • Always be willing to learn and grow
  • Don’t change for anyone but YOURSELF
  • Strive to be the BEST YOU, you can be!

If you are waiting for someone else to look at you differently, to treat you better or to change for you, etc.  I’d strongly suggest that you search yourself first and then your perspective of others and what they think about you will change.  Trust me, I speak from experience …but that’s a whole ‘nother story!  But what I want to share with you today, is what prompted this post…

There had been a few incidents that had occurred during my organizing sessions, that made me doubt my true calling. As I was questioning the Lord about whether I misunderstood what He called me to do, this is what He said to me…

“Own who you are … I will finish what I’ve started in you!”

Since starting Order Your Steps, 6 years ago, I’ve been blessed that I have not had any major mishaps, i.e. “breaking stuff”! 😦  However, in spite of the recent mishaps, the clients had been very understanding, but the endless loop of thoughts in my mind had really been wearing on me.  I am sure that this never happens to you…  when those inner voices make us 2nd-quess who we are and our abilities!

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Now, the Lord did clarify for me that my gift is organizing, NOT moving stuff!! :-/ But I’m learning, although it’s difficult, to accept my humanity.  As I’ve shared many, many times, I really don’t like to make mistakes, and yes, even “constructive criticism” is a bit painful. But I’m learning to store it away for now, since I’m sure that it will be very useful in the future.

“Own who you are … I will finish what I’ve started in you! 

I had a friend to ask me “when will I get to easy street? You know, when I’ll have all the answers”…  I told her that when you think you have reached easy street, there is another road “up the way”!

 

Organizing Tip: Re-purpose Old Calendars

Today, we are going to talk a little about your collection of old calendars!  In most, if not all cases, we have kept our old calendars for the pictures.  So today, I’d like to suggest that instead of stashing them away in the desk drawers, in a box in the closet or in the plastic bin (amongst many others) in the basement….

Why not re-purpose them??

“VISION BOARDS”

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