Last week I wrote about my clutter clearing date with my husband and how having too much clutter can affect you financially. For about 3 weeks prior to clearing the clutter from my office I had not booked a single new client! I only worked with existing clients. Since clearing out the clutter from my office...not only do I feel more energized - I booked 5 new clients this week alone! And that is with no advertising whatsoever!
It's not magic...it's about energy.
Clearing clutter is about cherishing and then letting go of past energy to make room for great new opportunities to come into your life. I suspect that one of the most important things I did was "edit" my Active client folders which I keep in a step file on my desk. It was so full I couldn't fit any more folders in there! I had not moved my "graduated" clients to the file cabinet for a while. I moved 15 folders out...and voila - I had plenty of room to add 5 new clients!
As many of my readers know, I'm a big advocate of Feng Shui. I apply Feng Shui principles in my office and home to keep positive energy flowing. Clutter clearing is a huge part of Feng Shui It the foundation of good energy which is why I'm so passionate about it. When things get "stuck" in my business or in my life...I know it's time to go on a hunt for things that have become stagnant or left undone.
And the thing is you don't have to believe in it for it to work.
Energy exists whether you believe in it or not. And if you change the energy around you - you change your life. What keeps me motivated and inspired helping people clear out and making fresh starts is seeing how it truly changes and improves their lives, even they don't believe or are skeptical. (I actually get a kind of high from it - It's so true that whatever you give comes back to you!)
I love giving people the positive energy, life skills, self-confidence and hope they experience from finally clearing clutter learning how to deal with their stuff. But I also have to remember to practice what I preach and take care of myself. When I do, it's good for business, too!
It's all connected...
So if you are in business, or even if you are the CEO of your home, I challenge you to look around and find one thing you can do to take care of yourself and give you a boost of energy.
It could be catching up with your mail, clearing out your To Read pile, creating an active client file system (use a Chrome step file and purple or green folders for attracting success), or even just picking up all the piles of paper you have in your kitchen. Maybe you need to downsize the number of toys your kids have. Or you could start a donate bin or bag and put 9 things a day in it for the next week and then donate it. Do this for a month, and you will have lightened your load considerably!
It doesn't matter what you do, just start! And see for yourself how clutter clearing really pays off! : )