Perhaps there is no greater question that we could ever ask ourselves in life than this one:

“What is the real purpose to my life?”

We want our lives to have meaning and direction – we want to believe that all of our hard work mattered in the bigger picture of life.

In other words, we want our lives to count for something – wouldn’t you agree?

Well, I have to tell you…

The most rewarding part of my job is when a client tells me that they want to get their “life” in order because they don’t want their legacy to be full of “stuff” their family can’t make heads or tails out of.

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They realize that when everything is all said and done,  they want to leave behind something that matters – things that tell a story about their life experience.

Most people want to share these memories with their family and friends in a way that is uncomplicated and simple to follow.

The challenge with this however, is most people never get to clearing out their spaces and putting things in order to leave a proper legacy.

Then of course, their loved ones left behind have to deal with whatever trail is left – trying to make sense of it all.

Of course, this can range from important documents and legal matters to years of family collectibles, etc., which in essence costs excessive time and money and let’s not discount our “energy.”

On Tuesday’s Tele-Class I am going to share with you why it’s so important to get your “stuff” in order and show you how to begin the process that will honor and respect your wishes.

This is going to be a thought provoking class, so please come prepared to take notes and ask questions.

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Talk to you soon!

It’s not uncommon to hear the following statement:

“I am so worried about what people may think of me once they find out what’s behind my closed doors.”

I reassure them that no matter what I may find behind their closed doors that it’s not for me to judge.”

My purpose is to help them get back on track and improve the quality of their life.

However, depending upon what is behind their closed doors, determines the course of action necessary to facilitate this process.

Usually what prevents people from “opening their doors” is the fear of thinking they will be “found out.”  Since there is a lot of shame and guilt accompanying clutter, one tends to feel isolated and alone.

Yet, interestingly enough, when one does reach out for “help” they are looking for assistance from someone who can understand their pain because they recognize that moving past the clutter and getting organized is so much more than just putting things away.

Most people are looking for a structured plan that will encompass the tangible, linear application as well as the emotional empowerment aspect.  Therefore, an organic process can take place which will allow a person to “let go” without compromising their belief system.

It’s important to stress that although it may appear one door is being closed, the reality is that another door is opening full of simplicity.

Want to learn more – sign up for this informational tel-class this upcoming Tuesday, July 26, 2011 @ 6:00 PM ET

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Sometimes life is messy and that means our “stuff” gets all mixed up and we can feel out of sorts.

Our perspective on things can change, thus causing us to feel somewhat disappointed and confused.

And then there comes a time when maybe, just maybe, we catch a glimpse of no matter how things appear to be, it’s simply our beautiful mess and we accept this is just where we are…

And there’s no shame where we are because it’s “A Beautiful Mess!”

A Beautiful Mess

~Jason Mraz

12 A Beautiful Mess

 

It’s true …

We may regret the things we do at times, but most of us regret what we didn’t do!

As I witness and experience family struggles with my mother’s debilitating Alzheimer’s disease, I can’t help but contemplate my own life and yes, mortality.

I think about things now, that if I am honest with my feelings, were only fleeting moments of thought in the past.

Now, more than ever, I realize how precious life is and how important it is to live in the present time.

Someone very wise told me that learning how to live in the “present” is the greatest gift you can give yourself – that is why they call it a “present.” You become more consciously aware – there becomes a true “presence” about you and life becomes fuller and richer.

I came across an article recently that revealed the top 5 things people regret, and I thought about how this intertwines with my philosophy of living simply.

It fascinates me, even to this day, that we as humans work so hard to get ahead in life so we can afford to do the things that we “think” we want, only to find out later, when we are faced with our own mortality, our perspective changes.

What once was so important, no longer rates high or even exists for that matter.

Check out what most people say:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

Simplifying our lives allows us the opportunity to focus on what’s really important to us. I view it as a revitalized life purpose plan – because after all, what is life without a true purpose anyway?

Creating more space in our lives – whether that means physical, emotional or mental space affords us the opportunity to be happier and healthier.

What about you? Are you ready to keep things simple and let go of what is no longer serving you well?

Having the courage to be true to ourselves, by exploring our feelings and acknowledging them, may be one of the best gifts we can give to ourselves.

Won’t you join me in the present?

HOW CLUTTER WILL TRAVEL
Organizing Expert Takes Her Show On The Road

Organizing Expert Is Helping People Door to Door Reclaim Their Lives. 

Patricia Diesel, Founder & CEO of Keep It Simple Now, a professional organizing and life coaching business continues to make ground-breaking efforts to help people get organized.  Diesel says – “Clutter is on the rise and within each state there are many cluttered souls that need help.”  

People are continually inviting Diesel into their homes to help them “let-go” of their stuff and regain control over their lives.  “Clutter is a very personal and private affair” says Diesel – “It is an honor and a privilege to be able to help and assist people get their lives back in order.”

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From Arizona to Maryland, Diesel assesses each client with compassion and empathy, but make no mistake, this organizing expert doesn’t “mess” around.  “I’m there to help my clients fight back and reclaim their homes and their lives – I teach them how to jump in and win the battle over their clutter.” Diesel states.

Diesel has made guest appearances on TLC, GMA, Lifetime and other networks, but she claims there is nothing more fulfilling than actually working with a client step-by-step, from beginning to end.  “Going through the process with them and celebrating their success is what keeps me passionate about my business.  I just love it.” Diesel concludes.

Can Feng Shui bring us love, money, respect and happiness?

Some people believe by implementing Feng Shui concepts into their lives they can find much of their heart’s desire – such as dream jobs,  better grades in school,  intimate relationships on a deeper level and so forth.

I am curious, what do you think?

Do you think utilizing Feng Shui practices help with living an organized life?

Can Feng Shui bring us love, money, respect and happiness?

Well, I will tell you, up until this point, I have been, well, how can I say it, a tad skeptical and quite frankly, so focused on my subject matter that I just was not so interested in learning anything further about this.

However, as my business evolved, the topic of Feng Shui continued to appear in front of me in some of the most interesting ways …

Until eventually I just said, ok Pat, take your own advice here…

You are always preaching – “an open mind sees opportunities that others miss” –  so what do I need to see that I may be missing from the topic of Feng Shui?

As I started to explore the subject matter a little bit more, I found some connections with living an organized life simply fascinating.

The irony is way beyond coincidence so I feel compelled to share it with you.

I hope you will join me for this tel-class because it’s going to be so much fun and informative that I wouldn’t doubt it if you started to think twice about it too.

So come on, REGISTER now and let’s explore it together.


Let’s talk about it on Tuesday’s Tips Tel-Class!

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It can be so confusing and overwhelming my clients tell me. 

All these thoughts circle around their head such as:

  • What should I keep?
  • What do I get rid of?
  • What things are of monetary value?
  • What if I need it someday?
  • What do I do with the stuff I inherited?
  • And on it goes…

Your “things” that you have collected over the years, can have an alluring appeal about them. They make you think things other than what they really appear to be. Sometimes your things are just things and hold no value in the real world – however your “idea” of what your things are may tell you otherwise.

There is no doubt about it – your “treasures” tell a story and you want to be sure that you are making the right decision when it comes to keeping or letting go.  This is understandable.

However, it has been my experience that all of this “thinking” ahead of time can create a lot of anxiety and worry – which sometimes can end up paralyzing you.

So the answer here is to get some of the facts on:

  • What to do
  • How to do it
  • When to do it

Everyone’s treasures are different and unique – but the process of “letting go” generally falls around this theme:

  • I am ready to move on with my life
  • I am ready to release the things that used to hold me back

Which simply means, you no longer wish to live in the past amongst the things that you were clinging on to.

You realize you can still hold onto the memories of what the things represent and make room for new memories to come.

And most importantly – you will let go without fear or worry and feel good about your decisions -

Now that is what constitutes …

“One Man’s Treasure From One Man’s Stuff”

So ask yourself now -

  • Are you ready to take action?
  • Are you ready to dig deep and let go?
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