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This Weekend Only – Lose your Money and Your Self Esteem

I hear it all the time on the radio – This weekend only , come in to our store.  Buy everything you need and be organized by Monday!

If they want to be honest they’d just say “This weekend only, waste a bunch of money, set yourself up for failure, and damage your self esteem.”

No matter how much money you spend, if you started this Friday could you become fluent in another language by Monday?  Probably not.  So, does it make sense that you could become organized in a weekend even though it’s eluded you your entire life?  Probably not.

The truth is, you just can’t buy organization with a credit card.  Not even with cash.  Organization is about creating systems and processes that allow you to find your stuff easily and use it effectively.

Let’s be honest. Organization is simple and easy, it’s just a set of skills.  That doesn’t mean that it ‘s fast.  You learn the skills, you apply the skills, you make adjustments and you learn more, just like learning anything.

You don’t have to use my system, but I do recommend that if you want to get organized you follow three simple steps.

Think

What am I trying to accomplish?  What do I want to be able to do?
How can I accomplish what  I want to do?  What are the options?  What do I want to try?

Plan

How can I accomplish what  I want to do?  What are the options?  What do I want to try?

Act

How can I implement my plan?  What do I need to buy.

The trick is that you don’t shop until you know exactly what you need. That way, you don’t get emotionally tricked into buying a ton of stuff that you don’t need just to set yourself up for an expensive failure.  When it comes to organization, Renegade Organizers will take cheap success any day!

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