How to Be Successful With Your Projects and Purpose
Monday, September 4, 2017 at 7:02AM
Linda Samuels in Discovering Success Secrets, decisions, family, gratitude, home, list, organizing, professional organizer, projects, resources, success, team, time

One thing that has become increasingly clear to me over these past years is that success is not possible in a vacuum. There are people, insights, and learning that are part of our journey and that help us to experience success with our projects, paths and purpose. So whether you’re facing a daunting organizing project, pursuing a new career path, or searching for your life’s purpose, you will need the help, guidance and emotional support from others to get there, wherever “there” is.


As a professional organizer, I’m often enlisted to be on someone else’s team. I love that. I get to be cheerleader, planner, strategist, organizer, list maker, worker, coach, resource-ist, support-giver and more. Clients will often remark that they “couldn't have accomplished this without me.” And while I’m grateful for their kind and encouraging words, I remind them that it was a team effort. Success happened because they stayed the course and were open and willing to enlist help. I am continually grateful for being part my clients’ success team.

I’ve recently embarked on a huge family project to help my Mom sort through her home of 55+ years. At this juncture, because it’s hard for her to do, it’s pretty much me that’s leading the project. I understood that a successful outcome would only be possible by creating a new team, which I’ve dubbed, “Team 152.” And it’s so interesting to be on this side of the project where the decisions and attachments are often emotional ones. I have a new appreciation for what my clients grapple with.

The team I’m assembling grows daily, but so far the members include family and friends that have offered to help and companies that haul, organize, repair, resell, clean, recycle, and accept a variety of donations. As the project progresses, even more people and resources will be added to Team 152.


Two things are crystal clear:


Who makes up your success team? If you don’t yet have a team, whom could you enlist? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Come join the conversation!





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