WHY WOULD I NEED A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER OR PRODUCTIVITY CONSULTANT?
The more information we have, the less organized we become. Our desks are covered with paper. Our computers are cluttered with data. Our precious belongings become “stuff.” The more disorganized we are, the more stressed out we feel. Sound familiar? Then you need a Professional Organizer.
A Professional Organizer or Productivity Consultant can help you:
A Professional Organizer can:
We help facilitate the process with proven techniques, motivating tools, and education. Professional Organizers and Productivity Consultants combine tested principles with expertise to help our clients improve their lives as we design systems with you, tailored to your needs.
WHAT WE'LL BE DOING
Every Organizer has his/her own specialties or niches, and we are quite different, depending on our styles, personalities, and backgrounds. But all of us typically have processes which involve:
Some Professional Organizers and Productivity Consultants work with specific populations such as those with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), the chronically disorganized, children, seniors or students.
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All Professional Organizers and Productivity Consultants share some important abilities. A good Professional Organizer or Productivity Consultant knows how to:
· Ask the right questions to understand the client
· Listen and infer what a client means
· Customize organizational systems
· Teach basic organizing skills
· Visualize spaces and see the big picture
· Break goals into manageable steps
· Prioritize and plan ahead
· Use technology
· Stay mentally and physically strong and focused
· Maintain compassion, professionalism and responsibility
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN WORKING WITH A PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZER OR PRODUCTIVITY CONSULTANT?
There are some things you can always expect, including:
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET ORGANIZED?
Professional Organizers and Productivity Consultants agree there are no “cookie cutter” or "one size fits all" solutions. What works for you may not work for your business partner. The system that works at the office may not work at home. There are plenty of organizing products on the market, but without expert advice, you could end up with nothing but a pile of receipts.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET ORGANIZED?
Think of it as “staying organized” rather than “getting organized.” A NAPO member can help you set up an organizing system in a few days. After that, staying organized takes time and practice. The good news is that the right system makes developing organized habits easier. With time and effort, life will seem manageable again.