How to be More Organized, with Sally DiCesare
Welcome back to this intriguing series about finding your bliss. In part one, Just Breathe, Sally DiCesare taught us what bliss means, how to live boldly…as well as how to breathe for best results in all areas of life.
Now it’s time to move on with steps two and three in the BOLDLY acronym, Organized and List. You’re about to learn how to be more organized—and who couldn’t use more of that?
You may continue reading, or you may wish to watch the Brand Builders TV episode from which this series was taken, Want to be Satisfied with your Life? below. Whatever you prefer…you be you!
Let’s quickly meet Sally again, then we’ll get on with it.
Meet Sally DiCesare, Again
Sally DiCesare is The Bliss Alchemist, as well as the owner of Your Blissful Journey. Once a dental hygienist, Sally is also known as the Pain-Free Practitioner. She helps dental professionals to reduce exhaustion, stress and physical pain so they can increase their quality of life. She practices CranioSacral therapy, delivers psychic readings, and practices SomatoEmotional Release and energetic chelation.
And now Sally is going to tell us, in her own words, how to be more organized.
Let’s learn it, model and get shit done!
Learning How to be More Organized
Organize: This is a struggle for me—to be organized. I now see a huge benefit with planning my week in advance. When my children were at home, I did this in a limited way by getting the meals together on Sunday. I planned the week’s menus, shopped, cooked…to have all the meals ready to roll. No matter what was coming up, we could pull out dinner.
We didn’t have to rush around, stop at a fast-food restaurant or a grocery store.
If I’d known then what I know now, I would have also asked everyone to bring their calendars to Sunday dinner so we could plan the week. Because everyone, no matter how young, has something going on that week. Even the youngest might have a birthday party to attend that week. And how many of us have found ourselves racing around a store, trying to find a gift for that child 15 minutes before your kid has to be at the party?
It makes a big difference when everyone is on the same page. How are we going to get to your sporting event? “I’ve got this meeting. I can’t be there for this. You guys are going to have to pick up. How can we make this all work?”
How to be More Organized in All Areas
If we’re talking about work, business or life, be organized in what you want to create. Start with a vision you have for five years from now and work your way back. Look at your life from an eagle’s perspective and then bring in mouse energy to help with the minutia.
For example, I start to see clients at 10:30 a.m., so early morning is my best time to focus. With my business, as well as my job, I must plan my month, week and day in advance…not to mention this five-year plan.
For me, the easiest thing is to focus on one goal at a time. So on Mondays, I might be looking at what can bring more money into my business. What do I have coming up that I need to invite people to? Tuesday can be creative time—content, blogs, Facebook posts, multi-purposing—organizing that and getting that together. On Wednesday, I can post what I created.
Notice my jobs are small. I’m not moving a mountain.
On Thursday, I like to call my previous clients. I aim for five. Five phone calls. And I learned a tip from my Women’s Prosperity Network tip: text first with something like, “Hey, I’m thinking about you. Do you have time for a chat?”
This not a sales call. It’s a connection call. If you happen to have something to help them, or if they have a problem that you have a solution to, you can ask, “May I offer a suggestion?” Or, “I may be able to help you with that.”
But don’t expect anything from this call except connection. You do not know how many people have scheduled with me after I just reached out to say hi. It opens the lines of communication. Maybe they were thinking of you, too. Who knows?
On Friday, I tie up loose ends. I finish those things I wanted to do, but never did.
List: Now that you’re organized with your days’ plans, make a list with all the things you need to do. Make a list of your priorities, including your top three. If you get three done, that is cause for a ginormous celebration. Don’t worry about the rest.
Getting one thing done is an event. Take the time to celebrate that one accomplishment. Cross it off. Put stars by it. That’s why you write it down. Otherwise, it’s like cleaning a closet without stepping back to look and say, “Wow! That really looks nice. I’d forgotten about that outfit. Now I have all these ‘new’ clothes!”
Take the time to make a list and check it off. Your body and your spirit need to know that you’ve accomplished something, and that you appreciate the effort that went into it. Don’t fret if there’s only one thing you check off because that’s more than had gotten done before.
Now I Know How to be More Organized
With Sally’s help, I know how to be more organized in my own life and business. I can also see how lists can help me to accomplish it all. How about you?
There are still three more steps to cover in Sally’s BOLDLY acronym. They are Decide, License and Yes. If you’re intrigued (and you should be), join us for the final instalment in this series, Decide to Take License.
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