Monday, July 23rd, 2018

3 Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Office or Business

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spring cleaning list 3 Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Office or Business

Over the years, I’ve discovered that most things in life can be improved with a “good spring cleaning”. Your business is no different.

After all, spring cleaning is done because stuff accumulates. Whether it’s dust, dirt, junk mail, clutter or just ‘stuff’ in general, it’s good to take some time and get rid of it all. Then you can start fresh and clean.

Your business is the same way. Whether it’s piles of old files that need thrown out or relationships that are no longer serving you…sometimes it’s good to take stock on what’s working and not working in your business.

The objective is to clean out what’s not working so you can open up space for more of what you DO want. And yes, this sounds sort of simple and logical or just basic, but it actually does work.

Here are three areas of your business you’ll want to de-clutter.


1. ENVIRONMENT

· Get rid of your stacks. File them, toss them, delegate them. Do something with them, just get rid of them.

· Clean out old client files. This works like a charm. The moment you clean out old client files, whether that means filing them into long-term storage or tossing them, you’ll discover new clients starting to contact you. Personally, I have seen the more my “space is freed up” the more my business grows. It really works!

· Get rid of the clutter in your office.

* Are there things that need to be mailed back

* Books you borrowed from people which need sent back

* Gadgets you purchased which need returned

* Duplicates of items you purchased which could really be donated

* Obsolete or non-working pieces of equipment that need recycled

So… Box them up and ship them out!

2. RELATIONSHIPS

· Are you in relationships that are no longer serving you?

Maybe you’re in different places or one of you has changed and it’s no longer a good fit. Be honest here. And be thorough. Look at your friends, associates, biz partners, JV or affiliate relationships, clients (yes even clients) and team members. If something isn’t working (and yes, you know it’s not working, your gut has probably already zeroed in the relationships you need to take a closer look at), then you probably need to move on. (Or at the very least, change the relationship.)

· Difficult conversations. Are there some difficult conversations you’ve been putting off? Maybe someone owes you money or didn’t live up to some other promise? Maybe they did something you don’t agree with?

So…Whatever it is, address or handle it so you can move forward.

3. HABITS

· Are there things you are either doing or not doing that are holding you back?

Maybe you want to start exercising regularly, meditating, journaling, or just getting your ezine out each week? Or, maybe you’re wasting a lot of time on things that aren’t serving you or moving you forward in your business?

Take a look at what you’re doing on a daily basis to see if it’s helping you or hindering you.

These may be tasks which you may not want to do or enjoy doing, but once done, you’ll be amazed of how much energy it frees up. And, don’t be surprised…if you start seeing a flood of things you want come pouring into your business.

About the Author: Brenda L. Martinson is owner and founder of San Diego Personal Business Services, a Personal Assistant/Business Consultant company located in Carlsbad, CA. For more than 20 years, she has been in leadership roles for small to mid-sized companies in the health-care, real estate and training & personal development industries. Working with top-level executives and managers, Brenda has designed and implemented organizational and efficiency systems to help companies improve profits and optimize their people.

As a Professional Organizer/Business Consultant, she utilizes her skills and experience to assist busy and/or retired professionals save Time, Money, and Space. Brenda’s organizational systems have helped people manage the personal and business clutter of one’s life through a customized and easy to maintain process. This process includes setting up systems and gathering resources to organize and improve one’s working/living spaces.

You may reach Brenda at her website Visit San Diego Personal Business Services.

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