The Dangers of Self-Improvement

It’s a brand new year, and since many of us are currently focused on self-improvement in some shape or form, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at that subject. My first guest blogger for this year is Julie Gray, a holistic time coach, speaker, and author. The other day I tuned into my intuition (or spirit guides or inner…

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Why are presentation skills so important for success?

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of giving my How to Write Blog Posts that Get Results presentation at WordCamp Hamilton 2015. If just the thought of public speaking makes you anxious, you might be questioning how I can describe such an experience as a pleasure. I get it! Not long after I started my business, I was invited…

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Show Me the Money!

This is already Week 5 of our NAPO2015 recap series! We’ve heard from Kathy Vines about the Minimalists‘ opening keynote, read Autumn Leopold’s interview with Cena Block, learned about the NAPO Authorship SIG Bookstore from Hazel Thornton, and found out what it’s like to experience the conference as a first-time exhibitor. Today, I’m pleased to welcome Hazel back with the…

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Shelf Scouter Attends NAPO2015 to Learn From the Industry’s Best

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been reading about the experiences of various NAPO members who attended this year’s Conference. Today we’ll hear from Lindsay Fairman, creator of Shelf Scouter, who attended as an exhibitor and new corporate partner. Have you ever had the feeling that you’re exactly where you belong? The feeling that you’ve found “your people”? You know, the people…

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Shooting for the Stars: The NAPO Authorship SIG Bookstore

Are you enjoying the NAPO2015 recap so far? I know I am! The fun continues today with a great post by Hazel Thornton about a very special booth at the Organizing Expo. I caught wind of it through some discussions on Facebook when it was in the planning stages, and it sounds like it was a great success! The NAPO2015…

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Personal Photo Organizing: The Up and Coming Niche for Professional Organizers

Organizing is a very diverse field, with so many options for specialization. Some of the possibilities we’ve featured in the past include Family Manager Coach, Organizer Coach, Concierge, Senior Move Manager, and ADHD Coach. Today we welcome Natalie Gallagher with information about becoming a Personal Photo Organizer. How often do you come across boxes of disorganized print photos In the…

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10 tips for a successful organizing business

To be a successful organizing coach or consultant, you need knowledge, a passion for imparting that knowledge to others, and basic business skills. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve talked about a number of resources for professional development and networking to help you attain those skills. Today I’m happy to share my top tips to help you start and…

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Beyond NAPO & POC: Resources to help you start and grow your organizing business

In last week’s post, How to start a professional organizing business, I explained why new organizers should get involved with National Association for Professional Organizers (NAPO) or Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) right from the start. Already done that? Not quite ready to take that step? Don’t feel an American or Canadian association is a good fit for you? Read…

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