Uncluttering has a lot of wonderful benefits for your overall well being but have you given any thought about applying these benefits to your business? There are many great reasons for you to develop a declutter attitude toward your business.
How important to your business is it that you’re purposeful and decisive? That you consistently drive your business forward? As a business owner, you know that forward momentum and clarity of purpose are the keys to your businesses success. So, how does clutter fit in?
If you really think about it, clutter plays an unmistakable role in forward momentum. Clutter is a manifestation of procrastination no matter where you come across it. Clutter is there because of a deferred decision or a decision to not take action. No matter how you look at it, procrastination is at play.
For example, let’s say you have a pile of papers all over your office floor. You are either trying to ignore the pile in hopes that it will magically disappear so you won’t need to decide what to do with them. Or you have already decided what you should do with the piles but you’re postponing doing so. Either way, the paper piles are still cluttering up your office. These paper piles are draining your energy and causing you to feel bad about yourself because you haven’t dealt with them yet.
I am sure that you know the effects of procrastination, not just on your business but on your energy levels and overall wellbeing. Procrastination is a powerful energy drainer and it will stop you and your business if you let it get a grip on you.
So, when you deal with your business clutter, you will be eliminating a huge amount of procrastination which will free up a lot of energy. Makes sense, right?
Another reason for getting into a declutter mindset for your business is to make room for new customers.
If your workspace is loaded with piles of paper, your appointment book is full of ‘should but don’t want to’ appointments, your schedule is brimming with low grade clients that don’t pay full price, where is the room for any new business to come in?
If you declutter and make room in your business, it will not stay empty for long. The trick will be to declutter to attract new clients to fill the space. If you don’t purposefully put action to attracting new clients you will find that clutter will again fill that empty space. You need to know exactly what business you want to come to you and go about making the best space for it that you can.
Try it and you will be surprised at how well this works. Look around and ask yourself, what you can declutter today. Sometimes it can be a large clear-out process that takes some planning and a few days to complete. But when you are done, you will find yourself getting calls and finding new and exciting business clients.