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Clutter Affects Small Business Success

Small business owners wear many hats. Too many, actually! Often the only way to survive financially, especially in the first three years, is to run the business, work in the business, market the business and do the bookkeeping. Whew! It’s so easy to devote every waking hour, during the week and sometimes on weekends as well, to working on and in your business.

I’m curious. What happens to the condition of your home while most of your energy and time are spent on your business? Do you run out of gas by the time get home and leave unopened mail for later when you aren’t so tired. Do you drop your clothes to the floor when undressing, promising yourself that you’ll pick them up in the morning, but don’t. Has paper management gone out the window because keeping up with the paper associated with your business seems more pressing and urgent?

It’s so easy to tell yourself, “I have to focus on my business. Home clutter clearing and maintenance tasks can wait. After all, it won’t affect my business. Once the business is up and running, making good money I’ll be able to tackle home projects.”

But, what if the condition of your home has a direct effect on your business? Feng shui teaches that everything is connected. Therefore, the condition of your business and your home are connected. The energy of each affects the other. In other words, clutter and disorganization in your home has a negative effect on you and your business.

Clutter in your home makes difficult to think clearly, about home issues and work issues, having direct effects on your decision-making ability and productivity. Dust, dirt and clutter in the home have negative energies that can also block the flow of positive energy and opportunities in both your personal and professional lives. Knowing that, can you really afford to put off tending to your home?

Some of you may be thinking, “There is no way I can have the brain power to both work my business and get caught up on all the backlog of clutter at home.” If so, now is the time to reach out for resources that will make home clutter clearing and organizing easier.

One such resource is From Cluttered to Clear in Just One Year: Your Room-by-Room Home Makeover. I wrote it for busy people just like you, people who are too busy to figure out what to do with accumulated clutter. It is a how-to manual for clearing clutter and creating good feng shui in every area of your home, attic to basement. It is filled with clutter clearing and organizing tips about how to address common feng shui and organizing dilemmas in each room. There are also step-by-step clutter clearing plans for every space, including the garage.

With From Cluttered to Clear in Just One Year as your guide, you can create a home environment that will support you in your business, be a refuge at the end of your busy days, and attract more business to you.

From Cluttered to Clear in Just One Year will be released in December. Be one of the first to get your copy by pre-ordering your copy at a reduced rate. Until December 1 you can order the book for just $20.65 including shipping. That is a $2 savings! To order, please send a check to: Debbie Bowie, 7293 Jay Way, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.