Fighting Entropy – Getting Organized!

In today’s culture people have a lot of stuff. I define stuff as being anything that draws your attention including physical property and commitments to self and others. Balancing work, life, and community involvement, we can find that we no longer own some of our stuff, it owns us. Do you wake up in the middle of the night thinking about a work problem or task? Is there one task that you dread the thought of doing but it must be completed?

Owners of home-based and small businesses need to wear a lot of hats. Much of the work involved you love doing; it is why you started the business. But there may be some administrative duties that need doing but there is no one else to do them.

 

Entropy is one of the laws of the universe and no filing system is left out. Over time the energy you put into something is conserved in quantity but not quality. Whether it is the car, the home office, or the schedule, there are times that we say to ourselves “Didn’t I just clean that up?” or “Uhgg, I need to do that again?”

One of the best ways to deal with stuff is to simplify your life. Part of this process is learning to say “No.” This includes saying “No” to others when you are already booked and can’t fit anything more into your schedule. It also includes saying “No” to yourself when you are shopping and something that you don’t need catches your eye.

Another important part of simplifying your life is getting organized. For the small business owner, accounting and other administrative tasks may take up time that you would prefer to spend working with and for your customers. Without effective processes in place to complete these important tasks, you may find yourself in a snowball effect.

Completing the bookkeeping for June becomes completing the bookkeeping for Q2, and then suddenly its tax time again and you are not sure where all your receipts are. Join me in the continued struggle against entropy by becoming a catalyst for quality in your business world. Join the patrol of chaos and clutter control.

It is an affirmation…Get Organized!
You can do it and I can help.

Here is an article from Forbes Magazine to help keep you calm in chaos.

Inspiration & Gratitude in Business

Get Organized! was founded with the guiding principal of mentoring and supporting others to bring more happiness to the world. The main objective of the GO! website was to create an educational resource. This is why it is so incredibly humbling when strangers reach out to say thank you.

Tracy Edwards, from Salt Lake City Children’s Network, reached out today saying “I’m a youth services librarian running a career readiness seminar for 15-19 year olds, and I thought you might enjoy hearing that we were able to get some great use out of your business links list. We were even able to use some of this information in our most recent group project. Thanks so much for sharing!”

We are truly touched by messages like these. Tracy went on to say that “one of our youngest, Anna, has also asked me if I could share the article she presented on female entrepreneurs and business owners with you.”

So Anna, future entrepreneur, this is for you. The article you recommended has been added to the GO! Helpful Links page. Thank you for bringing it to our attention. We plan to highlight a number of the blogs from Zen Business on our Facebook page, and appreciate the recommendation.

When you start your first business, reach out. We’d be happy to have a consultation with you about all things accounting and HR. And to all the fledgling entrepreneurs out there, Jackie plans on working another 25 years, so she’s here if you need any help with keeping your books and business organized.

GO! Gen Z!