How to Right-Size

How to Right-Size

How to Right-Size

Ruthless * Generous * Audacious * Intentional *

How to “Right-Size” to Calm Your Chaos

In a recent interview with a new client, I was asked what could decluttering be done instead of hiring a 
professional organizer. The words on my bookmark spell it out exactly from my perspective; may
sound tough but let’s get serious and get the work done. This may sound tough but it takes toughness
to tackle the piles.

Think of putting on a white painter’s outfit and put these four words on the two arms and two legs,
then take serious action!! You will need to use these words to motivate and inspire yourself to be
steadfast in your effort to have less chaos in your home and possibly your car.

BE . . .

Ruthless

Without pity or compassion along with being almost merciless tackle and tame the chaos that has over
time accumulated. Be unrelentless and unforgiving in letting go of all the stuff. You could almost say, be
vicious or brutal or cold-blooded with the piles of junk or stuff if that suits your sensitivities better. You
could even be merciless with the cr*p that has piled up that stresses you out by just being in the room.

Generous

Being generous is showing a readiness to give more of the stuff, junk or items than is expected. Could
say “She was generous with her unused Christmas decorations or the dishes or clothes (that no longer
fit)”.

Allow yourself to be lavish in your giving away or letting go of stuff. Do so in free-handedly and
unselfishly or in a magnanimous way. Be openhanded, and bounteous in letting go.

To not be generous is to be mean and unselfish according to the Google dictionary.

Audacious

Think of you showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks in reducing chaos. In this case, taking
the bold risk of letting go of items not needed or used to make room for space and calm to enter your
life, including your home, family and business.

Show an impudent lack of respect for so much stuff not being used or needed. Be courageous in tackling
the piles that have accumulated in a room, on the bed, in the garage or the bathroom.

Intentional

Think of being deliberate and fully conscious or mindful of what is being kept in your home. Is each item
needed often and used? Be full of purpose in what is being kept and stored in the home. Versus what
could be let go of to sell or donate. Keeping something that you might one day need that leads to an
overabundance of stuff accumulating. Then you get to the point where the item cannot be found, or it is
outdated by the time it is being searched for.

To sum it up, to right-size is to edit or reduce the contents of every drawer, closet, and cabinet down
and every surface area to the items used regularly along with those needed items. Think Need~Use all
the time and collect the items to be donated in a container (bag or box) to be delivered frequently to a
thrift store with a mission that aligns with your heart. That makes giving even more meaningful by
supporting the mission of the thrift store. When sold the item(s) that you gave provides financial
resources to support thrift store’s mission.

Finally, arrange kept needed and used items with ‘likes’ going together; all the cereals
together, all the snacks together, all the mugs together, all the dressy clothes together, all the athletic
clothes together, all the casual blouses together. The same goes for keeping the cleaning products
together, all the pots and pans, all the small appliances.

Elisa (Lisa) Hawkinson

Elisa (Lisa) Hawkinson

Elisa Hawkinson
Professional Organizer | Author Calming Your Chaos | Leader of the Smooth Organizer Community
www.elisahawkinson.com

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Elisa (Lisa) Hawkinson

 

 

Since 2000 Elisa (Lisa) Hawkinson, author of Calming Your Chaos, has been teaching and training businesses and individuals to support anyone who is not naturally organized on a consistent basis to be just that. Her HOW2GetOrganized seminars, workshops, and speaking along with hands-on coaching and coaching by phone has evolved from her natural genetic bent for order. Efficiency, calm, productivity and profitability are increased with the help of HOW2 and Elisa.

 

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Where you Live Matters

Where you Live Matters

Where you Live Matters

Where we live matters!  The Air we Breathe, the energy around us Matter! Is a Green Built home for you?  Do you want live simply & have a low impact on the environment?  Would healthy surrounding make it easier for you to maintain your health?  Consider a home that is Green Built.

My husband & I have had a plan to visit a new Green Built development for some time & yesterday was the day.  Years ago, we built an energy conscious designed home in Minnesota.  My husband Michael is an Architect, and it was his dream to design & build this home, and so we did.   Our experience Building that home was prior to me starting my Real Estate career and before we moved to the Northwest for Michaels work.  A terrific experience and a home that was difficult to leave. Opportunity and the Northwest captured our future, and here we are some 30+ years later.

The tour at Selah Vista was a true inspiration!

We are ready to move in!

Selah Vista homes is a 16 -acre Built Green 5-Star Planned Neighborhood Development in the Yakima, WA area.  A total of 60 homes at completion, many of them with expansive territorial views.  A combination of home styles to include single family, cottages, duplex townhomes, and custom homes.  A 2-acre community space including wheelchair accessible perimeter nature trails, natural playground, drought-tolerant native plantings, and other healthy features and amenities.

The excitement we had for the project relates to a lifestyle we love to live! One where the features of the home are luxurious, healthy indoor air and water, lots of natural sunlight, solar power system, Smart Home technology, constructed with low maintenance materials, and the use of reclaimed and recycled green products.

The homes certifications include Built Green 5 Star Standards, EPA Net Zero Standards, EPA Air Plus.

Personally, as a Realtor I want to move everyone into homes like we toured in Selah, WA.  Why?

A Healthy Lifestyle choice for one!  From the air, you breathe to the water you drink, floors you stand on, appliances you use, and the roof overhead   it’s crucial what surrounds our lives every day.  I believe our homes should serve our desired lifestyle, including our health and long-term well-being.  With all the care taken by Selah Vista Homes Architect, Designer, Builder and Realtor (Brenda Nunes with Keller Williams Realty) to use materials that limited the VOC’s and have been vetted as non-toxic, you can be comforted in breathing fresh, clean air. Relaxing in what surrounds you every day.  I love maintenance costs reduced by the materials used, the heating and cooling costs by the use of insulated R-47 walls, R-52 ceiling, R-20 foundation, plus the use of solar.    The cost savings for your health care, the running of the home, maintenance is calculated to save a homeowner in the range of $3,000-$5,000 a year. That might be conservative in my mind.

Have you considered” Net Zero” or “Built Green” Living?  I would love to introduce you to these innovative designs, ones that are built to be sustainable over 100 years and prove to be an excellent investment as well as a wonderful Lifestyle for today.

lifestylestolive.com
Selah Vista Way, Selah, WA 98942
Reach out, let Michael, and I share our excitement with you.

Cheers!

Teresa Barthol 425-876-9552
Teresa.barthol@exprealty.com
Realtor-Managing Broker
NAR “Green”
NAR Luxury Home “CLHMS

Teresa Barthol

Teresa Barthol

Realtor - Managing Broker
LifestylestoLive.com
425-876-9552

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Teresa Barthol

 

Teresa Barthol -Managing Broker with eXp Realty Seattle.  Brings 22 plus years’ experience to consult with clients about real estate in the 3rd and 4th quarters of their lives. .  With longevity in Real Estate Teresa loves to share her optimistic problem solving skills, creative out of the box thinking along with her enthusiasm for great outcomes. “Believe,” she will say, your desires in life will be realized. Teresa focuses on Lifestyles to Live within the four walls you call home.

With Guest Authors: 
Marcelle Allen from Dreamosity
Elisa Hawkinson - How2GetOrganized!
Karen Herold - Wise Transition

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The Purple Couch with guest Lynsie Hagen

The Purple Couch with guest Lynsie Hagen

Deanna Nowadnich sits down with Lynsie Hagen to discuss how even in the busiest of times God finds ways to show his love. Lynsie is a mom, wife, daughter, and realtor who shares her love with her community through Take the Next Step. TTNS is an organization that helps the homeless population in meaningful ways that help them in their daily lives.

Join Deanna Nowadnick and Lynsie Hagen on the purple couch, a conversation with real women about real life!

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How To Experience Your I Am

How To Experience Your I Am

How To Experience Your I Am

Who Am I?
We can spend our entire life trying to answer, ‘Who am I?’ Often, our life circumstances and environment
dictate our answer. Beginning today, you can experience your ‘I Am’!

I Am!
‘I Am’ is the internal truth about you! When you think, ‘I am a ___,’ you are not stating who you are but what
you do. Instead, you can show up anywhere with a sense of your beautiful and strong, ‘I Am!’ Your unique Soul
is your eternal ‘I Am.’ When you think of who you have been or who you want to be, you miss the chance to be
who you are in the present moment. Accept who you are right now. Close your eyes and sense your internal “I
Am”!

One way to activate your ‘I Am’ is to appreciate your body. Be grateful your body is doing its best to take care
of you! Think of each body area and appreciate the functioning of your cells and organs! Your body will relax,
and your immune system will thank you.

I Am Here!
As a child, you saw life through the hierarchy of your parents and teachers. As an adult, your boss has
authority over you. As a country, our leaders are over us. A hierarchical view of life is not empowering.

Show up everywhere with the external sense of ‘I Am Here,’ and add this is my Territory! Walk with your head
held high. Enter a room owning who you are and claiming your space. You will soon appreciate your
environment and circumstances because you have the right to be where you are!

Life is a Kaleidoscope
If you think of life as a blueprint, you might feel subject to fate. If you see life as a puzzle, you can feel
confused as you search for the next missing piece. If you see life as a tapestry, you can become entangled in
the strings on the back and have no idea what the tapestry looks like on the other side.

View life as a kaleidoscope. Whether you turn the dial forward or backward, you will see beautiful colors all
falling together in an orderly way. Whether you take two steps forward or two steps back, you are still on your
Perfect Path. You are learning life’s lessons and evolving toward Love for yourself, others, and the planet. You
co-create your Life with Source. You are given as many chances as you need. Learn to adore what is and
know you are fulfilling your Divine Soul Purpose.

We Can Do It
Try this simple 3-step affirmation to spark confidence and teamwork! Think, ‘You can do it!’ speaking from your
Soul to your Self. Think, ‘I can do it!’, to affirm this truth from your Self to your Soul. Agree with yourself and
others by thinking, “We can do it!” Close your eyes and say these three mantras. Do you feel positive energy?

Use Your Whole Brain
Use your mind-body connection to activate the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Relax your body and
imagine your left logical and linear brain function. The left side of the brain uses language and defines the Self.
Left-side brain function can also be very bossy and demanding. Have you ever thought about doing something
amazing only to be talked out of it by an opposing opinion from your left brain? The solution is to get both sides
of the brain, talking to each other until a solution is evident.

The right side of our brain is wordless and uses imagination and creativity. Focus on the creative function of
the right brain and consider your next best step from a higher perspective. You will be amazed at what comes
to you!

Hypnotherapy is an important tool because when you close our eyes to think, you instantly relax and begin to
access the right side of your brain. The left side of your brain brings words to your story, and the right side
adds imaginative solutions.

Experience Your I Am!
Let Dani be your Guide to transform your Story! Experience The Emotion Code, which is an energy
healing technique that helps get rid of emotional baggage from your past and past generations. Experience
RIM, which helps you discover your Higher Truth. Experience PSYCH-K to reprogram your subconscious
mind to achieve your goals. Find out about The Soul Power Experience at danigreen.today.

 Dani Green

Dani Green

Dani Green
The Soul Power Experience Creator
www.danigreen.today | hello@danigreen.today
425-359-4906

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Dani Green is the Creator of The Soul Power Experience using motivational speaking, education and hypnotherapy. Dani also helps clients reduce stress, smoking cessation and weight release. As an Ordained Minister, Dani writes and officiates Weddings and Funerals. Dani and her husband, Kevin have three adult children and have hosted 15 international students.

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Why You Should Outsource Marketing and SEO to Professionals

Why You Should Outsource Marketing and SEO to Professionals

As a business owner, you probably understand the importance of SEO and having a great online
marketing strategy. You probably also realize that it is complicated and time consuming if you
are not an expert. As with any aspect of running a business there are things that can be hired out
and marketing and SEO management are two big things that are better handled by the experts.

Marketing and SEO are skills that take years to master, and they are ever evolving, making it
harder to play catch-up if you don’t have enough time to devote to learning them. So, if you are a
savvy business owner who wants to get the most out of your marketing and SEO, outsourcing is
the smart move to make!

Why Should You Outsource Marketing?

How long are you spending creating and executing a marketing plan? How much of that time
could be spent working with clients? Every business aims to have an income that is greater that
their expenses, and that may not be possible when you’re dedicating every free minute you have
to an area that is not your expertise. Often, the perceived money saved by doing your own
marketing activities is actually more costly that hiring due to the lost opportunities that you
would have had time for had you not been struggling to complete the important marketing tasks.

A great way to decide if you’re ready to change it up is to get a marketing audit and discover if
you’re marketing strategy is doing what it should and getting the results that you need.

Why Should You Outsource SEO?

Unless SEO is your specialty, you probably suffer from SEO induced anxiety each time you
update your website content. Proper SEO implementation can make or break a small business. 

Website SEO is a tricky business, and there are THOUSANDS of articles/courses/books trying
to explain how to implement SEO in your website copy. With all of this information that often is
teaching slightly different methods it is extremely difficult to determine what will work without a
little trial and error when doing it alone. 

If you outsource your website SEO, you won’t have that problem. Outsourcing to a pro ensures
that your website gets the attention and fresh eyes it needs to succeed. An SEO professional will
know how to discover, place, and target primary and alternative keywords to find your target
audience when searched. 

Website SEO goes beyond targeted keywords; it requires on-page and off-page optimization,
back-linking, alt-attributes, meta-tags, and more. Piecing it together on your own is fine but
might not create the results you’re aiming for. In this situation, a little help can go a long way.

Both marketing and SEO are so critical to business success. In the beginning of your business, it
may be necessary to DIY these things but as soon as budget allows you should get these items
off of your plate and onto a professional.

about

Danielle LaFleur

Danielle is a serial entrepreneur and has been creating and running businesses for over 20 years. She currently operates Easy As Pie Design, a website design firm and Build Your Mastermind, a business consulting agency.

Danielle has been featured in over 30 publications, worked with National Geographic in over 50+ countries, and has created a process for extracting an ROI from an ROE in training and development which is currently being used in over 100+ corporations.

Danielle encourages all of those that work with her to deep dive into their values, maximize those natural talents and skills, and create the life they have always dreamed of. She is a full believer that when you align yourself with who you are meant to be, there is an opportunity around every corner.

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