Who remembers Einstein's famous definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results!
And that's what leads to today's blog post - yesterday I had the pleasure of working with a widow whose husband died in 2017. It was a very sad and quick death and she had been unable to tackle the piles and piles of accumulated paper since 2017. Whenever she needed to tidy up, she'd stuff the papers and mail into boxes and bags, never seeing the light of day. Now that it's tax time (again), she was willing to ask for help to get her taxes (2017, 2018 and 2019) in order to present to her accountant. In a matter of 3.5 hours, we were able to open, sort and nearly organize the many, many, many important papers from the past 3 years. Among the papers were overdue speeding tickets, unpaid bills, property tax bills. Can you imagine the stress that all of this must have caused over these past 3 years? We'll finish up the rest this week, but for now, she has a plan in place to confront and complete these dreaded tasks.
I am always so inspired by people who recognize they are 'doing the same thing over and over again' and not making headway, and become wiling to ask for help. It fills my cup, so to speak, to be the agent of change in situations like these.
So - the message for today - is there something that we are doing over and over again and not getting the results we crave? I'd have to answer yes to that in my own life and just by writing this blog, I know my next step is to ask for help!
Happy Tuesday to all,
More about Cindy Bernstein of Aim 4 Order
In 2004, Cindy launched Aim 4 Order LLC, A Professional Organizing Service in Baltimore, Maryland. Cindy’s mission is to help people feel better about their homes, their offices and themselves by reducing the stress and strain caused by cluttered spaces.
Cindy helps people downsize, organize and move. Her husband, Howard, a retired CPA, is now a full time eBay Top Seller; a great added service for Aim 4 Order clients and others in the community interested in making money from items they no longer need.
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