Oh, Professional Organizing Career, How Do I Love Thee?

On August 12, 2010, in Guest Posts, Motivation, by Deb Lee, Certified Professional Organizer®
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Thinking of joining the organizing industry or know someone who has a natural talent for creating order and helping others?  It can be a very rewarding and satisfying career. Certified Professional Organizer®, Helene Segura, explains why she loves being an organizer.

Oh, Professional Organizing Career, How Do I Love Thee? Let me count the ways.

It’s rewarding.

I love to see and hear client reactions at the end of an appointment. The most rewarding experience I consistently have is seeing the light bulbs go off for my clients.  By the end of their first session, they know what they need to do, and they know that an organized life is on the horizon.  The two things I commonly hear are, “That wasn’t nearly as painful as I thought it would be,” followed by, “My life is about to get so much better.” It’s that hopeful smile at the end of each appointment or workshop that makes it all worth it.

I love a challenge.

I thrive on problem solving.  I enjoy digging my way to the root of a problem and finding the easiest and most beneficial solution.  It’s like an addiction almost.  I crave it.  I solve it.  I go to cloud nine.

I love learning.

I love to research and find out about the latest in organizing products or psychological theories and approaches or what the newest great resource in San Antonio is.  Every time I meet someone, I learn about a new type of personality, a new situation, a new type of business, or a new life direction.  I impart a lot of knowledge to my clients, but I also learn so much from them.

I love to see lives change for the better.

I’ve witnessed:

  • Families stop bickering because we’ve reached a compromise on household order
  • Clients end up with more money in their pockets because they no longer had to buy duplicates or triplicates or pay late fees on bills and credit cards
  • Children’s grades improve because we set up a realistic study and paper management system
  • Clients develop healthy eating habits because they can find the ingredients and supplies that they need in their kitchen without a struggle
  • Smiles because clients have peace in their lives

In a nutshell, I love my job because I wake up happy everyday.

My job is incredibly gratifying.  I know there are many people out there who don’t truly love what they do for a living, so I realize that I am blessed to have found my calling.  I love that I am able to teach people, solve problems, and bring happiness to their lives.  It just doesn’t get any better than that!

About the Author

Certified Professional Organizer®, Helene Segura, is the owner of LivingOrder® San Antonio.  She teaches clients how to understand their core issues causing disorganization and thereby prevent it in the future.  She also conducts organizing workshops for larger groups and is a member of the trailblazing team providing expert organizing help online at The Clutter Diet.  Helene writes an organizing column for ezine Concierge and has been a featured organizing expert in articles in the San Antonio Express-News, as well as on Great Day S.A. on KENS TV.

Connect With Helene: Website | Twitter

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