Get the right mindset
The first step to becoming more confident is decluttering your mind, ridding yourself of all that stuff that currently takes up your attention.
The best way to start is with the physical clutter – but how do you begin?
While you can make definite headway in as little as a weekend, simplifying your life is going to be a process that takes a bit of time and a little effort and that’s okay.
Get your mind in that place where it’s okay to take one step each day toward your goal. A plan to simplify should be simple, right?
Spend just 15 minutes a day
In just 15 minutes a day, you can reduce clutter, put filters on your email, make a phone call to implement an auto-payment, unsubscribe from newsletters that clog up your email or cancel a credit card you don’t use.
If you are feeling like you just don’t have time to simplify, it’s a sure sign you need to!
Decide on one small task to complete each day. Set a timer for 15 minutes and see what you can accomplish.
Choose one place to start
What room or area makes you the craziest when you walk into it?
What have you been meaning to clean out and declutter the longest? Start there.
It’s taking up mental energy you can use for more important things.
Get your family or housemates involved—the common areas of your house are not going to stay decluttered if you are the only one maintaining them.
Sit your family down and have a chat about why simplifying is so important to you and how it will benefit everyone.
Keep a donate box
Once you’ve made that first (or second) big trip to the donation location of your choice, you will still come across stuff that you didn’t notice on the first go-round.
Keep a donation box in an out-of-the-way place so that you can toss things in as you find them. When the box is full, take it to your donation centre.
Buy one, throw one
Make a new rule for the household: when you purchase a non-consumable item and bring it into the house, you must get rid of something.
For example, if you buy a new pair of shoes, either throw out your old, disgusting running shoes or replace a pair that is still good, but that you don’t care about keeping, throw it in the donate box.
This rule works in two ways—it helps you maintain the minimalist lifestyle you are creating, and it cuts down on impulse shopping.
You’ll probably be surprised to discover that there’s no pair of shoes you currently have that you are willing to part with in order to have the new, shiny pair. Problem solved.
What’s the next step?
Put aside 60 minutes of your time
And let’s have a no-obligation discovery session to find out where you are in your life, and where, if a lack of confidence wasn’t an issue you’d really like to be!
We’ll discuss what areas in your life you’d like support with, and exactly what help I’m able to offer, and we’ll also discover if we would be a good fit to work well with each other.
Whatever the outcome of our discovery session, I would be truly honoured to meet you and I’ll make sure that you get the best value out of our time together.
Please act now
Because my discovery sessions are few and far between!
Don’t miss out on a life-changing opportunity!
Commitment and motivation are crucial to your success! If you don’t take action and stand up for yourself, nobody will!
Remember – You have to make the first move, I can’t do that for you!
What to do now
I really do hope to hear from you soon!
It’s your life!