This might be Brian’s most favorite Valentine’s Day ever – simply because of my latest ah-ha moment.
I’m going to go home and sell all my purses.
Here’s how that happened.
Yesterday at our real estate conference, Gary Keller (the founder of Keller-Williams) was speaking and this quote was used as part of his presentation:
“Your environment must support your goals.” – Gary Keller
I got stuck thinking about this quote on and off all day.
Also, I should mention that I packed my suitcase for our work conference this week using a CRAZY packing style that I found from a friend and it has seriously changed my life. More on that later – because it is seriously a blog post in itself and I will never ever pack without using this folding system again.
Packing my suitcase purposefully did something – it made packing easier, it made travel easier and it made our trip easier because there is order to my suitcase and y’all – it’s just amazing.
Reading this quote about how your environment should support your goals – it took me back to the suitcase. Weird. I know.
The suitcase is my environment and my goal is to travel and pack stress free (which rarely happens).
If I change the environment to support that goal – magic happens!!! Ahhhhhh – why have I packed like a crazy person for 35 (almost 36) years???????
This lead me to my environment at home. We have crazy big goals and right now our environment inside our house DOES NOT support those goals.
I spend way too much time trying to find things, sorting through clutter and cleaning up items that don’t have a place to go inside our home because we have too much stuff.
I can’t even let my own kids and husband help with the picking up at times because – well, they don’t know where stuff should go and quite frankly – neither do I.
We’ve made progress over the past few years, but we have a LONG way to go.
The first thing that came to my mind about improving our environment – my purses and bags.
Y’all remember these photos from about a year ago??
I have a huge stash. Even though I got rid of a bunch, I still have WAYY too many.
Guess where they are currently? Stacked in the middle of my closet where I can’t even get to my hanging clothes – in a big pile.
And guess what?
I’ve used the exact same purse and laptop bag WITHOUT changing to another – since….
wait for it…
Y’all. This is silly.
I have a huge supply of purses and bags. And I’ve used none of them in over 4 months.
So, I bravely told Brian today, “I’m going home and selling all my purses and laptop bags.”
I think he just about tripped as we walked down the hallway at the conference.
These purses are doing me no good. I’m not using them and they are not part of the environment that supports my goals.
They need to be gone.
Next week, I’m planning a sneak peek of a massive closet sale I’m going to host on Facebook. If you’re interested, I’m giving my blog reader subscribers an early preview and a discount from the prices I’ll be listing.
I’ll have the sale up next Tuesday evening and 24 hours later I’ll make the sale public. Watch your email or text alerts from the Daily Starr for more details 🙂
Is my environment supporting my goals?
How can you change your environment right now to better support your goals?
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