Getting started is by far the hardest part of ANY endeavor! So we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ask Peter his advice on getting started. Listen to the interview here.
Where should I start? What is the first step?
Here was Peter’s advice in three simple steps:
- Wanting to be perfect is the worst possible thing to have in your head. NEAR ENOUGH IS GOOD ENOUGH. The great is the enemy of the good. Don’t strive for perfection. Don’t worry if you have the “perfect” home for things. Make a decision and remember you can always change it later.
- Ten minutes a day is all you need. Small, manageable, and achievable. Don’t believe the lie that you need to spend all day organizing. Small amounts of time here and there will accomplish more than you think!
- Do the trash bag tango – 2 trash bags and a timer set for 10 minutes. Put trash in one bag and anything you no longer need, use or want in the other. If three of you do this every day for one week you’ll have 21 bags of trash and 21 bags to donate! Imagine!
Oh, but we really loved these final thoughts. They hit the nail on the head! Maybe you’ve said these things, or something similar, to your children! Maybe we just need someone to say them to ourselves!
“Shut up about where to start.”
“Quit bi*#ching and moaning.”
“Stop saying you can’t do it.”
And, “STOP buying stuff.”
Well said, Peter. Thanks!