My granddaughter just might be a Professional Organiser in the making. I had some special time with her over the recent school holidays and the signs became obvious. She is 8 years old and of course, is held very dear.
As well as this declaration made a couple of years ago, she loves to create lists of the activities for us to do during our school holiday sleepovers. Be still my heart!
One night she insisted on me reading her a chapter from “Organised Enough” by Amanda Sullivan as her bedtime story! We both learned something new.
And while out shopping, she noticed some products on shelves that were out of order. She promptly put them in order. I said that perhaps she should get a job in a shop, and she said, “No, I just like to organise things”.
At her young age, and with the opportunities open to her, she could be anything at all, from a vet to a farmer (just a couple of recent options she’s mentioned), to things she hasn’t explored or dreamed about yet, like a writer or a doctor or a sports psychologist, or yes, even an organiser.
What does it mean?
Her developing organising skills had me thinking. Here are some of those thoughts, in no particular order:
- Organising skills will be useful for her, no matter what career path she chooses.
- What you notice grows, and labels matter. If you notice organising skills, in yourself or in others, and mention it, you will start to notice more. As you notice those organising traits growing, you’ll be inclined to label yourself or others as “organised”. Once you start to think of yourself as organised, you will start to do the things that organised people do. Try it. What do you notice?
- Organising is a legitimate career path. There are so many options and niches and way to help people get organised. You don’t just have to be a “house organiser” like me :).
Are you an organiser in the making? Do you have a longing to help people get organised? Do you have organising skills that come naturally to you? Or perhaps you have overcome your own organising challenges, and want to share what you’ve learned with others?
As well as being a “house organiser”, I train and mentor new and experienced professional organisers. I run training both in person and online. You can find out more about the online training here, and about the next in person training here.