You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it. We all know what it sounds like.
“Getting a little anal aren’t you? Turning into the next Martha S. here at the office?”
Here comes the criticism from those people, usually one person in particular, who can’t stand to let you reach a higher level of organization in your work. It might even be your boss. Who knows, maybe that person is jealous, envious or afraid that you might be more productive, more effective and receive the accompanying accolades that eludes them due to their disorganization.
They have every reason to be very, very afraid. Clutter gone, priorities shift and here you come with productivity in hand. Using the 15 to 45 minutes of routine, organizing maintenance that I have outlined in items 1 through 4 of this series, you will have freed up your mind away from the clutter and what you “should” be doing about it, to whatever your boss, organization or business really wants you to focus on.
If the naysayers want to focus on criticising you, let them do whatever. You’ve got product to sell, clients to support and staff to lead. You rock!