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Fear and Hesitation

I want to take a program to become a professional organizer.

Even typing that is scary. I have even been on the screen to start entering in the customer payment info. Then I stop.

I think I could help people reduce the excess in their lives. People who are overwhelmed with clutter but feel frozen with their own fear and have no idea where to start.

What if…..

What if I spend the money and struggle with the studying. What if I spend all this time I do not have and it ends up just being another certificate on my wall. What if imaginary customers do not like my style of organizing. What if I can not use the new knowledge to earn the money to cover the cost of the course.

What if I spend years regretting not taking the course.

I think that would be the worst scenario.


The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.  ~Sydney J.

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to
think – rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves,
than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.  ~Bill Beattie


About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.


3 thoughts on “Fear and Hesitation

  1. I say, go for it!

    Posted by Susan | August 30, 2012, 4:29 am
  2. I agree, go for it. But if your fear overrides, why not start working as an organizer and see how it goes. Find a few people who need help organizing say one room. Family or friends work well here. Tell them what you are doing, take before and after pictures, and keep a portfolio of the rooms to show potential clients.And if possible get letters of recommendation to go with. You may not be able to charge the same prices as you would if you had the certificate, but once you get started and have rooms to show as examples you may not need the certificate to start charging more. I did a similar thing when I was younger, and made a career out of interior decorating. A good friend does the same with his landscaping/hardscaping business. It’s all in the pictures and testimonials.

    Posted by livingsimplyfree | August 30, 2012, 6:50 am
  3. I’m the same way. I hesitate when it comes to spending a large amount of money, even on an investment in my future such as this. But you sound passionate about it and like you’d be good at it.
    I’m sure you’d use it! How could someone not like your way of organizing? They have NO skills at organizing. That’s why they’d be hiring you! IF you can afford it, I say do it. If it”s something that interests you, you’ll like the studying.

    Posted by Jennifer | August 30, 2012, 12:32 pm

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