How To Summit

What’s new with me?

I’m traveling to California this weekend to speak at the How To Summit put on by my #instafriends at Home Sort.

 

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The Home Sort Sisters

 

Brandie and Ryan are the epitome of #womensupportingwomen. In a world of cutthroat competition they are a true light. I can’t wait to hug them in real life!

 

Women Supporting Women

I love supporting and lifting up other women in my industry. There are enough people and clients to go around. Kindness and support matter. This world can be an ugly place… but not on my watch. (not that I don’t make mistakes because I do, but I want to do better)

Who do you love to support and lift up? Start with yourself. Give yourself  grace and mercy. Then pass it on to others around you. People driving on the road with you, people in the checkout at the grocery store. Your neighbors, your kids’ friends. Kindness not only makes others feel better, it makes you feel better too.

 

What is the How To Summit?

This weekend over one hundred women (and one man yay) will gather together to learn how to grow our businesses, share ideas, meet each other in real life, and bond!

I am excited to be meeting up with my sister in love, Wendy. You can follow her IG at The Peaceful Homestead . We are married to brothers and she lives in Idaho, so we don’t get to see each other very often. We both love the Home Sort sisters and when I was asked to speak at the Summit my first thought was to invite my sister to come along! She recently sent her second baby off to college, and we are both looking for some fun jammie and wine time to just sit, talk and catch up.

 

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This is us with our beloved Mom in Love, who we lost this year.

Who do you support?

Let us all choose to support each other today. Let’s make no room for ugly competition. Choose to love, choose to show kindness, choose to forgive. It’s truly so freeing! Tell me below who you support, I love getting to know you better.

 

And as always, I’m ready to help you today,

Lisa

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Using Your Gifts

I believe we are all born with a special gift.

 

 

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I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, grammy-nana, teacher and friend, and I love all those jobs the Lord has given me…but I am happiest and most fulfilled when I am sharing my gifts with others. 

 

Last June when I launched Neat Freak McKinney I felt called to use my gift of organization, empathy, and compassion with others.

 

I can walk into the craziest of homes and find ways to bring them peace and order. It doesn’t frazzle me, but rather makes me excited to offer help. That is my gift.

 

I love learning from other women and feel so loved when they share their gifts with me…what is your special gift? Who are you sharing it with today?

 

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Be yourself, use your gifts, don’t wish your gift away, share what YOU were given.

 

And if you need help, I’m here.

 

Lisa 

 

Comparing

Comparing IS the stealer of our joy.  In this world of perfectly edited photos, magazine worthy homes, perfectly coiffed hair, and long fake lashes among other things, it’s easy to get caught up in comparing ourselves to others.

 

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I recently helped a busy mom organize her master closet. They had moved over the summer and added a new baby to the family. To say she is busy is an understatement. I was so glad she asked for help. That is sometimes the hardest step.

 

This picture is “real life”…

 

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We got to talking about hangers of all things. “Does every hanger HAVE to match?”, she asked?  “In a perfect world they would”, I told her laughing. “Does your closet have all matching hangers?” “No, it does not”, I said.

 

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There is nothing wrong with using what you have. If you want all your hangers to match, and you have a budget that allows you to replace all your hangers, go for it. 

My husband gets his shirts, dress pants, and suits dry cleaned. Am I going to take every shirt and pair of pants and change the hanger when I get home? No way. I would rather use that time and energy on something else. Is it still organized? Of course.

 

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When I first started my business and started posting before and after pictures of my jobs on Instagram and FaceBook, it was intimidating. Were my pictures as good as others? No. Am I a professional photographer? No. Does my work still count? Yes.  

 

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Do I care more about helping clients than posting perfect pictures? Yes. I love what I do. I love helping people, I love helping them take back their space. 

 

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Do I wish every picture I posted looked gorgeously styled and edited…..depends on the day.  Will that keep me from posting pictures of my work? No.

 

Before…

 

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After…

 

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Before…

this shelf unit from The Container Store wasn’t being used to it’s potential…

 

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After…

I moved it to her game/storage closet instead….

 

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Now her kids can easily see and get to all their games, and put them back where they go!

 

Closet before…

 

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Closet after…

 

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Don’t get caught up in perfection. Don’t let it steal your joy, or keep you from doing what you love.

Do you need help taking back your space? Want to have fun while doing it? Then I’m your girl…email me today and let’s get started.

 

I ready to help,

Lisa