We talk about productivity and organization a lot here at LearnDoBecome because “Building a Command Central” is Part One of our Three-Part Journey.
But sometimes money can feel like the biggest barrier to getting started, so we’ve pulled together a variety of true stories from our Steps to Everyday Productivity (STEP) community members to demonstrate how this program is an investment in YOU.
Getting organized sets you up to be able to earn more money.
One of our members used STEP to convert her spare bedroom into a guest room that she and her husband could list on AirBnB. Here is what she said:
“My husband and I decided last week that we are going to put our spare bedroom/ office on AirBnB… And now we have our first booking in 3 weeks! I’m super excited to get this room fixed up into something we’re proud of instead of it being functional but messy. With people coming to stay here, we’ll no longer be able to use it as dumping ground for “future projects” and things we don’t know what to do with! Some accountability to make it better and keep it that way is going to be good for me!”
She came back later to celebrate:
“…After we get paid for this second weekend, we will have made more than I spent on the room. We got all new bedding and pillows, a head board from Facebook yard sale, new curtains, new towels, and a few small storage solution items. We were very frugal, but we did invest. We are sooooo happy now that we did it!” – Cheryl
Getting organized helps you find things that were buried in the “piles.”
So many of our members have found cash, checks, gifts cards and more as they have processed the “piles.” Two of the biggest finds include a $17,000 trust fund for a son–found in a mother-in-law’s piles after she’d passed away–and a $6,000 escrow check, buried in a pile for months, but still good!
Here are just a few additional stories:
“It paid to clean off the top of my fridge… literally! The thing that gets me is that my birthday is in December. It was way back in the forgotten space. I’m fairly certain this card is from 2-3 years ago. ” – Angie (posted in July)
Getting organized helps you keep track of important deadlines and incoming tasks so you don’t have extra fees or missed payments.
There is a real cost to disorganization, whether it be late fees, making extra trips to the store to pick up forgotten items, or missing a subscription cancellation deadline! One member shared how simply being on top of her emails and calendar has saved her hundreds of dollars:
Eric and I understand the complexities of raising a family, building a business, and making everything work together, but if you are ready to earn, find, and save more money–while getting totally organized along the way, we’d love to have you inside the STEP program with us!
Do you have friends or family who could benefit from getting organized? We’re holding an online party to help achieve our vision of “a Command Central on every desk” – and we’d love to give you a special prize for sharing. Click here to learn more!