Spring has arrived, April is here, birds are chirping, and the sun gloriously illuminates the dust all over my office. (Good thing I work with clients over email and the phone.)
Spring cleaning isn’t just for our houses anymore. Your office and your business could use a little lift, too.
By “spring cleaning” I don’t just mean the dust in your office. It’s so much more.
The Three Realms of Spring Cleaning for Your Business
1. Physical Aspects – These are the traditional spring cleaning arenas, including your office, desk, files, computers, and bookshelf.
Although you likely know what spring cleaning entails, here are some tips from the pros.
Harvey Mackay at TimesUnion.com
Deborah Crawford from BellaOnline on spring cleaning for your business
2. Relationships – Who do you work with as a client or as a service provider? Does that relationship still serve you? If not, it’s time for some cleaning.
Michael Port talks about the “red velvet rope policy” in Book Yourself Solid and Fabienne Fredrickson, in her Client Attraction free online material, talks about working with only ideal clients and customers.
Ditch the clients that cause you stress, don’t give you the energetic return (not just in money!) that you need, and don’t fit your ideal client profile. I promise you, every time I part ways with a client (thankfully, it hasn’t been too many times) or a professional service provider, amazing things happen. Non-ideal clients cause an energetic drain; potential ideal clients feel that drain. When you eliminate the energy-sucking non-ideal client, you make room for the superstars.
3. Mental and Emotional – What stories do you carry about yourself and your business? Do you have unfelt emotions (fear, anger, frustration) that need to be released?
You don’t need to clean all aspects in one day or even in one month. Follow your inner guidance and start where you intuition leads you.