Step Out of Your Comfort Zone in 2013

Step out of your comfort zone in 2013 and reach your goals.  As I reflect back on this year, I am very excited.  2012 has been an awesome year of personal and professional growth.  New programs have been developed beyond hands-on organization and I have been able to fine-tune and develop systems and processes to help businesses and homeowners become organized.


Developing who you are as a person can be difficult.  It requires self-esteem, control and the ability to recognize who you really are as a person.  When I think back to who I was 7 years ago…I was a totally different person.  I was easily intimidated, I did not speak my mind and I was not a genuinely happy person.  I did what Step Into Your Goals was expected of me, without question.  Somehow I had managed to get through 45 years of my life, raise 3 children and be happily married – or so I thought.

My friend, Melanie Yost, once told me that being an Entrepreneur takes hudspa, guts and is the best self-development course that you can take.  Starting Organization Direct, 7 years ago, was a huge step outside of my comfort zone.  I have been able to find the real me.  Being the daughter of a dairy farmer, I was raised to believe that I do my best, work hard and the rewards will come.  But it always involved working for someone else.  That was how it was supposed to be!  This meant that I was limiting my ability to truly help others because I was working with others values, ethics and budgets.

My personal development has enabled me to develop the true meaning of Organization Direct – to change lives.  To help Entrepreneurs and homeowners through the rough spots of becoming organized, recognize that they can be organized and successful through simple, easy steps and daily habits.


Organization is a widely varied topic and has multiple meanings.  Sometimes, the very first step is simply to develop time-lines and schedules.  Some just need to be reassured that they are doing things the “right way”.  The thing about being organized is that there is no real right or wrong way to become organized.  Whatever the area:  paperwork, scheduling, time management, clutter or purging, getting it done is what matters.  This involves developing habits to keep organized.

As we look into 2013 and the New Year Resolutions that will be made, broken and started again, I wish you the ability to find your true self and step outside of your comfort zone.  Personal and business growth is an on-going process.  Take advantage of every opportunity to take another step toward reaching your goals and dreams.


I was just pushed out of my comfort zone again yesterday.   While making our Christmas gift presentation to our church staff, my Pastor called asked me to Bless our offering.  Typically, we don’t have a formal offering blessing.  I had never, ever prayer in front of an entire congregation and I had no advanced notice.  I was handed a microphone and heads lowered.  Whew!   I took a deep breath and let the words flow.  i literally took one step forward right out of my comfort zone.  It was absolutely amazing!  I’m now excited about what my next step in personal growth…I know that there is so much more to come.

I wish you the same success in your business in 2013.  You deserve it!

Linda Clevenger, Professional Organizer