A Webinar delivered by The Organizing Lady Cyndi Seidler for Profitable Organizer was recently posted on YouTube for viewing. It’s a great continued education Webinar for any professional organizer.
Cyndi talks about finding your “uniqueness”, becoming more than you are now, how to stand out in the crowd, expanding your horizons as an organizing expert and how to reach out far and wide to gain attention and get known in this industry.
Setting Yourself Apart From Others In This Business
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It’s not often a professional organizer gets a real client to go on camera during an organizing project, but Cyndi Seidler managed to do just that in this ORGANIZING STUFF segment of Organizing Home Office Papers!
You’ll also see how much fun it can be working with a client in helping them get organized. The best thing a professional organizer can do is to make the process fun and enjoyable, and this video shows you how you can make that happen.
I never know what is going to prompt me to write about a particular subject matter but the topic comes up frequently among my academy students before they take the Course For Professional Organizers – saying they have been dabbling in the business of organizing at work, or with friends and family and now want to get start a career doing what they love doing.
When you take the word “professional” in professional organizers it means that we are professionals. Unlike an amateur, like a pro golfer vs. a person golfing as a hobby, we differ in these ways:
A professional is engaged in a specified activity as one’s main paid occupation rather than as a pastime.
Professional relates to a job that requires special education, training, or skill
Professionals exhibit a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace
(My favorite) a professional is characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession
So a profession, or career, takes on more meaning when that career is one that involves being a professional.
I would also say that all people who work at a job are professionals, no matter what it is. But to me, if one doesn’t comply with #3 and #4 in my list above, they are NOT being a professional in the full sense of its definition (its meaning).
As a professional organizer then, it is very important that we behave as a professional under all circumstances. This is especially important to us because we deal with a variety of people and not all of them are in a good mental state. Aside from our skill sets, it takes a lot of patience and understanding when it comes to dealing with other people’s severe organization issues.
We are in the business of help. It’s a great service and we truly make a difference in people’s lives when we act as a professional, adhering to everything that goes along with being such.
Well, I think I’ve made my point and there’s no need to elaborate more that I already have!