Let’s be honest ladies, no matter how well groomed you present yourself to the world, there’s always some dirt in every successful business woman’s life. Whether it is in their office, their home or their life, it can muddy the waters wherever she goes.
Physical or emotional, dirt can impend us on our journey towards greatness, unless you’ve got it covered with some fab housekeeping tools. And today baby, we’ve got it covered!
Important Housekeeping Tools for Successful Business Women
Have you ever heard of 5S before?
It’s an acronym for five Japanese words guiding us as to the five most important things we need to do in our offices. As housekeeping tools, the 5S works marvelously:
- Seiri (Sort) Distinguish between necessary and unnecessary items. Remove the latter.
- Seiton (Set in order) Enforce the dictum ‘a place for everything and everything in its place’.
- Seiso (Shine) Clean up the workplace and look for ways to keep it clean.
- Seiketsu (Standardise) Maintain and monitor adherence to the first three Ss.
- Shitsuke (Sustain) Follow the rule to keep the workplace 5S-right. Hold the gain.
Successful business women are most probably already implementing the 5S into their workplace. What better time than as the year is rolling to a close. Here’s how you can too:
Seiri or Sorting
- Physical – what stuff do you have that you don’t need? When last have you cleaned up your database, your email and your folders? Furniture, appliances, IT gear, paper representing half a forest – if it isn’t used, then it needs to go!
- Emotional – do you have any toxic people holding you back? Are there others around you who are not supportive of what you are doing? It may be best to limit your contact with them so you can achieve your dreams.
Seiton or Setting in Order
- Physical – once you’ve had a cull of unnecessary objects, it’s time to find a home for everything. Cupboards, filing system, spreadsheets – make sure everything has a place.
- Emotional – work is work and personal is personal. While it can be difficult to separate the two and at times impossible, there are powerful incantations and easy body movements that can shift your energy in an instant assisting you to focus on the task at hand.
Seiso or Shine
- Physical – Dust, polish and vacuum to your heart’s content. Or even better, outsource someone to do it for you. When it comes to your website, programs and documents, it might be time to review and see how you can add the next level of wow to your work to ensure you’re always dazzling them with your brilliance.
- Emotional – it’s time to put your well-being first, both physical and mental. Bring in people and systems which help you to achieve your dreams. Now is the time to invest in a coach, mentor or mastermind group to keep you in a high vibration during the tougher times on your journey.
Seiketsu or Standardise
- Physical and Emotional – make sure that what you are doing is working. If not, keep changing things until they do (go back to the principle of CANI). Find the systems, structures and routines that support you in all aspects of your life and refuse to settle for anything less than magnificent. Excellence must be your new standard.
Shitsuke or Sustain
- Physical and Emotional – have the support in place that you deserve to keep the momentum going. Ensure that you have planned in recovery time during your year to avoid burn-out. Don’t give up because you will achieve success.
Michael Jordan summed things up nicely when he said, “If you’re trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I’ve had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.”
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