224: Lisa Woodruff on Leaning In To What You Are Good At
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Lisa Woodruff is a professional organizer, productivity specialist and author of The Mindset of Organization, Take Back Your House One Phase at a Time. Lisa believes organization is not a skill you are born with. It is a skill that is developed over time and changes with each season of life. Lisa has helped thousands of women reclaim their homes and finally get organized with her practical tips, encouragement and humor through her blog and podcast at Organize365.com.
Playing Small Moment
After years of working in sales, Lisa left and started her Organize 365 blog. After a push from her husband, she incorporated sales back into her life and started doing sales parties. At these parties, she realized her audience grew significantly. It turns out that people really wanted to hear what a professional organizer had to say!
The Wake Up Call
Lisa started Organize 365 as a blog in Jan 2012 and had been waiting for a brand to find her and ask her to write about them, as she had seen so many others do. After that didn’t happen, Lisa decided to do a virtual webinar to teach about her Sunday basket. When she got onto the call, she realized everyone who signed up had already been following her and been using their Sunday baskets but needed more guidance.
Style of Leadership
Lisa has a teaching background, so she leads through education, motivation and action. Lisa wants to tell a story so people can understand their own mindset.
What Are You Excited About?
Lisa is excited about her newest book, How ADHD Affects Home Organization, and how empowered people with ADHD will feel once they realize there are methods that work.
Current Business Challenge
Lisa struggles with finding mentors or business leaders that are at or above the level she is in.
Lisa reads, or listens to podcasts every day.
Advice For Younger Self
“Just start. Don’t wait for anyone to give you permission; just do it.”
“Done is better than perfect.”
“Progress over perfection.”
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