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The Mental Health Benefits of Organization with Andrea Walker

In Episode 6 of this special series on self-care and strategy for entrepreneurs, Dr. Sabrina, The Business Psychologist™, welcomes Andrea Walker of Smartly Organized, and together they will be discussing the mental health benefits of getting organized in terms of what we, as entrepreneurs, can do to take care of our mental health.

Andrea is a Breakthroughs on the Bayou Retreat alumna and you’ll be hearing some of the strategic moves she’s been using in her own business. You don’t want to miss out on this conversation!

Certified Professional Organizer® Andrea Walker is passionate about helping her clients. As the owner of Smartly Organized, a professional organizing firm headquartered in New Jersey, Andrea and her team have been helping discerning clients accomplish their organizing goals since 2010. Her attention to detail and high level of service set her apart from her peers.

Andrea has been quoted in various publications, appeared on the TV show “Hoarders:  Buried Alive,” and was interviewed on NBC’s home improvement show “HouseSmartsTV” where her work organizing 250 pairs of boots and shoes was featured in a segment.

Prior to launching her own firm, Andrea held senior positions in risk management at various well-known financial institutions.

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production in collaboration with Small Business Consulting Group.

Show Highlights:

  • Andrea shares the career path that led to her current passion and how it is based on her strengths.
  • The “shelter in place” portion of the pandemic presented some special challenges for Andrea and her team members, so she had to shift her focus.
  • Dr. Sabrina relates the importance of Pumpkin Planning.
  • Andrea has been working hard to position her company, Smartly Organized, as an employer of choice.
  • Dr. Sabrina discusses hiring strategies for A-players.
  • The Breakthroughs on the Bayou Retreat has a “no cell phone” challenge, which presents a surprising new skillset.
  • Andrea relates the mental health benefits of being organized.
  • Clutter, Dr. Sabrina says, can shut down our creativity and our problem-solving skills.
  • “Smart Reset” – Andrea explains how this works and how it works for you.
  • Positive routines are helpful, grounding, and important to our psyche.
  • Tips on how to deal with paper and collectibles.
  • There’s an 80/20 rule when organizing paper!
  • Virtual organizing is a thing until business gets back to full swing!
  • There is value in having outside perspective because we develop tunnel vision and can’t see the opportunities around us.

Links and Resources:

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Breakthroughs on the Bayou Mastermind Retreat

Taking care of yourself is important now more than ever. Are you ready to take your life back from your business?

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NEXT, meet with our Success Team Lead to debrief your results.

THEN, join our Better Business, Better Life™ program!

Get the Book!! How to Hire the Best – Contractors Edition

How to Hire the Best Toolkit

Dr. Sabrina’s WEBSITE


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Books Mentioned:

The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field by Mike Michalowicz

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman

The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself by John Jantsch

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About The Author

Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast. At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

By 2023, 150 Tap the Potential clients will have taken 4 Week Vacations. These are the trailblazers, role modeling what’s possible for entrepreneurs. In many entrepreneurial circles, it is becoming more and more common for one entrepreneur to ask another, “Have you taken a 4 Week Vacation™?” (as opposed to asking “How many employees do you have?” or “What is your annual revenue?”). Taking a fully unplugged 4 Week Vacation is rapidly becoming the recognized symbol of entrepreneurial success.

Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.