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Is the way you are doing things right now working to your satisfaction? Are you able to get, and stay, organized? How about your work or school life – is everything completely finished to your satisfaction? In your day-to-day life, are you proactive and prepared for most challenges that will crop up? Or are you simply reacting to challenges as they happen?

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If your answer to any of the questions above is ‘no’, maybe you need to change the way you are doing things. Before I explain how you can easily do that, please take a moment to read the recap below about FISH!

No – I have not lost it. I cannot think of a better way to describe how making one very simple revision, that does not cost anything at all, can make a ginormous difference in your day-to-day life.

One Change Sold Fish

In the book FISH! By Stephen C. Lundin, he detailed how fishmongers changed a typical shopping trip for their customers into an exciting shopping experience simply by changing the way they sold their fish without spending one single penny. Before they made a change, their customers walked up to the counter, asked for the fish they wanted, the employee handed the customers the fish they wanted, the customers paid, and then they left. When sales been to wane, they looked at how things were being done and made one single change.

They began whooping and hollering and tossing fish back and forth between employees, and in some cases, to customers! Everyone laughed, which caused passersby to stop and find out what all the ruckus was about because everyone was having so much fun. This single change caused their customer base to expand exponentially and they went from one customer at a time visiting their stand to lines of customers. And the customers who were standing in line were laughing and having a good time as they waited.

This change did not cost them one single penny. They simply thought outside of the box and changed their process.

I was taught to think outside the box by a local artist. Her very first lesson did, and still does, provide a 100% success rate. That lesson was: “Be Quiet”. When I got that concept down, I began to discover ways to get stuff done and also have fun along the way.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics relates the rapid growth of needing the assistance of professional organizers to the growing complexity of people’s personal lives as they strive to find a happy medium between: protecting the environment as the population continues to explode, Baby Boomers growing older and wanting to remain independent rather than moving to assisted care facilities, Baby Boomers who were unable to save for retirement, thereby needing to work well past what used to be considered retirement age, and more people teleworking from home with quality time with families.

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Updated: August 8, 2015 — 8:32 pm

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