3 Proven Ways to Reach Your Goals!

I am going to share a goal of mine and how you too, can reach your goals. Let me start by saying happy 5 year anniversary to me!!! It’s hard to believe that it was 5 years ago today that I had a little idea that I wanted to turn into a business (my goal!). I wanted to start a business that helped people create more time for themselves and become less overwhelmed. I started by doing concierge services and home organization and quickly learned that my passion was in home organizing, so I dropped the concierge side of the business.  When I started the business, I was working full-time in the Ontario Government, and tried to run Second Set of Hands part-time until close to the end of 2014. It was really hard to run a business while working full-time and it didn’t work for me at all.

January 2015 – I kicked off the year by taking a big risk and going full-time with the business.

I decided to include packing and unpacking to our list of services because I love to pack and unpack, but also because I saw a real need in helping our clients who were moving. They needed to declutter and get their home organized for staging and also needed help with packing up all their belongings, unpacking, and getting their new home organized.

Fast forward to today!

Second Set of Hands is still going strong. We have a team of 5 part-time organizers and 1 part-time administrative assistant/marketing coordinator. Sometimes I shake my head when I think about how far we have come. I made my dream come to reality and you can too! If you were to think about a dream you would love to accomplish, what would it be? How can you make it happen?

Here are a few tips that I learned along the way that I hope will help you make your dreams come true.

  1. Pick a goal that you would like to achieve. Make sure this goal will motivate you and that there is value to obtaining the goal. If your goal is important and has value, then you are more likely to achieve it.
  2. Visualize yourself accomplishing your goal. This is an important step because by visualizing yourself accomplishing your goal, you will be more driven to believe you can do it. Write down why this goal is important to you and picture the end result.
  3. Make it happen. Break down your goal into obtainable tasks. Be sure to write each task down and how you will achieve it. Give yourself a deadline for when you want to complete each task, and cross them off as you complete them. Keep in mind that goals don’t usually happen overnight. It takes time and a lot of hard work, but you can do it!

What is a dream or goal of yours that you would love to accomplish? Feel free to share in the comments. I would love to hear what your goals are.

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Happy goal setting! 


Kathy McEwan, Professional Organizer

Kathy McEwan – Certified Professional Organizer (CPO)


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