I am here with the wonderful Nadia from her new company Let’s Organise. Nadia is a force to be reckon with, with her zest for life and her unfailing need to help others. She has recently started her new company and is currently getting ladypreneurs from A to B, allowing them to declutter their lives and gain much needed clarity.
So first question, can you tell us more about your company Let’s Organise and how it’s helping ladypreneurs across the country?
Great question, not sure I can answer that. We can break it down, so you can begin by telling us more about Let’s Organise. Okay, so, there is a method with the journey that I take women through, it starts with space, their mindset then the strategy and the marketing. So first step is decluttering physical space, only, and this is organising papers, wardrobes and decluttering the entire space but the main emphasis is on papers and wardrobe because it’s the element of tension in most women’s lives and once that’s sorted you naturally end up decluttering your whole house. So that’s the kind of area which I focus on most. Then mindset which is finding out exactly what the limiting beliefs are- can I just interject, what is decluttering? Some people when they think of decluttering they automatically think of just getting rid of stuff, which is true, you get rid of stuff. But the decluttering I advocate and it’s a special kind of decluttering, it’s more mindful decluttering so, it’s about decluttering with purpose. So making sure you only have things in your space which actually serve a purpose rather than just getting rid of stuff with no intention. And I am very passionate about that actually.
And the strategy work comes to marketing, so it’s online marketing only so it’s really about how to get clients because this is the pain most ladypreneurs have. They are great at what they do but have no idea how to get clients, that’s the struggle. That’s the problem that I solve, but positioning yourself so you can actually get clients, getting yourself out there in the online space, send video marketing, email marketing, websites and networking that’s how you get clients. And that’s what I teach.
What benefits can we get from decluttering?
Oh my god where do I start! (laughs) So, number one mental health, your physical clutter affects your mental clutter, they are directly linked. Whatever is in your environment is in your head. Number two, when you have a clear head space you create space and when you create space you welcome new things in, so by having an empty physical environment you might think up a great idea and be inspired in a different way and that can affect your entire life. For example, when you declutter your physical space you might have a new business idea and you might become an entrepreneur, that will change your life, right. So that’s a huge thing that you could change your life. And number three is just a sense of well-being and inner peace, and you just feel great.
One of your favourite top tips for decluttering?
Okay, this is my favourite question, does it spark joy! Inspired by Kon Marie, she is a coach of mine. It’s all the Kon Marie methods so it’s all ‘does it spark joy’. So every item in your entire physical space you ask does it spark joy and that turns decluttering for the sake of it to decluttering with purpose. That was my next question. (laughs).
Does the question ‘does it spark joy’ work?
It really does, it shifts your whole perspective and that’s been my experience as well with all my clients. When it’s just decluttering they think oh okay I don’t need this I’ll throw it away. Whereas when you ask does it spark joy it’s more, okay, yes I might not need it but does it make me happy, does it actually support me in being who I need to be.
What techniques have you used for a client who was finding it difficult to part with her stuff?
I had one client who became really emotional like she would not stop crying. And that’s difficult because there’s a greater good at the end of that tunnel. When there’s high emotion involved we split it so instead of trying to do everything in one big swoop, it’s done in small chunks. So instead of doing an entire wardrobe in one day, we focus purely on sections of the wardrobe. First it’s the accessories, then the dresses, the shirts and then the trousers; it’s one baby chunk at a time and if it takes one day to do each chunk, celebrate. That’s absolutely perfect.
What questions do you now ask yourself when you go shopping?
The questions I ask myself is, will this item of clothing support me in becoming my ideal most successful self. Is it something that ‘she’ would wear. And when I say ‘she’ I’m referring to Nadia Fierce (laughs). Is this something Nadia Fierce and Nadia Fabulous would wear, and if it’s not then I don’t buy it. So I am no longer lulled in by a sale anymore, unless it’s genuinely an item that supports me.
So you find that you no longer shop because it’s cheap?
Right, and that was something I was addicted to.
How has your new career changed your life and how you manage things?
I have nothing but good things to say because it has challenged me to my absolute core. The biggest change and how it’s changed me, are those core beliefs and things I didn’t think were in me. But actually, my career has brought that out of me. I’ve learnt core issues and how to overcome them, and I’m still on that journey. Learning how to dig deep and to overcome.
What’s your back story, how did you get started?
Started my business quite young, catering first then a little tea shop and this took 2 and half to 3 years. I only went into food because it’s all I thought I could do, genuinely thought it was a passion of mine. At that time I had no confidence whatsoever in A: my business ability because I had never had one before and B: just my ability to organise people, and I didn’t even know I had that in me anyway. But through that business what I found I was really good at, the best of it, was the marketing element, it came very natural to me. And that’s why very early on I was able to work with such big brands because I was really good at being visible and marketing with no money. Can you name some of those big brands? Of course, British Airways, Sony, ITV, IMG, Bolney Wine and I was featured in two magazines. So, I learnt to do that with no money, and I figured that was my strength and I was good at systematising a business. So, I’ve always had a structure of how to get customers from A to B and the experience that they need to have from A to B and that was always my thing. The rest of it I wasn’t so good at, I didn’t know how to scale up and I didn’t know how to expand my reach, mainly because of financial reasons. I didn’t have the budget, but I didn’t have the mindset too. So, I took what I was really good at, and then I have always been obsessed with organising things from a young age. It was so sudden, I shut my tea room and within 8 weeks I had already launched Let’s Organise. It was that instinctive and natural for me to just go ahead because I was really passionate about solving other people’s problems. Sometimes they say your career is what you really need to do for yourself (laughs). I believe life is a mirror and I think we can learn from each other.
How did you prepare yourself for Let’s Organise?
I got coaching, oh my god. I reached out to a high level coach. Because I realised I need help and most people need help. The best people are the ones who raise their hands and ask for some bloody help. It’s a totally underrated commodity. Warren Buffett had a coach and Warren Buffett coached Bill Gates. Another billionaire coached Donald Trump. What I have noticed is a lot of people have a fear of reaching out for help. Best kept secret. Reach out for mentorship and learn.
So would you say you are on the path to achieving your dream?
Yes absolutely. I am in the game! This new business has put me in the game in a real way. I feel like I know what I want and that’s what I didn’t know before. I always thought I just wanted to become successful, now I have defined it.
What does success look like for you?
Freedom. Absolute freedom to do what I want when I want. Happiness. Family. Joy. Money.
What three things do you do each day to help with your career?
Juicing, it really does help. Record my own voice talking about things that I want and listen to them. And lastly, I write down my goals and read them out loud every single day.
Most important quote you live by?
Day by day in every way I keep getting better. This is my time; my time is now.
What motivates you?
Having something to look forward to.
Best advice you’ve ever been given?
Burn your boats, (laughs) because its bullshit free. And stop at nothing until you get that one thing you want the most.
What do you know now that you wish you knew when you were younger?
Don’t be afraid of stepping into your own way of doing things.
What advice would you give to those ladies across the country who are chasing their dream?
Go for it and stop at nothing until you get it. It hard and it’s not easy because if it were easy everybody would be doing it. But the jackpot is when you win. If it doesn’t light you up then don’t spend another year not being lit up.
How do you spend your spare time?
Spend time with friends and have a drink in a place that’s pretty.
What’s on your bucketlist this year?
I want to be able to make it to four 5* retreats for my coaching career.
And what’s the last thing you bought?
A cup of tea.
And lastly, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
As a fully functioning seminar business and this means internationally. And I want to create at least 100 millionaires.
Where can we find you?
Thank you Nadia for a lovely interview!