I’m not an organized person by trade.
Back in second grade, I remember my parents took me to the school counselor.
They were trying to get me to work on not stuffing all the papers into my bag and falling behind on deadlines.
Man, second grade was tough, but now that I run a big business and I have multiple contractors, it’s very important that I am not super disorganized.
But I still don’t feel organized.
How do I fake it? How do I fake it until I make it?
Well, I use a lot of tools like Asana for task management and Google Calendar for blocking out every single minute of my day.
I make sure that I surround myself with organized people.
That goes down all the way to my wife, who is a lot more organized than me.
Then of course, all of the people that I hire, I make sure they are organized.
I look for organizational qualities everywhere, but at the same time in those moments where some things slide, I will cut myself a bit of slack.
I do not have to be perfectly organized, which takes so much of my energy to do since it’s not my natural state.
I aim to be organized in selective moments.
I do let myself have a little messiness during the day – and tidy it up all at the end for the family.
But I don’t force myself to be something I’m not all the time, only in the moments where it is the most important.