• Deni Anderson

Planning for Progress

Now that the New Year is here, many of us have set goals for 2020. Why is this so important? Setting goals through planning is a key factor in achieving what’s important to you. Creating goals can be a vital part to the success of your business, workout regiment, family planning or spiritual vision. Simply put, planning will give you the direction you need to reach your goals. You know where you are headed, how you are going to get there and a timeframe in which to accomplish the result you are striving for.

Effective planning is like a roadmap to your destination. It keeps you focused on the goal and motivates you to keep going when you follow up on your progress. What is also required is your commitment, concentration and consistency to reach your dreams. The first step is to write your goals down to help clarify what you want to accomplish. Most people, they strive to achieve more than one goal. For me, I have various categories in which I have set goals for: Business, Spiritual, Health (Physical/Mental), Financial and goals for my Non-Profit Organization. Creating an outline is the beginning stage to making my vision come alive. Categorizing, followed by, a step by step plan with attainable deadline dates work well for me. Planning helps me to organize my time and resources to effectively meet my goals.

There are so many benefits of Goal Setting: 1. Provides Direction 2. Keeps you Focus 3. Gives You Control 4. Provides Motivation 5. Gives you Satisfaction 6. Helps to Support Your Purpose. Whether you work for yourself or someone else, goal setting is the key to success.

Outlining and writing down your goals is the easy part. What I find is, although your goals have been strategically devised, the inconsistency with follow up is what hinders the progression towards the end result. What has helped me is my weekly planning day to celebrate what I have accomplished and address what did not get done. This way, I feel a sense of achievement for the goals I've slayed and I can also analyze why the goals, which were not achieved, did not get completed. I call it ~ “Going Back to The Drawing Board”. Such a Cliché’ – HaHa. My suggestion is to visit your goals weekly, quarterly and yearly. You will find that it will keep your goals “Under the Radar”and you will eventually SOAR to the next level!

So, to all of you who are working, running your business, excelling in your role of being a great wife & mom and carving out time for self-care -> Keep working your goals and keep your “Eye on the Prize”.


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Now is the time to begin thinking about how and where you are going to store your Holiday items after the season is over. You may be in the category of having an effective storage system that takes you from year to year. Others may struggle with finding the right containers to store those precious Holiday Items. I know that, in the past, I have stored items in cardboard boxes and smaller items in large tin cans. The cardboard boxes are DEFINITELY not "The Move", as there is a chance that you may begin to attract dust mites as a result. Take this opportunity to check out some of the storage options I have listed below. There may be some who could get some use out of the information that I have to share.

May I ask, do you have storage units for all of your holiday décor, are you storing it efficiently? Below I have listed storage units for individual holiday items. There are some that I didn’t even know existed! Check them out, it might spark up some ideas for your Holiday Storage Planning.

My Top 10 Holiday Storage Items

1. Reef Storing ~ Primode Christmas Wreath Storage for wreaths 24” to 36”

2. Wrapping Paper Storage ~ Zober Premium Christmas Gift Wrap Organizer. Stores 18 to 24 rolls @ 40” long

3. Lighting Storage Bag ~ Zober Christmas Light Storage Bag. Contains 3 Metal Reels to store lighting.

4. Ornament Organizer ~ Handy Laundry Christmas Ornament Storage. Holds up to 64 ornaments with adjustable dividers

5. Storage Bags ~ iwill Create Pro Ornament Storage offers a storage system for Seasonal Comforters, Holiday Clothing, Ornament Storage. Zip closure 27x5w / 16.5h /13.8d

6. Underbed Storage Box ~ By Zober. Stores up to 64 ornaments. Fits under most beds 6” in height

7. Christmas Tree Storage Bags ~ Elf Stor Bag offers Christmas Tree Bags 48’ in length / 15” in width / 20” in height

8. Gift Wrap Organizer ~ Hemoton Gift Wrap Storage Bag Hanging Wrapping Paper Organizer can store your wrapping paper, scissors, tape, ribbon and bows

9. Figurine/Statue Storage ~ Household Essentials offers a Figurine Vision Storage Box Chest. Great for protecting fragile items and keeping them organized

10. Underbed Multi Unit Storage Unit ~ Holdin Storage Christmas Storage Organizer stores everything from wrapping paper to gift bags, ribbons and bows. Zip Closure, stands 6” high

Whether you use the suggested items or choose to go with another brand, you can at least get an idea of various storage tools to help you get organized and stay organized. Make your 2020 Holidays a streamlined success. Organize your Holiday Decor immediately after the season is over. Store the items in a space that is protected from the outside elements and in a space that is out of the way of common areas. After all, you only need to gain access to your decorating pieces once a year. And remember, organizational storage units are made for every season not just Christmas.

May your Holidays be filled with Love, Laughter, Peace and Joy. Be Blessed and Bless someone else. A short message from Deni~

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Every year during this time, people begin to reflect on what they are thankful for. There are some who use their journals to record why and what they are grateful for. This year, for me, my gratitude is taking a turn. Daily, I thank GOD for my health, my working limbs and the ability to use my senses. I also express gratitude for a loving family and caring friends. There are times that I dig deeper into the luxury of having running hot water, clean water to drink and a roof over my head. Sounds simple and familiar? This year, during this time of 'Thanks', I would like to express my Gratitude for my Clients.

As you know, after reading my introductory blog, I worked in the field of retail for many years. During that time, I have had the luxury to deal with respectful customers and some that were not too friendly. Ok, let me just say it. Some were just straight up RUDE! Regardless of the customers demeanor, as a company representative, I was responsible for keeping my composure. It was non-negotiable, if I wanted to keep my job. But let me pause and ask, do you think the customer is always right? Let me ask another question, have you had to deal with an associate that was condescending or giving you bad vibes? I am sure you have witnessed a heated moment between a customer and an associate, if not, had to deal with an associate who were rude to you.

As I grew in the field of retail, I began to realize that the customer will be granted their wishes at a drop of a dime. PERIOD. Corporate will stand by a customer regardless of the situation. As a young manager coming out of college, I remember taking complaints, or outlandish request, personally. Everything was black and white. If it was a company policy, I was going to follow the guidelines to the letter. I later learned that there was an area by the name of grey. The area of, I had better fix the problem before corporate gets wind of the issue. Later in my career I learned that I had to be that leader to transform the thinking of managers to understand that the customer perception can make or break their experience. In addition, I had to help them to understand that taking customer issues, personally, does not help the situation.

Owning my own business has made me realize that my clients are EVERYTHING to me. They help to pay my bills, they drive business for me through word of mouth and social media platforms, and they also encourage me to elevate myself through exposure. I am beyond Thankful for my clients. I work hard to ensure I provide top notch service with a heart of compassion. Accommodating the needs of the customer, through active listening, is a key component to building a level of trust. So to answer my own question of, "Is the Customer Always Right", YES when it come to my clients. I am very clear on the fact that one bad experience can grow into a bad quarter and even a bad year of sales. My clients are my Bread and Butter. Without them I am lost, I am not profitable, I will not grow.

Thanks to all my clients and future clients. I am Perfect Space By Deni ~ I work for YOU!