August 2021 is a huge milestone for Configuration Connection. This month, we celebrate our 10 year anniversary! I could not be more proud of all that we have accomplished together. Without the dedicated support of our amazing business colleagues, contractors and clients, we would have never made it this far. We have learned so much together on this journey of entrepreneurship, productivity and digital connections.
Where it Began
After resigning from my position at IBM in 2011, I literally had no idea what I would do next. After a month of soul searching and talking with friends and family, I decided to start my own business. I wanted to help stressed out people who felt buried and overwhelmed by commitments, clutter and technology. This led to lots of research and business plan writing. I took a calculated risk, and I’m so thankful that I did.
How it Has Evolved
Much has changed since launching our business, blog and website. The technology advances and new productivity tools continue to change the way we work, communicate and socialize. I’m passionate about researching emerging trends and bringing new tools to my clients. With smart planning and tailored tool applications, we truly can do more today than ever before.
At first I was so caught up in the “do more with less time” mantra, I forgot how to slow down. The productivity vs. self-care conundrum does not seem to be going away. Now, I value working smarter and teach my clients about boundaries, self-care and time off. I believe self-care and down time help us be more productive by helping us focus on what matters most.
Giving Back to the Industry That Serves Us So Well
Parallel to my personal enterprise, I have taken great pride in investing back into the Organizing and Productivity Industry through service to the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). Currently serving on the Board of Directors, I not only get the opportunity to support other productivity specialists, but also have ready-access to emerging trends and innovative productivity tools – all of which I get to share with each of you.
Thank you for taking this journey with Configuration Connection. I’m grateful for your support. And I’m excited to see what the next 10 years have in store for each of us.