Preparing for the New Year – Part Three – The Five Step Process to Create a Clearing

Have you ever cleaned out your garage, a junk drawer, or a handbag only to find it full of ‘stuff’ shortly after?

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- by Best-Selling Author, Susan Sly | 3 mins 1 sec read

That can happen to the best of us for a variety of reasons, the most common being that ‘life’ cannot live in a vacuum; space ultimately gets filled with something. That’s why it’s vital to get organized now for the new year.

Even the most meticulous of organized souls finds ways to fill space albeit with a flare reflecting the confluence of a clutter-free existence and a most deliberate, and formidable display of items.

Chris and I have a friend who is fastidiously neat.

At a recent dinner, we were given a tour of his closet. Even this slightly organization obsessed gal was highly impressed.

All of the hangers were finger-spaced, the shirts, slacks and suits were grouped together by hue and every single inch of the space had purpose.

It was laid-out like a Ralph Lauren store with dark paneled wood, thick glass shelves and drawers for belts, watches, ties and the like.

Every space was filled and yet the order was meticulous.

The one catch – there was no room for anything new to be added.

I am a huge believer in creating a clearing for abundance to flow.

My Organize Your Life students are trained to create a clearing in the area that they want to see increase.

For example, if they want to generate more revenue, they are tasked with cleaning up their home office, or creating one in a tax compliant way.

If they want to get healthier, they must re-organize their kitchen and purge anything that sends a mixed message – goodbye Oreo’s!

Ultimately, when we create a clearing, something will want to fill that space.

For those of you who are science minded, consider this – in physics, horror vacui, is defined that ‘nature abhors a vacuum.’

When we create a vacuum, it must be filled.

Granted things like oxygen, and carbon monoxide, can fill a vacuum however so can our ideal partner, the new car we desire, the vintage Chanel jacket, or the new clients, and customers, we seek.

My students are trained to create deliberate vacuums and this is one of the most fundamental things we can do to prepare for the New Year.

The first step is to identify which room is associated with your top goal.

Money – Home Office/Work Space

Health – Kitchen/Workout Room

Relationship – Bedroom

The second step is to immediately get rid of anything that sends a mixed message.

Money – Items from failed ventures. Anything that causes you to feel upset.

Health – Food items associated with poor health.

Relationship – Notes from old lovers, images depicting sadness.

The third step is to do a general purge.

Money – Deal with receipts, paperwork, clutter.

Health – Broken exercise equipment, clothes that are too big.

Relationship – General clutter, anything that is broken.

The fourth step is to bring in items associated with what you want.

Money – Folders for new clients, a new savings account.

Health – New workout clothing, a blender for your protein shakes.

Relationship – New hot pajamas, new bedding.

The fifth step is to leave a clearing.

Money – Leave time in your schedule for new business.

Health – Schedule in your workouts.

Relationship – Time for dates.

This five-step process can be used in a variety of ways to draw in precisely what you desire.

My students, and clients, have successfully used this approach to attract everything from more clients, to a life partner, to releasing weight, a new car and much more.

I encourage you to get organized now.

Do not expect to achieve your goals in the New Year if you do not have a clearing for all good things to flow to you.

I would love to coach you in my signature program – Organize Your Life.

Imagine 2017 being the year you had your major breakthrough, attracted what you wanted and most importantly – lived into the woman, or man, you were destined to be.

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Susan Sly is a best-selling author, speaker, trainer and entrepreneur.  She specializes in helping individuals, and organizations, become more productive.  She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband, Chris.  Susan is the mother of five children and loves her life! To connect with Susan, visit

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