Marie Kondo is on to something with her philosophy to discard anything and everything that does not “Spark Joy.” It’s a very effective method for tidying up your house! But, there is some real wisdom to her mantra that can be applied to every aspect of our lives, including in your law firm.
The ‘KonMari’ Method
Here is why Marie Kondo’s philosophy is life changing:
- It’s simple and offers quick results. In the ‘KonMari Method’ all tidying should be done comprehensively all at once so clutter can’t be pushed from one place to another. In our businesses when we start to declutter, whether that be literally or figuratively (getting rid of vendors who don’t serve you, employees who just aren’t working, etc.) it should be done all at once. This is so messes don’t get piled somewhere else becoming a problem for a later date.
- Teaches you to appreciate what you have. When you are in the decluttering process, you are made aware of all that you have creating a deeper sense of appreciation. It also impacts future behavior patterns. You become aware of what really works for you, and what doesn’t.
- Sorting by category keeps you from being overwhelmed and disorganized. At times we have so much to declutter and toss out we have no idea where to start. With the KonMari Method, decluttering is done by category. You do not move on to the next category until the one is finished. It teaches to take things one step at a time and to not get so far ahead of ourselves.
Spring is right around the corner, so in the spirit of regrowth, take time to see how you can declutter your life. Whether that be in personally or professionally… there’s always room positive change and personal growth!