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Stand Out

Oct 21, 2018

There is no one way to be a productivity and organization professional. The opportunities and potential niche markets in the field are vast. Standolyn Robertson has found her niche in residential organizing. Funny and engaging, she shares in our 20th podcast episode of Stand Out how education, certification as a CPO®, volunteering and connecting with peers has been invaluable in helping her find her way, and encouraging others to find their unique fit.

Standolyn Robertson is an organizing expert, speaker and writer. She founded her business, Things in Place in the year 2000. She has been featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Women's Day, USA Today, the Boston Globe, CBS, Boston, NPR, and the Emmy-nominated show, Hoarders.

What You’ll Learn on this Episode:

  • The value of attending conferences with industry peers
  • How volunteering on boards and committees opens doors and develops relationships
  • Why understanding your expenses and not just your gross revenue is so important
  • The importance of doing the work that inspires you rather than conforming to someone else’s standard of success.
  • How to get paid for your wisdom, not just your hands-on work
  • The value of becoming a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®)
  • How to manage and exceed client expectations
  • Using the question, “What are you going to do about that?” to get unstuck from indecision
  • How to value your own talents and interests and avoid imposter syndrome
  • Why having employees, sub-contractors, or working on your own doesn’t have to be a one-and-done decision