Why I always start with the “worst first”

photo of cluttered garage

The most common opening question I receive from clients in our first session is, “Where do we begin?” My standard answer is, “With whatever it is that causes you the most stress – that worst thing you can barely stand to look at or think about.”

This strategy offers both visual and psychological encouragement. Once the most difficult space, project or issue has been tamed, the remainder doesn’t seem quite so overwhelming or impossible.

Witnessing the almost visible lifting of weight from their shoulders once the least desirable tasks have been accomplished, is one of the great joys of my work!