Tame Space is a service that helps you organize your environment, making it useful and beautiful.
All in Business
My Real Beef with Lifestyle Minimalism? Can’t Afford It.
Can we rebrand my profession so it doesn't sound so desperate to be... well, professional?
Lately I've felt the need to refresh the Tame Space site. Nothing was wrong with the old site, it just felt kind of like that outfit you love and wear a little too often until one day you just aren't into it anymore.
I have a time problem. There's not enough of it. The same thing goes for my clients. It might be surprising to know most of my clients are actually very organized, type A, ambitious and energetic folks. But the time problem affects us all.
Last fall, at the Lego Store in NYC, I stood in brightly lit silence, in awe of the 2 story tall Lego displays. Silent also because I was shocked at the prices of the larger Lego sets. Up to that point, I had only bought small Lego sets on Amazon or when I happened to be in a big box retail store.
On March 15, I had my very first workshop in a local community bookstore three blocks from my apartment. It was so gratifying an experience that I was walking on air for 48 hours. As a person who has always felt more comfortable behind the scenes, being on a tiny platform with 15 people listening to me talk about the too much stuff problem was... well let's just say it was both really hard and really worth it.
As a self defined introvert, the notion of working alone most of the time seemed, at first, to be a gift. Then after reading quite a bit on how working in groups can improve success, I realized I could really use some coworkers.
I was talking with a friend recently and she was sharing that she was tired of her job and ready for another kind of work. Later that night, it occurred to me that I hadn't asked myself that since the start of my business two years ago. Back then, I thought this work would be a natural fit, but whether I'd get tired of it remained to be seen.
I'm going out on a limb here because I have been pushing against a writer's block for a month. What does writer's block look like in my world? A large, broken hunk of concrete with rusty twisted rebar jutting out. While that image may not be pleasant, that's what's sitting in front of my creative outlet these days.