Meet Laurie Palau, founder of simply B organized
I’m a Mom, wife, entrepreneur, coffee lover, author, ENTJ, an Upholder, and an Enneagram 8. As an extroverted homebody, you can usually find me in a worn pair of jeans, t-shirt and chucks with my hair in a messy bun. More importantly, I’m passionate about helping people live simply and work smarter by reducing the clutter in their life.
I started my business in 2009 because I saw people overwhelmed and frustrated at the impact being disorganized had on their happiness, productivity and overall well-being.
Clutter is the Symptom
Being disorganized goes deeper than piles of paper on the counter, dishes in the sink or an overflowing closet. These symptoms result in feelings of shame, anxiety, stress, and an overall lack of control. I became fascinated with the impact that individual personalities, behavior, and motivations played when looking at people’s views on clutter. Looking for both an explanation and a solution, I began researching WHY certain people struggle with clutter, while others are naturally organized.
What is the Enneagram?
The Enneagram is a 4,000 year old assessment which categorizes people into 9 distinct types. Unlike traditional personality assessments, the Enneagram measures motivation vs behavior. The connection between people’s Enneagram number and their relationship with clutter became so apparent that I immersed myself in learning more so I could apply its principles to my work.
An Enneagram Approach to Organizing
My methodology unpacks the WHY behind your behavior. Understanding your Enneagram number is the first step to connecting the dots between the 3 types of clutter (Physical, Emotional, Calendar) and the 5 clutter pitfalls (Procrastination, Indecision, Guilt, Overwhelm & Time) that I document in my book HOT MESS: A Practical Guide to Getting Organized. By incorporating both teachings, I’m able to build a custom solution that incorporates maximizing your enneagram strengths, and provide strategies to build up areas of weaknesses.
I hope you stick around so we can get to know one another!
P.S. ***If you’re looking for someone who can do more hands on organizing, I have an incredible network of professional organizers who would be happy to help you. You can follow the #sbopartnerprogram on Instagram or click here find an organizer near you.
I think that you offer a great compliment of services to help organizers who are starting their businesses. I will definitely recommend you to those who may benefit, because I know I did!