At Neighborhood Networking in the West Loop next week, we will be featuring The Ignite the Spirit Fund. The northwest side group was created to raise funds for Chicago firefighters and their families in times of need. By supporting the Ignite the Spirit Fund, you’ll be helping the firefighters take care of their own. It’s your chance to give something back to them for doing so much for the communities in which we live.
The Ignite the Spirit 2010 Chicago Firefighter Calendar features 12 male Chicago Firefighters and their stories. Sam Holloway (Mr. January) will be at Neighborhood Networking on Tuesday, January 26th at Plush Restaurant & Lounge to sign calendars and raise funds for the local organization.
A new year, a new opportunity to improve your business—as well as your local community. Join us, along with our co-host BBR Chicago (Business by Referral), for our first Neighborhood Networking event of 2010!
Stop by Plush Restaurant & Lounge in the West Loop on Tuesday, January 26th from 5:30-8:00 pm (1104 W. Madison, Chicago IL, metered street parking available). Mix and mingle with other businesses— as well as sample great appetizers from this local favorite. As usual, we’ll also have great raffle prizes from local businesses and our other generous raffle donors.
Buy tickets in advance for $10 ($12 at the door)
If you choose to pay at the door, please RSVP via email.
Forward this invite to friends and colleagues. Bring lots of business cards and/or promotional materials to share. See you in the West Loop!
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Today, Elizabeth Lulu Miranda was interviewed by Elizabeth Grant and Cindy Ashton for their Wealth Consciousness Bootcamp clients. We discussed the benefits of being organized and how that translates to more wealth and abundance.
If “A New Year resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other”, then your New Year resolution is only as good as your commitment to it. Resolving to be true to your commitments this year will help you achieve other goals. But how can you do this? Does it take will power? or something more?
I believe one doesn’t need will-power just the right support system that you create around you. If you don’t want to eat junk food, for example, then don’t purchase them and have them around your pantry for starters. Keep only healthy food around and when you feel like snacking then your only option will be a healthy one. Finding someone to help you be accountable will contribute to your success. Someone else will help motivate you when you can’t find the inspiration yourself.
I approach maintaining and organizing in the same way. Create boundaries that help you visualize how much disorganization is enough. Acknowledge that you have reached your limit. Once you reached those boundaries, then resolve to tackle your piles, tasks or chores then ask someone to make you accountable. Many daunting tasks can be reduced to manageable goals.
There may not be just one formula to keeping your new year’s resolution but having a vision, making a choice and setting your goals will certainly get you closer to success.
Elizabeth Lulu Miranda of Mercury Organizing Professionals was invited by Michele Kravetz of CRAVE to participate in their Coffee Chat. On November 18, 2009, along with three other distinguished panelist Lulu shared her ideas and strategies for making better business decisions in 2010.
Elizabeth Lulu Miranda of Mercury Organizing Professionals will be featured in the Intelligentsia section of the CRAVE Chicago 2010 Issue.
Mercury Organizing Professionals along with Lidia Varesco Design partners together to bring you Neighborhood Networking each month. This month however they will be joining with “Sip and Give” for different kind of event. This is NN’s last event for 2009. If you’re looking for a new way to network while giving back to our beautiful community? Participate in this networking event with a cause.
“What I like most about Lulu is she is efficient and extremely capable of taking on any organizational task. I was a bit concerned that my computer was so overloaded with information that it was going to be very difficult, if not impossible to organize the information in a comprehensible way. Lulu helped me instantly with a plan and a strategy that seemed so effortless. The three biggest benefits with working with Lulu are: she is friendly, intelligent and creative. There isn’t a challenge she isn’t up to tackling. I would highly recommend her to any one looking to organize their life a little better – she is amazing! Thanks Lulu!”
“I wanted to let you know that my session with you was very helpful. Your clarity and your ability to decipher exactly what I needed was truly remarkable. The skills I learned from you have already made my business operate with more ease and flow. And finally the resources which you shared with me will enable me to see my business from a greater viewpoint , allow me to get more organized, and help me position myself towards expansion. Many thanks,”
“I would like to share with you the tremendous benefits I have enjoyed since working with Lulu Miranda of Mercury Organizing Professionals in organizing my home and home office. I thought I was decently organized. Talk about not knowing what you don’t know!! Ms. Miranda did such a nice, life-enhancing and business-enhancing reordering of office and home that it is fun to work from home and live there now. The best part is this: she works in such a nice, informative way that when she leaves it is easy to maintain the order Lulu has helped you create. Her method is not to impose her order on you, but to work with you to create your own highest and maintainable order. Clearly, I love what she does and wish I would have met Lulu years ago.”
Thank you, Carey Szczesny
“It is with great pleasure that I recommend Elizabeth Miranda (Lulu) for her exceptional assistance in helping me rediscover my closet. My disorganization has undoubtedly been a major source of stress and lack of style in my life. Lulu really listens to me about my current needs and has given me many helpful suggestions. She clearly explains possibilities and helps one make them happen. If you would have seen my closet recently, you would have realized how patient Lulu is. She never judges based on how much “stuff” they have, although my family thinks I have a Carrie Bradshaw addiction! I have some fabulous shoes!!! My family was shocked when they came home and saw my floor. I am not hunting for things any more. I have known Lulu for many years and have seen her strong work ethic and spotless desk at work. Lulu is very professional, easy to work with, has a great attitude, is very patient, is confident in her abilities, and is self-motivated. In fact, I would not want to work with any one else. Thank you so much for your expertise and just being you.”