Episode 43: Stasia Steele of The Little Details
Today's guest is Stasia Steele, owner of The Little Details. TLD is both an organizing company and as of a few months ago, a brick and mortar studio/retail space in Cambridge, MA. Stasia is a long-term business owner, but her brick and mortar shop came to fruition fast and required a TON of work and focus. You'll hear about how she found her space, the crazy buildout process and how she kept herself organized during the process.
Despite being hyper-organized as a child, Stasia didn't start out knowing that's she wanted to be a professional organizer, in fact, she never really even thought her skills could be a business. It took a while, but once Stasia decided to jump into business ownership, she tackled the process with determination and tenacity and over the years, she's successfully systemized and organized her way to a thriving business. One of the things that struck me most about Stasia's story was her realization that she had more knowledge and skills than she ever gave herself credit for and how when she finally realized this, she was able to much more confidently move her business forward. I think the imposter syndrome trap is strong with us business owners and I don't think we're always good at giving ourselves permission to be experts at our crafts. It's something that many of us struggle with and something that I am going to try to work on it my own life.
I loved my chat with Stasia. She left me inspired to get more organized; to clean out my medicine cabinet and to tackle my pantry. She shares lots of tips and tricks for getting organized, both in the home and in your shops and spaces. Enjoy the show.
We talk about:
- The evolution of how she realized that she could make a business out of something she loved to do.
- Learning to value her time and services appropriately.
- The legalities of hiring independent contractors.
- Being ready to jump at an opportunity when things present themselves.
- Why the right staff can help you understand what you need to grow and thrive as a business.
- Creating systems around the things you do every day.
- Deciding to open a brick and mortar when she already had a successful business.
- Establishing trust as an organizer and why opening a brick and mortar helped people trust her.
- Hosting workshops and how to nudge people in the right direction towards being more organized.
- Why being organized also leads to deeper mental clarity.
- What businesses should do to organize themselves and their businesses (stop putting out fires).
- Tips for getting started with organizing your space, both at home and in your business.