A milestone

14 February 2011

I joined the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), in 2005. It was one of the first things that I did when I decided to start my business.

I learned at the outset about NAPO’s Golden Circle, a group for organizers who have been in business for five years or more. (In our relatively new industry, those in business for five years are considered veterans.) I remember in 2005 that Golden Circle status felt very far away, but I set a goal to achieve it.

At the end of 2010, I put together the paperwork required to prove that my business was five years old and submitted my application. I was pleased to receive a certificate and lapel pin indicating that I’m a Golden Circle member.

As a result, I’ll be able to attend special Golden-Circle-only sessions at the NAPO Conference. And my Golden Circle status is listed on my profile on both the national NAPO website and on NAPO-St. Louis’s website.

I love that something that once felt elusive is now a reality. Isn’t it great when life’s like that?

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Congratulations, Janine! That’s a great milestone to celebrate.

Lelah Baker-Rabe 02/16/2011 01:19 PM

I feel daunted with the start of my organizing business in general. Joining NAPO itself already seems like a lofty goal (to have enough business to justify the membership fee) let along reach the Golden Circle status.

Congratulations on your milestone.

Gilda 03/02/2011 05:06 PM

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Janine Adams

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