Clutter clearing is a hot topic, and there are different approaches on how to clear clutter. When we do clear clutter, it has the ability to transform our lives. I hadn’t thought that clearing out old wage slips, paperwork and other pieces of paper I no longer needed would mean I would get a pay raise.
I’d been doing the same job for some time in a large company. They had a ruling about pay rises; you could never get more than 10% than what you were on. I held a belief that as I had worked up from a Customer Services agent to a Project Manager, I would never get as much as the new Project Managers who were employed to do the same job as me. When I built up the courage to ask for a pay rise, it was knocked back quickly by management.
Deflated, I went home and started to have a clear out. I’d been with the company for a number of years, and had kept every contract and pay slip. There was even the letter about my suspension when I broke the rules! None of it was relevant anymore, and didn’t help me other than to show I’d been there a long time. I made the decision to keep my current contract and the last six months worth of payslips. The rest would be destroyed.
With the weight of the old paperwork released, I went back to my manager and asked again for a pay rise. A week later, he said he didn’t know what happened. It was accepted, and I got more than 10%.
Over to you … Clutter Clearing
Think about the area of your life you want to change, and then ask yourself what you have in your home which relates to that? It could be you want a relationship, yet you look around and see mementos of past relationships that didn’t work. It’s time to clear them out!
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