We had the good fortune of connecting with Robyn Reynolds and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Robyn, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Organizing was something I have done my whole life for fun. It gives me joy to organize and re-organize things in my home. Little did I know it was actually a profession and I could make a living doing something I love. I think I was reading a magazine and found out about the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). At that point I knew this was what I wanted to do and here I am 12 years later.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I believe that what sets me apart is my innate ability to use my humor (when appropriate) to put my clients at ease during a process that they sometimes dread. They are then able to put their trust in me even though they may be initially embarrassed to ask for help. When I first started my business it wasn’t as easy as I would have liked to gain clients. It took a lot of stomping the pavement and years of networking to get a steady flow of clients. I believed in myself and what I could do for clients so I kept going. There were times that I wanted to give up but then something would happen to keep me motivated. The world should know that I absolutely love what I do. My team and I are here to help without judgment, with compassion when times get tough and eager to change lives. That’s what we do….we change lives.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Living in the Los Angeles area you can imagine that there are a million things to do here. We would definitely go to my favorite place which is Disneyland. This is of course if this were to happen during normal times and not during “the land of Covid” as I call it. We would go to the famous Yamashiro restaurant, go to the Universal Citywalk, shopping in Beverly Hills, the Santa Monica Pier, the famous beaches of Malibu…are you tired yet? Then there are my favorite thrift stores in Burbank and Sherman Oaks just to name a ways to spend the days.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My mother and grandmother have always been my biggest cheerleaders. They instilled in me an amazing work ethic. Never giving up is something that I learned from them growing up. Even though they are no longer with me, I remember the lessons I’ve learned. My only hope is that they are looking down on me and are proud of the things I have accomplished.