The Ant and the Grasshopper…And the B!

Remember the story of the Grasshopper and the Ant?

This morning there was frost. Carved pumpkin faces are fading, and pumpkin lattes are keeping us fueled. First frost always reminds me of the fable of the Grasshopper and the Ant.

The Ant was steadfast in gathering corn and other grains to store for the long, winter months, while the Grasshopper flitted about singing and enjoying the sunshine.  Don’t we all long to be the grasshopper?

Who Do You Long to Be?

Grasshoppers are considered lucky in some cultures. They can fly and they do, in fact, produce music through stridulation. These characteristics make them sound ‘flighty,’  but fun!

Ants are industrious and live in communal structures. Like bees, their colonies support only one queen, and there are workers whose sole function is to keep the colony prospering. In the fable, the Ant is portrayed as a boring killjoy.

Productivity Wins

Actually, ants are remarkable creatures that can move 50 tons of soil per year in a square mile. They accomplish all this because they are amazing communicators and the put the needs of the colony above their own.  They use established pathways to move through their day, and this makes them incredibly efficient and productive.

Ben Franklin is said to have quipped, “For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.” What does an hour earned mean to you? Is it time spent alone with a book? Planning a special activity for a loved one? Following a business lead? Or, hiking an unexplored path?

There are many ways to organize your things, your days, your activities, or your business. If you make time to do just one small thing each day, think of all the time you can spending doing things you love.

Professional Organizers Can Help

This is the reason that Queen B Organizing exists. Our goal is to bring more peace into your life by tackling those projects you know will help you be more productive. Our worker bees do this in the same way the ants approach their tasks: communication, established pathways, and thinking of others’ needs.

As a NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) certified organizer, our Queen B, Kristin Bertilson, has trained her team to use the best professional practices for meeting our clients’ needs, and, more importantly, to follow the NAPO Code of Ethics, assuring the integrity of our interactions and our work.

Let us “B” Your Ant Army

Kristin and the rest of the Queen B Organizing team can help you prepare for the shorter days ahead.  Let us be the Ant, so you can be the Grasshopper a little longer.

Call for a consult for yourself or a loved one today!     541-231-6964

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