We had the good fortune of connecting with Candace Hora and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Candace, can you tell us about an impactful book you’ve read and why you liked it or what impact it had on you?
There are 2 books that I’ve read recently that have absolutely changed our business, our bottom line, and our life! These two books are a definite must read; The Gratitude Formula and The Path to Wealth, both are by May McCarthy. She explains how giving gratitude daily can change the direction of your life in the most amazing ways. She provides a step by step guide to give thanks to the super power that resides within us all by creating a daily practice of appreciation and gratitude. The Path to Wealth is for the business minded and the Gratitude Formula has the same principles for a personal journey.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Yes! The most important thing we do is show our clients how to use their home as a nurturing platform for a happy healthy body and mind. Our living spaces are so important because they reflect who we are as individuals and who we aspire to be in the world. We work with clients who have a desire to change or grow in positive ways. Sometimes our surroundings are full of energetic and/or physical barriers that create anxiety, confusion, exhaustion and burnout. Because tasks at home are often overwhelming, it’s important to have a trained skilled specialist in a position to help, and that’s where we come in! We help to manage the day to day clutter that piles up, the sorting and purging that has to happen in order to invite new opportunities into our life, space planning a new home or reworking an existing home, and we work with sellers and agents to prepare property listings for the market. We also help to dramatically reduce the anxiety commonly associated with moving such as packing and unpacking. Over the past 15 years our work has proven over and over again that putting a home in order boosts productivity, increases happiness, and positively impacts all other aspects of life like work and family. We see this in our clients’ lives every day….and side note; when our home is in order, we make healthier decisions overall including our eating and exercising habits whoo whoot!.
We also have exciting news! 2020 has turned out to be a wild year of unexpected shifts in how we live and work in our homes. Fortunately, this is opening a new sense of awareness of the space we encompass. When the pandemic first hit we were forced to rethink how we can still help our clients when it’s not safe to be in their homes and so we began studying the ancient art of Feng Shui, amongst other teachings. It’s clear we are already using some techniques subconsciously but now we can help on a deeper level by shifting the way we direct our clients’ attention, enabling them to see the changes needed to actively live in the best possible environment. My partner Lailaw and I are very excited to be taking a course out of London with a very interesting genre called “House Whispering.” The ways in which we will be able to help our clients are life changing. We will be able to evaluate not only a home but the entire property. Our goal for 2021 is to mentor more organizers to implement our organizing practices and my partner Lailaw and I will be accessible as “Property Healers.” Stay tuned!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’d start by flying directly into Dallas Love Field Airport then stop for a few refreshing beverages at Manhattan Project Beer Company. It’s a brewery that has an absolutely refreshing Gose. NorthPark Mall is a fun spot, it is commonly known for being an art museum within a mall, the use of natural light, floriculture, water fountains, live ducks and sculpture are all interesting and oddly relaxing. When hungry go straight to José, a contemporary mexican restaurant that has a bright lively atmosphere. On day two brunch reservations on the patio at Parigi on Oak Lawn is a must. Parigi has an intimate yet social setting and the food is wonderfully curated with excellent champagne selections. After brunch head to the Dallas Museum of Contemporary Art (DMA) and The Nasher Sculpture Center both located across the street from one another. After the museum, next up is dinner at Sache on Oak Lawn in Turtle Creek. They have a delicious menu and make the best craft cocktails. On day three do an early hike on the Northshore Trail in Flower Mound, it’s a beautiful 10 mile hike that hugs Lake Grapevine.
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?
A very special shoutout goes to a very special client of mine, Pamela Davis-Vaughn. She is an amazing person all around with the biggest heart you could ever imagine. She inspires us daily and continuously supports our business and inspires our growth in the most thoughtful ways. Most recently she has supported our continued studies in the field of House Whispering and we are very excited. Thank you Pamela, your generosity goes beyond words and we are thankful for you every day!!