We had the good fortune of connecting with Christine Shanklin and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Christine, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I have always wanted to be my own boss and start my own business. I knew that I was extremely organized and I could help other people organize their homes and businesses

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?

I started my business in January of 2006 and have been organizing full-time for the last 15 1/2 years. I absolutely love what I do and don’t consider it work. People hire me to come into their homes and businesses to organize, but my true goal is to change their lives for the better.
I never thought this many years later I would still be organizing.  I started my business and honestly never looked back. I’ve been extremely lucky over the years to have worked with some really great and interesting people. When I get into their homes I’m there to try and teach them some new positive habits, but honestly I learn a lot from them too.  So really it’s a Win – Win!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
So many great spots to go in Dallas. I absolutely love going to the Dallas Zoo. (secretly my dream job would be a zookeeper). I also love the Dallas Arboretum. We would definitely have to go for some fun Mexican food (too many good restaurants to name) and sushi. I love sushi and could eat it every single day.

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?

As soon I started my business I joined NAPO & NAPO-DFW.
NAPO – National Association of Productivity and Organizing
It was great to meet and network with other organizers in the DFW area. Soon after joined the board and served for 5 years in several positions: Director of membership, Vice President, President, and Past President for two years.

Website: www.beyondthesort.com

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