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Marla Cilley, Fly Lady, decluttering, confidence, organization

Marla Cilley Helps You Declutter to Restore Your Confidence

When I look back over the hundreds of interviews I did for the WISH Summits and other online courses, one of the people who left the best impression on me was Marla Cilley, also known as “The Fly Lady,” from her website dedicated to helping women get control of their personal environments and loving themselves more in the process.

I had always been aware of the connection between how a person maintains control in their environment, and how they feel in their head/mind. But trying to shove productivity tips down the throat of the “already overwhelmed” isn’t much good. Marla masters “baby steps” and is the perfect voice you need whispering in your ear to remind you that you’re doing ok, and one step at a time is still moving forward.

Marla spent a lot of time talking and getting to know me before we did our call, and she was incredibly generous with her time and attention. She insists that she does what she does because she just wants to help, and it comes through in everything she does and in how she connects with others. I hope you really enjoy this call and connect with Marla and her great work on her website here.

About Marla Cilley

Marla Cilley is The FlyLady. She does not fly a plane! To keep a long story short, Marla loves to teach people to flyfish. That is how she got the name — FlyLady. Marla is a SHE (Sidetracked Home Executive). This system saved her life and continues to bless her. When Marla found the www.SHEsintouch.com website years ago, she needed a user name for the forums. Everyone was trying to help her come up with one. When they found out that she loved to flyfish and she taught it at a local college, they came up with “FlyLady.” It is because of Marla’s SHEness that she can now teach others. On December 7, 1999, someone asked Marla for help, and the FlyLady mentoring group began. This group has always been her gift to whoever joined. All Marla ever wanted to do was help people.

And now, the name, FlyLady, has come to mean so much more. One of her members came up with a great acronym for it: Finally Loving Yourself (FLY) – this is the gift that FlyLady wants you to receive. It was only after Marla learned out how to “FLY” that she was able to become the person of her dreams. She has three rules that she lives by:

Don’t sweat the small stuff; what doesn’t matter, doesn’t matter.
Laugh everyday. Even if it is at yourself.
Love like there is no tomorrow.
You can learn more about Marla and her work here.

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