Getting In The Right Mindset For 2016

Wow, it’s been ages since I last wrote something on my blog.

But I want to start changing that and today I only want to say this to you:

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. – Benjamin Franklin

And the idea is that I no longer want to leave things for “whatever happens”.

I have learned from first hand experience that whenever you start putting your goals down on paper, things actually start aligning to start happening.

So today, on the very first day of 2016, I’m making extra space in my house by removing all the junk I can, from my life.

I don’t want useless papers anymore, no matter how “important” I believe they are.

The same goes for that old diskette drive that is USB based, I’m no longer interested into “hacking” old computing systems.

Same story for all the ads I trimmed from newspapers when I was collecting possible offline leads to work with.

The list is practically endless and I don’t want to bore you with the specifics but I’ll focus on three things I’ll get rid off:

  1. Useless papers of every type.
  2. Old clothes that are not in a prime condition or don’t fit anymore.
  3. A  ton of digital junk that is not relevant today and have plastered all over six different hard drives.

Today, I’m sharing with you what my office looks like (see photograph).

Sergio Felix Office Mess and Paperwork

Sergio Felix Office Mess

It’s been quite interesting to see I was building websites professionally since 2005 (that’s ten years ago!) but I don’t know why I never actually looked at internet marketing until at about 2008 or so.

Actually I know why I didn’t but I don’t want to make this blog post any longer.

If you want to get something positive out of reading this and looking at my office mess right now, make it a task to get rid of anything you feel like is holding you from making any further progress.

You may not believe this but getting rid of physical or digital junk allows you to think much clearer (btw I know nothing about psychology so take this advice with a grain of salt) and start getting things done.

So I hope you’re already taking big steps towards making 2016 a fantastic year for yourself.

Talk soon!


About The Author

Sergio Felix

Hi, I’m Sergio Felix, founder of Marketing With Sergio. I work full time as a digital marketing expert for the retail industry managing a team of experts in departments of SEO, SEM, front-end web development and conversion rate optimisation and in my spare time I love conducting offline digital marketing workshops and teaching other entrepreneurs how to build and maintain business oriented websites with WordPress. I’m highly passionate about blogging, writing, music, jogging, entrepreneurship and personal development.


  • Cararta

    Reply Reply January 2, 2016

    Hi Sergio,

    Clean out the old and make room for the New!

    Store the clothes that are to small in a box called “Goals”….

    • Sergio Felix

      Reply Reply January 3, 2016

      Hey Cararta, that’s exactly what I meant, if you don’t make room for the new things, then you are never going to get any newer things (sounds like common sense but I guess some people just don’t get it!)

      What do you mean by storing clothes in boxes called goals? As in lose some weight? lol

      I do have plans to get in shape if that’s what you meant. ;-)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  • Mi Muba

    Reply Reply March 29, 2016

    Hi Sergio

    This is the problem of every creative person he rarely stays organized and most of his things remain disorganized.

    Those who can create actually don’t give much importance on trivial things and just stay focused to create more awesome

    Seeing the photo of your workplace I can’t stop laughing because the place where I work at my home is more or less like that.

    Man thanks for sharing

    • Sergio Felix

      Reply Reply April 11, 2016

      Hey Mi Muba, totally agree man!

      The way I see it is, you simply don’t interrupt your creative process because your workplace is starting to get messy.

      There’s a time for everything so when you’re creating stuff, let it flow and when you just want to tidy up your place, you do that as well.

      Thank you for stopping by man! ;-)

  • Moses Njoku

    Reply Reply April 6, 2016

    hi sergio, i really relate with the disorderliness of most of our lives. sometimes yo think you have lots of stuff to do but then its all in your head and in old pieces of paper you just won’t throw away. you should see my work desk! although i agree, yours is worse. thanks for this post.

    • Sergio Felix

      Reply Reply April 11, 2016

      LOL Moses, well that’s comforting to know for sure.

      I keep cleaning out and it keeps getting messy, maybe that’s how it’s supposed to be for an IT? haha

  • Ryan Biddulph

    Reply Reply May 4, 2016

    The purge of old, worn out stuff is so cathartic.

    Well done Sergio!


  • Mandy Allen

    Reply Reply May 31, 2016

    Hi Sergio, how does your office look now? You could post us an updated picture of it all clean and tidy! I too work in a muddle, sadly.

    Enjoy the journey!

    • Sergio Felix

      Reply Reply June 1, 2016

      Haha hey Mandy, well I don’t think the office is any tidier today but there are certainly some changes happening as in turning this office into my upcoming daughter’s room (becoming a dad in a few weeks now!)

      I still have a ton of things to figure out for this as I believe I’ll start working on a remote environments and I’ve never done that before so I’m guessing it will take some time to adapt to the new scenario.

      Anyway, thanks for coming Mandy and reminding me I still have a blog to run! lol ;-)

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