We had the good fortune of connecting with Alana Frost and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alana, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
This is always a challenge, from my early days in business I immediately created a schedule for myself that allowed for appropriate limits on my work time so I could give attention to the other areas of my life that were equally as important. When your business is growing, it’s hard to keep up with the demand, so there may be times where you get off your schedule, but always go back to it asap so you can develop the habit and routine that works best for you. Like most things in life, it requires maintenance and needs to be adjusted from time to time, but it’s definitely gotten easier as you move forward.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Alana’s Organizing is a luxury professional home organizational design company. We declutter, organize, unpack and create organized spaces in our clients homes so they can spend their time more effectively and doing what they love the most. What sets us apart is our specialty in the luxury residential market and high end service experience. We provide turnkey experiences so our clients literally don’t have to lift a finger throughout the process. So whether or not you had a whole home renovation of your 10,000 sq ft home or are moving into your beachfront property, we can make a typically frustrating process, much more relaxed and enjoyable. I believe I’ve gotten where I am today, in part from not giving up and always being open to learning new things. Business requires one to think openly and try new things constantly, so being flexible and positive throughout the process is really invaluable. Also, there’s always times where you’re going to want to give up, but pushing through the rough spots and persevering despite setbacks and going into the unknown is necessary to see growth. I want the world to know that Alana’s Organizing is really a brand that’s focused on people, and not their things. At the end of the day it’s the peoples lives we are impacting, by creating peaceful and organized homes for them to live in. We’re grateful for our success, and believe in giving back to the community to help show our appreciation, particularly for women and children.
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?
Some of my favorite places to hang out in San Diego are right along the coastline. Places like Little Italy which is down by the harbor and filled with lots of great restaurants. La Jolla and Del Mar for their beautiful beaches, and Balboa Park for all things art and culture.
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?
My shoutout is two part, first and foremost I have to thank God, because without him none of what I’ve accomplished would be possible. Second I have to thank my dear husband Jadon, he has been so supportive, patient and understanding of the journey that I’ve been on to start and grow my business. In the beginning when my business was just an idea, he encouraged and believed in me. When I was lost, he gave me advice that helped me push through barriers I didn’t think were possible. Especially in the early stages and during this past year of continued growth, he has always supported me when I had to get up early, work late and when my only conversation was about growing the business. I’m truly grateful for all his support.