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

Hi Marcela, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Starting my own business came from the need to find myself professionally. My whole life so far, I’ve been struggling with jobs that didn’t feel right to me. Growing up I’ve always had a big lack of confidence that filled in so many areas of my life and every time I saw myself looking for a job, I’ve never felt good enough to do the job. Fear always dominated me. It wasn’t until a co-worker approached me suggesting I should be a personal organizer, that something within me really clicked in. The more I delved into the organizing business, the more it felt right to me. It was instant love! match! It was like the world was telling me, I was ready to succeed, achieve my full potential.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Working as a professional organizer, you definitely have to be creative. From creating organizing systems to finding out which containers is best for a space, etc. You definitely have to have a vision every time you walk into a home and see the space, to start working on something. Starting is never easy for anyone, I would say. You have to figure it out your market, to study about your specific job, learn legalities, how to promote yourself, among other things. Persevere is a word that has to stick with you throughout the process. You have to believe in yourself that things will work out for you. That is a lesson to learn along the way.
I want the world to know how passionate I am about my job. I believe that when you’re honest about your feelings, that translates to how people see you.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I would definitely take my best friend downtown San Diego, to walk along the Seaport Village and enjoy nice restaurants in the area. When you think of San Diego, you think: “beaches!”. I’d take a friend to Pacific beach to watch the sunset or just enjoy the day, having a nice drink overlooking the beach. La Jolla is also a must. Walking along the cove and watching the sea lions in their natural habitat is something to see. I’d grab a coffee or pastry at Brick and Bell and have a nice dinner at any restaurant in the area.
Renting a bike to go for a ride at mission bay, guarantees a beautiful, scenic view while relaxing with friends.
Another popular hang out, is to enjoy the various trails that San Diego has to offer like Mission Trails, Torrey
Pines Reserve Park, Cowells Mountain.

 

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First of all, I’d give my shoutout to my co-worker that saw something in me, because I consider that a turning point in my professional life. Also, a big shoutout to the amazing women in business that I’ve been meeting. They’re really supportive! Lastly, to my very few close friends that encouraged me to pursue my dreams, supporting me with every decision I was making throughout my journey.

Website: www.timboorganizing.com

Instagram: @timboorganizing

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/timboorganizing

Image Credits
Tiffanie with Grounded by Nature, that provides hikes while networking with other business women. (photo at the beach)

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