We are half way through 2017. Hundreds of working hours and over 180 days have passed since you started the year with big dreams and big goals.
I know from experience that things change. Perhaps your priorities are different from what they were 6 months ago.
This is totally normal.
Although you might have chosen a different path, you still have a vision for your business.
Now’s the time to check in.
I know if studio owners get to this time of year and don’t take the time to get clear on their goals, then the rest of the year goes by in a blur and the opportunity to make real progress stalls.
Start by reflecting on the past 6 months. Month by month, what have you achieved? I encourage you to use real data from your scheduling system or book-keeping software to help.
Look at revenue
What were your revenue numbers for each month? That’s the top line sales numbers before any costs or expenses.
What happened each month?
What were you doing each month to make that money? Did you take on new clients (again - check your data) or did you run a new promotion?
With the numbers in front of you, it’s easier to see clearly the patterns.
Once you’re comfortable with your numbers, let’s compare where you are today with where you expected to be.
- Are you where you thought you would be?
- What is different?
- What has worked well so far this year?
- What has not worked so well?
We know that challenges come along, but so do opportunities. This is the time to reflect on both. Celebrate your achievements and make a plan to work around (or through) the challenges.
Let's focus on the future. What is your goal for the next 6 months? Most businesses have a revenue goal, some have other goals, like opening a new location, or making a new hire, or starting a new project.
Write down your goal.
Now, focus in on the action you will take to get you there.
When will you take that action?
You might need to keep doing more of the same. If something worked before, it will probably work again.
Perhaps you are planning to do something differently, something new.
Regardless, you’ll want to map out a plan. Month by month or even week by week.
If you think about your goals in terms of action, you will always be moving forward on your projects.
Do you need some help to get clear on where you should focus for the second half of 2017?
Why not book a Power Session with me and we can strategize together. You can find out more and book online here.