Summer is rapidly approaching and I want to have a quick chat with you about how your summer plans and business plans can work together.
I am fortunate enough to work with business owners in all stages of life and business. I do this in my comprehensive business training program The Academy, in 1:1 strategy sessions and through my group coaching program, Empowered Branding.
A common theme among all these business owners is the challenge of managing changing schedules during the summer months with vacations, family obligations, graduations, visitors from out of town and so on. Not only for yourself, but also your clients.
All of this can impact your business.
So, how can we best manage this?
First, awareness of the issue means we are already ahead of the game!
But, by planning ahead, you are helping to make sure that your summer ends with you feeling totally content. What does your business look like this summer? Maybe that means slowing down for the summer and taking some time of for yourself or maybe that means growing and expanding your business.
Start with getting clear on what you want your summer to look like. Work, fun, travel, family time? Or perhaps you have other projects you want to focus on.
What do you want it to look like?
Let’s get this down on paper. Take out your favorite notebook and start writing.
- What are your current plans?
- What are your goals?
- Three months from now what do you want to have accomplished?
Once you have a vision, then you can start to map out the steps you need to take to get there. So list those actionable steps next to your goals. Perhaps number them in order of priority.
Perhaps you want to launch a workshop, a new class, focus on personal growth, try a class at another studio, onboard new staff, improve systems and operations, focus on winning back clients who have not been to the studio for a while…
Or, perhaps your goal is to keep things the same and not add a single thing!
What ever your goals are - have a plan for getting what you want this summer.
A summer filled with intention.