So, it’s Saturday and you don’t have a wedding, what should you be doing? Well honestly you can do whatever you like….for some reason TI’s song “you can have whatever you like” just broke out in my head, I was a TI fan years ago I digress.
On a serious note, you can do whatever, rest, sleep, spend time with family, really anything. But what I don’t want you to do is spend countless hours on IG looking at stories all weekend of other events happening while not working on your event.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a place for having some down time and seeing what others are doing but I get a lot of comments from new planners who inundate themselves with hours on social media of watching other people’s events and then they start comparing themselves and getting discouraged about their own businesses. Instead, I suggest you channel that energy and time of looking on IG all day to working on your business.
Yes, spend some time on your new business on weekends when you don’t have weddings. I am very big on family time and balance, so I am not suggesting for you not to have balance. However, I am suggesting you schedule your weekends in a way that allows you to work on your business and still have time.
A lot of new planners have a 9-5 job, and the truth is you need to be able to dedicate time to grow your business and there is only so much you can do during the week in between work. I suggest you take advantage of your weekends. Yes, rest but get up earlier and carve out 3-4 hours of your schedule where you work on your business so you can continue to work on it and grow it steadily.
Nothing is an overnight success, with every successful business you see, just know they have put in the work. The version of success you see took countless hours and sacrifices to get there. So to see success in your business you are not going to wish it to life, you will have to put in the work and maximize your free time and schedule your work and play but please don’t waste countless hours going down the rabbit hole on Instagram, you have work to do and a business to build so get to it and make the most of your time.