September Is The New January
Sep 08, 2020
I don't know if you have heard this before, but you don't have to wait for January to begin planning for the New Year. In fact, you might be surprised to know that research shows that September is a better time to start to plan for the projections of your companies next season. Maybe it's something about the seasons changing or the school year starting or just the feeling of knowing there are 4 months till the end of the year that makes people more focused. I am not sure what it is, but I have learned as a business owner not to wait till January.
This September I want you to write out the plans for your business for 2021. Think about what dreams and desires and goals you want for your business.
-What type of weddings do you want to do in 2021?
-What type of clients will you like to serve in 2021?
The question is what can you do now in the last months of this year to help set you up in the right position to achieve that goal by January 2021?
Here are some great suggestions to consider from Tami Forman of Forbes and my take on what she shared.
Learn a new skill. If you are looking to restart your career after a break, make a career change or get promoted, adding to your skills is a proven strategy. The good news is there are more resources than ever for people who want to learn something new without engaging in a formal educational program. No matter what you want to learn, there’s an online course for you.
My Take-You can check out courses for wedding planners on my site
Expand your network. It doesn’t matter what your next big goal is -- it will be more attainable if you expand your network.
*My Take-I always say, this is the perfect time to connect with new vendors and venues to expand your reach.
Set better boundaries. If the summer allowed you to maintain a better balance between home and work because of slower schedules, see if you can keep it up by setting boundaries around your work time. On the other hand, if having kids at home pulled you in the opposite direction -- being more available to your family with less time to focus on your work -- see if the back to school season can allow you to reset everyone’s expectations so you can accelerate your career growth without sacrificing quality family time.
*My Take-This is the perfect time to create a sustainable routine that you can handle. You might not get it right for the first few weeks but try out different variations that can help you create healthy boundaries between having a 9-5 job, running a wedding planning business, and also having a family.
Get organized. In many ways, September is a much better time to start an organizational project than January.
*My Take-This is the perfect time to work on your business instead of in your business.
Start (or change) your exercise routine. Getting up and running (pun intended) with a new exercise routine can be easier now than it will be in January.
*My Take-Health is wealth; I don't want you to be only successful in your job but I also want you to find balance in life, and working out is one of the ways to help you do this.
I hope you begin to work on the 2021 plans for your wedding planning business starting this September. I will love for you to share some with me on DM on Instagram.
Cheers To An Amazing September :)