I say yes! I am a realistic optimist and believe that anything you desire is possible.
If you believe that it is holiday time and business is going to be slow, it probably will be. Your thoughts create a feeling and that feeling moves you into action…..or not.
If you choose for it to be busy, then most likely will you are correct and your actions will compliment that.
Here are 3 tips to support you in navigating the holidays and keeping your business growing and thriving.
- Depending on the nature of your business, you may be right, people may not be looking for your services in December. With that said, it is a great time to begin planting seeds for what you want to attract in January and February. If you think about it, the business you received this month is most likely a result of marketing activities you performed in September or October.
What are you going to offer your clients in the first quarter? Create it now, plan it well and you will be ready to roll it out next year and reap the benefits of your pro-active planning.
- You may have heard- Plan your work and work your plan. What does that really look like? Begin with an annual plan, broken into quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily intentions. I have recently heard a lot about the power of time blocking. This is when you mark your calendar with appointments to complete the tasks that will help you reach your goals. I put a Wendy twist on this – I know what I am committed to accomplishing each week. I like using a paper calendar for my tasks and I use my phone for my appointments (love those reminders!) I take time on Friday afternoons or Monday morning to lay that out in my paper calendar. Once you have that laid out for the week, then each day you choose the 3 most important things to accomplish that day. For bonus points – complete those tasks before lunch – that sure does make lunch even tastier.
- I used the C word in the last tip – that is commitment. As business owners, especially soloprenuers, it is imperative that you commit and recommit to your goals, dreams and plan on a regular basis. When you have a coach or accountability partner it is much easier to stay focused on what is most important. What are you committed to accomplishing this month?
What you put your attention on expands, so in review, set up a plan to attract clients with great marketing activities, try a new way of planning and working your plan to increase your productivity and last but not least, stay committed and focused on your goals-they are what will lead you to the best holiday celebration ever.