Too often, instead of making choices in our business, we allow the circumstances in our business to choose for us. Meaning, we simply react and respond to what comes our way.
Our businesses are like boats and I see so many designers have yet to pick up the oar and steer towards a destination. They’re just floating along, going where the current takes them.
One of the side effects that I heard over and over from participants in The Golden Blueprint was that they felt so much more confident during and after the course. For a long time I couldn’t pinpoint why that was.
But I know now that the confidence comes from having a plan. They had steps and tasks that made them feel in control of their business - usually for the first time ever. They’ve taking ahold of their oar.
If you’re feeling the least bit insecure or unsure in your business, creating a plan will help you. Planning and working towards your dreams will give you CONFIDENCE. I’ve seen it happen with hundreds of designers.
The end of the year is the time when we should be planning for the next year. Business owners need to be reviewing what is working in their business, what needs to be improved, and what they’re doing to grow.
Here are some questions that you can start to ask yourself:
What are your business weak points? What needs to change?
What support do you need?
Where is most of your revenue coming from? It it proportional to your effort?
Where are you holding yourself back?
What boundaries do you need to introduce or reinforce with clients?
These are just 5 questions that I have included in a brand-new 63-page workbook for planning your best year yet. This planning guide will create massive movement and success in your business if you allow it. It’s not going to be easy, but running a business isn’t for everyone. Be in the top percentage of people who write down their goals and make a plan to achieve them.
Whether you choose to use your own workbook or the Interior Design Business Planner, as the CEO of your company you need to be spending some time in the next few weeks planning for the next year.