Whether you have your own business or not, take time to evaluate what worked and what didn’t work for you in the past year. This includes your professional career successes (and not-so-successful-ventures) along with your achievements in education, relationships, personal growth, health and finances. If you are an entrepreneur, this is especially important. It’s easy to get so busy working IN your business and with clients that we forget to work ON our business and on ourselves.
In the past, I’ve set goals and made decisions at the end of each year but never did a formal review for myself until last year. Over the past few weeks, I have been reviewing my own review from last year. It has been wonderful to acknowledge the accomplishments I am most proud, what I would have done differently, and what my intentions are for the next year.
What are the best decisions you made in the past year? What are three things you need to do less of in the next 6-12 months? You can download the Planner’s Lounge FREE Annual Review and Planning Guide to guide you through the process. I invite you to share your review with your business partner, wedding planner business coach, friend, or a peer.
If you are looking for more guidance and ideas for doing an end-of-year review with your significant other or with your whole family, Kate Northrup wrote a great post on this. You may also like the way Chris Brogan does it with defining three words that inspire the next year.
The truth about owning an event planning business is that there are a million things that you are responsible for in addition to planning and designing events.
From setting the annual business budget and decluttering your workspace to updating social media bios and filing your annual report, the Ultimate Business Success Checklist for Wedding & Event Planners empowers planners to grow a successful and sustainable business by providing the tasks necessary to help your business thrive instead of just survive.