The shift from summer back into the swing of things can feel a little clunky, especially when our Fab Fempreneur minds are still back in the summer sun, relaxing at the waterfront. It can take time to adjust to a new routine, but here are some tips to avoid getting bogged down while you find your focus and build momentum for reaching your goals before December 31st!
A Summer Review
Now that summer is winding down, it’s a great time to take stock of where you are. How was business? Did you meet your goals? Maybe you implemented a new marketing strategy or added a new product or service to rev up summer sales. Did it work? Take some time to really analyze your results and the experiences this summer provided. Ask yourself what you’d like to do again next summer and what you should do differently. Now may be a good time to pencil in some tentative plans for next summer as well, or think about what you’ve learned that might help you in the fall, winter, or spring. Never waste an opportunity to learn from your experiences and improve your business or personal life!
Switch Up Your Schedule
Embrace the change of seasons! Fall means shorter days, the kids are back in school, and holiday parties and fundraisers are in full swing, so chances are your schedule will be changing as you get back into the swing of things. When your routine changes, it can be difficult to keep your forward momentum, but that’s only temporary. Be open to switching up your schedule if it helps you meet your goals. For example, you may need to change up your daily workout time to accommodate getting the kids up in the morning or the sun going down earlier in the evening. If you’ll have some free time during the day, now may be a good time to take advantage of my 30-Day Biz Booster E-course to help your business go from blah to BOOM! Try taking a step back and looking at your day and see what you can change around to make you more efficient at meeting your goals, and what you can add or subtract. Adapting to a “fall schedule” may take some time to get used to, but doing so can help you stay productive and meet your goals for the rest of the year.
Readjust Your Focus
The last few months in my calendar seem to fill up faster than the rest of the year, and I’ll bet it’s the same for other women business owners too. Planning for the holidays and taking on any activities that you put on pause for the summer can take up much of your time, but don’t forget the goals you set for the end of the year! Check your goals to make adjustments or update them to reflect your progress over the summer. Is there anything you learned this summer that you could implement to improve your business? If so, then go for it and make sure you can see all the way to the end of the year. Decide what’s most important for meeting your goals and make a straightforward plan to finish the year by blowing them out of the water.