Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wow, what a month I had.. It’s been crazy. My fiscal year ended in July, but I was to busy to recognized that I hadn’t look over my books to see what worked or didn’t work for 2011. Is that a good thing? I’m not sure, but I do know that I’m so busy that the main portion of what is required to operate AnyEvent was placed on the back burner and that is not good!
It is VERY important that we as business onwers take time every six months or once a year to work on the operation of the busy. We can get so busy trying to create business, get clients or marketing our business that we don’t keep an eye on what it takes to make sure that the business is running right.
Has all the vendors been paid; are you ready to bring in help; are your expenses being recorded; was there a profit or did you end in the red? These are the most important part of your business that will keep us up and running. I know we think that kind of stuff can wait till we are making thousands but honestly, Even if you are making $500 a year in profit, you need to know where that money is going and how it was made.
August appears to be a slow month for me, which is good, [Don’t know how it got here so fast] I’ve begin preparing for 2011-2012 business. Setting up appointments to work more with my business consultant and bring in an account to make sure that I can actually bring on a personal assistant and decorator.
I will review everything from the last 7 months, and see what is working and what is not.. Sign up for a few educational programs and read some new business books I have sitting in a chair at home, still in the box. I will set up an appointment with my PR to get some of the media done for up coming events, as well send out emails to new events planners I met. I have a lot to do to get me ready for 2012.. The business of taking care of business, never close.
Are you ready for 2012? Have you meet with your business consultant to see what things you need to do to step up? Let me hear from you… Your comments are so welcome.
Monday, August 8, 2011
Creativity+ Fresh Idea= Reinvention
I walk my dog Heaven early in the Moring, But at this time year in Dallas you are subject to wake up and its 80 degrees outside, but this morning it was a small breeze and I decided to take Heaven just a few more steps today for her morning walk.
This morning Heavens decided to smell every little thing in the park today. I guess she decided to stop and smell the roses sort of speak, and it wasn’t anything I was interested in doing or in the mood for (lol). But it made me think… when was the last time I took a walk through the garden to smell the roses? When was the last time I actual had the opportunity to dream the possibilities? It had been a while. So with that said I decided after this up coming project [EPBC] I’ll take a trip to The Dallas Arboretum. To be honest, I never been there so what a perfect time to go, one Sunday afternoon.
Now the purpose of this will be to relax and recreate (lol). Instead of running home and trying to come up with a few things to do fresh and new I’m going to use what God created.. A garden. A Place where I won’t have internet connection or be confined to a desk. Places where my mind can look, not concentrate .. Focus.. or Think.. I take vacations with business attached, but it’s been a long time since my mind hasn’t, and it needs a vacation.
I think there are times in our business when we have to be able to stop and smell the roses, LITERY!! Take a long walk, go to the museum, sit by a lake or even walk through a park. This is to take our mind of business and the day to day shift of life. Even God took a day to relax after He created something beautiful.
I believe when we allow our minds a day of rest, when we forget about a few things, when we take a mental vacation, we are allowing God to stir up the new beginnings and preparation for the changes He is about to do. We are not the creator of His Visions and purposes He is and If He wants to change; reinvent or begin a new in us, then we have to be still and know Who is in control; Know that He is God..
So.. Once I complete the EPBC-Event Planners Boot Camp on August 20, 2011, I will take a walk through the gardens and allow the creativity that is about to happen flow! I will allow my mind to be a blank. Reinvention is growth, accepting change is progress; relaxing is allowing God to do it all.
Let’s hear from you, how are you allowing your creativity to flow, how to do take a mental break from business so that you can allow God to send you a vision of growth? I would love to hear from you. Don’t be shy, you never know how your inspiration can help me or some one else.
Until next time.. The Business Woman..