Flower & business design insights, inspiration, and advise for the modern day florist (or wannabe florist).
Yes! You've made it well into the year and your still standing! This year has been filled with many woes, highs, lows, and everything in between. Luckily for you we've taken the guest work out of how to get this glorious month started in an impact full way.
It's go time babe, and you have exactly what it takes to manifest the type of success you desire in your business, life, finances, and what ever your heart desires. So here are our 8 magical ways to get your month started off on the right foot!
If your like most of our students and readers, your a stationary nut or planner addict. We get you, but take planning this month a step further. So as you start to review what did and didn't work last month, don't be afraid to let go of the old ways and start completely fresh. Do you need to eliminate time wasters? Do you need to outsource or hire help in your shop? Do you need to cut back spending so you can invest in yourself more? Change it up and begin something new.
Ahem, yes you could beat yourself up on how little you've achieved this year. Or you could dust off the unaccomplished goals and look ahead to the next 4 months you have in this beautiful year. Let go of the past and press on forward focusing on loving other and yourself, developing your God given talents, and being present in all you do.
DO AN HONEST EVALUATION
We know your awesome and the world just hasn't discovered it yet. However, you need to stop doing the same things and expecting a different result. Your meant to be successful and live up to your full potential. You can't fully get there without being honest with yourself. Do you need to hire a coach? Do you need a web developer for your online store/website? Are you DIY'ing your business to death? If you don't know your strengths and need a sound board, connect with a coach or consultant to help you get clarity on your skills.
WRITE OUT YOUR PROFIT GOALS ON PAPER
Have you heard making the vision plain? You need to do this. It doesn't matter if your a freelancer or well established business. Declare exactly what you want your forecast to look like and strategically plan on how your going to get there this month. Wash and repeat for the rest of the year. Be open to how you reach your goals and don't be afraid to "think outside the vase".
PLAN OUT YOUR PARTNERSHIPS
This month make an effort to connect with brands/businesses you admire and create mutually beneficial relationships with them. This will be the fastest way you both can expand your reach and get new eyes + new ears on your services.
CHOOSE A WORD FOR THE MONTH AND FOCUS
Everything you want to achieve this month can be boiled down to one single focus. Choose a word that embodies exactly who you want to be, where you want to go, and what you want to see manifest. Get pretty post it notes and place them strategically around your flower shop or studio. Some examples are:
PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE
Stop hiding because your afraid of what other's will think. You know you have special talents and gifts. Yes, your a little weird but that's how God made you and your only dishonoring God (and yourself) by being a best kept secret. So reach out to that prospect, connect with that wedding planner, and start your blog.
ASK FOR HELP AND INVEST IN YOURSELF
If you could reach your goals, get started, be as profitable as you desired, you've been there done that already. Be willing to get uncomfortable and hire some strategy, accountability, and support. If investing in yourself is to much for you to even fathom then start small. Like reeeaaly small. Each week dedicate some time in personal development, becoming a better florists, business woman, etc. Give yourself an allowance of $50-$100 (or whatever you can budget) a week to get a new resource that will push you towards your desired state of being. Learn then implement straight away.
We hope that you give yourself sometime this week to claim the month you desire to have. You deserve the best and it's out there waiting on you. If your ready to finally get the results you need in your floral business then sign up for a free student consultation by clicking HERE.
Have a happy and productive month!!
Rochell & Team ISFD