by Laura West
It’s the end of first quarter going into April. Have you set some time up to review your creative business plan?
It’s important to take time out to see where you are and adjust where you want to go. Otherwise, you’ll wake up at the end of the year surprised or even disappointed.
This week, I’ve planned several days of Creative Business Planning time.
This is time where I check in with what my business is telling me.
Knowing my vision and goals, I look at what’s working. What’s not working?
I take time to stop and listen.
Yes, your business speaks to you.
There are signals. Where the energy is high and success is flowing… there are expansion opportunities.
Maybe the energy is stopped up.
A sales page or even your website has gotten so overgrown that clients can’t figure out what to do anymore. Or maybe it’s you who is stopping the flow… you are bored or confused, and your business results show it.
Do you have stagnate energy in your business? A good-selling product that is no longer selling. Does the marketing need to be refreshed, or is it time to pull it off the shelf?
This is also a good time to check in with yourself as well. Ask yourself, “what do I want more of and what do I want less of?”
Make adjustments. Change your mind. You can change it up.
Don’t wait until the end of the year. It’s too late then. You’ll once again have a business that isn’t quite meeting your expectations.
During this quarterly creative planning time, you want revisit your vision and goals for what you are creating and adjust your plans.
Sometimes it’s hard to see for yourself.
You need someone to help you identify what’s not working and why it’s not working. It’s always harder to do for your own business. I always have a business support team of coaches, trusted colleagues, and experts who can help me see the friction and flow in my business success.
Helping me identify what’s getting in the way of my growth.
Who helps you listen to your business?
Do you know what’s working and what’s not? And why?
Take some time this week to visit your creative marketing plan and make adjustments. If you can’t see it yourself or you need support in growing your business, it’s time to reach out and get help before it’s too late!
Cheers to your business flourishing in the 2nd quarter!