I’d like to take this opportunity to say hello to the new faces around here. Thank you for joining my little corner of cyber space. My mission here is simple. I want to:
INSPIRE >> TEACH >> SUPPORT
So if you’re a wedding business owner and you’re looking for the above then stick around!
This week for me has been a steep learning curve. House renovations are continuing and we’re slowing making progress. My office is nearly finished and I cannot wait to share the finished product with you. I’m also working on a BIG project which will be released later this year (eeek, I can’t wait to share this with you!)
Anyway, back to the house… I’ve learned some really valuable lessons these last few weeks. When we first asked the builder to come to assess our plans for the house I was so excited to share my big ideas and hopes for our home. I had already picked out the kitchen (I even knew which taps I wanted), I had an idea for our en-suite (yes I’d even looked at baths in the showrooms!) and I was ready for a big transformation. I wanted it NOW!
But the builder came and left me feeling flat.
In a matter of minutes my excitement about the bells and whistles of my new home was gone.
He explained to me that until the necessities of the house were ready I couldn’t even start to think about the fun stuff. There were big wholesale changes to the house that were more important to focus on. Really boring things like a new boiler, moving pipes, moving a gas meter, replacing cables, replacing radiators.
None of this stuff was on my pinterest board.
None of this excited me.
None of this was part of my visualisation.
None of this was stuff I wanted to spend my money on.
But then it dawned on me. Without a proper structure and foundation, my house simply cannot be what I want it to be.
The penny dropped when I started to think about my house like my business.
The foundation of any business is imperative. OK it might be boring, it might take you out of your comfort zone, you might even have to invest in things you never imagined you’d have to. But without this the rest is just icing without the cake.
I’m absolutely a ‘dive in head first’ kind of girl. When I set my sights on something I go for it. BUT, one of the most valuable lessons I have learnt from running a business is to ensure your foundations are solid.
So, in preparation for a fantastic 2018 (AKA your BEST YEAR YET), ask yourself which part of your foundation needs some work. It could be something major like your accounting system, or something as minor as ensuring you always have to the correct stationary to hand. Be honest with yourself and let that be your focus.
Trust me, with that done, you can take the fast lane to the fun stuff….
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