Strategy for a Successful Summer
Summer can either be your best selling season or it can easily become the season of no sales. If you have children at home, you might find yourself with more time…which can be a blessing or a curse. Watching the Bachelorette or Netflix binging can quickly steal your time. Those beautiful Pinterest boards can suck you in for hours on end. You might find your self running from the zoo to the pool and dropping off and picking up at camps so much that you have precious little time to spare. Things can be just as dire if you are single or have no children at home. The cookouts, the pool, the parties, they can rule your life. You just have to make the choice to work.
- Schedule time to work your business and keep that appointment as if some one else was meeting you. We all know that parties don’t book themselves. Hostesses need to be called, guests need to be invited and prospects need to be interviewed. Set up a time to work, something that fits your schedule but is also a good time to reach other people, and work those hours. If your bestie calls and invites you out for frappuccinos and it is your work time…the answer is no. Plan your work and work your plan.
- Overbook. Your customers are just as likely to get distracted from their schedules as you are. Except they might not be a dedicated to sticking to the plan. If you can, book your parties at your house with double hostesses. That way…if one decides to head to the beach, you have a back up plan.
- Plan time to relax. If your whole summer is spent getting in extra hours you’re going to end up hating this venture. Schedule time to NOT work and stick to it just like you do the time you are working. Maybe you give your self little breaks through out the week or perhaps you take a whole week long vacation. What ever you do be present and enjoy the time. You’ll feel so rejuvenated when you get back to work after.
There you have it! 3 simple steps to make your Summer Successful. Now get yourself a frappuccino and get to work!