As we approach the end of summer are you feeling burnt out?
Through my career as a wedding planner 2002-2018 there were many times I sat there and cried. Many occasions where I asked my husband was it worth it? But then I would look at photos from weddings, read my testimonials and remember just why I loved my job. For me wedding planning was always about the personal connections, it was about building relationships with my couples.
The lows were always followed by extreme highs.
After 16 years organising weddings I noticed a pattern, for example it wasn’t unusual to have phenomenal years after moments of self-doubt. I believe this was my capability to sit back and review and reflect on my year, what were the highs and lows? What could I improve? What didn’t work and what was awesome!
Please remember that running a business is difficult, it’s much “easier” going to work for someone else. Here are my suggestions on how to bring your mojo back.
- Self Care – its so important to ensure you have time out. Whether that’s a day off directly after a wedding or a week out at the end of the season. Book regular massages, and take yourself to a spa. The reason why this is particular good is that you can detox from your gadget – most of us leave the phones behind when at a spa allowing you to truly relax
- Review and reflect on your business every quarter. Since I started doing this it made a massive difference to my productivity and profitability. Because I’m reviewing regularly I’m able to adapt my business and try new ways until successful. Check your profitability. Do you need to “do” less or charge “more”?
- Up your self development – I’ve always been a believer in improving your knowledge. So what is lacking? What do you need help with? There are so many ways to do this. Business books, YouTube videos, Facebook groups or workshops. I personally love listening to business books whilst dog walking.
- Hire an *expert – stop trying to do it all. Consider hiring an expert, whether thats for your website, SEO or a consultant to push you further. You don’t have to do it all.
- Be original – don’t follow the crowd, look at your services, are you happy with them? Do you need to adapt any? Has technology changed? And are you embracing any such change?
* Make sure they have the experience you require. You need to get advice from someone that truly knows as opposed to just theoretical.