I’m all about quick, actionable tips that will make a real impact in your business.
Today I’m sharing 3 things you need in place (and WHY) to see more results in your business.
1. A quarterly plan.
As much as I consider myself “organized”, I never really had any type of organized strategy for my business until 2017. Back then, I signed up for a workshop all about planning your “annual calendar” and it helped me so much!! I will admit that I personally cannot plan for a whole year ahead anymore after 2020 threw me for a loop. I tend to plan 3-6 months ahead, and that’s perfect for me right now.
Back then, I usually made goals for my business on a month-to-month basis. This left me feeling scattered and last-minute when “it was time” to get something up on social media or write a blog post. I thought I was going to feel overwhelmed thinking about a long period of time in one sitting, but this actually decreased the overwhelm.
Business is a mix of hard work, connections, marketing, systems, delivery, feedback, and…. self-care. Yep! That last one is probably the most important aspect of your business, and yet it’s THE THING that no one ever talks about in practical terms.
As the business owner, you are your best asset. Not your marketing plan, not your business coach, not your clients. YOU! You are going to be the one making hard decisions, deciding on when to pivot, and the one taking the risk to grow a business in the first place. In order to lead, you need to be at your best. And that includes taking care of yourself. Check out this video series on boundaries in business if you need some support.
To me, accountability means having a “check-in” about how you’re achieving goals, but also about how you’re feeling. I value hard work and hustle, but I equally value self-care, boundaries, and knowing what’s actually realistic to “accomplish” depending on life circumstances.
I provide accountability in Dietitian Business School with group calls and a Facebook group with prompts. The Dietitian Business School community of dietitians is the most supportive group! You can find this type of accountability by joining a program like Dietitian Business School, finding a few like-minded dietitians to connect with on a regular basis, or even finding a friend or family member to support you with your goals. Your accountability group should be supportive of you, but also able to be honest with you and call you out when you need it!
If you want to practice accountability, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with something you plan to do for your business (or yourself!) this week 🙂