Wedding Planners … Identify Your Brilliant Goals in 2014
1) Begin with your Brilliance
Take a moment and think about why you do what you do, why you enjoy it, and what makes you good at it. Think about how you need to organize yourself, your clients, your paperwork, etc. so that you can be most brilliant at it. What can you take off your list that is nice to do, but not important to you or your next step right now?… or maybe what people tell you that you need to do? This is where your brilliance comes in. How can it get done?
Here’s a personal example: I’m not into the financial paperwork, so I hired a bookkeeper for just a few hours here and there to get it done. I love to sit for hours, picking colors, researching details on what I can add to a wedding, so I made sure to block out certain times of the week for that.
2) Identify your Brilliant goals for 2014
Write these down and prioritize your top 5-10. Identify 3 things that need to happen to achieve them. Create a map (words, diagrams, whatever works for you) that you can visually see everyday from where you are working. If you are a cross-things- off-a-list kind of a person, make sure to do this on your list.
3) Think about the end result and work backwards Brilliantly
Everyone always says plan ahead, prepare, do it before hand. This is sometimes easier said than done. Look at what your end result is and what it looks like, whether it is the wedding day of your client, a publication in a magazine you are getting, or a bridal show you will be participating in. Envision the end result, what you want out of it, what it feels like, what the vision is, then picture all the way to the beginning of what you need to do to achieve the end result.
Above all else, believe in yourself. You will always get a “no” if you don’t ask. But you have a 50% chance of getting a “yes” if you do.
Crystal Lequang, CWC
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