It’s that time of year again – the weird stage between Christmas and New Year. It’s the perfect time to get yourself set up to succeed in 2018. So, what will your New Year’s resolutions be? We’ve come up with 5 ideas we think event professionals should focus on in 2018.
These resolutions involve a combination of changing your mindset and putting practical tools and methods in place.
Check out our suggestions below and if you really want to start your 2018 with a bang, join our FREE 5 day challenge and get online coaching directly from our CEO – Mary Baird-Wilcock, CSEP.
Work smarter – not harder
This one is all about boosting your productivity and getting on top of things. This is a broad topic so think about the specific problems you want to overcome and the areas you want to improve.
Do you struggle with procrastination on certain tasks? You need to re-frame the way you approach tasks . Try out THIS super effective but super easy tip to change your mindset and boost your motivation.
Maybe you need to find effective tools to streamline specific business tasks? We recommend Scheduleonce for arranging meetings and calls without endless back and forth emails trying to find a time that suits everyone.
If you want to take your sales process to the next level in 2018, try Pipeline Deals. You create a cloud-based database for all of your prospective leads. It’s an easy system that helps you keep track of where someone is in your sales cycle and making your sales efforts more effective and efficient, not to mention, super simple for you.
We share a lot of great advice on boosting focus and productivity so join our mailing list for event professionals to make sure you don’t miss out!
Manage your stress levels with easy Mindfulness
This one is easier said than done when you you work in the events industry. I mean Forbes has reported event coordinator to be in the top 5 most stressful jobs. However, the benefits of mindfulness are widely reported and can make big positive changes to your life and comes highly recommended by all of The Simplifiers team.
How about setting yourself a challenge to use the mindfulness app Headspace for 5-10 minutes a day? The app even tracks your progress.
Get more sleep – or at least better quality sleep
Again, this can be tough when you work in an industry where it’s rare to work 9-5 hours consistently. It’s even harder when you’re running your own business. However, there are hacks you can use to improve your sleeping situation.
Both apps eliminate the blue light that phones and screens emit. I won’t go into all of the science but that light reduces the amount of melatonin your body produces and affects the human circadian system.
Check out these 7 sleep tips from a Simplifier who used to get an average of 4 hours of sleep!
Learn to delegate so you can lead
If you want to build your business, you can’t do it all alone – even if you are a typical Type A event planner who likes to be in control. Depending on your situation, you might need to find ways to delegate some of your tasks to current staff members or hire someone new.
One resolution for you could be to take on interns in the new year. It does require training but if done right, the pay off for you and your business can be BIG. We’ll be sharing some great advice on delegating and working with interns in the new year. Sign up to our SUPER Insiders mailing list so you don’t miss out!
Take your business to the next level
Have you been feeling stuck? Want to achieve bigger and better things? Better clients, new projects, a bigger team or maybe you just want to get off the hamster wheel and avoid burnout. Chances are you’ve spent a big chunk of 2017 (or longer!) thinking about at least one of these things. The only way to achieve any of these is to invest in yourself and your business by setting clear goals and building the skills and knowledge you need to achieve them.
Sounds scary right?
With FREE mastermind classes and coaching directly with Mary, you can set yourself up for a successful 2018.
So, is 2018 going to be another year on the treadmill or will be the year you take your business to the next level?