The past few weeks have seemed sooooo quiet.
It’s like everyone just got up and left, and I’m the only one still here, at my desk, in the sticky heat of the cabin….working away in my business!
Of course, I know that’s not true and I know that many of you, like me, are still busy working in your businesses over this quieter August month. But it’s hard to ignore the lack of engagement across Social Media or that people are less likely to be at networking or other business events over summer…
- Are you worried about how quiet your business is right now?
- Do you think it’s just you not getting engagement on your Facebook page or likes on your Instagram?
- Do you believe that people are ignoring just your calls or not replying to just your emails?
- Starting to get slightly paranoid?
WELL DON’T!! – it’s the same for everyone right now. It’s the same for me and I’m also hearing that directly from my clients too.
It’s okay though, this happens every year – it’s seasonal.
THERE’S NO NEED TO PANIC…..I certainly don’t go beating myself up that I’m doing something wrong. There’s no change of plan or strategy for my business. In fact, I build this lull into my business plan and I make use of my time by making August Awesome for me.
- You decide what Awesome is.
- You decide what success is.
- You decide how to use your time wisely.
I’m still posting across my chosen platforms and in my group every day even if on some days it’s like a ghost town! For me, it’s about staying front of mind & engaging with my audience and followers – I know they’re still there – they’re just busy right now.
The fact of the matter is that so many of us are either on holiday ourselves, have staff on holiday, are juggling childcare and school holidays or are just plain old pooped and taking some down time in the heat (I know the sunshine seems to have disappeared a little, but that heat is still here)
So, here’s the question – how is your summer going? Are you juggling, are you re-grouping, are you chilling or are you tearing your hair out trying to “do it all”?
Whatever’s happening for you right now, remember that it’s only transitory and very soon everyone will be back at it – 100 miles an hour, trying to catch up, get “back into it”, working like mad women to get back on track.
And here’s where you have a choice. Will you be ahead of the game or playing catch up?
Now can be an absolutely awesome time to focus. It can be a time to reflect on where you are in your business right now, just after mid-year and assess where you want to be, before we settle back into the usual routine and the autumn slog towards winter.
Whether you’re taking time out right now or still working in your business, I’d encourage you to think about what GOALS you’d like to set yourself for August and September that will actually take your business forward.
Remember, these aren’t wishy washy vague statements. These are specific goals, outcome focused action plans that are going to bridge the current gap from where you are to where you desire to be.
Get ahead of the game, get focused, start planning and remember that you are in charge of your brilliant business growth.
We covered loads last month about money, whether that was forecasting sales or plugging those money leaks in your business. And this month is all about Awesome August!
Come on over and join us in the Private Facebook Group Build Your Brilliant Business with Anna.
I’ll be covering loads more this month about outcome focused action plans, setting yourself up for success and how to unleash the power of goal setting in your business.
If you want to get a really quick handle on some of the essentials for building your brilliant business then why not download the super helpful and easy to use workbook I created “Stepping into your CEO Shoes” which not only covers your Compelling Vision, Goal Setting for Success and the Power of Reviewing but also the super important and biz critical Money Stuff. Grab it here.
Have an awesome week and remember you’re the CEO of your business, it’s your path and you make it happen!