I have just declared the long weekend of September 1-3 as a Business Planning & Retreat Weekend.
Do you want to join me?
While I'm not inviting you to share my time during those precious three days , I'll gladly share my plans so that you can create your own retreat!
I really want to make the most of this opportunity to spend a big chunk of time working ON my business instead of IN it (as per Michael Gerber and the E-Myth Revisited).
I looked at my Artist Retreat Day Guidebook, which gave me some great ideas for how to prepare between now and then:
- Create (and protect) the time. So while I'm gladly accepting new clients and projects, we won't be starting your new project until after September 4th.
- Create my workspace, by making sure clutter is at bay and my favourite business books are handy. Besides E-Myth Revisted, I'll also pull out my Andrea Lee Collection, Multiple Streams of Coaching Income and Money, Meaning and Beyond, as well as Peter Bowerman's The Well-Fed Writer and Back for Seconds). I'll also pull out some newsletters and e-books, as well my own many folders full of ideas and nearly-started projects.
- Create my mental and emotional space, and put a support team in place. I will do some journaling and reflection so that I can set my intention and begin with the right motive. I'm also going to be setting up some "check-in" times with some support people during the weekend, AND a purely social event so I can let loose a little 😉
I'm going to refer to Dina Lynch's recent blog post about Marketing Plans, because there are definitely some ideas there I want to put into practice.
And of course everything will be integrated into the wonderful Vision Map that Jan Wallen helped me create.
My plans are still unfolding – I'll keep you posted…..
NEW NOTE FROM LINDA (August 27) – keep your eye on the "Comments" section, I'll be updating about my plans for the weekend, and during the weekend itself.