Are you running your business for you?
What I mean by that is are you doing it YOUR way or are you doing it the same way as other people who do what you 'do' are... or even the way you think it SHOULD be done.
Doing it your way is what will make you different and make you stand out. And it will also make your business easy for you as you'll never have to 'work out' how to do what you do differently, you just will...
So think about where you work - is it where you want to be?
What about how you work - are you working in a way that allows you to 'do your Thing'?
Is what you 'do' sharing the best of you?
You can decide what your business looks like, how it works, what you charge, where you deliver, how you supply your goods and services, what to call them, and every tiny detail.
Which might all sound obvious. But check you're not making compromises.
I know that there are places I work better so I make sure I'm there to do my best work. There's a very good reason why I hold my one to one VIP days and events by the water and the beach - because this is where I do my 'Thing' best. For me where I am and how I work is super important. It may also be for you, or it may not. But work out what is important and make sure you explain why you do things the way you do them. It's a great story to tell and will help you stand out in your market.
Set up your business so it surrounds you with what makes you do your best work. Whether that's people or processes, systems or signatures make it you and do it your way - it's much easier and it's a lot of fun!
Want to talk more about this?
Here’s to that! Its definitely worth a reminder as things can start off being ‘your way’ but then drift a little. I’m due a re-evaluation, who knows where that will take us!
Sounds exciting Hannah. Nothing like a look around and seeing what looks like even MORE fun! :)
Love this blog. I am a transformational grief coach and I love spending time at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire. So I now deliver my workshops there, and get to share this wonderful experience with my clients.
I’ve just been introduced to your work by Lynn Rich at Hampshire Health and Wellbeing, and I am looking forward to hearing you speak and meeting you at the forthcoming Business Focus Day.
Great stuff! Another beautifully written timely reminder Lucy.
I an in the process of re-evaluating all things in my life. Where I want to live, work etc. that fits in with my authentic self and where I am in my life right now, and “my thing”.
Thanks for reminding me that I also love being by the sea, beach and in the countryside, and to allow myself to create a life that honours those things.