If it feels like your business is operating on autopilot, it’s time for a wake-up call! There are so many ways that you may not be allowing your business to flourish in the way it could if you aren’t actively checking in to identify areas for improvement, celebrate your achievements, and maintain a healthy balance between your personal and professional life.
Don’t Delay, Delegate!
One key question to ask yourself is, “What could I have delegated this week?” It is essential to delegate tasks that are outside of your zone of genius to avoid burnout and cultivate a thriving creative business. Try exploring online options like Upwork and Fiverr to help you manage your workload by outsourcing for those certain tasks that just don’t bring you joy or get in the way of your creative focus.
It is also crucial to cross-train your team members in a variety of skills essential for your business so that there is always someone other than yourself to pick up the slack when needed. When it comes to unfinished tasks or missing information, remember that you are not the janitor of your business! You need to use your team members to your advantage rather than being the one chasing down the loose ends.
Just Visualize it
As creatives, we are blessed with the ability to intertwine our personal and professional lives, making it essential to include personal dreams and visions into our business goals. Our subconscious minds are incredibly powerful and when we show and tell them what we want, they will search out evidence of these desires and attract them into our lives.
That’s why crafting a vision board, whether digital or physical, will allow you to visualize your aspirations both personally and professionally in an exciting manner. Make your vision boards big, bold, and bodacious! Weave your personal and professional goals together because it is all one whole, wonderful piece. Then, take a few minutes each day to look over and reflect on your vision boards. This will elevate your energy and enthusiasm for hitting those goals. By leveraging our vision boards, we can grow to the next level and create a design practice that is not only successful but also brings joy, fulfillment, and satisfaction to our personal lives.
When you’re ready to take your design practice to the next level, explore your expert coaching and training options with Melissa Galt. To catch the entire podcast episode LISTEN HERE.