Are you all set for business in 2019?

By Natasha Johnson

November 22, 2018

Celebrant business plan, celebrant development, celebrant education, Celebrant podcast, Celebrant Survival Podcast, celebrant training

Everywhere I look at the moment, I see adverts for planners and diaries for 2019, but that’s probably partly because I have been looking for planners online and so thanks to Facebook and its re-targetting mechanisms, I am now seeing adverts for planners EVERYWHERE. But when it’s not adverts for planners, it’s the posts from the many business professionals and groups that I follow, asking about how plans for 2019 are going and checking with their followers to see if goals have been put in place.  It does seem like anyone who is anyone is asking how everyone is set for the year that’s coming, myself included!

What big plans do you have for 2019?

What changes will you make for the year to come?

What kick-ass ideas are you going to add to your business?

What are you going to do to give your business the shake-up it needs?

But one thing I notice that people don’t ask as often, is how the current year has been. How was your current year of business? It’s like we’re so fixated and keen on moving forward and getting organised for the year ahead that we don’t even stop to consider the year that’s just been.

There is so much power in reflection, something we as Celebrants already know. To have the ability to stand back and to reflect on the year, or season or a specific period of time, is an invaluable thing to do. It’s during this time that we have the opportunity to assess and evaluate how that time has gone, the good and the bad, the successes and failures. And so once you have a good grasp of those things, then you’re in an even better position to sit down and put together the most amazing ass-whopping plan of action for 2019. A plan that has been customised to make the most of the things that worked and didn’t work from the previous year, as well as new things to implement as well.

So I thought it would be a great idea to put all of these thoughts and ideas into the very next Celebrant Survival Podcast episode. In this latest episode,  I take you through a 3 step plan of attack for how to systematically review your business. I look at how to assess all areas of it and to identify weaknesses and issues before you even start to plan ahead. And I even share my own horror story which has helped me to massively review a particular work process and in turn has shaped some of my plans for next year.

So if you’re about to start reviewing your business year, or hadn’t even given it a thought, this episode is for you!

And once you’ve listened, please do leave a review or rate the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher or the podcast page itself, it would be so appreciated.

And if you’ve not listened to our other episodes you can find them all here.



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About the author 

Natasha Johnson

Natasha is the founder and co-director of awesomeness at the Celebrants Collective, with her business wife, Claire Bradford. When she's not overseeing celebrant development and supporting the hell out of their members, she can be found drinking fabulous Spanish wine, dancing to Beyoncé and hanging out on her veg patch, sometimes all at the same time. She lives in Malaga, Spain with her two favourite humans, three dogs, eight chickens and two giant African snails. (Don't ask!)

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