No matter where you live, and what the climate is like right now: rain, snow, sleet, winds, sunshine, it really doesn’t matter does it? It is Spring. Spring! Even the word sounds hopeful, fun, exciting, energetic and makes you hum a little.
Today’s topic is “time to start your new plans and business projects”. Imagine my delight to see that Leo Tolstoy also thought the same thing.
April is the beginning of a new business quarter. It is also the time to formulate and implement new business projects and/or plans that you have been thinking about. Given that you have reviewed the success of the first quarter, you know where you want to spend your time creating something new, or if not create something new, how you want to refresh and improve what you are already doing that is working.
There is much about your business that is successful. How do I know that? I know that because you are in business. So, this week, if you look at what is working well in your business, look at that component and see if it needs any trim tabbing. The term “trim tab” is a nautical/aeronautical term relating to a small supplementary rudder that is attached to a boat or an airplane that keeps the direction steady without the pilot having to continue to apply pressure to control it.
If you look at what’s working in your business, you will know if it needs a “trim tab” so that it essentially runs itself. An example of this is adding a virtual assistant to your staff for publishing your blogs, hiring a web designer to refresh your web site or a bookkeeper to do your books. You get the idea. How can you make small changes that will free you up for creating new projects that will make your business even better?
Since your list of new projects could be very long, it is important that you choose one to work on that will have measurable results and that you can realistically put a “by when” date on. And, I suggest that you work on one project at a time. Please do not overwhelm yourself with several projects at once. You will make more progress when you follow a new project to completion.
Enjoy the new energy that Spring brings to you!
Photo courtesy of Cliff Thorbes, Vancouver, B.C.