Setting a monthly intention
Setting a monthly intention
Sometimes you have so much going on in your business that planning more than a week out feels pointless? Right now there is so much uncertainty around schools and timetables and even our own health. This makes it hard to feel motivated about planning.
Thing is, not planning comes with its own version of overwhelm and it usually makes it harder to reach your business goals – short and long term.
I love planning and goal setting but even for me there are times when the idea of setting out clear plans or strategies can feel too much. There might be so many new opportunities coming up that you don’t know what is going to happen next, you might be nervous about what time you will actually have available for working over the next few months, or maybe you are going through a shift in your business so planning anything feels forced.
Instead of getting bogged down in the details, or worrying about how to tackle planning, try simply setting a monthly intention for yourself.
If the thought of mapping out where you want to be and what actions will get you there, not to mention trying to decide what you need to do today, seems like an insurmountable task, try instead just setting a monthly intention.
Decide on one word, or a few words, for what you want to focus on in your business for the upcoming month.
For the team here at Rare Seed Agency, we are focusing on strengthening our foundations, serving our clients the best we can, and I am insisting on simplicity by culling some ideas that have distracted us from the first two priorities.
Practically, this involves getting back into the habit of producing useful content for this blog, and it’s about improving the way we communicate with our email list and getting more regular quality content out to our subscribers.
But right now I don’t want to put too much extra pressure on myself or the team, I certainly don’t want another thing to feel bad about at the end of the month or the end of the year. So instead of stressing about KPIs or setting lots of rigid targets, our focus and intention for February is CONTENT CREATION.
There are lots of other things we will be doing in and around the business throughout this year. We do have some loose goals for February and for the quarter, but our main FOCUS for the team right now is creating good quality content and building habits and processes that support that.
This guides my decision-making when I’m allocating tasks, as well as when I decide how I’m spending my time.
It helps me say yes to some opportunities, while confidently saying no to others and while I can’t spend all my time creating content I am choosing for February to allocate some of my “best time” to it in my calendar each week.
What will your intention be for February?
We want to see women (in particular) gaining amazing fulfilment and chasing their dreams, while building financial security and abundance AND creating the work-life balance that serves them and their families.
And we refuse to believe that those three things aren’t all possible!
Do you have a big goal you are working towards, a new business idea you want to start or a book you’ve been wanting to write – but you never get the time to commit to it. This is the best way to reach to reach big goals.
How do you price your services when your main cost is your time? How do you account for the value you offer or make sure your business overall is actually profitable?
Pricing is not all about the numbers. You need to consider things like how it affects the perceived value of your work, your positioning in the market place and that you ensure your pricing model is sustainable for you and your business. It is important though that you understand the numbers as a base to build your pricing strategy from.