At the beginning of the New Year it’s easy to have lots of good intentions for the coming year, and it’s easy to allow them to slide pretty quickly.
As a professional photographer, running your own business, it’s important to take the time to refocus on where you’re going and what you want to achieve in the coming year.
Here are some top tips for staying focused in the year to come.
- Set goals.
Thinking about what you want to achieve in 1 year, 3 years, 5 years, even 10 year’s time can help you figure out what you need to do now in order to get there.
- Add milestones.
Having achievable milestones can help you feel that you are working towards achieving your bigger goal. Set yourself small markers that will help you know that you’re on the way to achieving what you want. Perhaps it’s a number of clients, or having a number of weddings booked for the year ahead that will help you know that you’re on your way.
- Take Action
Take Massive Action – Make a Massive Action Plan. Like writing a business plan, writing a Massive Action Plan can help you stay focused on what you’re doing, on what you need to achieve, by when; and unlike a Business Plan, can give you that emotional connection and drive to achieve what it is that you want to achieve.
- Don’t give up
Get used to the fact that the process of carrying out the day to day tasks may be boring. You’re a photographer, maybe you don’t love doing your accounts, or advertising yourself, but in order to make your business work, you need to get used to, and learn to enjoy the tasks that keep everything else going.
- Start now
The sooner you start doing something, even the smallest start means that you’re a little bit closer to achieving your goal.
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