Big changes for 2015!

Instead of writing my typical holiday posts, I choose to simply enjoy the holidays with my friends & family and put work on the back burner for once. I spent time going out to dinner with friends, shopping, and just taking in all that the holidays have to offer. I’m basically a 5 year old when it comes to Christmas and guess what? 5 year olds do not post blogs about what they are up to.

In 2015, I plan on being selfish personally & professionally. Ok how is this even acceptable as a goal? I look back on the past few years & realize that I allowed my calendar to rule my life as I made it my mission to sacrifice personal time for my company. Well, 2015 is the year that will all change! Well… sort of. Instead of focusing on ‘building’ up my company, I’m going to be focusing on my brand, it’s values and overall vision.

Personally, I plan on making more time for me. It’s my ‘Golden Year’ which means I’m turning 27 on the 27th! Woo! This may have sparked the ‘Year for Me’ mentality. I don’t plan to strive for a ‘balanced’ life but a more healthy one where I focus on taking better care of myself physically & mentally. I hit that wall where my mind & body hate me and I’ve lost that drive and motivation because I hadn’t given myself time to regroup throughout the year.

Less of this                                                                               More of this

                               

So how do I plan on making this big change? I have created a list! Imagine that, a planner making lists.

It’s my hope that a year from now, I can pull out those lists & see all that I’ve accomplished and set out to do, actually happened.

 

Entrepreneur or Walking Circus Act?

“HOLY MOLY” on repeat for two days… that was my weekend while I was doing my taxes. I headed to the beach because if I have no choice but to work on my taxes, it might as well be at the beach. Later, I realized this was a pointless relocation of work space since I did not see the beach, let alone be able to enjoy the nice weather.

And over these two days was when it hit- my reality check…

 

Like Selby, all I wanted to do was go outside and enjoy the weather.

It was not the fact that I had to do my taxes, but just the amount of administrative work I have overall as a business owner. It’s one thing to know, “Hey, this is going to be a lot of work” and to actually having to do the work. One can read as many articles on entrepreneurship and talk to all the small business owners they know, and still, the full impact won’t hit until you have to do it yourself.

While chatting with a friend and fellow business owner, we got on the topic of how small business owners have to wear so many hats to run a company. By no means was this topic new to me, however, after this past weekend it has definitely been on my mind. I started to think about all the roles I have to play in order for my business to operate and grow… I counted up to seven and I’m sure I’ve overlooked a few.

Accountant                           Marketing

CEO/President                     Human Resources

Admin/Secretary               IT

Oh right… let’s not forget– all that it takes to be an event planner.

 

I’m still trying to see how I can juggle it all and not drop any of the balls. Basically, I’m a walking circus act.