There’s something very shiny about September.
A learned response from our formative years, when September meant the new school term, uniforms and shoes, brand new pens, stationery, new experiences and friends as we started our new schools or classes.
Even now, many years after leaving school, there’s something special about September. A bit like January (but without the hangovers, the dark nights and the post-Christmas economy drive), September still feels like a time for a fresh start. There’s a finite amount of time left until the end of the year, and a definite thrust to achieve something tangible in that time.
Also, unlike the actual New Year, hopefully there’ll have been a relaxing break of some description. A bit of sun. A chance to recharge the batteries. And, most importantly, an opportunity to think about the direction that the business is going in, and what we want from the future.
So what DO you want?
Whether your week in the sun has left you wishing you could spend three months a year travelling, realising how much you love your home and want an extension, or thinking about how quickly the kids are growing up and that you need to start saving for their next steps, having goals that drive us is important.
There are loads of successful businesses out there, but the business owners who are the most successful are the ones who have achieved their goals. Not the little goals like being able to pay the bills every month, or have 150 clients on the books, but the big goals like taking that balloon trip across the Grand Canyon, opening another office in New York or spending as much time as they liked with their families and friends. Without the big vision, they wouldn’t have been driven to achieve, come what may.
In business, September is a great time to make sure you’ve articulated that vision, and work on the plans that are going to drive your business forward to help you create the life you want. Great strides can be made in the autumn whilst everyone’s full of vigour after their summer holidays, and before the Christmas build up starts to take over. And if everything is planned properly, then even Christmas can’t derail it, as everyone will be able to pick up exactly where they left off when they start back in the real New Year. And by that time, there’s a whole new set of New Year motivations to push forward with, so how could you not succeed.
At ActionCOACH we run a transformative programme that helps business owners guarantee their success. The programme helps to clarify your vision, work out what’s currently holding you back, and then plan exactly how you’re going to achieve your goals. Coach led sessions, revolutionary on-line business plan building software, a modelling dashboard to try out difference financial strategies before putting them into practice and a myriad of proven strategies and systems for you to apply in your own business are all part of the programme. The output is a comprehensive 5 year business plan, that is detailed and robust enough to present to potential investors, as well as a one year action plan is created, to make sure you start taking the steps you need to achieve your goals. The investment was described by one client’s shareholders as “the best money the business has ever spent”.
We can only accept 5 businesses a month onto this programme, so if you want to start your business growth journey now, and be selected for September’s programme, just click here and book your qualification call. We’ll get in touch and talk you through the next steps.