Recently at a Chamber lunch we had a guest speaker (unfortunately I do not remember her name.) She used a sports analogy that really changed my outlook on my business. In the last quarter teams don’t give up they keep pushing hard to win.
I was way behind in meeting my financial goal for the year. I only had a few short months left so I might as well throw in the towel. Right? My thinking went like this: After all it’s this bad economy. Everyone has cut back on their spending. Businesses are struggling to make it. Maybe next year I’ll do better. Maybe I am just kidding myself that I could ever leave my job behind and become a successful business owner. Stinking Thinking! It took me about a day to absorb and apply what she was saying during that Chamber lunch. I started pushing – pushing really hard, determined to “win.” This change in my thinking turned it around for me and now the game is going close – very close. This new outlook did more than close the gap of meeting my goal, it gave me momentum. This momentum will help to take my business to the next level. I have already started planning for next year. I have my goals in place and good start on my plan of action. To start the year off strong I know what I need to have completed by the end of this year. I have a lot to do to get ready for next year while pushing hard to finish this year strong. It is interesting how just a simple lunch could have such a big impact on my thinking and business. I’m excited now by what I have accomplished and the year ahead. I just need to play to win.
As a result of pushing hard to win, I decided to send out Thanksgiving cards with a thank you discount card. What better time of the year to say thank you to your family, friends, and clients. This is my first card that I fully designed and really enjoyed making it. The top part of the image is the front and the bottom is the back.
Bonnie McDermott Photography