Here’s What You Can Be Doing:
Review Your Contract
Have you had to take a stark look at your contract in recent weeks? As weddings start canceling you have to look back at your terms and work out what to do about them.
Let’s be honest though, your contract probably didn’t account for a situation like this.
We certainly didn’t see it coming, so if it did, can you let us know which magic crystal ball you’re using please?! I’d like the lottery numbers please!
You may have learned that some of your terms need tightening. Or, you might see that your contract needs loosening slightly.
Whatever you’ve learned, now’s the perfect chance to make those changes.
Get a CRM sorted
We bang on about CRM’s all the time. Some of you will be thinking “yes, I’ve got that sorted”. In which case, skip onto the next point.
However, I’m guessing a large number of you are thinking something like “I need a CRM”/”What even is a CRM?!”
If you fall into the latter category, now’s the time to act.
Chris and I know better than most that CRMs take time. They can take days or weeks to set up. Most people don’t have the time to sort out that out.
That’s why there’s a whole profession dedicated to building them out.
But, they can be expensive. You can be spending £1,500 + on a professional to build a full system for you.
When you’ve had your income disappear, that’s a lot of cash!
Now we can’t leave the house for 3 weeks, it’s a great time to actually sit down and build your own system out.
Not only that, because we aren’t getting the same level of enquiries in as normal, it frees up time to fully test these systems out without having to put unfinished systems out for people to try out.
In 3 weeks you can have a fully working system that you and your clients will love!
You might think I’m putting this here because we have courses to purchase to develop yourself and your business but this is not a sales blog. I really mean it. While we’re stuck inside you have to keep your brain active. It’s easy to resign yourself to Netflix for 3 weeks but your brain would turn to mush!
Not only would your brain turn to mush, you’ll find it really hard to get back into any sort of routine at the other end of this.
Self-Development is tough because there are so many fakers out there claiming to help but are actually scammers. Stick with people you’ve heard of and go deep.
We currently have our 8 Week Course available for “Pay What You Can” so you can take advantage of that. We make no judgements on what you pay, we realise this is a tough time for all of us.
There are plenty of others out there to learn from. It sure beats sitting in from of the TV all day.
I know I’ve been guilty of saying “I’ll read it when I’ve got time”… Well, now I have no excuse!
Read for pleasure. But also take this time to read some books on business.
As James Sinclair says; it’s your chance to spend a couple of days with a billionaire for a fiver. Where else can you get that kind of education?!
And he’s right. They might not always be billionaires but they are experts in their fields. That’s why they wrote a book!
Much like the self-development industry. There is a lot of rubbish out there.
That’s why we pulled together a list of out favourite books. Chris and I have read every single one of these books and they have impacted our businesses in a positive way. You can check out the list here.
Develop A New Skill
This doesn’t sound business related.
And it doesn’t have to be.
In fact, you should be doing things outside of business. We’ll come onto that later.
But, you could use this time to learn a complementary skill for your business.
If you are a florist, for example, you could use the time to learn about venue styling. This is then a great string to add to your bow to start upselling when the enquiries start coming back in.
And they will.
I know I’ve said it before, but it’s easy to forget that this will end!