WAITING IN THE WINGS?
It’s time to flip the script, darling; they’re ready for you.
Although you may not have hit everything on your to-do list this past year, we hope you still give yourself a much deserved fist-bump for keeping your business alive. The curtains are finally closing on what felt like a long year, and now that we’re in the final days of December, let's look ahead at tomorrow so you can confidently tackle what the universe may have in store for your business this upcoming year. So pour yourself an eggnog (give it a little spike) and let’s flashback to the yesterdays of 2018 and use them to set the stage for the badass tomorrows of 2019.
Get pumped. 2018 was just your dress rehearsal.
These 7 questions
will use your hits (and flops) of 2018
to write your award winning story of 2019.
YESTERDAY: Let’s dive right in, what was your biggest f*ck up of the year?
TOMORROW: No one expects you to be perfect (except for yourself because you’re a type-A entrepreneur), but the important thing is learning from your not-so-perfect past decisions. Take some time to forecast what might be thrown your way this year and think of different ways you can be more prepared to handle it. Just remember, not everything follows the script, so take it like a champ and use every past lesson to improvise your best outcomes this year.
YESTERDAY: We don’t necessarily condone playing favorites, but who was your fave client this year?
TOMORROW: They get you, they let you do your thang, and you even enjoyed some laughs (and cocktails) along the way. How can you create the same connection with future clients? Think ahead –where can you find similar clients and how can you remain tight with your current ones? It’ll make working with all your clients in the upcoming year a breeze.
YESTERDAY: Which leads us to our next question- for every kickass client, there’s always a villain. What villainous client was a thorn in your side this year?
TOMORROW: Every rose has its thorn, so for every sweetheart client you have, every now and then you’ll probably get a prick– and you might have even known that before you begrudgingly agreed to work together. In the upcoming year, try to avoid working with these wicked characters. Why let them stress you out more than you already are? Listen to your gut and to stop catering to villainous clients. They don’t deserve a call back.
YESTERDAY: We know you upped your social game in 2018, so what was your top performing post of the year?
TOMORROW: Your social notifications blew up your phone, so let’s keep it going in 2019! Create similar, or even repost (but don’t overdo it), the most engaging content to your top social channels. Keep an eye on the ones that rake in a lot of engagement and keep them coming. Give the people what they want.
YESTERDAY: We’re all balancing a bunch of different services at once, but which specific services/products of yours did the best?
TOMORROW: Crunching the books at the end of the year, you know which services and products were your shining stars, and which ones had the crickets in the background. In the new year, continue to rock the star seller, and if there’s something you just don’t want to do anymore, cut it from the script.
YESTERDAY: Teamwork makes the dream work, who was the star performer on your team this year?
TOMORROW: Getting the right people in the right places is crucial for making big moves in 2019. Again, we don’t condone playing favorites, but let’s be honest- that all-star performer made your life a lot easier. How can you take their process and skills and spread it to the whole team, while also empowering your star to stay motivated? Turn your leadership critical thinking knob up to ten and figure out how you can get your entire cast pumped to take 2019 to new levels.
YESTERDAY: They like you, they really like you! What was the biggest compliment you received (from clients or otherwise) this year?
TOMORROW: Alright, grab another spiked eggnog because we’re willing to guarantee your clients and colleagues raved about your performance in 2018. Soak up those star ratings and flesh out what was specifically written in those reviews. Make notes and build on those accolades for your encore performance filled with slow-claps, round of applauses, and standing ovations in 2019.
If these 7 questions are empowering you to rewrite your script and make your business bigger, better, and more action-packed than ever before, Editor’s Edge will get your a** up out of the crowd and elevate your brand to be the main character, the big star, the Oscar-award winner in your great, big, beautiful tomorrow!
Lights are dimmed, music is started, everyone’s in their seat...it’s time for opening act of 2019. Do you know your way to center stage?