Yep, it’s that time again. The kids are back in school, everybody is coming back from vacation, and it’s time to get back on track with all the things you didn’t get done over the Summer! (Don’t worry, we all do it. We’re not here to judge.)
Going back to school was always fun: new clothes, new backpack, new Trapper Keeper and a fresh start. Why should that be any different as an adult? The changing of the seasons is a great time to jumpstart the implementation of new projects and good work habits.
If you haven’t been grinding away all of August, here’s a couple things you can do to reboot your business this Fall:
Tackle the Tough To-Dos You Put Off All Summer
Hey…we get it! The kids are home. There’s a ton of fun stuff to do outside. The LAST thing you want to do is sit in an office 9-5 wrestling to-do list. That said, sometimes the things we tag as the hardest are actually only so because we THINK they are. Imagine how much more productive you’ll be when you’re not worrying about that dreaded task on your list? Do yourself a favor and block out a 90 min sprint to check it off as complete.
Matrix Coworking has a variety of different rooms with all types of furniture to help you get productive, whether that means working at a desk or stretching out on a couch.
Follow Up on your Summer Networking
Summer is when we’re bopping around town from event to event. The High Tech Happy hours are packed, Concerts on the Square are happening, and that’s not even taking into consideration Forward Fest! So many new contacts, so little time. September is a great time to follow up with all of those Summer contacts you made.
If you’re looking for an excuse as to why that person should meet with you, give the tired “Let’s meet for coffee” invite a break. Instead, invite them to a coworking session with you…perhaps during our free week of coworking?
Goal Setting for the End of the Year
Fall is a great time to take a moment to assess both where you’ve been and where you’re going. Take time to sit down and outline your goals for the rest of the year. Do you need to adjust the strategy for getting there? Ask yourself if those goals really the ones you need to tackle to get to where you want to be in 2020 and beyond.
Tony Robbins always says: “Most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, yet underestimate what they can accomplish in 10, 20 or even 30 years.” Take a step back to see if the goals you set out in January are still feasible…and then find ways to break them down into more attainable tasks.
Get Yourself Back on Schedule
It feels so good to get into a routine: whether it be the gym, getting into a work-flow or even a reoccurring social plan with friends. Yet, ask anyone who’s signed up for fitness classes on January 1st, and they’ll tell you how easy it is to fall out of it as well. Behavior chains, and the “if-then planning” mentality might be just what you need to get back into the swing of things, professionally speaking. It can be so hard to focus on work tasks at home when the laundry is taunting you. Or, when there’s a toddler temper tantrum at the coffee shop.
You don’t have to go to a coworking space all day, every day to feel the benefits. Pick a select day (or two or three) when you know you’ll get specific tasks done because you’re in a different environment.