Sometimes January is a hard time to "start new"! There is so much pressure on "starting off right" and "setting new goals". Like, we just had Thanksgiving, then Christmas--how in the hell are we supposed to have time to, I don't know, reflect, rejuvenate, and outline new goals?
We're still learning what works for us, and because we all took a low-key break when Ashley was on maternity leave, the end of 2017 looked a bit different for us than it has in years past. We wanted to have a B+P Company Party and invite some of our favorite industry friends (you know, our real-life friends). We also decided to sit down and do PowerSheets TOGETHER. You see, we bought them last year, but never ended up touching them. And this year, we knew we wanted some intentional focus for our year--both personally and professionally.
So, the Friday before Christmas we gathered together with a few of our closest friends--to enjoy each others' company. And man, that's exactly what we did! We had a gift exchange which. We had delicious food (beef stew over mashed potatoes--if you haven’t tried it, you should). Drinks galore (fresh raspberry lemonade with a twist of sparking wine, hey-o). And desert of course (a unicorn cake to celebrate Taylor's birthday)! Ashley's home made the perfect place for our gathering.
We sat down on December 23rd (Taylor's birthday) and went to work. I️f you aren’t familiar with PowerSheets we recommend you get familiar. Typical goal setting is really hard and super daunting. But Lara Casey has put a gem of a work book together to walk you through it all. With daily and monthly check ins goals are sure to be met in 2018. Watch out world--we comin' for ya!
Here's what January looks like for us:
- Client design proposals--it's the season for our 2018 weddings to begin presenting and perfecting each couples' design proposal. This can be anywhere from a few months out to a year (anymore than that and it's just toooooo much time in between).
- Getting ready for our best friend's wedding in Mexico, baby! We have the BEST vendor team and it's going to be so much fun--we head out the second day of February, and you'll mostly be able to catch us at the pool with a margaritas in hand.
- We're having our annual retreat! This is a time where we're putting all client-related work down and picking up the big dreams and visions for B+P. If you don't do this type of vision-casting for your business already, we highly recommend you to. It's a chance to work ON your business, not IN it (if that makes sense).
Here are some of our favorite blog posts from December:
Thanks for being here with us on this journey!
The Girls of B+P
PS // We know the images above in the grid don't line up, and while that would usually piss us off, we are letting go because done in better than perfect and we can't figure it out right now -_-