Do you plan on taking time off this summer? Or when someone asks you if you plan on taking time off this summer do you think, “how could I possibly do that?” In her work with entrepreneurs, Crista Grasso has found that business owners typically land in one of two camps; either one, they plan on slowing down in the summer but then life happens and they never do, or two, they actually do step away from the business but when they come back in the Fall, they realize that things fell apart in their absence.
Both instances lead to burnout and overwhelm and both can be avoided if you start planning for Q3 now. It is possible to take some time off and have consistent revenue when you utilize the powerful combination of strategy, planning, systems and teams.
If you have ever felt like you missed out on the summer fun, stuck at a laptop instead of the pool, or if you got to the pool but couldn’t enjoy it because your mind could not get off the work obsessed hamster wheel, this episode is for you. Episode 70 is part one of a two part series. In part one, Host, Crista Grasso will walk you through exactly what it looks like to use strategy, planning, systems and teams to ensure things run smoothly during your summer schedule. And in part two, she will show you how you can generate revenue all summer long.
Show topics include:
1:50 when you should begin planning for summer
2:05 the two most common type of summer planning scenarios (both lead to burnout and overwhelm)
4:05 the key to planning for time off this summer (it’s also the key to scaling a successful business)
4:55 how you can utilize summer as a catalyst to put the powerful combination of strategy, planning, systems and team into place
5:15 get your strategy in place - when do you want to work? What do you want your schedule to look like?
6:35 the two things you want when it comes to working this summer
7:00 what it looks like to balance demand with capacity
7:55 why you need to create your Q3 plan NOW, not in June
8:20 structuring your day to optimize your work time
8:25 three tools to leverage while planning
9:00 why you only plan for 70% of your time
9:40 alignment planning - what is it, how does it work
10:05 strength based planning - what is it, how does it work
11:25 the different categories of work to plan for
12:50 putting systems into place with clarity
13:40 automate, simplify then systematize
16:10 hiring, firing and retraining the right people
17:05 setting your team up for success while you are away this summer
Work with Crista:
If you’re ready to reimagine your business but aren’t sure where to start, book a free consultation call at scalingstrategycall.com
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Apply to join the Simplify to Scale Business Accelerator program, a program for those who have completed Build to Scale or who already have a proven scalable signature offer. It helps you grow and scale that offer and then develop your full scalable signature offer suite.
Want to start your strategic planning? Order your 90 Day Planner to help you create and execute your plan, remembering to plan "just in time."
If you have a plan but are struggling to execute, are not getting your desired results or are wondering if your vision needs some fine tuning, your book your 1:1 business intensive session with Crista and start getting the outcomes you knew you could.
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