Summer is right around the corner, and maybe your mind has already started wandering in that direction. How will you keep up with your ministry or business with the kids out of school, changing routines, and a body of water somewhere calling your name? Join me for Episode 113 of Just One Simple Thing where you’ll learn four strategies to keep your goals on track for the summer.
Among my Christian business and ministry friends and clients, I find there are two types of summer people … some who shut it down and take a break during the summer, and others who try to keep the wheels turning while navigating all the challenges that summer can bring. And even some, like school teachers or staff, or homeschooling mamas, who use the break to lean into their work a little extra. This episode is for that second group … some practical tips and strategies to keep you focused on your goals, while still enjoying the fun summer times.
First strategy: make sure your goals for the summer are realistic.
Before you run yourself ragged, adjust your expectations to fit easily into your summer plans.
Second strategy: automation and systematization.
Small tweaks can have a big impact on your productivity, the power of delegation and getting some help.
Third strategy: the power of delegation and getting some help
You’ll not only lighten your workload but also foster a sense of teamwork and collaboration within your ministry or business.
Fourth strategy: find creative ways to involve your family in your work.
Your family members may find a new passion or skill to develop.
Vacations and changing schedules may disrupt our routines, but they don’t have to derail our goals. By applying these four strategies—set realistic expectations, automation or systematization, delegation, and family involvement—we can still have fun over the summerwhile staying firmly on track.
Lay out your summer on a calendar and make sure your summer goals are realistic. Then list out three ways you can use these strategies to reach those goals. When the leaves start changing in the fall, you’ll look back and be proud of what you’ve accomplished in your work and in your family.
I’d love to know what you are planning to do for the summer. Are you one of those who keep the wheels rolling or are you thinking about taking a break? Find me on IG or FB @doanewthing and let me know
If you need help with those systems and automations, check out my friend Shannon Baker. She’ll do an assessment of where you are now, and give you a plan to set everything up. You can find her on Instagram or at her website.
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