Business Planning as a Creative Business Owner, Part 1 // VLOG // CEO Week 2021

Business Planning as a Creative Business Owner, Part 1 // VLOG // CEO Week 2021

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welcome to it i'm excited exciting a little weirded out vlogging is a new thing for me but this is a very exciting week um and i'm gonna take you along for the ride a little bit this is the first week back to work in 2021 i'm very excited to be here for so many reasons as i know many of you are as well but because it's the first week back it's also the week where all of the planning for not just this business not just being boss but almanac is happening as well at being boss we have this kit you can kind of call it a course i guess but it's not a course at all it's a kit of tools um and some guidance that helps creative business owners plan their business it's called ceo day kit we've been offering it up for creative business owners for three years now i think it's one of my favorite things that we've created and so it's called ceo daycap you use it to conduct your ceo day and because i run two businesses and i'm also doing a live session of ceo day i'm calling this my ceo week which is kind of exciting today's tuesday yesterday was my first first day back at work um but i'll tell you i was totally back in on sunday of this week i came in and recorded episode 2 of 10 minutes to being boss i actually think that will have already gone live so i was here on sunday morning for a couple of hours doing that episode and like just sort of planning my entire week which i talk i talk about all the time how it is that i plan my week and do the time blocking that i do i have some free training um i'll put it down in the description for you for time management and time blocking but i came in on sunday and i did that video i did my time blocking for the week and then i came in yesterday for my first sort of full day back and did do a lot of daily grind stuff there were some things that i needed to get i needed to go through my inbox for example that took hours i needed to get a couple of things done so the team can do what they need to do for the rest of the week and then today starts what really is the rest of the week being my ceo week today david and i are going to be sitting down and having almanac supply goes ceo day and i'm very excited about we have some very big decisions to make that we've been purposefully not making over the past couple of weeks that we wanted to get to this day because a ceo day is a day in which you you sit down and you sort of look at the entirety of your business we're going to do a review of 2020 i've already started putting some spreadsheets together i started doing that on sunday and that's my favorite part i'm so excited to finish putting together my spreadsheets and to review all of the numbers what products we're selling the best how our website traffic has grown over the course of the year obviously revenue and expenses and those sorts of things so we'll be doing a review of 2020 and then we will be looking ahead at 2021 and we have some very big decisions to make i just sent david down the hall to uh to print out all of our worksheets because i use this kit i don't think a lot of people really realize that but i literally use every piece of i sent david a list of i need probably three or four copies of each one of the worksheets for the course of the week for both today him and i doing doing it together i find that ceo dig kit is wonderful for partners to get on the same page whenever they're doing big picture planning for business so i sent david down the hall to print off all of our worksheets and we're about to go into the other room and sit there all day and look at spreadsheets and get in touch with what it is that we want to accomplish this year and map out a full plan for the next 12 months in just one day this is not necessarily supposed to sound like a sales video for ceo jk i'm just saying that we use it this is what i'm here for whenever i think about whenever i think about being a creative and being a business owner i'm definitely both and i work with a lot of people who are more creatives and i love them for it i think people there the world needs people like that completely but i am definitely like wholeheartedly one foot firmly planted on each side of that fence and i will say that sometimes i probably lean a little more business owner i really love spreadsheets i really love systems i really love all of that stuff so i'm excited to be diving in on all of that today with almanac and see what happens i'm also awaiting the delivery of a new desk which is so exciting it has been a trip getting this new desk i finally decided on what desk i wanted a couple of weeks ago and i ordered it and it took longer than i expected to come in and it's been this desk has been a journey actually so i ordered the desk it came in i saw that it had been delivered here at the office and i went to bed that night and i woke up the next morning and this was like was this like day before christmas eve or something i don't even know it doesn't matter i wake up and i check we i ordered it from amazon and amazon the notification that it had been ordered it showed that they had just left it outside at the office just like leaned against the wall downstairs outside which in this part of town is not something that you want to do so i woke up at like 7 00 am checked my phone to see where my desk was and see where all my things was it was before christmas because i was tracking some christmas present shipments and saw that they had just left my desk outside the night before and so i get up just like pull on whatever clothes i can drive over here luckily it's very nearby and i snagged my desk luckily someone had brought it in i think the night before it was just inside the door so i brought it upstairs put it in the office a couple days later we came up here because this is like holiday break come up here and i remove the table that has been in this room and this is this is my office this is where i work i've had a round table here in the middle of the office i moved it out there i've got a new rug so i'd like to move the table out there put it on the rug and then brought the desk in here and started to unpack it and they sent me the wrong desk [Music] luckily i didn't unpack it very far i had taken the top of the box off opened up the instructions to like just sort of gauge what i was doing and saw that it was the wrong desk and so i just repackaged it up we ended up getting getting on amazon telling them they sent us the wrong thing they said they would ship out another one and i was checking the listings and all of the desks for this like brand or on backorder and i was like i'm not going to get my desk this is what am i going to do i now don't have a desk in my office my office is actually a little bit of a wreck because i was planning on moving everything they ended up shipping it significantly faster than i anticipated it was supposed to have been here yesterday they said they couldn't deliver it yesterday we got a notification about 4 30 yesterday evening that it was undeliverable and like the building is full of people i don't think you guys drive but whatever but whatever so fingers crossed that today i get a desk and can put my desk together after david and i are done with their ceo day because as i move into move out of ceo day ceo week and into doing all the things that i need to do i need a desk what am i going to do i have tables it's fine but i'm one of those people who like i really need my space to be clean for me to feel productive like like literally even talking about this now i'm looking at like a pile of papers over there on that little shelf and like it's distracting me so all of this to say i should be getting a desk in very very soon and better get it today or i'm going to hunt them down i'm going to hunt them down and get my desk so that i can put it together but today is a big week today is a week that really is or today this week is a week um about setting up everything we're going to be doing in 2021 and i need a desk to do it i don't need a test to do it today is tuesday i'm doing almanac supply codes ceo day today um tomorrow is actually just like a meeting day and wednesdays are always my meeting days i'm doing some recording for making a business tomorrow as well it's also usually a podcast recording day thursday i'm doing my ceo day live session to members of the bing boss clubhouse and to previous purchasers of ceo day kit i'm hosting a day where i will actually take them through all of the pieces as well it's a ton of fun i did my first like really big ceo day live in july of 2020 after sort of the pandemic i wanted to help everyone it was a free session for everyone it was a ton of fun so i've decided i'm gonna do another one just for purchasers and clubhouse bosses on thursday it should be a blast and then the being boss ceo day goes down on friday so by the time i am done with this week and what a big week it is by the time i'm done with this week i will have a full plan in place for 2021 for both businesses and i will have facilitated bosses planning out their business for i don't even i don't even know how many people have signed up i need to check those numbers uh that's what ceo da is for checking your numbers right anywho so i need to go check on david poor thing the computer down the hall is kind of slow i'm sure he's like cursing me right now needing him to print out all these worksheets maybe that's something we should think about is investing in a new computer for the for the almanac studio i think he'd probably appreciate that i'd appreciate it where is he with these worksheets anyway we're getting started i'm going to be checking in a little bit over the next week and sharing with you here my journey through my ceo week and show you what it looks like to i don't know be the boss of your business it's fun i live for this week this is my favorite week of the year i'm just gonna play in spreadsheets inform myself and make all of the decisions it's gonna be a blast so let's do it this is maybe incredibly creepy but good famous my truck is there i don't know why they're down there i don't think they know how this works ugg look there's david and those people have been struggling in this parking lot it's been entertaining to watch to say the least finally getting it so excited [Music] i hear david i think i hear david coming up the elevator with it i'm not going to show you this because i don't want to get anyone in trouble necessarily but the back of that truck is a mess you can see it from here [Music] like some boss would be very upset [Music] do you have headaches i have a little drink all right let's see it is three o'clock what time do we get started do you know um we stopped for like 30 minutes for to eat but we literally talked about business the entire time and also i'm feeling a little like the lights are dimming inside my brain um okay so clarity anything else a little bit of overwhelm there's a lot of stuff kind of to do you do she's i feel like it's kind of common at the beginning of the month or beginning of the year especially both you have a whole year to do a whole year um what was your favorite thing what was your favorite decision we made today no spoilers then what are you gonna talk about i well this may not be what you're getting at but i enjoyed where we took all the projects and started breaking down when we would actually do them oh yeah so that felt like spreading the load out and less overwhelming so i've been my best your favorite decision for sure hold on let me look here so over the course of the past couple of weeks while i've had my holiday break i've been i've had my legal pad and i've been jotting down just some ideas and some things that i knew we needed to get started on in the new year we've talked through each of those points over the past probably hour we've gone through some of those and sort of made us made some decisions decided what we wanted to focus on what not and then i went in and i put everything in notion i'm i am a notion user and that's a bit of a thing i keep this project database and so i put them into the project database and we went through and created a timeline of all the things and then assign them to just everyone on the team and who was going to be taking care of what and so it took what is a huge bullet point list of all of the things we want to accomplish and like integrate and create and all of those things and put it into basically a calendar for us and so we know next week what we're going to come in and get started on and there's a couple of actually one two three four there are five things that we're going to start doing next week and then it starts tapering off and some of them are big things like we want to create some courses for almanac that's one that we're going to get started on it's going to take several weeks to get going we're going to plan it out we're going to record them get them all loaded up and do the marketing it's funny i'm looking at my little timeline there now and that's not big enough i'm gonna need a bigger timeline for that then some of them are just small things like we need to pass something off to our developers so that he can get us like optimized for google shopping so it's both like really big things and some really small things and then we just we have really every project planned out through the first quarter and then there are several underneath that will be um that are designated for later months in the year and this is always my favorite part too so we go through you know so many things in our ceo day we like look like very broad like what is some some really big picture visions and what are you know our values and those sorts of things and then it starts like getting more and more like sort of doable and actionable and uh more minute and so that's what we did today we started with some big picture stuff and have made it to now we have a full plan of what it is we're going to be doing over the next couple of months and that is it's exciting you ready yeah what do you want to do first uh take a nap yeah is that gonna be your answer eat some pizza that's probably gonna be your answer you're giving me a lot of good options why would you want to do anything else i love it well now what we're actually going to do is put my desk together oh yeah that comes next all right new day new outfit it is wednesday um today is exciting let's see um yesterday david and i did finish putting together the desk it's literally actually you wanna see it i guess can i do this can i is this gonna be a mess what's happening here look desk desk is happening i had like a bookshelf over here now to do things to this wall that's gonna happen um but my desk is here i can now work i just did some work today from it for the first time so we put together you're gonna stay here be cool be cool got it okay so put the desks together yesterday i have an office now i spent some time yesterday sort of cleaning up all the mess i got here this morning cleaned up more mess i have a couple meetings today and then i'm gonna be recording an episode of the making a business podcast where i'm going to be sharing a little bit of a recap about um about 2020 and some things that were moving ahead i did yesterday's almanac ceo day first so that i could record that episode today very excited about it that's the exciting part about today and then tomorrow we're going to be what am i doing tomorrow ceo day live and then friday is my being boss ceo day so i'm just like hopping in for a really quick one today to say hi it's a new day and um i spent the evening sort of really sort of i guess settling into our decisions around ceo day uh around almanac yesterday and then always feel like sharing things really solidifies them or like really puts them into action so doing the making a business podcast today um which is a exclusive podcast for the being lost clubhouse um this is actually season four episode one that i'm doing today i'm i'm excited about it so that's that's where we are let's do it hello and welcome back to making a business this is episode one of season four which means today i get to do a really fun sort of recap for you of what all happened in almanac supply co in 2020 and look forward at what is happening at almanac in 2021 did it that was so much fun i'm loving this new setup this desk is a win if i do say so myself um but that was super perfect i'm loving it going to love at this workspace and i get to test it out for a live tomorrow this this is a good good situation i will be bringing my microphone arm in that's one of the thoughts i was having while i was recording the episode is my microphone arm is gonna attach very nicely to this desk and i cannot wait for that officialness so i'm have one more call this evening uh just like a business bestie chat with a friend of mine and then i am going to be going home going to bed and getting here bright and early in the morning for ceo day live with all of our ceo day kit members and with our clubhouse members it's going to be so fun i need to check the registrations and see where the numbers are at but it's going to be a blast i'm hoping it's it might just be a relatively small group let's see the summer when i did it i think there were 500 people on it was so amazing um but i think because i'm not opening this one up to the public it should be significantly smaller and i'm excited to dive in with some bosses so it's time for a very good night's rest and then um and then coming back and getting down to business with a lot of creative business owners and that feels super good this is some of my very favorite work so signing off for the moment we'll be back tomorrow next with ceo day kit live and then monday is being boss's ceo day what a big week this has been this is what i live for i love it [Music] last night was just running cute cute runny nose hey tissue i need tissue shoes okay

2021-01-22 05:36

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