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Designing Balance: Work-Life Balance that WORKS for YOU!

Finding work life balance for wedding pros

Listen up, Wedpreneurs, cause this topic is the REAL DEAL. 

I woke up this morning feeling like crap. Ache-y, exhausted even after sleeping 9 hours straight, sniffle-y, headache-y, and pretty much miserable.  I grumbled at myself in the bathroom mirror, then later snapped at my daughter (for no good reason) when she asked whether I’d made her lunch. My dad called wondering why I hadn’t returned any of his calls or emails. My car made some funny sounds as a reminder that it was time for a tune-up. Meanwhile, there is a stack of 4 months-worth of receipts on my desk to review, and my task-reminder is telling me that I’m a week behind creating videos for an upcoming course. Not to mention, my wedding planning podcast is 2 weeks behind, and OH NO! I’m pretty sure I missed a dentist appointment last week.  I thought to myself, this is bullsh*t. I’m running on empty and everything feels like it’s priority #1.

The struggle is REAL! 

Whenever I hear people talk about “work-life balance”, the truth is, I want to punch them. I don’t have balance. I have never had balance. I have SURVIVAL.  Some days, the best I can do is keep my kids alive, clothed, and fed. Some days, I can’t be bothered to open my email because I desperately need a day off. Some days, I feel like I’m being pulled in a million directions all at once.

Can you relate? 

But the truth is this: balance is important. As someone who has been through the hell that is burnout (it’s a real thing, and it isn’t pretty!), I can tell you this from my heart. It’s important, but it’s not easy.

This is why, as we head into the uber-crazy holiday season, followed by engagement season, followed by, oh, you know, WEDDING SEASON, I think this Masterclass is so timely. So do me a favor – make the time to attend live. Put this one at the top of your priority list. You’ll thank me later!

I’m thrilled to welcome the lastest guest expert as part of the Wedpreneur Masterclass Series, Heather Vickory.

Heather Vickery is an award-winning entrepreneur, business owner, and transformational life + business coach. Heather’s work as an event designer has been featured in major print outlets including Parade Magazine and Martha Stewart Weddings, on television, and she has won numerous industry awards. But Heather isn’t just a savvy businesswoman. She’s an inspiration. The Founder of Vickery and Co., Heather has been featured in Prevention Magazine and has appeared as a guest on podcasts, including Converge, as an expert on achieving an authentic and meaningful life.

After a major life transformation and divorce, her world was turned upside down. Suddenly, she had the freedom to be her most authentic self, which empowered her with the confidence she needed to repair, rebuild, and relearn who she was. Today, Heather leverages her entrepreneurial skills and expertise to coach individuals towards greater personal and professional fulfillment through Vickery and Co., her transformational coaching practice. A celebrated public speaker, Heather inspires audiences and empowers attendees with the tools they need to live bold and meaningful lives through her story of personal bravery, perseverance, and resilience.

HERE ARE THE DEETS:

Designing Your Balance: Work-Life Balance that WORKS for YOU!

Guest Presenter: Heather Vickery, Heather Vickery and Co.

Date: Wednesday, November 29th

Time: 6:30pm MST // 8:30pm EST

Here’s what we’ll be covering:

  • What does work-life balance really mean and is it achivable
  • 7 step system to designing a balance that actually WORKS for you!
  • specific strategies for running your business and life more effectively
  • How balance can put you in the driver’s seat of your life and business
  • Learn to increase productivity, better manage your time, and achieve your goals more quickly
  • … and more!

Register by filling in your info below – space is limited, so register early!

 

Outsourcing – How to Know When it’s the Right Move

The Wedpreneur outsourcing

A few years back, I read a powerful blog post about the importance of being intentional with where you place your energy within your business.  The author pointed out that far too many entrepreneurs spend countless hours on repetitive administrative tasks – tasks that could easily be done by an intern or assistant.  The time spent on those tasks effectively takes you away from what should ultimately be your top priority – bringing in new business.  If you think about the value of your time in relation to specific tasks, it makes sense: 2 hours spent formatting blog posts and organizing your inbox isn’t the best use of your unique skills.  Essentially, the business is paying you for 2 hours of work, and it’s work that isn’t bringing in any income.

If you could pay someone $20/hr to do this work for you, maybe that will free your time up so you could a) spend more time working with your clients or b) spend more time working to bring in new clients.  What’s that worth to your business? If you can spend one hour on marketing and that brings in a new client worth $5000, is that not far more valuable to your business?

Logically, we all know that this makes sense.  In reality though, knowing when – and how – to outsource specific tasks within your business isn’t quite that simple.  If you’re anything like me, even the thought of organizing my admin work enough to be able to hand it over can feel overwhelming. Maybe you worry about giving someone else control of pieces of your business, or you are stressed about the time it may take you train an assistant.

I get it. It’s extraordinarily difficult as an entrepreneur to let go of any part of our business.

The good news is, outsourcing can have an incredibly powerful impact on your business.  But how do you know it’s right for you? And how do you know if it’s the right TIME for you? How do you decide what parts of your business to outsource? So many questions.

That’s why I’m extremely pleased to announce the next free Masterclass in our Masterclass Series.  We’re welcoming Holly Tillman from Benefit Virtual Assisting & Consulting as our guest presenter this month, and she’s going to share with us some of the answers to the questions above.

Even if you’re not ready to outsource just yet, I encourage you to register and attend this masterclass – the earlier you plant the seeds for outsourcing, the better.  If you start planning now, you’ll find it much easier when the time comes.

Here are the deets!

Outsourcing: How to Know When it’s the Right Move

Guest Presenter: Holly Tillman, Benefit Virtual Assisting & Consulting

Date: Wednesday, November 16th

Time: 6:30pm MST // 8:30pm EST

Here’s what we’ll be covering:

  • Outsourcing options
  • How to prepare for outsourcing
  • Signs that you’re business is ready for additional help
  • Benefits and risks of outsourcing
  • Steps you can take TODAY to free up time in your business for what’s important
  • … and more!

About our Guest Presenter:

Holly is the Founder of Benefit VA & Consulting (soon to be rebranded as Holly + Co.), a creative marketing agency, where she works closely with her team to organize, manage and strategize for small businesses; giving the entrepreneur their valuable time back. She has a diverse background, but all paths have lead to the same purpose, serving others selflessly. For this reason, she believes her calling in life is to help others find happiness and clarity within their business, while maintaining a balanced, healthy family life. Holly resides in Boise, Idaho with her fiance and adorable chocolate lab, Scout.

Register by filling in your info below. 

DUBSADO: Winning at Client Experience

The Wedpreneur free training with Jen Rudd

This month’s Free Masterclass topic is DUBSADO: Winning at Client Experience with special guest presenter, Jen Rudd (PMP). 

Here’s what we’ll be covering in the class:

  • Why Dubsado?
  • What goes into a consistent client experience and why it matters
  • How automation through Dubsado can save you time (and money) – without losing the human touch
  • Reviewing your business practices and policies – why, and how!
  • Creating amazing client experiences with each touchpoint (forms, emails, contracts, etc) to increase client satisfaction and increase your referral rate
  • …. and more!

Co-Presented by The Wedpreneur & Grow with Jen

Dubsado Training

Date: Wednesday, November 1st

Time: 6:30 MST // 8:30 EST

Fee:  FREE

Max: 100 Live Participants

To register, fill out the form below!

5 PROCESSES YOU NEED TO IMPLEMENT IN YOUR WEDDING PLANNING BUSINESS

Systems and processes wedding industry

 

This month’s Free Masterclass topic is the 5 processes you MUST implement in your wedding planning business!

Here’s what I’ll be covering in the class:

  • What systems and processes are and why they matter in your business
  • Which processes you NEED NOW and which ones can wait
  • Templates and checklists made easy
  • How systems and processes can help you get more clients
  • Why processes are the key to an unforgettable client experience
  • The importance of processes when you hire assistants and additional planners
  • …. and more!

Date: Thursday, September 7th

Time: 6:30 MST // 8:30 EST

Fee:  FREE

Max: 100 Live Participants

To register, click on the image below!