How’s your New Year going? Still holding fast to your goals?
I have a confession to make: I held fast to my 2017 goal for, like, a week. And I’ve spent the last 5 weeks trying to recover. At first, it wasn’t a big deal. But then, all of a sudden, it…was.
My goal was (& still is) to only work my allotted salon schedule. Can you relate??
I was in desperate need of some administrative time to take care of the *business* side of my salon suite nail biz, so I scheduled off every other Tuesday.
The trouble is, we Nail Pros live our lives in 2-week cycles, generally speaking. And, when pre-booking my clients, it seemed like a non-issue to book an extra client at the beginning of the day, then another at the end of the day.
And then I added one client on a Tiger Tuesday (that’s what I call it!)… and then 2…
It all seemed manageable looking 2 weeks ahead. But when “2 weeks later” actually rolled around, I kicked myself for not protecting my time. (It’s tax season, after all! That’s a lot of “admin” to go through!)
Does this sound familiar to you, too???
My OB instructor, Sheri of the Rocky Mountain Ortho-Bionomy Center, reminded me that IT’S OKAY to slip up every once in a while. All that matters is we keep our eye on the destination–detours are bound to happen.
What helped Sheri protect her valuable time was to literally write her daughter’s name in the margins of her appointment book. When we remember why we work, it’s really easy to maintain those boundaries.
And this week, I’m happy to say I’ve been very good about only scheduling appointments during my scheduled days. *big exhale*
And when it gets to be a bit much again (because I KNOW it will!), I’ll just remember what Sheri said & start over. Thank goodness those 2-week cycles aren’t any longer!
What’s YOUR reason for saying “No” to boundary-pushing quandaries? Let us know below in the comments.
I have my reason listed there, too. ;D
But here’s a little sneak peek:
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