Running a business isn’t easy – running 2 businesses often means I’m juggling many tasks at the same time.
To me time is precious. How can I be successful both in work and pleasure? How can I be a good wedding planner, successful business woman, loving wife and encouraging Mum? This over the last 13 years has been my biggest challenge.
A lot of my success is down to the wonderful support network I have surrounding me, so this post is saying thank you to them.
Social media feels like a full-time job! Crazy to think that this didn’t exist when I launched my business in 2002. In order for me to concentrate on the running of my business and planning fabulous celebrations for my clients, it was imperative my team of business support grew.
Although I still write all my articles, I now send them to Chanelle who schedules them on my blog and promotes across social media. Huge release of my time!
At the start of this year, I undertook a 3 month coaching programme with Polly. Although my business was running fabulously well, I felt I was losing focus on my personal life. Polly is an acclaimed wedding photographer who really does live the life of her dreams. Working with Polly we made many changes, putting a new support team in place for Dream Occasions and working on my vision board for the future. I’ve already accomplished many of the items on my vision board, the biggest of which is hopefully moving house this summer (fingers crossed everyone).
I feel privileged to have such a wonderful business partner in the UKAWP such as Sandy. Although she recently relocated to Jersey, we frequently have skype meetings to work out plans for the UKAWP. I couldn’t ask for a better business partner, but more importantly a close friend. Now if only I could arrange a business trip to Jersey I’d be content!
One of the major items Polly and I put into place was hiring a P.A. Since Sarah started with me this spring, my life’s been transformed. Not only does she manage my diary for both Dream Occasions and the UKAWP, she’s here to manage my home life as well. How did I ever cope without her?!
Members of the UKAWP
Not completely women, but I love all the members of the UKAWP. We freelance for each other, pass on referrals and generally support each other. Such a wonderful community of like-minded businesswomen (and men).