Become a Top Wedding Planner – 5 Ways to Determine Your Goals for the New Year


It’s time to set goals for 2011 and here are 5 ways to decide what your goals should be:

1) Review the goals you made for 2010

Go through your list and give yourself credit for what you accomplished. If there are goals you did not achieve, determine why and, if they are still relevant, carry those goals into the next year.

2) Determine what accomplishments would be important to you

Unless a goal is something you feel excited about and really want to commit your time and energy to, you won’t follow through, especially if the road to success is tougher than you thought it would be.

3) Choose goals that are all yours

Because a fellow wedding planner has a goal to start planning corporate events to expand her business doesn’t mean that this would be right for you also. You have little chance of achieving a goal that doesn’t resonate with you. If expanding your business is a goal, determine the products or services that would fit best with your knowledge, skills and interests, then create a plan to make it happen.

4) Make sure they are attainable

I’ve gotten emails from wedding planners who are in their first year of business who tell me that they plan to be competing for the same events as Preston Bailey in twelve months. Preston Bailey has been in the business for about 30 years. He has worked hard, studied and developed his skills, given excellent customer service, marketed himself well and made good connections. It might not take you 30 years but it will take you more than one to be in his league.

Being an event or wedding planner who competes with the best in the business for top jobs is a great long-term goal if you are brand new. In the short term, you might decide you want to spend a part of your year studying event design or floral design so you can begin offering those services to your brides.  Preston even has a program for learning event design.

5) Plan for a balance life

You want to lead a balanced life so it’s important to set goals for your health, education, time-off, relationships, finances and your spiritual life in addition to goals for your wedding planning business.

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