Happy New Year 2017, my friend! I hope your daycare was closed the past few days, and you got to enjoy time with friends and family, or perhaps some ALONE time was exactly what you needed!
I LOVE the beginning of a new year because that means buying a new planner. Anyone else out there who loves all the fun calendars and planners? Maybe you are even creating a new daycare business plan! Please tell me I am not the only one who loves to plan! Anyhow, with a new planner in hand and lots of empty pages I like to dream BIG: fresh ideas, new dreams and lots of goals. Sky is the limit!
Do YOU find yourself full of energy, enthusiasm and hope longing for endless possibilities in the new year?
Perhaps you have been thinking and wanting to make changes in your daycare business for a while now. Maybe there are things that are working great for you, and some that are frustrating, discouraging and not working at all. Well, the beginning of a new year is a great time to re-evaluate how you run your daycare and start fresh.
So let’s make a PLAN!
Get into a new habit of making a LIST! It may sounds funny, but you are more likely to accomplish your goals if you write them down. There is something about seeing your intentions and desires on paper.
Make a list of things that you like about your business.
Make a list of things that you dislike about your business.
Now, look at the list of things that you dislike. What are you going to do about those? You have a choice of letting another year go by without making any changes leaving you discontent, frustrated and angry OR you can make adjustments and transition into a more enjoyable and rewarding business.
Friend, the choice is YOURS! I can’t make it for you, but don’t let another year go by making you feel stuck or hopeless. Even though you may have to work hard on establishing new rules and guidelines, don’t be afraid to make changes.
You’ve got this, because after all you are FABULOUS!
I am here cheering for you!
So what are you waiting for? Run to Target. Buy yourself a new planner and start writing things down. New year = new daycare.
PS. Here are a few things you might want to consider while transforming your daycare in 2017: space for your daycare, marketing, contract, pricing, daily routine, classroom time, art projects, nap time, discipline and food. If you would like some help in those areas you can find it inside the Fabulous Provider Guide here.