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Make It Work

Sometimes within business you have to consider living by the quote – fake it until you make it!
For us, we live by the idea of simply saying yes to new ideas and figuring it out as you go.

Of course there are going to be the unexpected tasks that arise in amongst everyday life and you have to make it work no matter what.

Let us tell you it’s not easy and sacrifices certainly have to be made to keep the day to day business operations moving.

When you have your business it needs to be a priority and as much as watching Netflix is sometimes a more appealing option when it’s late at night things need to get done and deadlines need to be met. If you don’t show up then how do you expect your clients or customers too?

So how do we make it work?

Planning ahead and knowing what is upcoming ensures we have time to structure our week accordingly and continue to be consistent for our readers and followers.

Working full time and then processing orders, organising quotes as well as designing and creating for ongoing jobs can seem like a lot, however we both know where our priorities lie and that we have each other to lean on for support.

We have found that using Trello gives us a great overview of what jobs we have on the go and helps both us know what is going on with the business. You can document your progress in Trello as well which ensures nothing gets missed!

What if I don’t want to give up what I usually do?

Well, maybe you need to consider how important your business is to you and what you can give up in order to move closer towards your goals.

We all have those days of when we don’t feel like doing something (yes we have these too) but when you’re truly passionate about something, you will do what is required to get the job done to the best of your ability.

How do you deal with the unexpected?

You simply just have to! Being in business naturally forces you to become resilient, however, you should aim to be adaptable and shift accordingly to what is needed at the time. If you promised a client a quote by the end of the day – you need to ensure you do it by the end of the day no matter what.

We understand that as a new business support can be hard to find and we want to be able to provide that to you! Email hello@theplannedduo.com and let’s set up a date to meet!

With happiness,

Ash + Lauren

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