The CBL met last night for a regular monthly meeting. We had three topics for the evening that sparked some good thoughts and discussion.
Topic #1: Group critiques
Every once in a while we have a critique session where members bring something that they would like feedback on, such as a new page for their website, a design for a catalog, or a new product design. Not everyone brings something every time, but we all take a few moments to consider the object and provide some thoughtful feedback. Last night we spent some time drooling a little bit over two new earring designs by Marja Germans Gard.
Topic #2: Mini Business Growth Goals
We start every meeting by giving each CBL member 5 minutes to report on the past month's goings on and what we have coming up on the horizon. It's easy to get wrapped up in the things that aren't going so well, or in a list of things you need to do to maintain your business this month. Last night we took time to specifically call out one thing each person will be doing this month to GROW their business. It was a challenge to think of one small, step towards growth that is achievable within a month. Do you know what your next growth step is? (Hint: it's not filling your current orders)
Topic #3: Money Monday
Along the theme for growth, Alyson posed the idea of dedicating one day a week to focusing on growth activities for her business. On Money Monday (yes, the alliteration is required) she will be doing ONLY activities that bring in more dollar-dollar-bills. I think we all jumped on board with the idea pretty quickly- having a designated day to work on money projects puts business growth directly in the cross-hairs. What things should you be doing on Monday Monday?