I’m no fortune teller, but I predict that 2018 will be your best year yet. Why? Because you get what you put into it. As my coaching clients are feeling a lot of hope and excitement for the new year, I have also reminded them that this year is as incredible as they choose to make it. You determine if you will make more money this year, if you will start getting more regular clients, if you’ll hire more staff, etc. Your future is completely up to you, as cheesy as that sounds.
All of us want to make food people love and make lots of money doing it, but it’s the people who are willing to work their a** off that actually make that happen. To help inspire you, I want to share a brief message that I received from one of my coaching clients this year. Her name is Andrea and she owns The Holistic Chef in San Francisco. I’d like to preface this with saying that Andrea worked incredibly hard last year to reach her goals. She showed up to nearly every coaching call, mastermind call, participated regularly in our Facebook group, etc. Most importantly, she implemented the things we talked about.
Here’s the message she sent me last month:
“I am just giddy as I look at my P&L report for this year. I have just billed my BEST MONTH EVER!!! And not all my invoices for Nov are paid yet, so the final number will be even better. AND I have 2 full years in Quickbooks now (thanks to Deb), so I can compare year over year.
Working with you Deb Cantrell has been a game changer for me and my business. I finally act like a real business (like having Quickbooks) and I have support around me so that I can go out and grow. I have a bookkeeper, a marketing assistant and THREE chef contractors. I am amazed when I look at where I was 2 years ago and what I am doing now.
And our recent VIP day where I got her for an entire day to myself has laid out my action list for the next 6 months. I am so excited about the direction I am going in.
Thank you for believing in me, for leading the way, and ALWAYS being transparent. I am just so thankful for YOU.”
How awesome is that? Nothing feels better than seeing an ambitious business owner take control of her own destiny! To help other chefs make 2018 their best year, I decided to offer a workshop called SHARPEN – on January 25-26, 2018 in Fort Worth, TX. This two-day workshop is meant for chefs like you to work on the foundations you need to really grow this year!
I’ll be covering topics like business foundations needed for growth, how to analyze your business model and figure out what services/products are working and not working, how to stand out with a strong brand in a sea of food businesses and how to fill the holes (the parts that are missing in your business like systems/processes, consistency of income, etc.) Ready to make 2018 your best year yet? Join me and other successful chefpreneurs at SHARPEN for a very interactive exclusive workshop! I promise you’ll walk away with things accomplished and a clear plan on how to run your business in 2018!