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3 Tips That Made a Difference in My Own Pet Business

branding communication Jul 01, 2020

3-5 minute read

Are you running a business and it feels like your business is actually
running you? 

Hi, I’m River Lee of the Savvy Groomer, a business coach for the busy
pet professional and all I need is 3-5 minutes of your time to show you 3
tips that made a difference in my own pet business.

Tip 1- Basket It!
I know it seems weird but I’m telling you, organizing your loose items
into containers or baskets will make a huge difference. Consider what
your desk or shop currently looks like, having things put away will melt
away stress. The saying “a place for everything and everything in its
place” has a lot of merits. I personally have a place to place my keys
when I get home, otherwise, I will spend a few hours a day looking for
my keys. What do you often lose? What could you put away in a
basket that would allow you to find it quickly?

Tip 2- Prime Your Day By Setting Expectations
You don’t have to be a morning person to prime your day for success. I
personally start my day with some journaling and filling out my Michael
Hyatt Full Focus Planner. It makes me reflect on what I’m grateful for,
what I have to do in the day and lets me snuggle my cat and dog for a
few more minutes in bed. Sometimes my son even comes in to show
me his latest lego invention. I find when I start my day reminding
myself of all the beautiful things in my life it’s easier to get the day
going. I have a list of things to do a MILE LONG, BUT I get to do them.
As someone who went from living in their car to owning multiple
successful pet businesses, I know tragedy and I know success. What I
choose to focus on defines my reality.

Tip 3- Schedule Quick Repetitive Tacks
There are so many things that we waste time on that we simply hate to
do. Mine is taking out the garbage and laundry. I don’t actually mind
doing towels for my grooming business, I find rolling up towels to be
really relaxing. What I don’t really like is folding my son's underwear
and playing “what did he leave in his pockets?” Nothing like sticky
pockets. (gross) 
In the morning when I’m planning my day I schedule
these tasks, I give myself a set amount of time to do them so they don’t
drag on. If I give myself 30 minutes to do laundry and I haven’t
matched all the socks, that’s ok. I’ll get to it tomorrow or I’ll schedule it
around a time I can multitask where it isn’t eating into my day. How
about in my business? How does that work? I schedule certain times of
the day to check my business phone, email, and reply to customers.
Days I’m in my van I have a list of things to do, it just helps to schedule
them so I don’t forget about them. What are some repetitive tasks you
could schedule to get them over with and make them easier?

If you want more of these business tips or have suggestions for topics,
come join my FB group, Savvy Pet Professionals and come network with
other pet business professionals.

Happy Grooming!

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