How do you Define Success as an Event Planner?

Friday, June 26, 2020

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but 2020 has been a bit… intense. A lot has happened, and I know our events industry has been heavily impacted by all the changes.

This can be a really stressful time for event planners, and it can make you feel like you’re not successful in business anymore.

I want to talk about that for a minute because I don’t think that external factors nobody saw coming should be tied to how you view yourself or perceive your own success.

We are all successful in our own ways, even in a time when we’re not booked out with events. (Thanks, coronavirus).

I think now is the perfect time to really think about what that ‘s’ word — success — means to you.

Is it money?
Is it having repeat clients who love your work?
Is it having time for your family or personal interests?
Is it the things you can buy or trips you can make?
Is it something else?

Part of why I made the shift to corporate events was because my idea of success has changed. Corporate events brought me more in line with my definition of success.

I wanted to be with my son, and I wanted to have more control to work with clients I loved. That was (and still is) success to me. So I made moves to bring me closer to that, and I have thrived since making that decision.

I talk all about my own definition of success, as well as how we can all feel more successful by getting clear on what that word means to us in a recent Facebook Live video. If you want, you can watch that here.

But really, what I want you to think about is:

What have you been able to accomplish right now?
What are you doing today to move forward on your goals, even when the world isn’t what it was four months ago?
How have you grown, and how have you spent time on what’s important to you?

That type of forward-thinking will help you celebrate, and it’ll show you that you’re more successful than you may have thought just a few minutes ago.


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