As an entrepreneur and business owner I look for natural moments in my schedule to review and reset for the next period ahead. In December, it’s often about implementing practices so I am able to enter the New Year with clarity and inspiration.
1. 2019 Reflection
For me its important to review the year- the good, the bad, the ugly. To carve out space for what was working in 2019 and what was not working. From there I consider how I can change my schedule to remove or gently alter my mindset with the unpleasant aspects. As well as implementing aspects in my schedule that are grounding and exciting.
When I feel overwhelmed, out of control, stressed as a music therapist/ counsellor/ business owner/ entrepreneur it leads to me having a negative mindset. Which is absolutely not how I want to serve my team, clients, and community! They don’t deserve that.
Everyday I strive to commit myself to positivity and love when serving my community. I believe that we all want to lead this way in life and it’s absolutely possible for all of us to get there with gentleness, love, support, and time.
If it’s useful for you, here are some self-reflection questions from our friends at Miya Music Therapy that can support this process at the end of the year. https://www.miyamusictherapy.com/post/10-sets-of-self-reflection-questions-to-ask-yourself-as-a-music-therapist-at-the-end-of-the-year
2. Client Satisfaction Surveys
At this time of year I connect with our Find Your Voice Music Therapy clients for feedback on our services. We use an online survey to check in with what is meaningful to them when working with us and also for information on any opportunities of growth in the New Year. We are doing the music therapy work for the people in our communities and they deserve the best care possible! This feedback is of utmost importance to us.
3. 2020 Growth Implementation Plans
Between connecting with my Find Your Voice Music Therapy team and self reflection I consider quarterly company growth and development projects for the New Year. This is important to me and my team as we are passionate about increasing our scope and offering of our services in our community. I am very excited to share Find Your Voice Music Therapy and Costron Coaching’s new developments in 2020!
Do you have any end of year business wrap up practices that work with your company? Would love to connect entrepreneur to entrepreneur and hear your story!
With light and love,
Mackenzie Costron, BMT, MTA, RCT
Owner and Founder of Costron Coaching and Find Your Voice Music Therapy
1-800-827-3120 ext. 101