Of course, all of us always need to focus on what we’re doing in each of our golden moments. But we also need to be planning ahead, to assure more golden moments in the future.
Here we are, entertaining at a Christmastime party several years ago. A party like this is a great example of planning ahead. Whether the organizer is a large company, a small group, or a private individual, the typical party involves coordinating lots of details.
The more details, and the more elaborate, the sooner the planning ought to begin. Here in mid-July, we already have several December dates reserved for big holiday parties, and many more “under discussion”.
As you might imagine, a party’s complexity can vary all over the place. Planning might run from a few days to over a year.
I recently calculated that a wedding reception reserves us an average of six months ahead. Planning wedding music is seldom the top priority, so we’re seldom the first item to be planned, usually following the facility, bride’s dress, jeweler, caterer, photographer, and possibly more.
So it’s important that we “get in line”. One way or another, we’re all dancing to that tune, aren’t we?
For us, there is no “busy season”. We work steadily all year, in part because I’m always planning ahead, anticipating when the people we’ll help will begin their own planning ahead.
YOUR turn. How much of YOUR time are you planning ahead?
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