Want to run a successful fashion business? Create a proper structure

Want to run a successful fashion business? Create a proper structure

It is important to create a proper structure in your fashion business if you want it to succeed. We've all heard it: "organization is the key to success." It might sound like a cliche but it is true. I've been in the fashion business for a long time and I have coached several fashion entrepreneurs. One of the biggest mistakes I have observed people make when starting out is not creating a proper structure in their business.

You need to know what you want to achieve, and then create a clear path to achieving it. Otherwise, it's just going to be a mess! 
If you can't get your team on the same page, if you don't know what's going on, or if you're just winging it, then you will run into problems.

But here's the thing. Being organized doesn't have to be hard. All it takes is creating a proper structure for your business and following through on it.

But what exactly is a structure? And why is it so important? Let's dive in.



The word "structure" comes from the Latin word struktura, which means "to build or arrange in an orderly manner." And a structure is exactly that. A process or system of organizing things in an ordered way, so that they can be easily understood or accessed. 

Creating a proper structure means putting all of your efforts into making sure that everything is in place for a successful business. This means having a plan for success, hiring the right people to help you out, and making sure those people have everything they need to succeed.

The benefits of creating a proper structure are numerous and include:

- Being able to better manage your team and their workloads

- Being able to make better decisions about where to spend money and how much time should be spent on each project

- Eliminating confusion about what tasks need to be done and when they should be done by

When you make a structure for your business, you're creating an organizational system that helps clarify how things work and how people should interact with each other and the company.

It means having a plan for everything—from how you're going to manage your finances to how you'll handle customer complaints. For example, if you had a structure for sales commissions, you might make it clear who gets paid what, when and why—and how often—as well as what kinds of sales are eligible for commission.

Being organized doesn't have to be that hard. It's about knowing what you want to achieve and then stating the clear paths to achieving them. It can be as simple as documenting the steps involved in handling an order for your product. Or creating a procedural manual for creating a garment so any of your staff can follow the laid-out steps. 



Benefits of having a proper structure

So what are some benefits of having a proper structure? Well…

- It is a clear guide for you and your staff (if any) to follow.

- It reduces confusion by making sure everyone understands how things work and what their role is.

- It saves time by making it easier to find information about processes or policies.

- It increases efficiency by ensuring that all employees are operating on the same page.

-You'll be able to delegate tasks more easily and effectively because everyone will know what their responsibilities are and how they fit into the big picture of your work flow.

-Your team will feel empowered and motivated because they'll have clear direction on what's expected from them and how they can help contribute toward reaching company goals.


How to Create a Proper Structure

You may be wondering how to create a proper structure in your fashion business and I hear you. If you are stuck on where or how to begin, do this quick exercise.

- First write down your goals. I wrote extensively about these in my last 2 posts: Start with why and Write down your goals.

- Then create an overall plan for how your business will grow over time. This will help you figure out how much money you need to raise and how many resources you'll need in order to reach your goals.

- Next, break down that overall plan into smaller steps—like which products or services you'll be offering at different stages of your business's growth—and develop timelines so that each step happens at the right time.

Once you've created this list and action plan, write down everything that needs to happen in order for each item on your list to get done successfully (i.e., who needs to do what by when). Then track their progress.

- If you're a brand new company, once your business has been established for a while (say about two years), consider hiring someone else who, either has the experience running similar businesses or who you can train so they can take over some of those tasks while still allowing some flexibility around where things go next over time.

PS.

If you are completely clueless on how to even begin, then you need to do some research.

- Think about your previous place of work or maybe a big corporation you have visited - say a bank.

- What did you notice? Probably a guard at the door to welcome you and usher you to the right place. A customer services personnel to attend to your enquiry. A form you are meant to complete.

- Ask yourself these questions. Why were all these put in place? The write the steps you went through from getting through the door to leaving. All these are structures you can adopt in your business no matter how tiny your company is.

- Now think carefully... how can you adopt these things you have observed in your business.


Conclusion

A proper structure for your business can mean the difference between success and failure.

When you're starting a new business, it's tempting to just start doing stuff—but you have to think about the long term. You might not be able to see how much time and effort you'll need up front, but you need to be prepared for anything.

How can you create a structure that will help your business succeed? Here are some tips:

1) Get organized. Start by creating a list of all the different things your business needs to do every day. Make sure they're prioritized so that those things that are most important get done first.

2) Create timelines for each task on your list and stick with them! Don't let anything slip through the cracks because then it'll take longer than expected and everything else on your schedule will suffer as well.

3) Don't forget about yourself! Make sure there's time built into this schedule for breaks so that everyone involved stays healthy and happy throughout the day/week/month/year (or however long this project lasts).

If you have any tips, please share them in the comments below. We would love to hear them.


Want to run a successful fashion business? Write down your goals

Want to run a successful fashion business? Write down your goals

When you're running a fashion business, it can be hard to keep track of everything that's going on if you don't write down your goals. It's not just about having great products — you have to find ways to get them in front of potential buyers.

Your fashion business is just like any other business. The only thing that separates you from the rest of the pack is your passion for what you do. You have to have a plan in place if you want to succeed in this industry. You need goals, strategies, and tactics to help increase your sales and grow your business.

Goal setting is a crucial part of running a business. It helps you set and meet your sales targets, and it can also help you improve the way you run your business. If you don't know where you're headed, how will anyone else know?

If you know what your business can do and what you need it to do, then you can make sure it's working toward those goals instead of just wandering around aimlessly. And to do this, you need to write down your goals.


For example, let's say that you want to increase sales by 20% this year. You could set goals for how often you post new products on social media so that there's always something fresh and exciting for followers to see—and hopefully buy!

You could also set a goal for yourself to find new customers each month or week, and make sure that your social media marketing campaign includes links for people who might be interested in buying from your store. Setting goals like these will help keep your business moving forward and help you reach important milestones along the way.


The Preliminaries

First, let's talk about having the end in mind!

If you've never set goals before, or if you're not sure how to go about it, don't worry! I'm here to help and that is this post is about. 

I won't really go down the route of SMART goals. You probably have read them a million times before. Specific, Measurable, Actionable (or Achievable), Reasonable (or Realistic) & Time-bound. If you haven't heard of SMART goals, this article will really help. 

I'm going down a different route and will try and make it as practical as I can.


Start with Why

Let's assume you started your fashion business to make enough sales so you don't run into huge debts. You work full time but your salary isn't enough to pay off your huge loans and as a result decided to set up your fashion business as a side hustle to pay them off.

Or maybe you already even have a fashion business but you are neck deep inn debt. Or all you do is work hard just to pay bills and your debts. 

Now we have an end goal in mind. The reason we set up the business is to pay off our debts, live a better life and get out of the rat race by, say, the end of 2022.


Write down your goals

You may have heard the saying, "You can't hit a target you can't see." It is spot on! If you're in business, then you must set goals and track your progress toward those goals. But how do you do that? And what should your goals be?

It all starts when you write down your goals! Identify what success looks like.

What do you want to achieve? Do you want to increase sales by 10%? Do you want to be able to pay yourself a salary every month? Or do you want to grow your customer base beyond the local area? Whatever it is, write down what success will look like for your business.

Using the example above, the goal is to pay off your debts.

So the next step will be to determine: How much are those debts? 

Once you know the amount, then you know how much you need to make by the end of the year to make enough to pay off the debt. 

If your debt is 100,000, then your goal or target should be to make, maybe 2x that amount in sales so you can make enough money for certain business expenses and to pay off that debt. 

To do that, ask yourself:

- What steps are necessary for making that happen? 

- Which products do you have to create to meet those sales?

- How much money, if any, do you need to invest?

- What kind of marketing campaigns will you use?

These are all questions that need answers before moving forward with any plan of action.


Setting your targets

Running a business is like being in a maze. You could make so many wrong turns along the way that prevent you from reaching the end. But with a clear picture of where you are headed, you can carefully plan how to get there. Like I said in last week's post, if you don't know where you are headed, how will you get there?

Now that you have identified those and determined the products you want to sell to help you achieve those, then the next step is to break down those goals into smaller pieces. This helps make them more manageable and quantifiable—and easier to track over time.

For example: "Increase sales by 10%" could be broken down into "increase sales by 5%" every quarter for three consecutive quarters—and then "increase sales by 5% again" at the end of six months. That way, when someone asks how things are going, all you need to do is to calculate how far you have come and how far it will take to reach the next milestone.

Establishing goals helps you to define your business, and it helps keep you on track. It's no wonder why your goals have to be: 

Specific: i.e clear and easy to understand.

For example, "I will increase my sales by 20%" is specific but not measurable because it doesn't specify what you need to do or how much money you'll be earning.

"I will increase my sales by 200% next year" is specific but not achievable because it's likely too far off in the future (you probably won't have time to think about that big of an increase right now).

When writing down goals for your business plan, try to be as concrete as possible so that everyone can easily understand them later on.

Measurable: Make sure that every metric used in your plan can be measured with numbers—it's up to each person running their own business exactly how they want this part done!

For example: if you want more customers per day then you can measure things like how many visitors came into your store during one day vs another. 

If you want better marketing strategies then maybe look at your total revenue over two quarters compared against last year's numbers; etc.

Make sure at every stage you write down your goals so you can track them.

After writing down your goals and it becomes clearer, then it's time to take action.

  • List the steps you need to take to reach your goals.
  • Make sure your goals are realistic and measurable.
  • Keep track of your progress, and revisit them regularly.

Involve Others

You can take this a step further and get others involved. The more people who are connected to your goal, the more likely they’ll help you meet it. Think about who could help you reach your dream and then make an effort to build those relationships. Ask for help from family and friends, find a mentor or coach, or join a group that supports your goals (like online fashion communities).

You don’t have to go it alone! Connecting with other people who share similar interests or goals will give you strength when times get tough—and they will get tough! It may seem as though all the good things in life happen to other people until something happens that makes us realize: no one is immune from struggle. Don't isolate yourself by keeping all of your dreams close-to-the-vest; instead turn to others for support because they want what's best for you too!


Visualize Your Goals

Next, visualize your goals and the steps you need to take to get there. This is a very powerful way of creating a positive mindset that will help you achieve your goals. Visualize achieving your goals daily, as well as the rewards, benefits and impact they will have on your life.

To do this, close your eyes and picture yourself reaching those milestones in vivid detail. What does it look like? What are you wearing? Who else is with you? Feel how good it feels when this happens—what emotions are coming up for you? When I do this, I feel motivated and excited! 



Celebrate Small Victories

In order to keep yourself motivated, it's important to celebrate small victories. Don't be afraid to reward yourself for the little things and don't let others tell you that your goals aren't realistic or attainable.

For example: If one of your goals was to make 5,000 a month in sales by the end of the year, but instead you made 4,500 this month (which is still great!), then celebrate that achievement! 

You're on track for your goal and can build off of this momentum.


Conclusion

And this pretty much is how you set goals for yourself that keeps you excited about your fashion business. You have to set yourself up for success by setting goals. And more importantly, you have to write down your goals. 

Setting realistic and specific goals will help ensure that they won’t be too easy or too hard to achieve—you don't want them so easy that there's no challenge in completing them, but also not so difficult that they're unattainable!

The best way to do this is by creating measurable objectives with a time frame attached (i.e., "I will have X amount of sales within three months"). This allows us another opportunity at success if we come up short on our first attempt at meeting our target goal.

Instead of giving up hope entirely because things didn't work out exactly as planned, we can revisit our plan after taking some time off from working toward it so we can try again with renewed focus!

Goals are the foundation of any successful business, and running a fashion business is no exception. When you set goals for yourself, you’re making a commitment to achieving something and giving yourself a direction in which to move. You can use this process to help guide your decisions and give yourself an idea of where you want the company or brand to go.

If you haven't written down your goals yet, it's never too late. Start with ONE and let's take it from there. You can share them in the comments below.

Want to run a successful fashion business? Start with Why

Want to run a successful fashion business? Start with Why

If you want to run a successful fashion business, it is important to start with why. 

Over the weekend, I had a coaching session with a bridal designer in Nairobi, Kenya. She was doing well, had no issues with sales and in fact exceeded her target. So why did she book a coaching session with me? She needed help with her operations. She had followed me for years and I'm guessing she knew about my book How to Start a Clothing Factory.

We started the 2-hour session and after taking a few notes, the first question I asked her was 'Why did you start this business?' She was a bit lost so I followed up with the questions 'What did you hope to achieve?' and 'What did you want from this business?'

Still a bit lost, I gave her some examples using myself to help her out.


The 2 WHYs

Most times as business owners, especially creative entrepreneurs, we get caught up in the nitty gritty of creating the perfect product that we lose sight of why exactly we are doing what we are doing. 

Why are you adding that extra bead on that garment? Why are you going for that fashion show? Why do you have to do this yourself? Can you outsource this instead?

Every decision you make has to align with the overall goals you have for your business and YOU! You decided to start this business for a reason. WHY?

Let's assume you started a business because your primary WHY was to spend more time with your family. And then you were faced with a decision of adding an extra bead to a dress you had to deliver to your client. As creative people we just want to do it because it will be perfect in our eyes - and it probably will be. However, in most situations will that decision affect your WHY? 

Ask yourself - will that extra bead really make that much of a difference to your customer? Will they notice? If the answer is No, how much time will it take you to put that extra bead on? Will that prevent you from spending more time with your family?

If it will take you 1 extra hour to do so, then that could mean 1 less hour to spend with your family - which was why you started this business in the first place. So in the grand scheme of things, how important really is that extra bead you want to put on that dress if it makes no difference to the customer but will cost your time? Time that be spent more productively with your family.

The reason the WHY is so important is because it forces us all to think about why we do things. You should not be a slave to your business if that was why you quit your job in the first place.

You can't just start a business and hope that it works out. You need to know what makes sense and what doesn't and have a plan in place that will lead you down the path of success. If you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you get there?

Determining Your WHY

Your WHY is fundamental to the success of your business and for you as a person as well.

For the sake of simplicity, I'll split the WHY into 2 - External & Internal / Personal.  If you focus too much on one, the other suffers so both have to be balanced in the long run. 

Both WHYs should answer the following questions:

- Why did you start the business?

- What was your goal?

- What do you want to achieve?

- What do you want for yourself?

Once you have the answers to both WHYs, then you can structure your business to help you achieve the WHYs. 


The External WHY

 

This is the WHY that talks about your mission. It is the reason that your business exists. It's what drives you every day and motivates you toward success. It's where the roots of your passion lay, and it's crucial for creating a successful brand because it will help keep you going when things get tough. It's what people typically call passion.

The external WHY will help you develop the products and services you need to reach your target audience.

In my case, my External WHY is to give fashion lovers a fast track to fashion business success by helping them navigate the frustrating and lonely world of fashion entrepreneurship and helping them turn their love for fashion into a viable and profitable business.

How do I do this?

By providing affordable and accessible fashion education, coaching and mentoring to enable them live their dreams and the lifestyle they want.

Everything I do is centered around this. By running a digital learning platform, I can reach them where they are just by the click of a button on their phone.

It was pretty for my client to articulate this clearly so we moved on to the other WHY - which directly affected her operations and why she booked the session.


The Internal WHY


This is the part where many of us shortchange ourselves. We do all that work and give up so much without realizing that the reason we set up the business was to help us satisfy our personal objectives. Your Internal WHY has to work hand in hand with your External WHY.

What is the point of running a thriving business without any peace of mind? Where all the money you make is spent on medication. Where you work so hard yet cannot pay yourself a salary now or in the foreseeable future? Where you become a slave to your business because if you dare take a break, everything grounds to a halt and comes crashing down.

To determine her external WHY, my client had to dig deep and answer the following questions:

- WHY was she running the business? 

What were her personal goals when she wanted to start the business? 

- How did she want her present and future to look like? 

- How would her business help her achieve that? 

HOW would this business help her achieve her personal goals.  

ONLY when I knew what her personal WHY and her goals were could we begin to structure her operations to help her achieve it. 

In my situation, I structured Martwayne around my lifestyle. I value my time above anything else and I love to travel. So my goal was to run a business that would allow me the flexibility to work from wherever I was in the world.

Once I knew what I wanted to achieve, I set out to create a structure that would enable my business run on autopilot. I structured the business to ensure:

- customers would get the services they wanted without me being physically present;

- the business could run without me being physically present in a specific location.

I moved my Courses online and outsourced a lot of my work to experts. I just coordinated their efforts. It increased my expenses and I made less money but doing that freed up more of my time. 

For the Clothing Factory, I broke down my production process and outsourced where I could, giving my staff full ownership of their respective areas and I ensured a lot of the initial processes were done virtually. I wrote it all in my ebook How to Start a Clothing Factory.

The result? Clients didn't need to see me, the core of the work such as the pattern making was done by an expert so the fit was always near-perfect with minor alterations to the sample, the machinists did their work because there was a process, students didn't even know who I was but their feedback on their learning was excellent - which meant the instructors were doing a great job. I was able to travel for 3 months and the business continued in my absence. And after that, a whole year and business still continued in my absence.

Needless to say because I had created a digital learning platform before Covid hit, moving entirely online was an easy transition. Of course I hadn't planned on Covid but it all worked out. 


With this example, she had a light bulb moment and was able to clearly articulated her internal WHY. Once we both knew what the end goal was, we developed a clear blue print for her factory which she will start implementing today.


What about YOU? What is your WHY?

I speak to lots of fashion entrepreneurs who are frustrated in their businesses. I've been there so I know how tough it can be. Like many others, I focused on the External WHY and totally neglected the Internal WHY. I found myself working so hard with nothing to show for it. Everyone else was happy but I was miserable. Until I decided enough was enough and went back to the drawing board. 

Maybe you started your business because you wanted to do what you loved. But it goes just beyond what you love. When the realities of running a business, such as constant bills and salaries with no matching revenue, hit you in the face you begin to reconsider why you are doing what you are doing. 

Or maybe your business is very profitable like many of my clients but you cannot take a break. Eventually you also begin to get miserable because you have missed the mark. You must know what the end goal is right from the very beginning so you can plan your entire structure to achieve that goal.

Think about what matters most to you. Think about the WHY. If your business doesn’t help you achieve your WHYs and your goals, then it might be time to reevaluate things or at least figure out how to change its structure.

If your goal is to travel and take as many vacations as you wish like me, then structure your business around that goal. That will be your driving force.

If your goal is to make enough money so you can take care of your aged parents who gave up everything to give you a great life, then structure your business in such a way that ensures you pay yourself a salary so you can do just that.

If you want more money and freedom, then focus on charging more for your work and working less, which means you can decide to have fewer clients but charge more money. 

Simon Sinek put this perfectly in his book 'Start with Why'. In a story comparing how the Japanese and the Americans built cars in an assembly line , he wrote that the Japanese:

'engineered the outcome they wanted from the beginning. If they didn't achieve their desired outcome, they understood it was because of a decision they made at the start'.


If you know what your WHY is, I'd love to hear them. Do share them in the comment section below. 

If you're not sure yet, don't worry! That's what this post is all about: helping you figure it out using my examples. I'm here to help you find real success.

If you need more in-depth guidance on how to structure your business to make more revenue and live the life and have the freedom you have always dreamed, click on the Whatsapp button to book a coaching session with me.

You are not alone in this journey and you don't have to be. So let's get started!



My passion is to make the whole fashion business simple and inexpensive for designers by sharing knowledge, tools and resources to help designers and fashion entrepreneurs discover their true potential so they can live the lives of their dreams.

Temi Williams ‧ Founder, Martwayne

 

HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR FASHION BUSINESS |BWM #17|

HOW TO USE TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR FASHION BUSINESS |BWM #17|

How Can Digital Pattern Making Transform Your Business?

Did you read my last post? If you didn’t, click HERE to read it. This post is a sequel to BNM #16. I had the privilege of hosting Tochukwu Chukwuma, Creative Director of Toyadinma. My first interaction with 3D was with Tochukwu in the most unlikely places.

I had asked her about what she would like to discuss at the webinar, and these were her words:

‘I like discussing Fashion as a tool to empower not only people but a nation. The capacity that lies within us when we are not only consumers but creators. We tear things apart and discover how things work and how to apply them.

I believe this is what technology does for us. It has opened possibilities to us. It helps us think in detail and in larger scales. Most importantly it enables us to work efficiently, effectively, and be more productive in our process of garment production starting from the idea to sketch, textile sourcing and manufacturing, through sampling, laying, cutting, finishing using technology. 

The full cycle of the creation of a garment is fully revolutionized in a new way by infusing tech. The time is now for us all to start looking within at our workflow and explore better, effective, and efficient methods through tech in fashion.’

 

I totally agree that now is the time for you as a Fashion Business Owner to leverage technology to enhance your business.

Click the video below to listen to our discussion on how you can adopt 3D pattern drafting and what it can do for your business

In addition to what was discussed in the webinar, here are some applications you can explore .

 

In Conclusion

Digital Pattern making can give better control of your production process, you can see the overall look of the design in real-time. You can decide to have a digital runway for your next release, create custom-made avatars.

There speculations in the industry that digital fashion might overtake fast- fashion. If that eventually happens, you definitely want to be among the brands making waves right? 

Did you enjoy reading this article? , share your thoughts on digital pattern making with us in the comment section.

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WHY AND HOW TO DELEGATE WORK EFFECTIVELY (BNM #6)

WHY AND HOW TO DELEGATE WORK EFFECTIVELY (BNM #6)

Why You Need To Delegate Work Effectively In Your Business

 

“Only I can do it” “No employee can do it better!” Made these statements before? News flash……You will burn out! Yes, I said it! You need to see why it is necessary to effectively delegate tasks to your employees.

If you can’t set a structure for your business such that it can run smoothly in your absence, then here is a wake-up call! This article can help you plan your week ahead.

Honestly, I used to have that notion as well. I felt I was some sort of wonder woman. Until reality struck and I literally broke down due to stress.

Think of it this way, are you making money so you can live the kind of life you deserve or you just want to make money so you can keep spending it on medications?

Click the video to listen and then carefully analyze how you have been running your business.

 

What differences would you start making at work?

You do not need to break down before you make adjustments and that’s why I am here to tell you why and how to delegate tasks in your business.

So if you are ready to face the fact, trust people and accept that they can do it even better than you.

And by so doing, you are giving them an opportunity to learn and get better. In turn, you can channel your time to other aspects of the business such as planning, networking, strategizing, and so on.

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PLANNING YOUR WEEK AS A BUSINESS OWNER- Why & How

PLANNING YOUR WEEK AS A BUSINESS OWNER- Why & How

HOW DO I PLAN MY WEEK AS AN ENTREPRENEUR?

A new Monday approaches, you feel stressed out because you’re not prepared at all. At the end of the week, you feel frustrated because you couldn’t accomplish much. Can you relate?

During any given time, you will likely have a lot on your plate, especially as a business owner. And it’s easy to get so overwhelmed and bogged down that you’re not sure where to start. You may miss deadlines, send out items for delivery late and mess things up. And listen: It’s OK to make mistakes. We’re all human.

But, honestly, a lot of times, situations like that can be avoided by doing one very simple thing: planning out your week ahead of time rather than winging it. 

Why I need to plan my week as business owner

Why you should plan your week

 

Simply put, as a business owner, planning your week in advance helps you block out time for the most important and urgent things in your business, and personal life. We cannot discuss planning your week without talking about time management.

You can lose money and may or may not get it back, but when you lose time, there really is no option, it is gone and gone for good.

I do not dispute the fact that we are humans , so sometimes things might not go exactly how we have planned . Hence, the reason to be give room for unforeseen circumstances . The more reason we should delve into time management a bit. To plan your week appropriately, you need to be able to place your activities in either of these 4 quadrants, this will help you prioritize while creating your to-do-list. I will explain better later in this article.

time management for a fashion entrepreneur

How To Plan Your Week

  • Know your goal ahead of time.
  • Identify what is urgent or important
  • Create a To-do-list
  • Be realistic with time.
  • Be disciplined and committed to following it (there is always a sense of fulfillment when you thick that box!!!)

Okay back to our Time Management Quadrant. So it’s very easy for us as business owners, in fact, humans generally, to spend the bulk of our time in quadrants 1 and 3, but then this will not do us any good.

The quadrant that should make the most of our time should be quadrant 2. The planning, development stage. (pssst…” he more time we spend here, then the less tendency for us to spend more time in quadrant 1”

planning important tasks ahead in your business

The examples listed above are important but not urgent, but if you do not spend time on them, then they will result in being urgent and important as seen below.

Plan your week to avoid having urgent tasks

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Here is a list of some applications that can help you create a To-do list

CONCLUSION

Plan your entire week ahead of time, from clothing to meetings and activities. Have a to-do list for everything! Do this, and you’ll be more productive, settled, and in a better place mentally. I agree it is not easy but I have been adopting this and trust me, ticking off that to-do list does wonders for you!

Do you plan your week ahead of time? Has it been helpful? Share with us in the comment section.

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