Summer is just around the corner, and if you are anything like me you have dreams of packing your suitcases and heading off on some summer vacation. I have always seen summer as the dreamiest season of the year, however, without having some goals you’re right back at the start of the school year again, and all those fun trips are still just in your fantasy.
However, a Sugar Baby knows what she wants out of summer, and how to get it. I found a great tool to start organizing and planning how to make your summer the best summer yet. Let me share precisely how you can reach your summer goals without fail – I promise.
Personal SWOT Analysis
This is one of my go-to tools. Because with a little time and some thought, you will see opportunities you might not have spotted and also find weaknesses you might not have looked at before. Below find each step, some questions to ask based on what you like to do this summer. I promise by the end you will have an “Ah Ha” moment. Along the way, I will give you a real-life example from last summer.
Step One: Pick a Goal
Dream big, what something you want out of the summer. For me, last summer I wanted to go to NYC and have a real experience. What is it exactly that you want to do? Look at where you are and visualize where you want to be.
Step Two: Take stock of your strengths
Ask yourself: What do you do well? What unique resources can you draw on? What do others see as your strengths?
Be honest with yourself and also be objective. And a unique resource that should be on the top of your list is the Sugar lifestyle. Additional on my list was that I have a wide range of interest, I love theater, all types of music and I am pretty much up for an adventure of any kind. I also knew one thing I do well is making small talk and getting on common ground with people. Put me in a social setting, and I will thrive.
Step Three: Look at your weaknesses
Ask yourself: What could you improve? Where do you have fewer resources than others? What are others likely to see as weaknesses?
My tip here, be realistic, it’s best to face any unpleasant truths as soon as possible. Always remember these things might be easy to fix. Personally where I had fewer resources was financial, I wanted to travel but did not have the disposable income to do so. Another weakness I had, and this might sound silly, but I used a ton of filler words when I spoke (Examples: Um, Like, You Know). It might seem like something weird to list, but I recognized that it didn’t help me to present myself in the best light.
Step Four: Look at outside opportunities
Ask yourself: What chances are open to you? What trends could you take advantage of? How can you turn your strengths into opportunities?
Here is where you look at the external factors you can take advantage of to pursue your goals. Importantly in this step take a look back at your strengths, and ask yourself whether these open up any opportunities. Do the same with your weaknesses, and ask yourself whether you could open up opportunities by eliminating those weaknesses. For me I realize to capitalize on my strength more, I had to limit my speaking issue.
Step Five: Look at places of trouble
Ask yourself: What risks could harm you? What is your competition doing? What dangers do your weaknesses expose you to?
Here you are taking account of external factors that could hurt your chances to attain your goals. It sounds cliché, but you have to step outside your comfort zone. It will help you get the results you’re looking for, instead of reinforcing your own beliefs.
Step Six: Analysis and Implement
You did the work, now step back and look it all over. First, match up your strengths with opportunities and take action. For me, I remember possible Sugar Daddies I had talked to who did a lot of business or lived in NYC. I reach out to them again and see what was going on in their lives. You can also use the information to convert weaknesses into strengths and threats into opportunities, when possible.
Doing this helps me board a plane for a weekend in NYC last summer, filled with a horse and buggy ride in Central Park, seeing Pitbull in Madison Square Garden and a trip to Tiffany & Co. Set big goals and know where you can go.