The Most Important Meeting to Have Every Week

We want to help you live your best life. Having this weekly meeting is critical to your success and achieving just that.

Girlfriends, we’ve been talking a lot about identifying stress and streamlining your business to lead a happier, more successful life.

This week, for our VIPs, we talked about 10 Tasks to Delegate to your Assistant.

The theme here is, ultimately, we want to help you live your best life. A big part of that includes what we call, the most important meeting you’ll have all week.

That is, a meeting with your family. An important moment dedicated each week to sit down, talk about everyone’s plans for the coming week, what happened last week, goals to accomplish, logistics, etc.

Maybe, you normally hate meetings, but this meeting is critical to not only your success, but eliminating miscommunications, and the success of becoming a cohesive family.

Maybe, this is something you already do and have been doing for years. If that’s the case, I’d ask you to reflect on how it’s going and ways to improve/make the meetings more successful.

If you’ve never done this before, here’s how you can get started.

First, consider picking a day of the week. Saturday or Sunday seem to be the best days to talk about the past and the coming week. However, it’s important that the family meeting be held on a consistent basis around the same day and time.

Next, have a calendar available. Everyone should have a list of things they are planning for the week ahead. Dates. Times. Why the activity is important to them. Etc.

In need of discussion topics? Here’s a short agenda of things to cover.

  • First, go over the past week. Talk about –
    • what was accomplished the previous week.
    • what happened the previous week and were plans changed?
    • how did everyone deal with the change and what did you learn from it?
  • Then, go over the coming week.
    • is there any activity that needs to rescheduled?
    • what events are scheduled for each family member. When and where?
    • are there any tasks or goals that anyone needs help with?
    • what celebrations, milestones or people do you need to work with this week?
    • what can we do to support each other (attend a game, drive to an event, etc.)
    • what chores/tasks need to be done and who will do them?
    • what resources are needed to accomplish goals or perform the tasks for the week.

Each person should have ample time to talk. It could be a formal meeting or, it could simply be around the dinner table. You can even assign someone to take notes.

The point is, to connect—and help each other out as a family.

Family meetings are great, but what if you are single?  You may want to create a family-type meeting with co-workers or other single friends who can be trusted to hold each other accountable. Hey, it could even been a meeting with just yourself to check in and see where you are at and what you want to accomplish. In fact, we love the idea of checking in with yourself on a weekly basis!

What other things do you think should be part of a family/personal check-in meeting? Share with us!

Girlfriends – don’t miss Cyndi’s upcoming FREE Brunch & Learn on Saturday, March 20th! Click the photo below to save your spot.