Holiday Lessons

Posted by: Sara Grasmon
red_christmas_decorationsAs we all get wrapped up in the holiday hustle and bustle, it’s easy for this special time of year to pass by too quickly. Instead of just accepting that, here are three things this holiday season has helped me remember — and how they can help your business.

1. Sometimes, we just need to slow down. Don’t let this be another holiday where you have to look at all your photos to remember what actually happened. Each experience is memorable for different reasons, so take time to soak them up. The same goes for your business. Don’t rush through projects that need more attention than you’ve been giving them. Take time to do things right the first time. This will save you time and money in the end, and it will help keep your sanity.

2. It’s important to reconnect. Over the holidays, we often have the opportunity to catch up with old friends and distant relatives. I appreciate the comfort that comes with knowing some people, and things, never change. Plus, it’s interesting to see what everyone’s been up to for the past year or five. In addition to reconnecting with family and friends, get in touch with some old clients or partners. It’s a great chance to strengthen your network and who knows, maybe one of them will be looking to team up on a project.

3. Have fun. Between cleaning and cooking and wrapping and traveling, the holidays can seem like more of a chore than a treat. Sometimes, we just need to remember how lucky we are and have fun. Whether it was playing a game with my family or singing carols while doing the dishes, I realized any activity can be fun. Make sure your work environment is fun. Whether that means hanging photos by your desk or telling a couple jokes at each meeting your run, it’s up to you. Just make sure you look forward to going to work.

So, throughout the hustle and bustle of the holidays (and life and work), don’t forget to slow down, reconnect and have fun.

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