Settling into the holiday season often feels like a license to kick back, relax and set ourselves on autopilot until after the New Year. Me? I love the idea of hitting it hard during the holidays — it can be a real competitive advantage in my book.
Is it important to spend time with loved ones? Absolutely. Should you take time for yourself and to enjoy the spirit of the season? Of course. But there’s no reason to not use the holidays as a way to separate yourself from the rest.
To show your clients that you have what it takes to win. To be there when others are complacent — or worse, just lazy.
The holidays aren’t a time to fall behind, they’re an opportunity to get ahead.
The best way to do this is to create a game plan in advance and stay organized. If you blog three times a week, you keep blogging three times a week. If you have work pending over the holidays, make sure you follow up – don’t let time slip away. Remember, set and respect boundaries, but be available when you say you will be. Remain present, even if from a distance.
2013 will be here before we know it. The question is, when it comes, do you want to be ahead of the pack or picking up December’s slack?