A few little tips to get your biz holiday ready.
1st thing to do is to look back and acknowledge yourself for what you’ve accomplished.
So often we become focused on what is still have to do, and we forget to acknowledge what we have done. So take a moment right now to look back at how far you’ve come this year, how much you have grown and all the things you created. Do it now, I’ll wait….
I’m doing a little happy dance for you right now. Since we are celebrating…
- Take a moment to acknowledge your client’s successes throughout the year.
This is the perfect time to send a note and/or a public acknowledgement of what your client’s have achieved. It shows that you are paying attention and that you care.
- Decorate your website
Pick up a little clip art and add a holiday wreath to your website. Grab your iPhone and tape a holiday video. Put up a note on your home page or your blog with wishes for a fabulous holiday season.
- Determine the flow of your business during the holidays
Is this a time of year when you are super busy? If so, you may need to be extra organized to handle both your business and your personal obligations. Try shopping online or by catalog instead of fighting the crowds at the mall. Ask your family to pitch in with household chores and cooking. Delegate dishes for your holiday feasts. No reason Aunt Sally can’t bring the who-pudding if you are making the rare who- roast beast.
Does business fall off this time of year? Use the extra time to hit your never ending to-do list. Tackle the tweaks to your website you’ve been meaning to do since February. Review your programs and update anything that needs a makeover. Create those videos you’ve been putting off.
- Look forward
Planning is important as a business owner.
Even if you haven’t started, it’s not too late to start thinking about what you want your 2015 to look like, what works, what doesn’t work, what else you want to add. What extra value can you give your clients? What would make your business more fun?
Then get out your sticky notes and calendar and start planning.
- When all else fails, give up trying to control everything.
Life, especially during this time of year, happens. Let go, do what you can, let others be who they are. Relax and enjoy the spectacle.
What are you will to give up trying to control for the holidays?