How’s the holiday season going for you so far? With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, it can be so easy to feel overwhelmed. This is the time of the year where not only are you focusing on your business but also have to cram in the time to accommodate all the activities associated with the holiday season. You don’t want to be that guy. On top of that, there’s also the added pressure of trying to finish everything up before the year ends. All these and everything in between has to be done in a span of a month. It’s not called the holiday rush for nothing. Yet there is one thing that usually slips our minds during this chaotic period. Preparing our business for the coming year.
Despite the pandemic, the holiday season will always be a busy time for both your business and personal lives. There is no way around it unless you completely ignore all the traditions associated with it and just focus strictly on business. In short, become like Ebenezer Scrooge. Again, no one wants to be that guy. You have to strike a balance. Enjoying the festivities yet still preparing your business for the coming year. Make it easier on yourself this year by checking out these tips on how to prepare.
Review And Reflect
The holiday season is the best time to review and reflect on not only your business but also on your life as well. This is a great time to just give yourself some alone time to reflect on how your life and business endeavors have been going so far. Not only are you giving yourself time off from the hustle and bustle of the holiday rush but it also allows you to step back and appreciate what you have accomplished so far. How many goals were able to accomplish? How many are there yet to achieve? Are you still primed and ready to go after them? It helps you focus on what yet needs to be done for the coming year. This is about giving yourself clarity.
Don’t wait for December to end to start working on your next year’s plan. Get your team together and start working on it. The earlier you can come up with a plan the more time you will have to enjoy the holiday season. Preferably, planning for the upcoming year should start on the last week of November to give you ample time to avoid the holiday rush. Keep in mind that your team members have their own plans for the holidays and it would be a hit on the morale if they have to cancel them to do last-minute planning.
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