Christmas a time to reflect on who we are and what you do
December and January used to be a slow, easy-going time in business. Except for some retailers, and suppliers who supply the Christmas holiday market and the many social services people. You were able to rest and recharge your batteries. However, you don’t need to be one of those who spends all the Christmas holidays worrying about their business, non-profit or community.
This year has been an exciting year for most. Adjusting to the impact of the global marketplace driven by technology continues to impact businesses, continuing to adjust to the problems, frustrations and opportunities. Put yourself in a position to be ahead of the game next year by forgetting about business and recharging your batteries with your family. Allow yourself to relax and enjoy Christmas.
Many people use the Christmas/New Year break to think and reflect on their businesses. Unfortunately, the resolutions rarely impact beyond January. Perhaps this is your year to take an even more constructive approach to implementing the future and lifestyle you yearn for. Many people will be changing their businesses to suit their lifestyle, and some will be starting a brand new lifestyle business, in the coming year.
Whatever you decide to do, relax so you can have more fun in the coming year. Use the break to refresh yourself and enjoy time with your family and friends. You can then look forward to a fast start when you go back to work, feeling refreshed and eager to get going and make some breakthroughs.
Don’t let the frustrations of change undermine your dreams
The period leading up to the Christmas and January holiday period has changed over recent years.
- While December is still one of the most frantic times of the year, with Christmas and the holiday rush, the overall frustration of trying to do business when people are in holiday mode has intensified.
- The great Australian shutdown has emerged. Originally it occupied the week before Christmas until the end of the first week in the New Year. Now it seems to run from Melbourne Cup day, the first Tuesday in November to Australia Day on the 26th of January.
- Many find they need to keep working flat out because they have been poorly organised throughout the year. They have not made the progress or profit they wanted and needed. Keep in mind it’s the business with the best systems and processes that win, along with the people able to relax.
Thank you for your ongoing support
We look forward to being of service to you in the coming year.
FAQ Support will be on holidays from today until the end of the second week in January. We will continue with the daily ‘Making Breakthroughs’ emails and the daily Tweets. If you have any particular requests going forward please let us know.
We wish you all a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Peter Sergeant and the team
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful”. Norman Vincent Peale
“I don’t think Christmas is necessarily about things. It’s about being good to one another, it’s about the Christian ethic, it’s about kindness”. Carrie Fisher