It’s Thanksgiving again, and this year take a little time to remember all the things in your business you have to be thankful for. Consider all your hard work and successes and celebrate them. You deserve it. Remind yourself that your business is where it is today because of you.
While rejoicing in all the things you are thankful for, don’t forget to also consider the areas where you could have improved over the last year. What are you strengths and what are your weaknesses? Look at all the great things you’ve done, but also try to learn from the failures. When you’ve identified your problem areas, make a promise to yourself to focus your efforts there, and hold yourself to that promise. Be accountable for your business and to yourself. The end of the year is the perfect time to reflect on yourself and your business. It’s a great time to start working towards a long term change. Success is within your grasp. Don’t be afraid to reach out and grab it.
As you enjoy the Holiday surrounded by family and friends, make sure to appreciate the time away from your business too. You and your business can’t be one in the same all the time. Use this time to get away from your work. As a business owner, entrepreneur or professional remember that your job is really to be thinking big picture, not to focus on every little task that needs doing. Enjoy this time at home, time that you can spend doing the things you love with the people you love. Don’t you wish you could do it more often? You can. Delegate the small tasks to others, your job isn’t to manage everything. Deal with the big issues and focus there. If something isn’t working, examine it and fix it. Don’t be afraid to let go of all the busy work.
The Thanksgiving holiday is a great time to reflect and allow yourself to have fun, but it shouldn’t be the only time. Take 15 minutes each day for a strategic time out. Use this time to reflect, re-energize and plan. Don’t forget to hold yourself accountable. Allow yourself more time to have fun and spend time with family. Your happiness is important and never forget to give yourself a break when you need it. Most of all, enjoy your business, enjoy your holiday and be thankful for all the wonderful people and opportunities in your life.