So often we take time during the holiday season to communicate with valued customers, revive our rolodexes and receive thank yous from appreciative supporters. We give gifts like movie tickets to tenants, gift baskets to staff and gifts of drinks to repair people. All good uses of our time and important to maintain these critical relationships.
I also think beyond the business communication it is a chance to remember that a life is should be made up of three things. Carreer, Family, Philanthropy…
Career or business communication has been covered above. Fundamentally this is a big part of who you are and how you are perceived.
Family or personal relationships is a wide net that could include relatives or special friends. People who are meaningful to you in some way. Remember these connections are more important than money because they will help define your influence. Be sure to ask yourself how you can help each and everyone of these people in some way. Then act on it. Fundamentally this the core of who you chose to be as a person.
Philanthropy or for some this may also be tied to their religious beliefs. In this part of your life you have considerable freedom to chose how you express yourself. Unlike your job which maybe a result of many circumstances, some which may appear beyond your control (not really true but that is another conversation). Any project that attracts you is fair game for your philanthropy. Through this work you have the opportunity to grow as a person and positively affect your community. This your chance, in cooperation with others, to actually change the world.
So as a wiseman once said “You will likely spend a certain number years in this world, it’s up to you whether you live any of those years.”
Enjoy the season remember balance in who you are and Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!!