There’s a lot about the holidays to enjoy. There’s also no getting around the fact that it can throw a few hiccups in your plans, especially if you’re in the midst of growing your business. I know. I know. You’ve been making positive progress all year and have finally found your stride. Then, along comes the holiday season… to throw you off track.
Although it may seem a little inconvenient – at the moment, you can’t avoid the holidays and honestly, why would you want to? It’s a special time of the year. Here’s how to make sure that you get a chance to enjoy this time and not allow the holiday fuss to derail your progress!
There’s already a lot to be stressed out about during the holiday. Add being an entrepreneur to the mix and it’s easy to understand how feelings of overwhelm can set it. It’s important that you put systems in place to ensure that your business fairs well until things settle back down after the new year.
It’s important that you take steps to limit the stress levels. If this is a busy time for your business, be sure that you have adequate staff and inventory in place, to maximize your profits and maintain a strong level of service. If this is your down season, consider giving your team some time off; Fortify your plans for the next year; Or, use this time to implement new processes for the new year. The best time to introduce new procedures in when you’re not swarming with customers.
Overindulge a little… but not too much
Everyone’s going to be attending many parties over the next couple of weeks. While these can be fun, frequent festivities often have the potential to cause big problems. If you’re having an office or company party be sure to plan ahead. Offer free Uber rides for your team to get home if intoxicated or have virgin mixed drinks on hand and eliminate the potential problem altogether.
Tip: Be sure that you have legal safeguards in place. DUI’s are a serious offense. Have a law firm like Madrid Law saved on your phone – so that you have someone to contact.. just in case.
You and your staff have worked hard all year, of course, you deserve to kick back and have some fun! But remember, while Christmas parties, for the most part, run smoothly, there’s also the potential that they can cause more trouble than they’re worth. Set clear expectations for the party ahead of time, so that everyone is on the same page as to what’s acceptable. This will help to ward off poor behavior in advance.
You should take some time off during the holidays. Yes, you. It’s important that you have the opportunity to create memories and to enjoy your family and friends and allow yourself to have a little fun. Don’t worry, if you plan ahead, you’ll be well prepared for the holiday season.
You need a few days to plan out your personal goals and get clear on what you want to happen in the new year. Being renewed and refreshed is a great start to the year. You don’t want to go into the new year stressed out and worn out… take some time out for yourself!