Time for Happy Holidays. Again.
Last year’s advice is still entirely appropriate:
Ignore the headlines, Donald Trump and the Middle East for a few days.
Set aside your worries about the economy and your business.
Find the time and make the space to celebrate the joys of life.
Focus on the people important to you: share the love with your friends, family and business associates.
It’s the time of year to recognize other priorities. Do not allow yourself to see the holiday season as an annoying distraction or temporary set-back to pursuing your business goals and personal objectives. Think of it instead as an annual opportunity to celebrate and confirm the more important elements of a life well-lived. It is more than a business or career well-managed.
Be creative. Take the initiative and show some imagination and enthusiasm to celebrate the season with friends and family.
After the holidays, you can get back to business as usual. You can be the boss again driving your staff to meet objectives and reminding them, “I am not your friend, I am not your mother.” But for the next two weeks, be more human and celebrate the joys of life.
And make plans to do that more than once next year.
Wishing you all the best for the Holiday Season and a very Happy New Year,
Your Uncle Ralph,