Silence: Top 10 Business Tips For Christmas – No 9

Christmas Top Tips

This month we are running with a great series of TOP 10 tips for your business survival for the traditional break, and on into the New Year.

Business Tip for Christmas No 9:Silence - Christmas Top Tips


Silence is golden! Or just very quiet. OK, so you are still running around like mad, trying to get everything done. So you promised yourself. So what! There is not a chance on this universe that if you keep going 90 KM an hour, you can suddenly stop at 5pm on Christmas Eve (unless you are the road runner of course).

And by 5pm on Dec 24th, it’s too late anyhow, you have missed the buzz and joy around the place.

So it really is now, time to wind down, wind up those chores, push all unnecessary tasks out to 2016, send off your Happy Christmas email and make a conscious decision to stop working.

Time for Time Out

It’s up to yourself, but unless your business is traffic reporting or weather reporting, you really have no business to keep the vigil on Social Media over the holidays, checking emails.

The time should be spent doing different things for your business, like thinking about potential blogposts, thinking about your business for 2016, making plans, making notes.

Someone said recently, a solution to a problem came to them while they were vacuuming (OK, not very quiet, or exciting, but it worked), he was quite surprised how a mundane job could inspire such creativity.

Stop focusing on the problem

It did simply because he stopped focusing on the problem – have you ever experienced that? Then make it a habit, allow yourself time away from your business to work ON your business. It will thank you for it!

Be kind to yourself and your business, and come back tomorrow for our FINAL Step of Top 10 Business Tips for Christmas (and of course I have it prepared already. You see, by then, I will be on holidays because I am following my own advice.)