“We’re going to outwork everyone! We’re going to work and work and work until we’ve done more work than any other company!”
That can be a good idea. It can certainly help you to get an edge on the competition.
But, you don’t want to work too much. You don’t want to burn yourself (or your employees) out. That’s important to keep in mind at all times of year, but especially so during the holidays. After all, Thanksgiving is an odd one: it occurs on a Thursday. Many are expected back at work on a Friday (often) in the midst of a chaotic sale.
Keeping the Holiday a Holiday
In our busy culture, when given a day where you might have family coming over for a big dinner at the end of the day, it can be tempting to do just a little bit of work during the day. After all, it could give you a heads up, put you ahead of the next few days, etc.
Consider not doing that.
During this holiday season, Danny Star always makes sure that the team takes at least a day off.
You may not realize that you’re getting burnt out, that you’re working yourself too hard. This is the kind of thing that, frankly, you may not be aware of until it’s too late.
By making sure that you give yourself a day off here and there, you make sure that you have the mental (as well as physical and emotional) reserves for whatever it is that may come next.
That’s not “dogging it,” nor is it “slacking off” or anything of the sort. Really, in many ways, it’s a way of treating your mental health. That way, you and your team can best take advantage of this holiday (while enjoying your lives, too).
For more help with growing your business, you can schedule a consultation with Danny Star at (213) 457-3250.