Time for a Priorities Check

by Jeremy Powers on December 23, 2010

The Winding Staircase at Biltmore during Christmas

Christmas is here!  Many of the business owners I have talked with this week have indicated they are closed starting Friday.  What about your business?

Close it up

I know the national chains are continuing their trend of extending the hours they are open during the Christmas holiday.  You didn’t start your business to compete with them.  You started your business because of your passions and your need to provide for your family. 

Ignore the big competitors.  Close up by noon tomorrow if you can.  Don’t buy from any of those big box stores when they should be closed.  If nobody buys from them, maybe they will let their employees enjoy Christmas next year.

Turn off the technology

The following devices need to be turned off by 5pm Christmas eve:

  • Office computer
  • Fax machine
  • Laptop
  • iPad / Nook / Kindle / eReader
  • Smart phone

Yes, I said turn them off.  Yes, your mother might complain that your cell phone was turned-off, but she will beam with pride when you tell her you wanted to completely focus on your family this Christmas. 

Merry Christmas!

I hope you and yours have a safe, fun, and relaxing Christmas weekend.

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